MINUTES OF THE PIERMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT
2022 ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING
MARCH 15, 2021
Meeting called to order by moderator Joyce Tompkins at 7:00. Pledge was recited, order of meeting, introductions made - Laurie Melanson, superintendent; Vernon Jones, Becky Ackerman, and Glenn Meder, School Board members; Kathy Ducharme, business manager; Bruce Labs, principal; Alison Rose, clerk.
ARTICLE 1: To hear reports of Agents, Auditors, Committees, or Officers chosen and pass any vote relating thereto.
Motion to pass over made by Gary Danielson. Seconded by Rob Elder. All in favor.
ARTICLE 2: To see if the district will vote to raise and appropriate two million, three hundred thousand, seven hundred seventy-nine dollars ($2,300,779.00) for the support of the schools, for the payment of salaries of school district officials and agents, and for the payment of statutory obligations of the district. This article is exclusive of any other article on this warrant. (The school board recommends this article).
Motion made by Rob Elder. Seconded by Gary Danielson.
Motion is passed on voice vote.
ARTICLE 3: To see if the district will raise and appropriate up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to be added to the previously established Building Repairs Expendable Trust Fund, such amount to be funded from the year-end unassigned fund balance available on June 30, 2022. (The school board recommends this article).
Motion is made by Ernie Hartley, seconded by Gary Danielson.
Discussion: Rob Elder asked if the money will be used for anything in particular? Glenn answered that the board had discussed using it for the stage, but in the end it seemed, with building costs so high right now, like a good idea to keep this trust fund well funded right now.
Motion is passed by voice vote.
ARTICLE 4: To transact any other business that may legally come before said meeting.
Abby Metcalf thinks that a few fundraisers to go toward using less of the rec department money would create a lot of good will. Billie French agrees, offers to help. Glenn responded that there will undoubtedly be fundraisers anyway to get the required funds for the playground because of the cost of it, in spite of the amount from the rec department and the matching grant funds.
Rob Elder asked if the playground could be considered a “special purpose” as noted on page 110. Glenn answers that the funds referred to means existing trust funds.
Gina Giudici asked if any money would be set aside for the playground? Glenn answered that there is not an established fund for something like this. Again, thinking that some school money put toward this effort would be a gesture of good will toward the town. Mary Ruth explains that funds will ultimately have to come from a number of areas, the 20k from the town, the Federal grant money, fundraising, and some from the school funds.
Motion to adjourn meeting at approximately 7:35 made by Gary Danielson, seconded by Lydia Hill. Motion passed by voice vote.
Alison Gould Rose