LIVERMORE FALLS — Directors of Regional School Unit 73 took no action after meeting behind closed doors with Superintendent Todd LeRoy and legal counsel for 3½ hours Monday night.

The board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Spruce Mountain Middle School cafeteria in Jay.

Monday night’s executive session follows LeRoy’s email on Dec. 24 announcing Spruce Mountain High School Principal TJ Plourde was removed from his position Dec. 21 in a plan to combine the middle and high schools. Spruce Mountain Primary School Principal Kevin Harrington was taking the helm of the combined school immediately, and Middle School Principal Scott Albert was leading the Primary School, according to the email.

RSU 73 board Chairwoman Denise Rodzen, Vice Chairman Michael Morrell, LeRoy and legal counsel met behind closed doors last Wednesday, and on Thursday, Harrington announced that the administrative leadership changes announced by LeRoy would be rescinded.

After Monday night’s executive session, Rodzen issued an advisory about Thursday’s meeting.

“Regarding the meeting on Thursday, if any are planning to attend read up on our policy section … on public comment so you’ll know what is and isn’t allowed.”

She immediately called for a motion to adjourn, and the vote was unanimous.

The policy states in part:

All regular, special and emergency meetings of the board are open to the public. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in board meetings as provided in this policy.

Although board meetings are not public forums, the board will provide opportunities for citizens to express opinions and concerns related to the matters under consideration by the board. The intent is to allow a fair and adequate opportunity for the public to be heard and to provide adequate time for the board to obtain information and opinion on subjects before it, while ensuring that the time allowed for public discussion does not interfere with the fulfillment of the scheduled agenda.

Members of the public may speak on any subject directly related to the operations of the schools, except for personnel matters or complaints concerning specific employees or students, which shall be addressed through established policies and procedures.

Members of the public may address the board within the guidelines provided in this policy. The chair shall be responsible for maintaining proper order and compliance with these guidelines.

The following guidelines shall apply to public participation at board meetings:

• Citizens and employees of the school unit are welcome to participate. Others may be recognized to speak at the chair’s discretion.

• The chair may limit the time allotted for comments on a particular topic, as well as the time each individual may speak.

• Persons interested in speaking should use the public sign-up so they may be called on in a fair and efficient manner.

• During the time set aside for public participation, the chair will be responsible for recognizing all speakers, who must identify themselves and place of residence.

• Speakers are not permitted to share gossip, make defamatory comments, or use abusive or vulgar language.

• No complaints or allegations will be allowed at board meetings concerning any person employee by the school system. Personnel matters or complaints concerning staff issues will not be considered in a public meeting.

• The board discourages duplication or repetition of comments.

• The chair has the authority to stop any presentation that violates these guidelines or the privacy rights of others.

• Persons who disrupt the meeting may be asked to leave, and the chair may request law enforcement assistance as necessary to restore order.

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