Montpelier Board of School CommissionersMinutesMinutes - March 4, 2009

Minutes - March 4, 2009



March 4, 2009


  1. Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Acting Superintendent Evans.

  2. Board Reorganization Acting Superintendent Evans opened nominations for Board Chair. Mrs. Aldrich nominated Mr. Hollar for Chair. There were no further nominations and Mr. Hollar resumed the chair. Mr. Phillips nominated Mrs. Aldrich for Vice Chair. There were no further nominations and Mrs. Aldrich was elected unanimously. Mr. VanDerlip nominated Mr. Robinson for Treasurer. There were no further nominations and Mr. Robinson was elected unanimously. Mrs. Aldrich nominated Mr. Phillips for Parliamentarian. There were no further nominations and Mr. Phillips was elected unanimously. Mr. Hollar asked for a volunteer to serve on the Recreation Department Advisory Board through its pending transition period. Mr. Robinson volunteered for this duty with the understanding that once the transition period has passed the School Board will seek updates from the Recreation Board via alternate means.

  3. Adjust/Review Agenda Mr. Hollar requested a follow-up discussion about tuition rates. An Executive Session will be added prior to adjournment.

  4. Public Comments None.

  5. Hear Update on Consolidation Mr. Hollar provided a brief update on the proposed consolidation project. State aid, enrollment projections and next steps, including the possibility of hiring a consultant to do a thorough analysis of various issues and items, were discussed.

  6. Discuss Tuition Rates The board continued its discussion about the possibility of reducing tuition rates as a means for increasing student population. Mr. VanDerlip suggested this as a legitimate topic for inclusion in any consolidation study report.

  7. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of February 18, 2009

    2. Warrants

Mrs. Aldrich moved, seconded by Mr. Phillips, to approve the consent agenda including minutes of the February 18, 2009 meeting and Warrants 52 and 53 dated March 12, 2009 in the amounts of $520,000.00 and $21,500.00 respectively. Motion carried unanimously.

  1. Announcements/Review Meeting (+/?)

The following comments were made:

+ Good meeting, short and to the point.

+ Favorable budget vote shows a lot of commitment to the community.

+ Middle school Dinner Theatre is March 12 and 13.

+ Congrats to the high school basketball teams. The boys made it to the semi-finals and the girls are

playing in the semi-finals tonight at the Barre Auditorium.

+ Hats off to Chris Turley and the girls

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