4/2/2024 - 5:30 PM

Press release
  1. ROLL CALL AND CALL TO ORDER: The ASB meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by Catherine Masterson, Assistant Superintendent.
    Board Present: Dan Newton, Steve Chella, Kayla Chandler, Lisa Burbach, Katie Caron.
    Administration Present: Catherine Masterson, Dennis Dobe, Kathleen Boucher, Hilary Denoncourt, Beth Page, Dennis Audet
    Public Present: Donna Crisp Duclos
    2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Lisa Burbach nominated Steve Chella as the Board Chair, seconded by Katie Caron. Motion passes. Lisa Burbach nominated Kayla Chandler as the Vice Chair, seconded by Dan Newton. Motion passes. Lisa Burbach nominated Katie Keyser as the alternate signer, seconded by Dan Newton. Motion passes.

  2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS: For the 2/6/2024 Board Meeting and the 3/4/2024 Annual Meeting, Chella motioned to accept the minutes, and Chandler made the second. Burbach noted that, within the annual School District meeting minutes, Janet Moore’s name was misspelled. Chella made the motion to accept the minutes with this typo amended, Newton seconded. All others were in favor and the minutes were approved with no further discussion.

  3. FINANCIAL REPORT: Denoncourt reviewed the current overages for the budget. Denoncourt produced paperwork to finalize the official 2024-2025 budget with the current school board. Chella motioned to accept the finance report, Chandler seconded. All were in favor, the motion passed.


  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: No comment.

  2. BOARD CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT: Chella is pleased and excited to be the new board chair, and is hoping to serve the Andover community well.

  3. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT: Dobe handed out the Principal’s report, and reviewed it for the board. Earth Day t-shirts were discussed, as well as upcoming spring sports, the upcoming production of the Little Mermaid, and visits from Kelly George, Andover’s new principal. Dobe also discussed the status of the NH SAS assessments. Water testing continues, the roof has had repairs but this process is not yet complete; these repairs have been made under warranty. Burbach motioned to accept the Principal’s report; Caron made the second. All were in favor, the motion passed.

  4. OLD BUSINESS: No old business at this time.

  5. NEW BUSINESS: Policy BCA has been presented to the board. The SAU will collect their signatures through Google Form to indicate that they have received and read this policy for this school year. Randy requested permission to hire so quality candidates are not lost between Board meetings. Newton motioned to grant Wormald permission to hire and issue contracts until September, seconded by Caron. Motion passed.
    General assurances are in the packet. Chandler motioned to accept the fiscal year 2025 General
    Assurances, Burbach seconded. All were in favor, the motion passed.

  6. MANIFEST JOURNAL ENTRIES: Chandler motioned to approve the manifest journal entries, Burbach seconded. All were in favor; the motion passed.


  1. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Wormald was absent.

  2. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Masterson reported that the solar eclipse is approaching, and the district will have an early release that day so that all students have the opportunity to safely observe this event. Masterson recently attended an ESEA Workshop, which will support the district in managing federal grants. Masterson will be attending job fairs to solicit qualified candidates.

  3. NON-PUBLIC SESSION-RSA 91-A:3II (b): Motion to enter non-public session under RSA 91-A:3II (b) at 5:50 PM by Dan Newton, second by Kayla Chandler. Motion passed unanimously by roll call. Roll Call: Caron: yes; Chandler: yes; Chella: yes; Newton: yes; Burbach: yes
    See non-public minutes

  4. RETURN TO PUBLIC SESSION: Roll Call: Caron: yes; Chandler: yes; Chella: yes; Newton: yes; Burbach: yes

  5. ACTION FROM NON-PUBLIC: Katie Caron made a motion to confirm the staff nominations, second by Kayla Chandler. The motion carried.
    16. ADJOURNMENT: Dan Newton made a motion to adjourn at 5:55 PM.