WSSU Super Board Meeting 4/4/12
Attendees: Aimee Reed, Seth Boyd, Dwight Williams, Phil Taylor, Dennis Richter, Adam Grinold, Paul Wheeler, Nicole Crafts, John Doty, Chum Sumner, Paul Blais, Shelby Brimmer, Larry Hopkins, Cindy Lamore, Duncan Honig, Jim Sarkis, Lisa Munsill, Dr. Rizzo, Ronda Lackey, Karen Atwood, Nancy Talbot.
Dennis called meeting to order @ 7:45 pm.
Recognition of Service for Chum Sumner
Chum’s family was in attendance for presentation of plaque
Paul Wheeler made motion to accept minutes. Cindy seconded. All approved.
Reorganization of Board –
Chum nominated Seth Boyd. Cindy seconded. All approved
Chum nominated Dennis Richter as Vice Chair. Adam seconded. All approved
Paul Blais nominated Aimee Reed as Clerk. Dennis seconded. All approved.
Chum nominated Ronda Lackey as Treasurer. Dennis seconded. All approved.
Chum nominated WSSU as fiscal agent. Dennis seconded. All approved.
Review and discussion of Volunteer Policy –
Tim Vincent from VSBIT came to speak on policy
-Made some suggestions on changes to policy
-Possible safety assistant grants available to off-set cost to schools and supervisory union
Policy needs to go back to each board for review.
-Bring back to Super Board at next meeting for approval @ WSSU level
Re-appointment of Superintendent of Schools –
Chum made a motion to enter executive session at 8:25pm for contractual matters. Larry seconded. (11) Approved (0) objected.
Returned to public session at 8:47pm.
Chum made a motion to offer Dr. Rizzo a new contract to be negotiated by the E-board and brought back to Super Board next meeting. Dwight seconded. (7) Approved, (1) opposed, (1) abstained.
Dennis made a motion to accept with regret the resignation of Nancy Smith. Chum seconded. All approved. Chum made suggestion to have the WSSU staff have a gathering for her.
Ronda needs to have someone authorized in WSSU to sign checks. Chum made a motion to appoint Susan Courchesne to sign checks and documents as required. Dennis seconded. All approved.
Chum made a motion to advertise for a full-time admin/clerical position to replace Nancy. Dennis seconded. All approved.
Dwight made a motion to approve the 2012-2013 school calendars. Chum seconded. (10) approved, (1) opposed.
New Business –
Ronda would like to use same audit firm as before
Dennis made a motion to have Ronda use same audit firm as in the past. Paul Blais seconded. All approved.
Dennis made motion to enter executive session for legal matters at 9:15 pm. Paul Blais seconded. (12 approved)
Returned to open session at 9:20pm.
Paul Wheeler made a motion to approve a settlement of $175,000, VT Superior Court Windham Unit Civil Docket No. 537-10-10 WMEV. Chum seconded. (10) Approved, (1) against, (2) abstained.
Paul Wheeler made a motion to adjourn at 9:25pm. Dennis seconded. All approved.
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