Representative Council Agenda Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Slattery’s Restaurant 3:30-5:30
Reminder- to keep up to date on FEA communications- check the FEA website at http://fitchburg.massteacher.org/
Thank you note was received from Joanne L’Ecuyer for the gift card to Barnes and Noble from the Sunshine Fund. Thank you notes were received from Haley McNamara and Khadijah Butkiewicz for their FEA Scholarship Awards.
The May minutes were accepted and approved after a change was noted on page 3- (MTA LPAT coordinator (legislative political action team) representative Jim Mullins visited the Rep Council to introduce himself.)
Vote for 2012-2013 Budget- Katie has changed the budget to include an increase of a stipend for one more Vice President. There will be a roll over of $5000 from this year leaving a balance of $1646.50. A motion was made to accept the budget, seconded and approved. (Vote: 20 in favor, no opposed, one abstaining)
Katie made available the past two month’s balance sheets.
Matthew Bruun- was appointed on Tuesday, June 4 by the City Councilors and School Committee members to replace Michael Budney as the newest school committee member. Matthew Bruun is the director of public relations for FSU.
Election results for 2012-2013 were announced as official. There was a delay in the official announcement because the election committee was waiting for all ballots from the buildings to be turned and attested to confirm the results.
* indicates elected
(total number of votes received follows the candidates name)
President- *Beth Kaake ( 278) , Sam Collins (103)
Vice-Presidents- *Adam Cordio (244),* Sue Flynn (203) and *Doug Romano (172) , Betty Syvari (126)
Secretary- *Mary Hurley ( 348)
Treasurer- *Katie Schmitt (345)
Associate Treasurer- *Donna Malouin (335)
Elementary Executive Board- *Linda Muello-Jarvela (126)
Middle School Executive Board- *Kay Paulsen (72) Write in: Sean Walker (3)
High School Executive Board- *Heather Root (54)
Para- Chairpersons- Elected-*Patty Durkee and* Kathy Thibault (45), Eric Taylor (41)
Para- Executive Board Write in- Mary DiFrancesco (3), Sharon Wiljanen (1), Joyce Helmer (1), Eric Maynard (1)
Postings for the Contract Ratification meeting were posted on Wednesday, June 6 n each building. They state the time and location of all building based voting locations. Before school voting will start 25 minutes before and end 5 minutes before school begins in each building. (Except for Alt Ed- they will need to vote after the meeting.) The vote counting must take place publicly back at Memorial at 3:15 on Wednesday, June 13. Results will be announced via our email list, iContact and the FEA Webpage.
The FEA thanked outgoing officers, Kim Bellio (secretary) and Steve Celona (vice president) for their outstanding and dedicated years of service to the FEA members.
A thank you is also extended to Miriam Ruiz and Susan Hanno for their organization of the Rep. Council dinner.
Meeting Adjourned 4:30 PM