January 30, 2012


Hopkinton School District School Board

School Administrative Unit #66

Meeting Minutes

January 30, 2012

 

IN ATTENDANCE

School Board: David Luneau, Chairman; Elizabeth Durant, Vice Chairman (arrived at 5:40pm); William Jones, Louis Josephson, Larry Donahue, Board Members

 

Administration: Steven Chamberlin, Superintendent of Schools; Michelle Clark, Business Administrator

HEA Representatives: Kathy Pepper, James Brizard, Tim, Carson, Carl Olson, Scott Zipke, Tim Stokes

CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mr. Luneau called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

ADDITIONS/DELETIONS FROM AGENDA BY SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Chamberlin stated there is a change in the wording on Action Item 10.

CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Chamberlin handed out an updated school board meeting schedule: February through June 2012.

PUBLIC COMMENT (1)

None

COMMENTS FROM THE HOPKINTON SCHOOL BOARD

Mr. Luneau thanked the Hopkinton Education Association (HEA) and School Board Negotiating Teams for working a better part of the year on bringing the Collective Bargaining Agreement forward. He recognized Ms. Durant, Mr. Jones, Ms. Clark, and Mr. Chamberlin for their work.

ITEMS FOR BOARD DISCUSSION

  1. a. Hopkinton Education Association (HEA) Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement (Action Item)

Mr. Luneau asked if any board members had questions regarding the proposed HEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Mr. Donahue stated yes.

At 5:39pm Mr. Donahue made a motion, seconded by Mr. Jones that the Board enter into nonpublic session in accordance with RSA 91-A:3 (a), (b), (c), and (e) for the discussion of negotiations. Motion passed on a roll call vote: Mr. Luneau (yes), Mr. Josephson (yes), Mr. Jones (yes), Mr. Donahue (yes) all in favor, not opposed.

RETURN TO PUBLIC SESSION

Mr. Luneau called the meeting to order at 5:47pm.

 

ACTION ITEM

  1. Recommend the Hopkinton School Board ratify the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Hopkinton School District and the Hopkinton Education Association (HEA) for the period of July 1, 2012 to midnight, June 30, 2014.

A motion was made by Ms. Durant, seconded by Mr. Jones, motion   carries, all in favor, not opposed.

 

At this time school board members and the Hopkinton Education Association Negotiation Team members signed two contracts.  The HEA members left the meeting after the signing and the meeting continued.

 

  1. b. Hopkinton School District Annual Meeting Warrant

Mr. Chamberlin stated now that we have a ratified Collective Bargaining Agreement, does the board want to include a contingency article in the warrant if the article is defeated?

It was the consensus of the board to include an article, which would authorize the governing body to call one special meeting.

  1. c. Harold Martin School/Maple Street School Art Teacher, Long-Term Substitute (Action Item)

Mr. Chamberlin stated that he met with Erin Sweeney today; she has already met with Kim Emerson.  Ms. Sweeney will start as soon as her fingerprinting report comes back.

PUBLIC COMMENT (2)

None

MATERIALS INCLUDED

 

January 27, 2012, Issue of the Hawk Eye

Nomination Packet

FAQs, Hopkinton School Board/Hopkinton Education Association CBA (Confidential)

Table of Percent Increases: HEA CBA

IMPORTANT DATES

 

02/01/12 – Hopkinton Budget Committee Meeting (HSB Budget and CBA) 5:30pm, Town Hall

02/08/12 – Public Hearing, 6:30pm, Hopkinton Middle High School auditorium (location change)

02/06/12 – No School, Professional Development Day

02/27 – 03/02/12 – Winter Break

03/17/12 – Annual School District Meeting, 9:00am, HMHS gymnasium

ACTION ITEMS

  1. The Hopkinton School Board approve the Superintendent’s nomination of Erin Sweeney, long-term substitute, Elementary Art Teacher, 0.9, for a term beginning with final approval from the Superintendent to the beginning of April 2012.

A motion was made by Mr. Donahue, seconded by Ms. Durant, motion   carries, all in favor, not opposed.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:56pm a motion was made by Mr. Donahue, seconded by Mr. Jones to adjourn the meeting, motion passed, all in favor, not opposed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Eaton