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LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2004 AT 7:00 P.M.
LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

Draft Minutes

Adopted: May 5, 2004

Members Present: Tammy Dickey, Chair; Linda Haft, Bonnie Markcoon, Faith Perkins, Frank Murray
Members Late : None
Members Absent: None
Staff Present: Val Perkins, Principal; William A. Fowler, Superintendent
Leah Treadwell
Others: Sheri Wilder, Christine Emeigh, Kevin Murphy, Beth Murphy


1. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.

2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 3/1/04

A motion was made by Faith Perkins, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the Minutes of 3/1/04 as presented.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

None

4. REVIEW OF AGENDA

Added Item 7.H. before Item 7.G. – Discussion with Possible Action Authorizing Submission of a Major Capital Projects Application

Moved Item 7.G. “Executive Session/Principal’s Evaluation” to just before Adjournment on the agenda.

5. COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS

A. Chairperson - Tammy Dickey welcomed new member Linda Haft.

B. Administration

1. Principal’s Report – Mr. Perkins reviewed his written report and answered questions. The report will be made a part of the official minutes.

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

a. Distributed final copies of Policies ILD, ADDA, IJJ, and EBCC;
b. Reported on a School Facilities Workshop he attended with David Bridgham on Monday, March 29th;
c. Gave an update on the pending court case—brief submitted and student expected back in Maine this month (Liberty School);
d. Distributed high school student information from a data base.

C. Standing Committees

Bonnie Marckoon reported that the Building Committee will be meeting tomorrow night with Oak Point Associates and invited everyone to attend.

D. Warrant Signatures – Warrant #10 in the amount of $106,962.43 was signed by the School Committee.

6. OLD BUSINESS None

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Possible Action on Probationary Staff

1. Nominations for Continuing Contracts

a. Mary Beth Miller

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to accept Superintendent Fowler’s nomination and elect Mary Beth Miller for a Continuing Contract at Step 8 M (G/T @ .4 FTE) for the 2004-2005 school year.

Vote: Yes 4 No 0 Abst. 1 (B.M.)

b. Leah Treadwell

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to accept Superintendent Fowler’s nomination and elect Leah Treadwell for a Continuing Contract at Step 5 B for the 2004-2005 school year.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0


B. Adoption of the Following Policies:

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to adopt Policies BEDG/Minutes and BEDH/Public Participation at Board Meetings as presented.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

C. Resolution Regarding School Unions

Following a discussion, a motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon, seconded by Frank Murray, to adopt the resolution in support of preserving school unions and to send notifications to MSBA and area representatives.
Vote: Yes 4 No 0 Abst. 1 (F.P.)

D. Gym Floor

Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to seek bids for the gym floor project. Mr. Perkins will work with David Bridgham on this effort.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

E. Annual Election of Chair

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to keep the same slate of officers (Tammy Dickey, Chair and Frank Murray, Vice-Chair).
Vote: Yes 5 No 0

F. Town’s Long Range Planning Meeting (May 13, 2004)

A discussion centered around the Long Range Planning Survey and Tammy Dickey will pull the notes together and submit the form to the Town Office.

G. Authorization to Submit a Major Capital Projects Application

Following a discussion which included mention of the need for a pre-school program, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to authorize Superintendent Fowler to submit a Major Capital Projects Application.
Vote: Yes 5 No 0


H. Executive Session for Evaluation of Principal
Followed by Possible Action on Contract

A motion was made by Faith Perkins, seconded by Frank Murray, to go into Executive Session for the Principal’s Evaluation.

Time In: 8:07 P.M.
Time Out: 8:35 P.M.
Vote: Yes 5 No 0

Following the Executive Session, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to follow Superintendent Fowler’s recommendations as follows:

1. Increase Mr. Perkins’s contract by one year to June 30, 2006;
2. Increase number of work days from 200 to 205/year;
3. Set salary for 2004-2005 at $61,866.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

8. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Request for Information

High School Information

B. Board Comments

Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to allow an exception for this year (2003-2004) so that 5th Graders may join the Baseball and Softball teams.

Vote: Yes 5 No 0

Frank congratulated the Music teacher and the Girl’s Basketball Team.

C. Future Agenda Items

· Representative and Alternate for MDI High School
· Committee Assignments

D. The next regular meeting will be on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

9. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 P.M. on a motion by Frank Murray.


Attest: a true record

William A. Fowler
Secretary