Public Meeting of HB Co-op Board Meeting held

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in the HBMS Middle School


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


Pam Kirby resumed the session, which was previously recessed to meet with the budget committee at 7:30 p.m.


Tom Enright discussed the question raised by the Budget Committee that the addition of Football be included as a separate warrant article.†† Tom reported that the cost of the program was $17,500 in expenses.†† Expected revenues of user fees for $5,000 would offset part of that, as well as the donation of equipment replacement and repair by the booster club for $3,000.†† The impact on the budget would be $9,500.†


Jim Murphy expressed his concern that the Hollis Brookline High School Hockey Club is presenting themselves as associated with the school when in fact they are not.† The board agreed with Jimís concern.


The board discussed the Memorandum of Understanding for the SRO.† Board members expressed some concerns over various elements of the memorandum or question.† The administration will look into the questions and suggestions.


Pam Kirby reports that HESSA has requested formally that we enter into fact-finding.†† Rich Pike will consult with Ted Comstock on what we have to absolutely do, or whether we can move forward to simply begin negotiating next yearís contract.


Rich Pike reports that the board has received a Grievance on a para-educator that has been terminated.† The board received the grievance on Feb 21, 2006.† The board requested that Rich Pike contact HESSA and request an extension under section 4.6 so that the hearing can take place on March 29, 2006.


Rich Pike reported to the board that two complaints involving inappropriate remarks made by a driver have been forwarded to him and Mr. Kelley.† Rich and Tim will investigate further and meet with the parent and report back to the board.


Jim Murphy moved that the board instruct Lee Ann that we have no further additions or deletions to make to our proposed budget for next year.† Anne Dumas seconded the motion.† Motion passed 7-0.


Betty Hall moved that the board entered into non-public session under RSA 91-A:II (e), pending or threatened litigation.† Steve Simon seconds the motion.† The motion passed with a roll call vote, †7-0.


The board returned from non-public at 9:27 p.m.


Jim Murphy moved to seal the minutes of the just-completed non-public session.† Anne Dumas seconded the motion.†† The motion passed 7-0.


Jim Murphy moved adjournment at 9:28 p.m.†† Anne Dumas seconded the motion.† The†† motion passed 7-0.