Houlton Pioneer Times

RSU 50 board to meet on May 14

DYER BROOK, Maine — The RSU 50 board of directors will hold a regular meeting Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Aroostook Community School.

The agenda is as follows.

  1. Call the Meeting to Order and Flag Salute
  2. The Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of the April 9, 2018 and the Special Board

meeting of April 26, 2018 will be considered.

  1. Time Period to Hear from Citizens
  2. Adjustment(s) to the Agenda:
  3. Reports



Committee Reports –

Building & Grounds





Region II


Special Services Director:

Business Manager:


  1. Announcement of Appointments, Resignations and Retirements: Rebecca Taylor, grade 5 teacher at SACS, has announced her intent to retire at the end of the current school year.
  2. First Reading of Policies: None
  3. Second Reading/Review/Adoption of Policies: GBEC – Drug Free Workplace
  4. Other Business – Old/New
  5. Nomination of Probationary and Continuing Contracts – RSU 50 Teaching


  1. For Year 2 Probationary Contract: Meagan Brooks, Kimberly Mann, Marina Cameron, Maggie McNally, Cynthia Cronin, Patricia Sponheimer, Brian Dougeneck
  2. For Year 3 Probationary Contract: Debra Guiod, Kyle Quarles, Dylan Harris, Kala Rush, Paul Sherman.

iii. For Continuing Contract: Thomas Gregg, Daphne Nason, Tim Thoreson, Diane White

  1. Motion to approve the nomination by the Superintendent for the following

annual employees to be placed under contract for FY19:

Administration: Jon Porter, Principal at SACS

Central Office: Elaine Small, Holly Vining at SACS

Special Education: Lynn Rush

Guidance: Korinne Brannen and Jessica Walker at SACS

Technology: Thomas Small and Todd Kuindersma

Maintenance, Transportation & Building & Grounds: Robert Betschner and Dale Pratt

  1. Motion to approve the nomination by the Superintendent for Kristen

Fitzherbert to be issued a probationary contract for teaching 7-12 science at SACS for FY19:

  1. Request for an unpaid leave of absence from Jarice Gould beginning

November 9, 2018 to year end.

  1. Compliance with Federal Guidelines
  2. Authorize the Superintendent to hire professional staff during the months of June,

July and August, 2018.

  1. Signing of the Warrants and Amounts Adopted for the FY-19 RSU #50 Budget

meeting to be held May 31, 2018 at Southern Aroostook Community School at 7:00 p.m. and the Budget Validation Referendum to be held on June 12, 2018 at local polling locations.

  1. Future Agenda Item(s)
  2. Upcoming Meetings and Events

Region 2 Meeting – May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. Houlton

District Budget Meeting – May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. at Southern Aroostook Community School

Building & Grounds Meeting – June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. KES

Finance Comm. – June, 11 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. KES

Regular Board Meeting – June 11, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. KES

Budget Referendum – June 12, 2018 at Local Polls

Region 2 Meeting – June 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Houlton

Board Meeting to Validate Voting Results – June 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. SACS


  1. Adjournment

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