Personnel Committee 06-09-14

Amity Regional School District No. 5
Regular Meeting
Personnel Committee
June 9, 2014
Sue Cohen, William Blake, Patricia Cardozo, Tracey Lane Russo, James Stirling
Staff Members Present: Charles Dumais; Pua Ford
The Personnel subcommittee of the Amity Regional Board of Education met on Monday, June 9, 2014, at
5:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the District Offices.
1. Call to Order: Sue Cohen called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m.
2. Discussion and Possible Action on Non-Union Salaries
Superintendent Dumais distributed a summary of what each bargaining unit receives. Further
discussion was deferred until a quorum was present.
3. Discussion and Possible Action on Superintendent Evaluation Protocol
Currently at Amity, the superintendent’s evaluation takes place only at the end of the school year.
The superintendent would prepare a self-evaluation, and the Board would discuss the matter
without the superintendent present. The chairman then composed a written evaluation, and the
superintendent reviewed this for any possible response before accepting it.
But Mr. Dumais took this position in March so there has not been enough time to make a
reasonable evaluation. He suggested that this December would be a good time to see how his
administration has advanced the board’s goals, and a traditional evaluation process would take
place in June 2015. Going forward, mid-term still would be a good time for a performance
assessment, oral and less formal. “Low-level communication” works best for heading off larger
Those present discussed whether the schedule of Board goals conflicted with the budget
development schedule. The Board normally does not meet in July, and it has proved impractical to
get good attendance for a workshop developing goals until after the September meeting. The
superintendent’s proposed goals formed the basis for the Board’s goals.
Mr. Dumais will talk to staff about how goals worked this past year, how they helped the
district meet state demands, and what areas would be good to explore going forward.
Ms. Cardozo joined the meeting at 5:17 p.m., Ms. Russo at 5:20 p.m.
2. Discussion and Possible Action on Non-Union Salaries (continued)
Motion to go into executive session to discuss compensation for non-certified staff (William Blake,
2d Tracey Lane Russo).
Vote to approve unanimous.
Motion passed.
The committee went into executive session at 5:25 p.m.
Mr. Stirling left the meeting at 5:30 p.m.
The committee came out of executive session at 5:34 p.m.
By consensus the committee recommends approval of the superintendent’s proposed salary
schedule for non-certified staff.
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Amity Regional School District No. 5
Regular Meeting
Personnel Committee
June 9, 2014
4. Discussion and Possible Action on Superintendent Contract
It was the consensus of the committee that the superintendent’s contract would run from July 1 to
June 30 for three years. The Board chairman will formalize this with the superintendent, pending
approval of full board.
Superintendent Dumais recommended that Jack Levine's contract as Director of Finance be
updated to memorialize the modifications that have been agreed upon in past years. The consensus
of the committee was to authorize the Board Chair to approve the contract as updated by the
5. Adjournment
By consensus, the committee adjourned at 5:35 p.m. (Patricia Cardozo, 2d …).
Respectfully submitted,
Pua Ford, recording clerk
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