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LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2005 AT 7:00 P.M.

LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

DRAFT

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; Carol Duffy

Others: Jo Cooper, Patty Murphy

1.  The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M.

 

2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 5/2/05

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Tammy Dickey, to accept the Minutes of 5/2/05 as presented.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

 

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

Patty Murphy was present to discuss busing and she expressed that she is still interested in trying to run with two buses. The consensus was to continue looking at any way to save transportation dollars.

Jo Cooper mentioned what an excellent job Amy Duym does as a teacher.

 

4. REVIEW OF AGENDA

No changes

5. COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS

A.  Chairperson – The Chair discussed the recent Town Joint Planning Committee meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for June 16 th at 7:00 P.M. at the Lamoine Consolidated School.

B.  Administration

1. Principal's Report – A copy of Principal Perkins's written report will be made a part of the official minutes. Mr. Perkins asked Carol Duffy to explain the D.R.A. which is used as part of the local assessment system in Grades 1-8. Mrs. Duffy gave a very informative presentation which explained the assessment and its uses. The test is administered in the fall and in the spring. Grade 7 scores were reviewed with significant progress being shown. Mr. Perkins predicted Kindergarten numbers should be about a dozen next fall.

2.  Superintendent's Report – Superintendent Fowler reported on the following:

 

  1. Pleased to report that the “Mrs. Z” court case settled for $78,557.36 which was far short of published numbers;
  2. Announced the resignation of Special Education teacher Jean Harris;
  3. Reported that the next negotiation meeting would be Monday, June 13 th at 4:00 P.M.; and
  4. Reminded everyone that the Union #92/MSAD #26 Joint Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the Hancock County Tech Center.

 

C. Standing Committee Reports

 

1. Building Committee – Bonnie Marckoon reported that the committee had recently met and reviewed the evaluation report which the state had sent. Renovation monies are available for us to apply for to address priority 1and 2 items (1-3 rating scale). Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Tammy Dickey, to authorize the Superintendent to prepare Revolving Renovation Fund Applications to address priority 1 health and safety deficiencies and priority 2 system upgrade code deficiencies identified in the existing Facility Assessment Report and Long-Range Capital Improvement Plan.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

D. Warrant Signatures – Warrant #12 in the amount of $250,980.83 was signed by the School Committee.

 

6. OLD BUSINESS

None

7.  NEW BUSINESS

A. Follow-up on Food Services Audit

Superintendent Fowler distributed copies of the Audit Report and discussed concerns/violations that the state found and suggested that a School Nutrition Committee be formed to look at the complete big picture of nutrition in the school.

B. Formation of School Nutrition Committee

Mr. Perkins will form the committee with all stakeholders being represented. Healthy Acadia should be asked for representation. The Committee will be charged with reviewing the nutritional situation school wide and make recommendations to the School Committee regarding needed improvements.

C. 2 nd Reading/Adoption of Policy JLCD/Administration of Medication to Students

Following a quick review by Superintendent Fowler, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to adopt Policy JLCD/Administration of Medication to Students as presented.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

D. Tuition Policy Review

Superintendent Fowler suggested changing the policy to accommodate current enrollees who move so that they could continue as tuition students. A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Linda Haft, to amend the Tuition Policy as recommended.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

E.  Summer Program Collaboration with Hancock and Trenton

We are planning a Summer Program (Carol Duffy) for three evenings a week (late afternoons) at the Middle Level (Grades 4-8) for Math and Langauge Arts. Amy Duym will be running sessions for Literacy and Math. Basically the session will run three days a week with morning sessions for six (6) weeks. Ten students have been referred to date.

F. Executive Session for the Expressed Purpose for an Update on Negotiations with URTA/Lamoine [M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(A)]

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

 

Time In: 8:25 P.M.

Time Out: 8:45 P.M. Vote: Yes 5 No 0

There was no action taken following the Executive Session.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

A.  Requests for Information

None

B.  Board Comments

None

C.  Future Agenda Items

? Bus Runs/Two Buses

? Follow-up on Town's Joint Board Meeting

? Science Curriculum (September)

? Review Final Copy of Tuition Policy Update

D.  The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 7:00 P.M.

9.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Frank Murray at 8:48 P.M.

Attest: a true record

William A. Fowler

Secretary