Public Meeting of HB Co-op Board Meeting held

Wednesday, February 16, 2006 in the HBMS Middle School


In attendance: chair Pam Kirby, Anne Dumas, Jim Murphy, Steve Simons, Tom Enright, Betty Hall, SAU41 Superintendent Rich Pike, and HBHS Principal Tim Kelley.


Absent: Dan Peterson.


Pam Kirby called the meeting to order at 7:27 a.m.


Steve Simons moved to grant Amy Kozlowski’s request for maternity and family leave.  Anne Dumas seconded the motion, the motion passed 6-0.


Steve Simons moved to accept with regret Eileen Ball’s request for retirement.    Anne Dumas seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.


Forrest Milkowski from the Co-op HBMS Principal Pat Goyette arrived 7:35 a.m.


Tom Enright moved to accept the retirement of Patricia Hecht, Jim Murphy seconded.  The motion passed 6-0.


The board discussed and reconsidered the previously-denied request of a parent to move to the bus stop to accommodate the parent’s inability to supervise the child at the bus stop.  No motion to change the prior decision was tendered.


Dan Peterson arrived at 7:41 a.m.


Mr. Kelly addressed the board to discuss the SRO, speaking to the board’s vote of the prior meeting to not support the SRO warrant article.


Tom Enright moved that the board reconsider the vote to recommend the SRO warrant article.  Steve Simon’s seconded the motion.  The motion passed 6-0-1, with Dan Peterson abstaining.


Tom Enright moved to recommend the warrant article to hire a SRO. Steve Simons seconded the motion.  The motion passed 5-2 with Dan Peterson and Betty Hall dissenting.


Pam Kirby and Betty Hall departed.


A lengthy discussion ensued where various additional budget reductions were proposed and evaluated.


Mr. Kelley departed.


Jim Murphy moved that the proposed budget be reduced by $100,081 dollars, broken down as follows:

            Vocational Education Transportation           -$35,000

            H.S. Office Aide reclassification                   -$6,281

            H.S. General Programs                                 -$5,800

            0.4 Art Teacher                                              -$19,000

            SPED Contingency                                        -$15,000

            Maintenance Overtime                                 -$5,000

            5. pm Bus to Brookline                                  -$5,000

            SPED Stipends                                               -$3,000

            Telephone                                                       -$6,500

Tom Enright Seconded the motion.  The motion passed 5-0.


The board acted on two resolutions to allow the acceptance of Department of Health and Human Services aid, with the wording specified by the State.


Tom Enright moved:

RESOLVED: That this corporation enters into a contract with the State of New Hampshire, acting through its Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services.

Steve Simons seconded the motion, the motion passed 5-0.


Tom Enright moved:

RESOLVED: That the Business Administrator is authorized on behalf of this corporation to enter into said contract with the State and to execute any and all documents, agreements, and other instruments; and any amendments, revisions, or modifications thereto, as she may deem necessary, desirable, or appropriate.  Lee Ann Blastos is the duly elected Business Administrator of the corporation.

Steve Simons seconded the motion, the motion passed 5-0.


Steve Simons moved that the board enter a non-public session under the provisions of RSA 91-A:3 II (a) and (c).  Tom Enright seconded the motion.   The motion passed 5-0 with a roll-call vote.


The board returned from non-public session at 10:30 a.m.


Steve Simons moved adjournment at 10:30 a.m.  Tom Enright seconded the motion.  The motion passed 4-0.  [Jim Murphy departed during the non-public session]


Respectfully submitted,


James Murphy

Board Secretary