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Meetings

2018-2019 School Year Meetings

 

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, May 13, 2019

7:00 p.m.

 

SOUTH PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - LECTURE HALL

 

AGENDA

Revised 

Call to Order

Roll Call

 

 House  Johnson  Kirk  Matthews  Perkins  Wiesendanger  Tipton

Student Representatives Gailey  Turner

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Statement

Report of the Secretary

 

1.     Approval of the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on Monday, April 8, 2019.

 

Report of the Chair

 

1.     Announcement of the next Board of Education Regular Meeting: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the SPHS Lecture Hall.

 

Report of the Superintendent

 

1.     Announcements/Recognitions – Mr. Kunin

2.     Resignations and Retirements – Mr. Kunin                         

 

        Resignations:                Daniel Schwarz, School Psychologist, District

                                                Erin McNeill, Kindergarten, Dyer

       

        Retirements:                 Cecile LaPlante, French, SPHS

                                                Susan Donovan, Math, Memorial

 

3.     Report on Enrollment – Mr. Kunin

4.     Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Update – Ms. Welter

5.     Report of the Director of Community Partnerships – Ms. Eberle

6.     Report on New Business – 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. House/Mr. Perkins

2.     Report of the Buildings & Grounds Committee – Mr. Matthews/Ms. Kirk

3.     Report of the Policy Committee – Ms. Tipton

        Policy KEB – Complaints About School Personnel (First Read)

        Policy KHB – Advertising in the Schools (First Read)

        Policy JKE – Expulsion of Students (First Read)

        Policy JKE-R – Expulsion Guidelines (First Read)                                                               

4.     Report of the Middle School Building Committee - Mr. Matthews

       

Correspondence

New Business

 

1.    Consideration and action to authorize that $21,742,852 be expended for Regular Instruction.

 

2.     Consideration and action to authorize that $9,944,148 be expended for Special Education.

 

3.     Consideration and action to authorize that $0 be expended for Career and Technical Education.

 

4.     Consideration and action to authorize that $1,090,052 be expended for Other Instruction.

 

5.     Consideration and action to authorize that $3,278,162 be expended for Student and Staff Support.

 

6.     Consideration and action to authorize that $1,557,093 be expended for System Administration.

 

7.     Consideration and action to authorize that $2,640,644 be expended for School Administration.

 

8.     Consideration and action to authorize that $2,356,238 be expended for Transportation and Buses.

 

9.   Consider and action to authorize that $4,735,654 be expended for Facilities Maintenance.

 

10.  Consideration and action to authorize that $4,488,157 be expended for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

 

11.  Consideration and action to authorize that $498,520 be expended for All Other Expenditures.

 

12.  Consideration and action to authorize that $38,310,236.14 be appropriated for the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and that $31,582,956 be raised as the City's contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

Explanation: The City's contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that the municipality must raise in order to receive the full amount of State dollars.

 

13.  Consideration and action to authorize that $3,898,699 be raised and appropriated for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the voters for non-State-funded school construction projects and non-State-funded portions of school construction projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the City's contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

Explanation: Non-State-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the City’s long-term debt for major school construction projects that are not approved for state subsidy.  The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters of the City as follows:

SPHS Auditorium/Cafeteria Construction, approved by voters on November 8, 1994.

Elementary Schools Construction and Renovation, approved by voters on November 6, 2001.

South Portland High School Addition and Renovation, approved by voters on November 2, 2010.

 

14.  Consideration and action to authorize that $8,585,988 be raised and appropriated in additional local funds, which exceed the State’s Essential Programs and Services Allocation model by $8,585,988 as required to fund the budget recommended by the Board of Education.

The Board of Education recommends $8,585,988 for additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $8,585,988.

Co-curricular/athletic costs not recognized by EPS

Maintaining/Staffing two small Middle Schools rather than one

Staffing for Nursing Services greater than acknowledged by EPS

Maintaining/Staffing five small Elementary Schools rather than four

Class Size Targets less than State standard

Lease payments for six Type C school buses

Lease payments for SPHS iPads, 6th grade iPads, SPHS staff laptops, and interactive white boards/displays

Capital Improvement Projects for Mahoney, Memorial and SPHS approved by voters on June 9, 2009

Explanation:   The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the municipality’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act 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.

 

15.  Consideration and action to authorize the Board of Education to expend $52,331,520 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020 from the municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-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.

 

16.  Consideration and action to authorize the City of South Portland to appropriate $25,000 for Adult Education and raise $25,000 as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program.

 

17.  Consideration and action to authorize the City of South Portland to raise and appropriate $490,000 in additional local dollars in support of the food service program.

 

18.  Consideration and action to authorize the Board of Education to expend such other sums as may be received from state and federal grants or programs or other sources during the fiscal year for school and/or adult education purposes provided that such grants, programs or other sources do not require the expenditure of other funds not previously appropriated.

 

19.  Consideration and action to authorize the Board of Education to use all or part of additional state subsidy received, if any, to increase expenditures for school purposes in cost center categories approved by the School Board, increase the allocation of finances in a reserve fund approved by the School Board, and/or decrease the local cost share expectation, as defined in Title 20‑A, section 15671‑A(1)(B), for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the School Board. 

 

20.  Consideration and action to approve the addition of a kindergarten teacher position at Small School per the Superintendent's memo.

 

21.  Consideration and action to accept the donations/grants:

·         $750 in donations (3 checks/$250 each) from Walmart to the SPHS Robotics Program.

·         $150 donation to the Brown School Food Pantry made in honor of Elizabeth Stehle Giroux. 

  •   Donation In-Kind of services totaling $4,550 which included a photo shoot, digital post production  and poster design for the SPHS production of Newsies, from Mr. Irvin Serrano of Irvin Serrano Photography, Biddeford, Maine. 

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 School Year Meetings

2016-2017 School Year Meetings


July 10, 2017Regular Meeting
June 12, 2017Regular Meeting
June 12, 2017Special Meeting
May 8, 2017Regular Meeting
April 10, 2017Regular Meeting
April 10, 2017
Budget Workshop
March 30, 2017Budget Workshop
March 28, 2017Budget Workshop
March 23, 2017Budget Workshop
March 21, 2017Budget Workshop
March 13, 2017Regular Meeting
March 6, 2017Workshop
February 27, 2017Regular Meeting
January 23, 2017State of the Schools
January 9, 2017Regular Meeting
December 14, 2016Regular Meeting
December 5, 2016Inauguration
December 5, 2016Special Meeting
November 14, 2016Regular Meeting
November 14, 2016Workshop
October 12, 2016Regular Meeting
September 26, 2016Workshop
September 12, 2016Regular Meeting
August 29, 2016Regular Meeting







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