Cape Elizabeth School Board
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7 p.m.
Town Hall chamber

Heather Altenburg
Kimberly Carr
Susana Measelle Hubbs
Joanna Morrissey
Barbara Powers
Elizabeth Scifres
John Voltz

Maggie Gleason Kinnon McGrath

00:03 Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

AGENDA revised 4/10/2017

00:38 1. ADJUSTMENTS TO AGENDA

01:04 2. APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
a. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, March 7, 2017
b. Executive Session, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
c. Regular Business, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
d. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
e. Special Business, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
f. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
g. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, April 4, 2017

01:27 3. COMMENTS BY STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

02:58 4. COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS [per SBoard Policy BEDH]

5. COMMUNICATIONS
05:03 a. New England Secondary School Consortium 2017 Conference [Mar 27-28, 2017]
21:52 b. Superintendent’s Report, including April 1 student enrollment

6. NEW BUSINESS
29:00 a. Consideration to appoint Howard Colter as Interim Superintendent for Cape Elizabeth Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

32:10 b. administrative personnel for the 2017-2018 school year

Cathy Stankard Director of Teaching & Learning

35:41 c. Consideration of the following School Board policies for first reading. No vote required.

• IJOC – Volunteers

51:09 d. Consideration to approve the following 2016-17 co-curricular personnel nominations.

HIGH SCHOOL

Alana Cooper Drama Performance - spring (co-advisor)
Lisa Melanson Drama Performance - spring (co-advisor)
Woody Tabery Tennis, Asst. (JV)
Timothy Lavalle Lacrosse, Boys’ First Team

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Alison Caruso Softball, 7th gr
Shane Knowles Baseball, 7th gr

51:50 e. Consideration to approve the Superintendent’s nominations of personnel to second-year probationary contracts. (According to 20-A M.R.S.A. § 13201, the deadline for written notice of renewal/non-renewal to probationary teachers is May 14. Also CEEA collective bargaining agreement, Article XVI – Contract Notification.)

POND COVE SCHOOL

Karen Jennings Teacher
Julie Merriam Teacher
Katharine Zellers Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL

Jana Dewan Teacher [0.7 FTE]

52:52 f. Consideration to approve the Superintendent’s nominations of personnel to third-year probationary contracts.

POND COVE SCHOOL
Kaili Gallant Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Joshua Chase Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL
Elizabeth Murphy-Lewis Social Worker [0.5 FTE]
Joanna Payne Teacher [0.53 FTE]
Aysun Simpson Teacher [0.75 FTE]
Elizabeth Thomas College Counselor

DISTRICT SERVICES
Rosemary Kooy School Psychologist

01:09:13 g. Consideration to approve the Superintendent’s nominations of personnel to first continuing contracts.

POND COVE SCHOOL
Katherine Atkinson Teacher
Danielle Hessert Teacher
Amanda Marsden Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Eteri Shvets Teacher also Pond Cove [0.75 FTE]

HIGH SCHOOL
Nicole Carrera Sirois Teacher
Kevin St. Jarre Teacher

DISTRICT SERVICES
Susan Bahadori Speech & Language Pathologist - PC & Middle schools [0.5 FTE]
Kristen Tevanian Speech & Language Pathologist - Middle School

01:10:22 h. Motion (1): “ Vote to Approve Total School Budget for the 2017-2018 School Year,” be approved and that an attested copy of said Vote be filed with the meeting minutes.

VOTED: That the School Board recommends to the Town
Council that the School Board be authorized to expend
$24,879,014. for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 from the Town’s contributions to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

01:31:28 i. Motion (2): “Vote to Approve Additional Local Funds for the 2017-2018 School Budget,” be approved and that an attested copy of said Vote be filed with the meeting minutes.

VOTED: That the School Board recommends to the Town Council that $ 6,856,753 be raised and appropriated in additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $ 6,483,184:

The $_6,856,753 is needed in order to sustain educational services and programs for all students K-12. These funds support teachers, staff development, guidance counselors, nurses, co-curricular activities, auxiliary personnel and administrators to maintain class sizes and quality of educational services as expected by the town. Additionally the school district actively pursues all available avenues to collaborate and consolidate services in order to offset the escalating costs of utilities, insurance and other fixed costs.

State Mandated Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the Town’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state funded debt service that will help achieve the school department budget for educational programs.

(Note that when the school budget exceeds the School Department’s maximum state and local spending target under the Essential Programs and Services funding model, then pursuant to 20-A M.R.S.A.§ 15671-A(5)(B)(1), the amount of additional local funds must be approved by a majority of the entire membership of the School Board.)

01:33:24 j. Motion (3): Consideration to approve budgetary warrant article for submission to the Town Council.

01:45:22 7. COMMITTEE REPORTS

01:49:28 8. SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA REQUESTS

01:49:55 9. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING MEETINGS

01:52:38 10. ADJOURNMENT