August 7, 2017

5:30 p.m.


Committee Members Present:  Tom Connors, Kati McCormick, Deborah Towle


Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Kimberly Martin


Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Teresa Beaudoin, Kim Silsby


1.  Staff Recruitment and Retention Plan


Mr. Connors asked if we have a staff recruitment and retention plan and if we don’t...do we need one.  Ms. Madore said there is no plan in the Comprehensive Education Plan.  Mr. Anastasio said having a five year plan for recruitment and retention may be helpful.  Mr. Connors asked if an ad hoc committee should be formed to address staff recruitment and retention.  Kati McCormick did not feel a committee was needed.  Ed Hastings asked about team building and whether more time should be dedicated.  Mr. Anastasio said there is difficulty getting more time because our school calendar has to align with other districts and contractually there is an issue as well.  Teachers are contracted for 180 days – 175 classroom days and 5 workshop days.   Kim Silsby said in the Innovative Schools Program, a committee was formed on teacher retention and recruitment.  Kati McCormick asked if they would be willing to speak at the next Personnel Committee meeting. 


2.  Substitute Teacher Pay Rates

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The Committee discussed the substitute teach pay rates.  The committee asked for a breakdown by category of the number of hours substitutes worked last year and the total expense be provided at next month’s meeting.   Edward Hastings would like to only target the certified teacher rates and the rates for subs that have 2 or more years of college.  Kimberly Martin said in January of 2018 the minimum wages goes to $10/hr., so we’ll automatically have to increase any rate that’s under $10. 


3.  Educational Technician – Library Job Description

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Motion by Deborah Towle to accept the Educational Technician – Library Description job description, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.


4.  Raise recommendation for non-represented employees

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The committee discussed the recommendation and asked that a recommendation for the Director for Business, Director of Nutrition and Assistant Superintendent positions be submitted separately.  Motion by Kati McCormick to table this item pending a new recommendation, second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.


Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.