January 17, 2013


The budget meeting was called to order by Caryl Falvey at 7:06 p.m. in the School Department Conference Room.

Members Present:    Caryl Falvey, Raymond Estes, Carol M. Falvey, Andy Shafter, Edward Schreier, Dennis Friedman, and Paul Gannon (7:25).

Central Office Present:    Dot Galo, John Ferris, Ellen Keane, Elizabeth Flynn.

Visitors Present:    Paula Girouard McCann, Chuck Cormier, Roger Boddie, Margaret Conaty, Heather Rodriguez, Alec Porter, Pat Velie, Rick Swanson, Becky Case, Dawnmarie Finochi, Catherine Rein, Jennifer Henriksen, Mary Eastwood, Marian Hamrock, Kathy LeBlanc, Laurie Lucas, Debbie Stellar, Nate Thorsteinson, Tom Pyles, Linda Kutsch, Susan Slane, Valdace Levarity, Susan Barber, Mary Power, Laura Marwill, Donna Keaney, Jean Garrity, Todd Eikinas

After opening remarks by the Chair noting the Governor’s support for Education in his Budget message, the Committee conducted a budget meeting on the following functions:

3510        Athletics
3520        Other Student Activities
3300        Regular Transportation
2410        Instructional Equipment
7000        Non-Instructional Equipment
4100-4200    Custodian, Maintenance and Utilities

(Ray Estes left the meeting at 8:08 to attend the BOS meeting)

John Ferris provided an update on the athletic concession stand design bid process.  School Committee reps (3) served as a selection committee.  They conducted interviews and completed a ranking process based on established criteria.  (Gale Associates, Alan Kearney and B.D. Nayak.)

On a motion by Andy Shafter and seconded by Carol M. Falvey,

It was
Voted:    To authorize John Ferris to enter into negotiations with the highest ranked designer, Gale Associates.

Caryl Falvey thanked John.

The Committee then discussed the SPED budget function: 2100B-9100

(Ray Estes returned to the meeting at 9:00)

On a motion by Paul Gannon and seconded by Ray Estes,

It was
Voted:    To adjourn the Budget Meeting at 9:27 p.m.
Carol M. Falvey


Next meeting January 24 – School Department Conference Room – 7:00 p.m.