Hollis School Board

Hollis Primary School

August 4, 2005


Harry Haytayan, Chair

Doug Cleveland

Kathy de Lacy

Jennifer MacLeod

Anita Moynihan


Richard Pike, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Gail Paludi, Principal HPS


Harry Haytayan, Chair called the meeting to order at 8:37 am


A motion was made by Anita Moynihan to go into non-public at 8:38 a.m. under RSA 93 A: III, contract negotiations.  The motion was seconded by Kathy de Lacy.  The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote 5 yes, 0 no.


The Board came out of non-public at 10:09 am.


Anita Moynihan made a motion to seal the minutes for as long as the law allows.  Jennifer MacLeod seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.




Kathy de Lacy made a motion to accept the minutes of June 2, 2005 and July 12, 2005.  The motion was seconded by Doug Cleveland and carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.




  • Bus Route

Logistically, it is an issue to be discussed with Al Orde.  Rich will discuss with Al Orde and make a determination.  Rich Pike can make the decision; the school board does not need to be involved.

  • HEA

Rich stated that this is already resolved.

  • Candi Fowler

The Board voted to take no action at this time.  Rich will contact the Superintendent of Nashua to continue the discussion.  The Hollis School Board will revisit this issue at the September meeting.  Rich will follow up with Candi


Superintendent’s Report


  • Rich will discuss the mileage reimbursement rates with Lee Ann and report back to us in September.  The Board would like to see our mileage reimbursement rate reflect the federal one.





Principal’s Report


  • Kindergarten enrollment has held steady at 4 classes.
  • All but one “typical” preschool slot is filled.  Room renovations are done; fencing on the playground is done.  PASE has funded some terrific playground equipment.  All HIPP Staff are hired.  Open house will be on September 1st, orientation will be on September 6th and 7th.  The first full day of preschool will be on September 8th.
  • Skyline Roofing will be repairing the HPS roof, which caused water damage to the music room and computer room walls.  Gail will check on the insurance policy with Lee Ann to see if our repair costs are covered.
  • Open House will be September 21st.
  • New staff orientation was held on July 19th, only one Para educator position remains unfilled at this time at HUES.


Old Business


  • Doug will contact the HDC to discuss our potential SAU parking solution.
  • Gail and Doug have also discussed expanding HPS parking by adding some angled spaces to the oval at the north end of the building.  This could create approximately 16 spaces which are sorely needed, Gail stated.
  • Doug and Harry are to meet with Rich, Steve Simons and Tom Enright to discuss the Farley Building land boundary change.  Anita and Kathy want it noted that they do not support giving any more land to the H/B Coop without monetary compensation.


Anita Moynihan made a motion to approve Policies C, D, E & F.  Doug Cleveland seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 4 yes, 0 no.


Sections G & H will be sent to Tom Flaygare for review as they relate to negotiations.




  • Rich and Gail presented the following candidate, Bonnie Nivens, Grade 1 interim teacher.  She would replace Mary Ann Zagami.


Doug Cleveland made a motion to accept Bonnie Nivens as the Grade 1 interim teacher.  Anita Moynihan seconded the motion.  The motion carried by unanimous vote 5 yes, 0 no.








Other Business


  • Rich presented several protocols and procedures regarding our School Board Meetings going forward.
    • Agenda items go to Chair at least one week prior to meeting.
    • Chair/Superintendent/Administrators are to meet one week prior
    • Requests for information from staff go through the Chair to the Superintendent, except subcommittee work which goes directly to the Superintendent and is coordinated with the Chair.


The meeting adjourned at 12:35 pm.