CSD board will also discuss ChatGPT

UPDATED: SAD 28, Five Town CSD boards to vote on respective budgets April 5

Mon, 04/03/2023 - 9:15pm

ROCKPORT — The agenda for the next Five Town CSD School Board meeting has been set. 

Prior to the CSD board meeting, a short School Administrative District 28 (Camden-Rockport K-8) board meeting has been scheduled for 6:45 p.m. to consider the $19 million SAD budget (see attached PDF for the full budget).

This will follow the CSD finance committee meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the Camden Hills Regional High School proposed $15.5 million budget. (See attached PDF for full budget, and board agenda materials).

The CSD meeting will be held Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Rose Hall Board Room.

Meeting livestream: fivetowns.net/live


1. Call to Order

2. Adjustments to the Agenda

3. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda

4. Recognition
a. Julian Henderson, 126 LB Weight Class, State Champion Wrestler
b. Landon Pease, 132 LB Weight Class, State Champion Wrestler
c. Landon Marquis, State Giant Slalom Champion and KVAC Men's Skier of the Year

5. Minutes
a. Approval of the March 1, 2023, Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

6. Nominations (Note: Executive Session Possible for Nominations)

a. Administrator Nominations for 2023-24

i. Jessica Yates, Director of Special Education, $125,000
ii. Maggie Massengale, Assistant Director of Facilities and Transportation, $65,000
iii. Jen Curtis, CHRHS Principal, $134,000

b. Teacher Nominations for 2023-24

i. Danielle Patten, SPED Resource Room Teacher, Step B6, $54,479
ii. Carol Pelletier, SPED Resource Room Teacher, Step M20+, $83,710

2nd Year Probationary Contracts
i. Joanna Duke
ii. Joel Gabriele
iii. Oai Ha
iv. Noah Holt
v. Zachary Kramer
vi. Colin Malone
vii. Judith Masseur
viii. Ian McKenzie
ix. Kimberly Nicolet
x. Abigail Van Hoewyk
xi. Jacalyn Williams

Continuing Contracts
i. Christine Lanphere
ii. Michele Metzler
iii. Trevor Paul
iv. Kailey Smith
v. Arla Casselman

c. Stipend Nominations

Softball Girls JV Rowena Motylewski 38 15% $3,523.53
Softball Girls Varsity Joshua Mahar 53 15% $4,914.40
Ultimate Frisbee Peter Mallow 13 0% $1,048.19
Track Assistant Tim Davis 30 0% $2,418.90

7. Request for Student Travel
a. Exchange Trip with Colegio Wexford, Mexico Fall 2023/Feb 2024
b. Cultural Trip, Quebec, Feb 2024

8. Region 8/Midcoast School of Technology Budget Hearing

9. Possible Approval of the King David’s Masonic Lodge #62 Scholarship

10. Athletics – Jeff Hart
a. Winter Sports Overview
b. Potential addition of Volleyball Program

11. Presentation: ChatGPT – Jen Curtis, Bailey Curtis, Flora Gurdon, and Kelsey Clayton

12. Approval of 2023-24 Five Town CSD Budget

13. Approval of the 2023-24 Five Town CSD Adult Education Budget

14. Vote to Call and Approve the Warrants for the Budget Meeting and the Budget Validation Referendum and to Authorize the Notice of Amounts Adopted

15. Board Chair’s Report
a. Upcoming Budget Meeting
i. May 16 Public Budget Meeting 7:00 p.m. Bisbee Theater, CRMS

16. Superintendent’s Report

17. Administrative Reports
a. Valerie Mattes, Director of Student Special Services
b. Shawn Carlson, Assistant Superintendent
c. Jen Curtis, CHRHS Principal

18. Standing Committee Reports

a. Joint Curriculum – Has not met.

b. Finance – Met March 1. Meets April 5.
i. FY22 Audit
ii. FY23 Update

c. Joint Personnel – Met March 9
i. Revised Job Descriptions
• Assistant Director of Facilities and Transportation
• Human Resources/Benefits Coordinator
• Payroll

d. Joint Negotiations – Met March 21. Will meet April 6.

e. Joint Policy – Meets April 25 at 4:30 p.m.

19. Board Advisory Committee Reports
a. MCST – Marcus Mrowka

20. School Advisory Committee Reports

a. Joint Sustainability – Met March 21. 

b. Strategic Planning – Met March 27. Next meeting April 24.

c. Joint Stipend Committee – Met March 30

New Stipends for Approval
Alpine Skiing Assistant Coach – 37 pts
Golf Assistant – 24 pts
Volleyball JV/Club – 30 pts
Unified Basketball – 14 pts
G/T Arts Coordinator – 19 pts

Revised Stipends for Approval
Summer Athletic Program – add special circumstances language
Cross Country Boys and Girls - 38 pts
Football Varsity – 49 pts (from 40)
Golf Head Coach – 41 pts (from 35)
GSTA – 20 pts (from 10)
Girls Basketball Freshman – 40 pts - delete

21. Future Agenda Items

22. Adjourn