School Board Meeting Minutes April 29, 2009

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Cranberry Isles School Board
Minutes of 29 April 2009

I. Meeting called to order by chairperson Kate Chaplin at 1:08 P.M. at the Union 98 Office, MDIHS.
Present: Board members Kate Chaplin, Barbara Meyers and Ted Spurling; Principal Carol MacRae; Superintendent Rob Liebow.
II. Voucher was reviewed and signed.
III. Minutes of 3/25/2009 were approved (Motion: Kate; Second: Barbara; Vote: yes, unanimously).
IV. Principal’s Report (See separate sheet):
Carol discussed upcoming swim lessons, theatrical performance at Mt Desert Elementary School, Developmental Reading assessment; also past events (Seussical, Arts Week, To Kill a Mockingbird, interview of potential guidance counselor). She also discussed possible action in the event of Swine Flu epidemic and presented updates from the CDC and the Dept of Education. At present, no action other than advisory to be taken, such as encouraging hygiene and establishing protocol for closure of schools if necessary. Cranberry Isles Schools will follow direction of the Maine Dept of Education.
V. Discussion Item: Kindergarten schedule: Teachers and parents agree on half-day until Columbus Day, full day for kindergarten thereafter.
VI. Action Items:
A. Nomination and election of probationary teachers:
1. Katrina Shambarger, language: Recommendation by Carol; nomination by Rob; motion by Barbara to approve Ms. Shambarger for another year. Second by Kate. Vote: yes, unanimously.
2. Willy Kelley, music: Recommendation by Carol; nomination by Rob; motion by Kate to approve Mr. Kelley for another year. Second by Barbara. Vote: yes, unanimously.
3. Donna Isaacs, teacher: Recommendation by Carol; nomination by Rob; motion by Ted to approve Ms. Isaacs for another year. Second by Kate. Vote: yes, unanimously.
B. Appointment of Board member to Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) Policy Sub-committee.
Kate volunteered and was approved by board (no vote
taken).
VII. Future Agenda Items: None at this time.
VIII. Other Business:
A. Smoking on ferry boats: Concern by parent and by board. Although smokers remain outside, smoke enters the passenger compartment even with doors closed, causing health
risk. Because the ferries are public conveyances for school children, the board agreed (no vote taken) to ask ferry services not to permit smoking. Kate to draft a letter.
B. Rob presented a sheet and explained subsidy for Special Education costs.
IX. Executive Session: Moved by Kate at 2:00 P.M. to enter executive session pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6)(A) for personnel evaluation. Seconded by Barbara. Vote: Yes, unan. Executive session ended 2:03.
X. Action Item: Renewal of contract and adjustment of salary for Administrator: Through June 30, 2011, Administrator to work 60 days per year (same as currently) at a 2 ½ % pay increase amounting to $19,812. Moved by Kate to renew Carol MacRae at the above terms. Second byTed. Vote: yes, unanimously.
XI. Adjournment: 2:10 P.M. Motion: Kate; Second: Ted; Vote: Yes, unan.

Respectfully submitted,
Theodore L. Spurling, Jr.

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