ROCKLAND — The Regional School Unit 13 Board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, will be held online with district residents able to view and comment if they wish.

The meeting can be viewed at vimeo.com/rsu13 or at youtube.com/channel/UC_v3ntD0jDgZ4DDIAvaDHog.

Residents of the district can participate via Zoom by using the meeting ID number 82594439669 and passcode 5962000.

The change from a hybrid meeting to a Zoom meeting follows a call to action by a statewide anti-vaccination, anti-mask group MaineStandsup.org that was urging its supporters across the state to attend the meeting.

District meetings are open to the public, but the board is only required to allow residents of the five-town district (Rockland, Thomaston, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing) to speak.

The agenda for this evening’s meeting is:

  • A presentation by Dr. Cheryl A. Liechty, M.D. from Pen Bay Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
  • A presentation by Oceanside Middle School Principal Colden Golann.
  • Public Participation: Citizens are welcome to speak to agenda matters before the Board.
  • Consent Agenda
  • Approval of the minutes of the meeting of Sept. 9, 20219.
  • Report of the Superintendent.
  • Report of the Assistant Superintendent.
  • Report of the Business Manager.
  • Report of the Board Chair.
  • To acknowledge the resignation of Veronica Race, transitional first grade teacher at the South School effective Oct. 13.
  • To approve a temporary nursing position funded under ESSER for contact tracing and nurse team support.
  • To approve the Professional Learning Communities Support System Stipend Appointments for School Year 2021-2022D.
  • To undertake a first reading of RSU 13 Policy JKAA – Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion; RSU 13 Policy JKAA-R – Use of Physical
  • Restraint and Seclusion Procedure; RSU 13 Policy DJ – Bidding/Purchasing Requirements
  • To undertake a second reading of RSU 13 Revised Policy ABC – Face Covering / Mask Policy; RSU 13 Revised Policy GCOC – Evaluation of Administrative Staff.
  • To rescind the following policies RSU 13 Policy GCOA-P – Professional Staff Evaluation Procedure; RSU 13 Policy GCOC-F – Administrator Evaluation Form; RSU 13 Policy GCOC-P – Administrator Evaluation Procedure Communications.
  • Committee Reports and Upcoming Meetings — Curriculum & Technology; Student Engagement Task Force; Finance & Facilities D.Policy & Communications; MCST.
  • Workshop Planning.
  • Adjournment.