LIVERMORE FALLS — RSU 36 directors voted unanimously Thursday to ratify a contract for the Secretarial/Educational Technician Association as a rollover of the existing contract, Superintendent Sue Pratt said Friday.

The contract will be extended and a 1.5 percent cost-of-living raise will be given, she said.

That action came after an executive session.

During regular business, Regional School Unit 36 directors voted to hire a North Berwick company to repair the failing bleachers in the high school gym.

A review was done on the district’s bleachers and those in the worst shape safety-wise were inside the high school.

“To me, it’s a safety issue,” Pratt said. Parts are breaking off, she said.

Hussey Advantage will retrofit the bleachers at a cost of $13,978.30. Federal stimulus money will pay for it, she said.

Pratt also scheduled a new board member orientation training meeting for all board members during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at Cedar Street Learning Complex.

The one-hour training workshop is expected to follow a vote on a middle school principal.

Even though there are no new members on the board, Pratt said, she needed to go over required activities and training with them.

“We need to have documentation of your training,” Pratt said.

If any directors can not make it, she said, they will need to have a one-on-one training session with her.

Positions that are open in the district are middle school principal, high school art teacher and English teacher, part-time nurse and some support positions.

Ten applicants were received as of Thursday for the middle school principal position. Pratt said she plans to begin interviews in the coming week, she said.

Directors voted earlier in the meeting to accept the resignations of middle school Principal Ted Finn and high school art teacher Helga Heyck.

Pratt also informed the board that the district had locked in a price of $2.71 a gallon for diesel fuel, and $2.42 a gallon for No. 2 heating oil as long as they can coordinate a 7,500-gallon delivery. If that volume is not reached, then the cost would be $2.56 a gallon, Pratt said.

The prices were part of a collaborative effort with Mt. Blue High School, Jay School Department, the town of Jay and may include other entities.

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