Board of Education

Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8931
Fax 301.334.7621

Minutes August 3, 2004



Oakland, Maryland 21550

Tuesday, August 3, 2004



Part I - Call to Order

Mr. Rodney L. Durst, Vice President of the Garrett County Board of Education, called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Members in attendance included Mrs. Madeleine Collins, Mrs. Camilla Rawe, and Mrs. Charlotte Sebold, associate members; and Dr. Wendell Teets, Superintendent of Schools. Mr. James M. Raley, President, and Ms. Laura Costa, Student Member, were unable to attend.

Part II - Public Comment

There was no public comment.

Part III - Executive Session

Upon a motion by Mrs. Collins, seconded by Mrs. Rawe, the Board of Education unanimously agreed to move to executive session at 6:03 p.m. in accordance with Public School Law 4-106 and Section 10-508 of the State Government Code to discuss personnel matters affecting one or more individuals, and to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto. Dr. Teets; Dr. Brenda McCartney, Assistant Superintendent; and Mr. Ervin Fink, Director of Finance/Human Resources were present for the closed session. Personnel items discussed included appointments, a resignation, emergency coaches, and a professional leave request.

Part IV - Reopen Public Session

Mr. Durst reconvened public session at 7:00 p.m.

Part V - Announcements

Dr. Teets announced an invitation from the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority to attend a 75th Anniversary Tea on the porch of the Garrett Historical Museum in Oakland on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.. Jeanne Whitehair will do a brief presentation as "Annie Webb." Refreshments will be served.

New Teacher Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2004. Mrs. Sebold, Mrs. Collins, and Mrs. Rawe plan to attend.

Part VI - Bid Award

Mr. Michael Sines, Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations reported that one bid was submitted for the mechanical upgrade/HVAC system at Accident Elementary School. Dr. Teets recommended awarding the contract to the sole bidder, R. H. Lapp & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $33,500. Upon a motion by Mrs. Rawe, seconded by Mrs. Collins, the Board voted 3-0 to approve the contract.

Mr. Sines provided an update on the progress of wall replacement and lobby renovation at Northern Garrett High School. Work is progressing exceptionally well and is expected to be completed as scheduled.

Part VII - Personnel Matters

Dr. Teets recommended approval of the following personnel matters:


  • Lydia Mulcaster, Special Education Teacher, YG, eff. 08/23/04
  • Melissa Paugh, Math Resource Teacher, YG, eff. 08/23/04
  • Amie Thomas, Classroom Teacher, DR, eff. 08/23/04
  • Tamarah Lottman, Classroom Teacher, DR, eff. 08/23/04
  • Lisa Janoske, Secretary VI, SX, eff. 08/16/04
  • Susan Steyer, Media Assistant, BR, eff. 08/23/04


  • Sarah S. Pletcher, Mathematics Teacher, NH, eff. 07/26/04

Emergency Coaches:

  • Bob Bonser, Boys Head Soccer Coach, SH
  • Jennifer Coulter, Assistant Band Director, NH
  • Frank Ewing, Assistant Football Coach, NH
  • Warren Glotfelty, Golf Coach, NH
  • Jon Houser, Assistant Football Coach, NH
  • Lynn Lais, Girls Head Soccer Coach, NH
  • Jeremy Reed, Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, NH

Additionally, he recommended approval of a Professional Leave and Travel Request for Scott Germain, Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Services to attend a conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

Upon a motion by Mrs. Rawe, seconded by Mrs. Collins, the Board voted 3-0 to approve the superintendent's recommendations.

Dr. Teets and Board members expressed wishes for a quick recovery for Laura Costa, who had been in an automobile accident.

Part VIII-Adjournment

There being no additional business, the Board, by consensus, adjourned the meeting at 7:06.

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James M. Raley Wendell D. Teets
President Secretary/Treasurer
Approved:  August 10, 2004