Hollis Brookline Coop School Board

SAU Business Office

June 1, 2009

 

Janice Tremblay, Chair

Tom Enright, Vice Chair

Dan Peterson

Steve Simons

James O’Shea, MD

Susan Hodgdon, Superintendent

Tim Kelley, HBHS Principal

 

Janice Tremblay called the meeting to order at 5:08 PM

 

Superintendent Hodgdon presented candidates for teaching positions for the 2009-2010 school year at HBHS as follows:

 

      Kelly Cummings – English          Motion to approve by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

      Trevor Duval – Social Studies    Motion to approve by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

       Melissa Oliver – resignation       Motion to accept with regret by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.    Approved 5-0

 

        Lucas Woods – Social Studies    Motion to approve by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.   Approved 5-0

 

       Catherine Orzech – Science/Biology  Motion to approve by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

       Grace Laliberte – Special Education Coordinator  Motion to offer 2-year Administrative Contract with 260 days by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

       Sandy Demarest – P/T Guidance tendered her resignation.  Motion to accept by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

       Brenda Poznanski – Guidance Counselor tendered her resignation.  Motion to accept by Tom Enright; seconded by Steve Simons.  Approved 5-0

 

 

The Board reviewed the guidance department load.  There was a recommendation to hire a .5 counselor, which could be a .5 counselor and a .5 School to Careers position.  A consensus was reached to pursue an improved guidance department.

 

Tim Kelley presented a summary of possible facilities/space issues solutions.  The Science room (Physics) was never finished.  It needs cabinetry, sink/water.  Estimated cost of $30K to $35K.  Propose to set up a science lab in a portion of the tech center, including partitions and workbenches.  The US First program currently uses the tech center on 2-3 months/year.  Estimated cost of approximately $10K.  This would free up Room 248 for another English classroom.

 

Supt Hodgdon advised the Board that negotiations with Jeanne Saunders for the Assistant Special Education Director were not proceeding well.  Salary and health insurance were the two problem areas.  This issue will need to be decided by the SAU Board at a special meeting still to be scheduled.

 

Tim Kelley will be teaching an Algebra II class in 2009-2010.  The building union reps are on board with the plan.  The head math teacher will be freed up for one class each day.  This is not a cost-cutting measure, but rather a way to allow Ms. Ball to dedicate more time to technology upgrades. 

 

Steve Simons announced that all policies are now online. 

 

Motion to adjourn by Steve Simons; seconded by James O’Shea.  Motion approved unanimously and meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM.

 

 

Submitted by Janice Tremblay