WACHUSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

HOLDEN PAXTON PRINCETON RUTLAND STERLING

Minutes

Special Meeting #219 Thursday, March 22, 2001

7:00 PM

Media Center

Wachusett Regional High School

Members present:

Duncan Leith, Chairman David Lowenthal

John Rokicki, Vice-chairman (7:15 PM) Peter MacDonald

Paul Anderson Kelly Maxwell

Kimberly Ferguson Lorraine Neilan

Mary Copeland (7:16 PM) John Nunnari

Sherry Horeanopoulos (7:08 PM) Elizabeth Pape

Jane James Kathleen Singh

Paul James (7:07 PM) Rosemary Warren

Sarah Jordan Jeffrey Wentzell

Members absent:

Jeffrey Gibbs Kenneth Fensin

Administration present:

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

Paul Soojian, Director of Operations

Mary Scott, Director of Administrative Services

Philip Campbell, Director of Student/Information Services

Susan Sullivan, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Others present:

Gary Mitchell, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel

Thomas Pandiscio, Principal WRHS

James Connolly, Vice Principal WRHS

Linda Lehans, The Landmark

Richard Halloran, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mark Ferguson, Chair, Holden Selectboard

Louis Cornacchioli, Chairman Rutland Selectboard

Ronald Johnson, Chairman Paxton Selectboard

Joseph Sullivan, Holden Selectboard

Douglas Briggs, Rutland Selectboard

James Jumonville, Holden Selectboard

James Scola, Holden Selectboard

Brian Bullock, Holden Town Manager

Joseph Giotta, Holden Finance Committee

Bob Rauh, Rutland

Julie Scott, Holden

Christopher Walton, Rutland

Bob Sauer, Princeton

Carol Esperti, Holden

Maureen Floryan, Holden

Melinda Johnson, Paxton

Ginny Belcher, Holden

David Gibbs, Sterling

Dave Clark, Sterling

Jean Theurkauf, Sterling

I. Call to Order

Chairman Duncan Leith called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

II. Recommendations of the Superintendent

Roll call vote:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

Paul Anderson

Kimberly Ferguson

Jane James

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

Jeffrey Wentzell

None

Chairman Leith reconvened the meeting at 8:42 PM.

III. Funding Inequities

(K. Maxwell)

(K. Ferguson)

Roll call vote:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Kimberly Ferguson

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

None

(Motion passed unanimously)

(L. Neilan)

(K. Maxwell)

(P. Anderson)

(K. Ferguson)

Roll call vote on amendment:

In favor:

Paul Anderson

Kimberly Ferguson

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Kelly Maxwell

John Nunnari

Opposed:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Mary Copeland

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Lorraine Neilan

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

Jeffrey Wentzell

(Motion failed 5-13)

Chairman Leith held a public session for any elected or appointed officials.

(P. James)

(J. Nunnari)

Roll call vote on amendment:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Kimberly Ferguson

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

None

(Motion passed unanimously)

Mary Copeland

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

David Lowenthal

John Nunnari

Jeffrey Wentzell

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Kimberly Ferguson

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Rosemary Warren

Kelly Maxwell

Kathleen Singh

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Mary Copeland

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Rosemary Warren

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Kathleen Singh

Rosemary Warren

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Mary Copeland

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Jane James

Paul James

Sarah Jordan

Peter MacDonald

Lorraine Neilan

John Nunnari

Elizabeth Pape

Rosemary Warren

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

Kimberly Ferguson

David Lowenthal

Kelly Maxwell

Kathleen Singh

(Motion passed 14-4)

Chairman Leith took items V and VI out of order in order for District staff to answer questions and then be allowed to leave the meeting.

V. NEASC Draft Report

VI. High School Alternative Accommodations

Member Rosemary Warren left the meeting at 10:25 PM

Member Mary Copeland left the meeting at 10:25 PM.

Member Elizabeth Pape left the meeting at 10:30 PM.

Member Jane James left the meeting at 10:35 PM

Member Paul James left the meeting at 10:35 PM.

Member Lorraine Neilan left the meeting at 10:35 PM.

IV. Regional Agreement Modifications

And by substituting therefore the following:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Kimberly Ferguson

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Kelly Maxwell

John Nunnari

Jeffrey Wentzell

Peter MacDonald

Kathleen Singh

(Motion passed 9-3)

Roll call vote on main motion:

In favor:

John Rokicki

Kimberly Ferguson

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

Kathleen Singh

Opposed:

Duncan Leith

Paul Anderson

John Nunnari

Jeffrey Wentzell

Abstained:

Sherry Horeanopoulos

(Motion passed 7-4-1)

Director of Student/Information Services Philip Campbell distributed copies of correspondence from the Superintendent regarding re-certification of local contributions (attachment 6).

VII. Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn.

(P. Anderson)

(J. Nunnari)

Vote:

In favor:

Duncan Leith

John Rokicki

Paul Anderson

Kimberly Ferguson

Sherry Horeanopoulos

Sarah Jordan

David Lowenthal

Peter MacDonald

Kelly Maxwell

John Nunnari

Kathleen Singh

Jeffrey Wentzell

Opposed:

None

(Motion passed unanimously)

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Alfred D. Tutela, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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