Montpelier Board of School CommissionersMinutesMinutes - May 1, 2013

Minutes - May 1, 2013

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 7:07 p.m.

a.       Employee Disciplinary Hearing

3.       Return to Open Session 7:07 p.m.

4.       Adjust/Review Agenda Mr. VanDerlip requested the addition of a discussion item regarding the superintendent evaluation process.

5.       Public Comments None.

6.       Visit with Finalist for UES Principal Position The finalist gave a PowerPoint presentation and then responded to questions from the Board and the public.

7.       Update on District Heat Initiative – Thom Wood Mr. Wood provided an update on the fuel procurement consortium, as well as the Honeywell contract. A capital improvement spending plan for FY14-FY16 was distributed. Mr. Jones would like to establish a subcommittee of the Board to work with Mr. Wood on FY14 projects and volunteered to serve on that subcommittee, along with Mr. VanDerlip. A question was raised about possible improvements to the parking lot in front of the high school. Superintendent Ricca advised that the district is in preliminary discussions with some people in Montpelier to do some work there.

8.       Update on CBL Program – Matt McLane and Brooke Pearson Messrs. McLane and Pearson provided a quick update in regard to the CBL program. A course syllabus and enrollment numbers were shared. The Board praised Messrs. McLane and Pearson for their work in this area.

9.       Discuss FY15 Budget Priorities Passed over until the next meeting on May 15th.

10.   Discuss Procedure for Evaluation of the Superintendent Passed over until the next meeting on May 15th. Mr. VanDerlip has an evaluation paper process that will be distributed with the next board packet. It is the Board’s goal to complete and discuss the evaluation with Superintendent Ricca at the first June meeting.

11.   Consent Agenda

a.       Minutes of April 17, 2013

b.       Warrants

c.       Resignation

i)        Dennis Maranville

d.       Transportation Contract

Mr. VanDerlip moved, seconded by Mr. Phillips, to approve the consent agenda including minutes of the April 17, 2013 meeting, Warrants 45 and 46 dated May 9, 2013 in the amounts of $642,000.00 and $27,500.00 respectively, the resignation of Dennis Maranville, with appreciation, and the transportation contract. Motion carried unanimously.

12.   Announcements/Review Meeting (+/∆)

-          Romeo and Juliet this Friday and Saturday.

13.   Executive Session On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to enter Executive Session at 9:10 p.m., with the superintendent remaining. On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to leave Executive Session at 9:42 p.m.

a.       Appointment of Employee

14.   Return to Open Session 9:42 p.m.

Action Taken

a.  Appointment of Employee On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to offer Christopher Hennessey a contract for the position of Principal of Union Elementary School.

15.   Adjournment On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to adjourn at 9:43 p.m.  

 

Heather Michaud

Recorder

 

 

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