School Board Meeting - Regular

August 29, 2016 - 7:00am

Monday, August 29, 2016
7:00 p.m.


Call to Order
Roll Call

 Callaghan  Carter  Fitzgerald  Goldberg  House  Matthews  Reynolds  Papi  Stanton

Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Statement

Report of the Secretary
1. Approval of the minutes from the Regular Meeting and Special Meetings held on Monday, July 11, 2016.
Motion: Second: Vote:

Report of the Chair
1. Announcement of the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Education: Monday,
September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the SPHS Lecture Hall.

Report of the Superintendent
1. Announcements/Recognitions – Mr. Kunin
• National Athletic Trainer’s Safe Schools Award – John Ryan
• Presidential award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching – Laura Stevens
2. Athletic Participation and Results 2015-2016 – Mr. Livingston
3. Retirements and Resignations – Mr. Kunin
• Cory DiDonato, Grade 3, Kaler Elementary School
• John Dinger, Grade 8 Math/SS, Mahoney Middle School
• Christine Munroe, .6 French/Spanish, SPHS
• Phil Rossetti, Assistant Principal, SPHS
• Michelle Arpin, Nurse, District
4. Instructional Technology Update – Chromebooks Pilot – Mr. Wallace
5. South Portland High school Courtyard Project
6. Report on New Business items – Mr. Kunin

Audience of Citizens - Topics on the Agenda
Citizens in the audience will be privileged to speak to a topic on the agenda. Such privilege is to be limited to one presentation per citizen of not more than five minutes.

Report of Committees
1. Report of the Finance Committee – Ms. Goldberg/Ms. House
2. Report of the Buildings & Grounds Committee – Mr. Matthews/Mr. Carter
3. Report of the Policy Committee – Mr. Carter/Ms. Callaghan
4. Report of the Middle School Building Committee - Mr. Matthews/Ms. Callaghan
Next meeting of the committee: Thursday, September 15, 6:60 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Mahoney Middle School.


New Business
1. Consideration and action to approve the purchase of two (2) 78 passenger buses from O’Connor Bus sales in the amount of $86,925 per bus as specified in the City of South Portland bid #03-17.
Motion: Second: Vote:
2. Consideration and action to the following personnel items:
a. Elections:
Karen Robbie, Grade 1, Skillin Elementary School
Michelle Snow, Vocal Music, SPHS
Maura Bisogni, .5 Library Information Integrator (One Year Only), Kaler Elementary School
Brandi Shuster, .5 Instructional Support (One year Only), Small Elementary School
Richard Clonan, Grade 5, Skillin Elementary School
Jessica Solberg, Instructional Support, Memorial Middle School
Sarah Barrett, Grade 3, Kaler Elementary School
Abigail Leavitt, Nurse, District
Jennifer Hayward, Nurse (One Year Only), District
Jason Tarr, Assistant Principal (One Year Only), Mahoney Middle School
Alexander Garrett, Grade 8 Math/SS, Mahoney Middle School
b. Appointments:
K-12 Curriculum-Instruction Leaders/Coordinators
John Rimkunas K-12 Vocal Music Coordinator
MS Curriculum-Instruction Leaders/Coordinators
Kari Voelker Middle School Math Curriculum & Instruction Leader (.5 stipend) @ Mahoney
Debbie Gott Middle School ELA Curriculum & Instruction Leader (.5 stipend) @ Mahoney
Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Leaders
Molly O’Brion Grade 1 ELA/SS Curriculum & Instruction Leader (.5 stipend)
Joanne Naso Elementary Instructional Support Leader (.5 stipend)
Soccer, Girls First Team Dennis Yesse
Soccer, 7th Grade Boys David Sinclair
Motion: Second: Vote:
3. Consideration and action to create a stipend position of Title IX Coordinator for South Portland Schools at an annual rate of $3000.
Motion: Second: Vote:
4. Consideration and action to approve the appointment of Kathleen Cox as South Portland Schools
Title IX Coordinator.
Motion: Second: Vote:
5. Consideration and action to approve the following donations/grants.
• $1400 donation to Small Elementary School from Hannaford Helps Schools.
• $8,303.95 in school supplies from Ruth’s Reusable Resources to Small School during the 201-2016 school year.
Motion: Second: Vote:

*Audience of Citizens - Open Discussion
*Citizens in the audience will be privileged to speak on any educational topic. Such privilege is to be limited to one presentation per citizen of not more than five minutes

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