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School Board Minutes
Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Roberta Barone, Kent Holden, Karen Horn, Wavell Cowan, Dave Deutl, John
& Nancy Daigle, Dennis Bache, Michelle Baker, Bill Riegel, Dave ?
(Times Argus Reporter), Jeanne Lamica
Kent Holden opened the meeting with approval of June 13, 2000 MES
Minutes. Wavell Cowan made two changes IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC
CHANGES . Kent motioned to approve minutes as amended. Dave Deutl
seconded. Passed unanimously.
John and Nancy Daigle requested to the Board that their three children be
enrolled at the Moretown School for the 2000/2001 school year as they
expect to establish Moretown residency by the end of October, 2001. After
brief discussion, Wavell Cowan motioned pending evidence the Daigle s
house is under construction and evidence of residency prior to 90-Student
Enrollment Days, the Board will allow M/M Daigle s three children to
enroll in Moretown Elementary School for the school year beginning August
30, 2000. In the event of residency is not provided by 90 Student
Enrollment Days, then these children will be considered full tuition
children. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.
6:50 p.m. Moretown Dilemma
Wavell motioned that the board pass the proposed solution presented to
the VSBA which is based on the equity concepts fundamental to Act 60 and
mandated by the supreme court, therefore be it resolved that the Vermont
Legislature should begin the process of altering the way the state funds
special education so that by the end of the next biennium a new system
will be in place which ensures that the local tax burden required to fund
special education is fairly distributed to all school districts in the
state, in accord with the principles mandated by the supreme court. Karen
Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.
Dennis Bache asked would it be appropriate if Harwood were to adopt the
same resolution concerning the State funding of Special Ed as MES has
done? Wavell Cowan explained that the State deadline for submitting
resolutions had already passed and thus it is too late for Harwood to
present a resolution to the VSBA.
Kent Holden mentioned that Dick King had sent a letter inviting MES board
to the Harwood Board meeting. However, once again the letter was received
after the meeting had already taken place.
Michelle Baker, WWSU Business Manager and Bill Riegel presented the MES
Financial Report as of June 30, 2000. Michelle will present in September
the first financial report for the 2000/2001 school year which will also
include July and August of 2001. Michelle s goal is to present each
school year financial report on the month of September. Notably MES
received a credit of $3,616.00 MORETOWN SHOWS A FUND BALANCE OF
$3,616.00 ! Even though miscellaneous grants, i.e. construction
fund, were not included in report, she does not expect large fluctuations
in future financial reports.
WWSU audit is scheduled for August 14, 2000. Michelle wants to receive
all school boards special ed reports in time for the audit. Special Ed
board warrants will be given to Roberta Barone for MES board to decide.
Karen Horn motioned to set up a special committee of three---Kent Holden,
Karen Horn and Wavell Cowan to be in effect till August 15 for the
purpose of authorizing Special Ed board orders. Dave Deutl seconded.
WWSU Transportation Contract
Karen Horn motioned to accept the FY 2000-2001 WWSU Transportation
Contract. Wavell Cowan seconded. Board engaged in discussion and motion
was defeated by 3 No s and 1 Abstain. Transportation Contract is not by
Dave Deutl motioned to approve partial payment of $40,046.23 for MES
portion of Transportation costs. Wavell Cowan seconded. Passed
Dennis Bache of the Harwood Union Board informed MES they could receive a
$21,626.00 credit. Before this happens MES is to agree and the other 5
towns need to agree. Kent Holden reported that Moretown Select Board
member John Hogenboom said the Select Board will back up MES decision
regarding the Harwood Assessment. Discussion of the Harwood Assessment is
tabled until MES board member Mike Strojny returns.
8:05 p.m. Policies
Bill Riegel has formed a Policy Manual committee that includes a one
representative from Warren School, Harwood Union, Duxbury and himself.
This manual is to include each individual school policy of the WWSU into
one reference manual. He will place an ad in newspaper warning a public
hearing at least 10 days prior to the meeting to. MES does not want to be
included in the ad.
AFS program and Local Education Plan is tabled for August MES
On Thursday, September 7, 2000, all district school board members and
principals will attend a workshop from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Principal s Report
Wavell Cowan motioned for Kent Holden to sign all personnel contracts.
Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously LIST THE CONTRACTS BY
DAVID DEUTL MADE A MOTION TO HAVE THE
10 COMMANDMENTS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF
RIGHTS DISPLAYED IN THE SCHOOL. AFTER MUCH DICUSSION AND NO SECOND THE
MOTION WAS NOT ACTED ON.
9:00 p.m. Executive Session
Into Executive Session for GET SPECIFIC LANGUAGE AS STATED BY
ROBERTA THAT CAME DIRECTLY FROM LIZ'S CALL. NOTHING WAS SAID BY ANY BOARD
MEMBER ABOUT LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING HU ASSESSMENT the purpose
of contractual issues with personnel and legal issues concerning the
THE BOARD CAME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT __________
motioned to accept one year leave of absence for Brenda Hartshorn. Karen
Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.
Kent Holden motioned to offer Lauren Cammann a new contract salary of
$21,058.84 for 220 days of work plus the cost of 6 credits for a total of
$1,840.00. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.
Wavell Cowan motioned to accept a 1.7% salary increase in Roberta Barone
s one year contract with no rollover. Karen Horn seconded. Passed
Dave Deutl motioned to approve check warrant #48 in the amount of
$163,239.73, check warrant #49 in the amount of $8,475.62 and check
warrant #3 in the amount of $33,374.64. Karen Horn seconded. Passed
Kent Holden stated that the Board will not take any action on the Harwood
Assessment issue until the full Board is present which should be the
August 8th meeting.
9:20 p.m. Out of Executive Session
Kent Holden, Clerk