November 4, 2019
7:30 p.m. 


Committee Members Present:  Christopher Clarke-Chair; Jennifer Dumond, Kevin Lamoreau 

Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Pia Holmes, Michael Michaud, Amanda Olson 

Administrators Present:  Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Teresa Beaudoin, Sarah Landry, Kim Silsby 


1.  Ad hoc Technology Committee update 

Committee members Pia Holmes and Michael Michaud deferred to Edward Hastings, Board Chair. Chair Hastings and Committee member Holmes gave an overview of information they received at the recent ACTEM Conference.  The Ad Hoc Committee has not formally met but would like to continue their work regarding the technology position and explore different options.  The Board will discuss it again at their November workshop. Committee Member Michaud reiterated the need to support the increase use of technology in the educational setting. 

2.  Current staffing update (419 professional staff members and 96 support staff) 

       A.  Open positions

                 Attachment 1

       B.  Monthly absence summary

                Attachment 2 

The committee went over the list of open positions and their status.  Committee Chair asked about long terms subs.  Ms. Madore said there is a long term sub at Lincoln, a long term educational technician sub at Farrington and a P.E. teacher at Hussey and Farrington.  They also reviewed substitute fill rates for absences for the months of September and October. 

3. School year 20-21 projected staffing discussion 

Amanda Olson said the board needs to consider where teachers and administrators feel additional staff is most needed to support ongoing issues in schools.  She feels something creative and innovative needs to be done around the lack of subs.  Ms. Madore said the administrative team has discussed staffing needs in their buildings.  Ms. Olson said the board is supportive of doing what they can to help. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.