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Local School Advisory Committee

Minutes of September 10, 2013 (Draft, subject to correction)

Call to order : 6:30

Members in Attendance: Brett Jones Chair, Gordon Donaldson, Dawn McPhail Principal, Lamoine Consolidated School, Cathy Salkaln

Gordon Donaldson presented a brief overview of the purpose and duties of LSAC.

The purpose of the LSAC is:

The duties of the LSAC are to:

A brief discussion followed concerning the current status of supplemental funding provided by Lamoine for educational programming. Currently, the town of Lamoine pays two separate bills to the MDI school district for high school tuition.

  1. The town of Lamoine pays the difference between the tuition rates for RSU 24 high schools and MDI high school.
  2. The town of Lamione pays a 10% surcharge towards the new construction and upgrades at MDI. This 10% surcharge is temporary.

Dawn McPhail gave a brief overview of enrollment, curriculum and upcoming events.

Members held a brief discussion concerning methods of communication between the school and the community. Members were interested in determining the numbers of parents and community members that had internet access at home. Members questioned whether information from the website transferred directly to the district facebook page. Members would also like to know if there is a way for IT to track who is online.

Gordon Donaldson gave an overview of the Lamoine Quarterly newspaper and requested information regarding school happenings. Dawn McPhail agreed to send something to him by the end of September.

Dates for future meetings were set. The LSAC will meet on:

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00.