Minutes from Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School Board Meeting – July 31, 2007


The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM.




Dan Peterson

Webb Scales

Steve Simons

Tom Solon

Richard Pike

James O’Shea (arrived 7:50)



Superintendent Rich Pike nominated two candidates for hiring to positions at the high school.


Tammy Pelli Leonard was recommended for the position of Mathematics Teacher replacing Kevin Konieczny.  Ms. Leonard has nine years of experience and would be hired at master’s, step 10.


Mariealana Salamone was recommended for the new position of English Teacher (part-time, .2).  Ms. Salamone is a new teacher and would be hired at master’s, step 1.


There was brief discussion about the recommendations.


Steve Simons motioned to approve the nominations.  Webb Scales seconded the motion.  The motion carried with a vote of 5-0.


Rich Pike departed at 8 PM.


Three Brookline community members came forward as candidates for board vacancy created by Jim Murphy’s resignation in June.  The three candidates, in order of appearance were Janice Tremblay of 12 Kodiak Rd., Jack Flanagan or 4 Sawtell Rd.,

and Carl Friborg of 3 McIntosh Rd.


The board members interviewed each candidate.  Candidates were asked a variety of questions including their reasons for interest in the position, their relevant experience, any goals they might have, their schedule constraints, other topics that arose.  All candidates were given the opportunity to ask questions of the board.  Approximately 20 minutes was spent with each candidate.


After speaking with all the candidates, the board considered the group.


Webb Scales motioned to appoint Janice Tremblay to the position of Brookline representative to the Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School Board with her term ending at the conclusion of the district meeting in March 2008.

Tom Solon seconded the motion.

The motion carried by a vote of 5-0.


Acting chair Dan Peterson took the action item of notifying Ms. Tremblay of her appointment, and upon acceptance, notifying the other candidates of the decision.


Tom Solon motioned to adjourn the meeting.

James O’Shea seconded the motion.

The motion carried 5-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 PM.


Minutes submitted by Tom Solon