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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2005 AT 7:00 P.M.


Members Present: Faith Perkins, Chair; Tammy Dickey, Bonnie Marckoon , Linda Haft, Frank Murray

Members Late: None

Members Absent: None

Staff Present: Val Perkins, Principal; William A. Fowler, Superintendent

Amy Duym, Sherry Young, Carol Duffy, Leah Treadwell, Barbara Stratton, Doreen Boynton

Others: Dan Higgins, Superintendent Intern; Jo Cooper, Selectperson

•  The meeting was called to order at 7:04 P.M.


A motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon , seconded by Tammy Dickey, to accept the Minutes of 3/7/05 as presented.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

•  PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

Jo Cooper discussed summer programs and the possibility of collaborating with other Union 92 schools. Mrs. Cooper also spoke in support of Sherry Young, Grade 3 teacher.


Superintendent Intern Higgins suggested adding:

Item 7.E. “Executive Session for the Expressed Purpose of Discussing Legal Advice” [1 MRSA § 405 (6)(E)]

Faith Perkins suggested adding Item 7. C. 1. “Discussion of Lamoine Town Planning Meeting”


A. Chairperson – Chairperson Perkins had no written report but commented on feedback from students that the science portion on the MEA was the most difficult and suggested reviewing the science curriculum. Mrs. Perkins also commented on the recent town meeting and shared information on current indicators regarding economic and school funding issues.

•  Administration

•  Principal's Report – Principal Perkins's written report will be made a part of the official minutes. Additionally, Mr. Perkins reported on the following items.

•  Reviewed items from the March report, i.e., MEA and NCLB Assessments and implementation of the process of LCAS creation/implementation;

•  Amy Duym provided a brief and informative overview of the Local Comprehensive Assessment System (LCAS). Included in the presentation was information about the origins and objectives of the system.

•  Superintendent's Report – Superintendent Intern Higgins reported on the following:

•  Distributed copies (as previously promised by Superintendent Fowler) of the 2004-06 MSBA Handbook and encouraged committee members to familiarize themselves with the document;

•  Distributed copies of the FY 04 Financial Statements and Auditor's Report;

•  Congratulated teacher Margaret Boshko on being awarded a Union #92 mini-grant for her proposal to implement a chess program at the school;

•  Shared with committee chair information on secondary school enrollment;

•  Gave an update on negotiations—reported on a Ground Rules meeting scheduled for May 12 th at 4:30 P.M. at the Union #92 office;

•  Reported that the final student day will be on Saturday, June 18 th ; (board members achieved consensus)

•  Suggested consideration of a donation in the memory of former Hancock School Committee member Joe Carter. The chair will recommend a $50 donation.

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon , to make a $50 donation in memory of former Hancock School Committee member Joe Carter.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

•  Standing Committee Reports

•  Building Committee – Bonnie Marckoon reported that the committee had not met since the release of the Major Capital Improvement Program Application results. She indicated that the committee would meet in the near future to discuss options.

•  Warrant Signatures – Warrant #10 in the amount of $118,982.62 was signed by the School Committee.




•  Food Services Audit Follow-up

Superintendent Intern Higgins reported that based upon the exit interview with Food Services Auditor Walter Beesley the Lamoine Food Services program was in “good shape.” He also reported that Mr. Beesley had recommended the school:

•  Investigate training opportunities for implementing an “offer vs. serve” serving procedure;

•  Work with other district schools to provide opportunities for food services staff members to meet.

Additionally Mr. Higgins reported that the formal written Food Services Audit Report was received last week and Superintendent Fowler would review the report and present more detailed information at the June meeting.

•  Lunch Menu Planning- Barbara Stratton

Barbara Stratton gave an informative review of the process regarding lunch menu planning and provided the committee with copies of the May menu. Mrs. Stratton shared menu requirements and explained the procedure for rotating menu items throughout the month, basing decisions on economic factors, nutritional factors, and student interest. Mrs. Stratton also informed the committee that the “offer vs. serve” process had been used May 2 nd . She reported less waste and indicated that by using the procedure on a regular basis that a more efficiency would be achieved.

A short discussion of milk offerings, flavored and other, serving sizes, and potential changes in containers occurred.

•  1 st Reading of Policy JLCD/Administration of Medication to Students

Following a review by Superintendent Intern Higgins, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Tammy Dickey, to accept for 1 st reading Policy JLCD/Administration of Medication to Students as amended.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

C (1) Town Planning Meeting

Committee Chair Faith Perkins reported receiving an invitation to attend a Town Planning Meeting at the Lamoine Town Hall on May 12, 2005. She invited committee members and Principal Perkins to attend.

•  Nomination of Probationary Staff with a Possibility of an Executive Session [1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6)(A)]

•  Sherry Young

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Tammy Dickey to accept Superintendent Fowler's nomination and elect SHERRY YOUNG for a 2 nd Year Probationary Contract for the 2005-2006 school year.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

  •  Executive Session for the Expressed Purpose of Discussing Legal Advice [1 M.R.S.A. § 405 (6) (E)]

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Tammy Dickey, to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing legal advice.

Time In: 8:52 P.M.

Time Out: 9:05 P.M. Vote: Yes 5 No 0

There was no action taken following the Executive Session.


•  Requests for Information

Tammy Dickey inquired as to how many students attended Kindergarten screening. Principal Perkins indicated that four boys and four girls were screened and that teaching staff were discussing the potential retention of a first grade student.

Tammy Dickey also asked about summer programming. Principal Perkins indicated summer programming was currently under development.

•  Board Comments

Faith Perkins and Tammy Dickey commented favorably on the new format for parent/teacher conferences for Grades 6-8.

•  Future Agenda Items

? Summer Program Collaboration with Hancock & Trenton

? Tuition Policy Review

? Review Science Curriculum

? Follow-up on Food Services Audit

? Formation of School Nutrition Committee

•  The next regular meeting will be Monday, June 6, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the Lamoine Consolidated School . The Union #92/MSAD #26 Joint Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at HCTC in Ellsworth.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 P.M. on a motion by Frank Murray.

Attest: a true record

Daniel A. Higgins Secretary (Superintendent Intern)