Approved 5/18/05

Minutes from the HB Co-op Board Meeting

Held Thursday, April 7, 2005 in the HBHS Music Room

In attendance: Pam Kirby, Tom Enright, Betty Hall, Jim Murphy, Steve Simons, Ken DeBenedictus, Richard Pike (New Superintendent as of 7-1-05), Marygrace DiGiacinto (Chair of the Principal Search Committee) and Anne Dumas. Tim Bevins absent.

Pam called the meeting to order at 5:27 PM

Tom reviewed information from the Athletic Booster Club regarding track equipment. The club raised over $55,000 and Tom said they needed us to approve the use of this money to purchase items for the track. Tom provided copies of letters from the club as well as quotes:

$22,075 from Gate City Fence Company for the purchase and installation of a galvanized chain link fence (details available on the quote – available at the SAU office).

$26,000 from the MF Athletic Company for the purchase of items for the track including items for the running, pole vault, high jump, and throwing events as well as equipment for measurement and timing of events and a PA System (details available on the quote – available at the SAU office).

Steve moved that we approve the Booster Club to spend $48,075 of the Booster Club’s money to buy items for the Coach Korcoulis Track as detailed above. Anne seconded the motion and the vote was 6-0 in favor (Tim absent).

Tom informed the group that the teachers had accepted the contract today. The salary increase in the contract is 3.25% and all other terms were as discussed at the last board meeting (non-public session). The contract is a one-year contract. The negotiations for the next contract must begin in April per the contract agreement. Per the side negotiations of the contract we will provide debit cards for the health insurance. The contract is pending court authorization and district meeting approval.

The present contract (2004/2005) continues until a new contract is written (continuing contract).

Steve moved to accept the contract as negotiated. Jim seconded the motion. 6-0 in favor.

Tim Bevins arrived at 5:37.

The three finalist candidates for the Principal’s position at the High School were interviewed by the board. Gib West from ConVal, John House-Myers from Merrimack, and Tim Kelley from Nashua were interviewed for approximately 45 minutes each.

Tim moved that we enter non-public session under RSA 91-A:3 II (b) - reputation. Steve seconded the motion. 7-0 in favor. The board entered non-public session at 8:10 PM. Rich, Ken and Marygrace were invited by the board to stay for the non-public session.

 

The board came out of non-public session at 9:55 PM

Ken nominates to the board the appointment of Tim Kelley as Principal of the High School. Tim moved to accept the recommendation starting July 1, 2005 for a 2-year contract with terms to be negotiated. Steve seconded the motion. 6-1 in favor of the motion (Betty opposed, voted for a different candidate).

Tim moved that we seal the minutes of the non-public meeting pending the signing of the contract. Jim seconded the motion. 7-0 in favor.

Tim motioned that we adjourn. Tom seconded the motion. 7-0 in favor at 10:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Anne Dumas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes from the Non-Public Portion of the HB Co-op Board Meeting

Held Thursday, April 7, 2005 in the HBHS Music Room

DRAFT

In attendance: Pam Kirby, Tom Enright, Betty Hall, Jim Murphy, Steve Simons, Ken DeBenedictus, Richard Pike (New Superintendent as of 7-1-05), Marygrace DiGiacinto (Chair of the Principal Search Committee), Tim Bevins and Anne Dumas.

The board reviewed the input that we had received from parents, students and faculty groups who had interviewed the candidates (Gib West from ConVal, John House-Myers from Merrimack, and Tim Kelley from Nashua) earlier in the day at the High School.

The discussion of each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses continued for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

We discussed the salary offer that we would recommend. The group recommended a maximum salary of $95,000 be offered with the usual 100% coverage for a BC/BS family plan and a 100% Delta dental plan. We agreed that a two year contract be offered. We agreed that we would offer a single plan cost buyout on the health plan which if accepted, would save the district about half of the cost of a family plan (which is about $13,000).

Tim moved that we go out of non-public session at 9:55 PM. Steve seconded the motion. 7-0 in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Anne Dumas