AREA Board Meeting
Spaulding High School Library
April 29, 2013
6:00 PM


Rochester Members Present:
Mr. Robert Watson, Chair

Ms. Caroline McCarley

Mr. Daniel Harkinson

Mr. James Gray

Dr. Anthony Pastelis

Mr. Matthew Pappas


Wakefield Members Present:

Mr. Relf Fogg

Mr. Stephen Brown

Mrs. Bonnie Cyr

Mr. Robin Ouellette

Also Present:

Mr. Michael Hopkins

Mr. Jay McIntire

Mr. Richard Bickford
Mrs. Mary Moriarty

High School and Central Office Administrators


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with a quorum present. 


The meeting began with introductions and pledge of allegiance.


Mr. Hopkins reviewed the concerns about tuition payments and the number of students that have not returned the Wakefield Residence Form.  Various suggestions were made to remedy this situation.  The Wakefield School Board will be considering this issue in meetings on Wednesday and Friday of this week.  The Rochester School Board will ask their attorney to review the requirement in the AREA Board contract for payment of tuition. 


The Wakefield Board needs to decide if they want to enter into discussions to alter the AREA Agreement.  The new Board in Wakefield has not discussed this issue yet.  If they would like to consider changes in the AREA Agreement, they can contact Mr. Hopkins who can communicate that request to the Rochester School Board. 


Dr. Pastelis moved, second by Mr. Pappas, to adjourn at 6:25 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully Submitted,



Mr. Robert Watson, Chair