WACHUSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

HOLDEN PAXTON PRINCETON RUTLAND STERLING

Minutes

Executive Session, Tuesday, January 23, 2001

9:45 PM

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Wachusett Regional High School

Members present:

Duncan Leith, Chairman Paul James

John Rokicki, Vice-chairman Sarah Jordan

Paul Anderson Kelly Maxwell

Mary Copeland Lorraine Neilan

Kenneth Fensin John Nunnari

Kimberly Ferguson Elizabeth Pape

Jeffrey Gibbs Kathleen Singh

Sherry Horeanopoulos Jeffrey Wentzell

Jane James

Members absent:

David Lowenthal Rosemary Warren

Administration present:

Alfred D. Tutela, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools

Paul Soojian, Director of Operations

Philip Campbell, Director of Student/Information Services

Susan Sullivan, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Chairman Leith called the executive session to order at 9:45 PM.

The Superintendent reviewed his conversation with Weyman Lundquist, the owner of the adjacent land. Attorney Lundquist is asking the School Committee for a firm proposal.

The Superintendent discussed various options for the purchase of the land. In discussing the various possibilities for the purchase of the land, School Committee members asked of the Superintendent if there were funds available, either through E&D or other accounts. The Superintendent reported that funds will be needed for the hook-up of Jefferson School to the sewer system from E&D but there still would be remaining funds. Funding would have to take place in several fiscal years.

Motion: To authorize the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with Weyman Lundquist for the purchase of adjacent land to the high school for up to a three year period with a final date of commitment of April 30, 2001 for $695,000 plus interest, subject to appropriation.

(J. Rokicki)

(M. Copeland)

Roll call vote:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Kenneth Fensin

Kimberly Ferguson

Jeffrey Gibbs

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

Sarah Jordan

Kathleen Singh

(Motion passed 15-2)

Motion: To adjourn executive session and return to public session.

(J. Rokicki)

(S. Horeanopoulos)

Roll call vote:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Kenneth Fensin

Kimberly Ferguson

Jeffrey Gibbs

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

None

(Motion passed unanimously)

The School Committee adjourned executive session at 10:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Alfred D. Tutela, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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