Montpelier Board of School CommissionersMinutesMinutes - March 16, 2011

Minutes - March 16, 2011

1.       Call to Order  The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

2.       Executive Session  On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to enter Executive Session at 6:30 p.m., with the superintendent remaining.  On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to leave Executive Session at 7:02 p.m.

a.       Personnel

3.       Return to Open Session  7:02 p.m. 

4.       Adjust/Review Agenda  Superintendent Mason noted the Director of Support Services’ inability to attend tonight’s meeting.  Addition of action item: Approve Business Deposit Account Certified Resolutions.   

5.       Public Comments  None.

6.       Student Presentation  Gabe Sheir publicly thanked the Boosters for their contributions toward the purchase and installation of a television in the lobby of Montpelier High School to facilitate communications between students and the front office, e.g., announcements, extra-curricular activity schedules, etc.  

7.       Visit with MSMS PTO Co-President  Theresa Murray-Clasen, representing the MSMS PTO, gave an overview of the highlights of the past year, as well as identified a vision for the coming school year. 

8.       Visit with Community Connections  Bill Merryless and Dave Bennett, on behalf of Community Connections, provided a program overview and a summary of program offerings.

9.       Visit with Director of Support Services  In Ms. Little’s absence, Superintendent Mason distributed a handout in regard to FERPA regulations.

10.   Update on Superintendent Search  The process for determining candidates to be interviewed was discussed. 

11.   Hear Indicator Report on End #4 “Citizenship”  Mrs. Herz suggested taking addition time to digest the volume of information provided with this report.  Mr. Jones, as a new board member, noted the need for additional historical data in order to determine whether or not the current information represents improvement.  There was consensus to defer discussion on this indicator report until the April 6 meeting. 

12.   Action Item

a.       Business Deposit Account Certified Resolutions  Mr. Phillips moved, seconded by Mrs. Herz, to approve People’s United Bank’s Business Deposit Account Certified Resolutions approving Lowell VanDerlip, new clerk/treasurer of the board, as an authorized signer on designated bank accounts.  Motion carried unanimously. 

13.   Consent Agenda

a.       Minutes of March 2, 2011

b.       Warrants

c.       Co-Curricular

Mr. Robinson moved, seconded by Mrs. Herz, to approve the consent agenda including minutes of the March 2, 2011 meeting, Warrants 37 and 38 dated March 17, 2011 in the amounts of $747,719.24 and $24,366.95 respectively, Warrants 39 and 40 dated March 31, 2011 in the amounts of $510,000.00 and $24,500.00 respectively, and co-curricular contracts (see listing).  Motion carried unanimously.

14.   Announcements  Superintendent Mason requested and was granted permission to invite representatives of the municipal heating initiative to the board’s next meeting on April 6.

15.   Adjournment  On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. 

Heather Michaud


Co-curricular Appointments

Catlin, Mark

Lacrosse, Girls: Head Coach


Kerr, William

Lacrosse, Boys: Head Coach


McCarthy, Dana

Tennis, Girls: JV Coach


McCarthy, James

Baseball: Head Coach


Murphy, John

Baseball: Assistant Varsity Coach


Watson, Wendy

Tennis, Girls: Varsity Coach


Zurowski, Kerri

Softball Coach



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