Town of Lamoine, Maine



MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004 AT 7:00 P.M.


                                                                                    Adopted June 7, 2004



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

Members Late: None

Members Absent:         None

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

Others:                         Christine Emeigh, Laura Parlee, Jo Cooper, Devin McGreevey, Lisa Branch


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




A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the Minutes of 4/5/04 as presented.


                                                      Vote:  Yes 5  No 0


3.                  PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)


Jo Cooper requested that a remedial math program be instituted for added support for students who are struggling with math skills (during the school day would be preferred).  Mr. Perkins will discuss the need and the best way to meet that need with the staff.


4.                  REVIEW OF AGENDA   No changes


5.                  COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS


A.     Chairperson – Chairperson Dickey thanked the teaching staff for the work that they do and reminded everyone about the upcoming planning meeting on May 13th at 6:30 P.M. at the school.


B.     Administration


1.                  Principal’s Report – Principal Perkins reviewed his written report and answered several questions and announced that two proposals were submitted to fix the gym condensation problem.  Mr. Perkins recommended the lower quote from Murphy Builders.  Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to authorize the Principal to accept the quote from Murphy Builders as presented.  


Vote:  Yes 5  No 0


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


a.                   Reported that LD 1344 has been indefinitely postponed;

b.                  Reported that the Hancock County Superintendents and the Special Education Director have been working on a consolidation grant to consolidate testing for special education eligibility;

c.                   Shared high school student information with Chair;

d.                  Discussed and distributed high school student information; and

e.                   Discussed the Essential Programs and Services funding model.


C.     Standing Committees


Bonnie Marckoon gave a brief update on recent work by the Building Committee. 


Faith Perkins reported that the “Project Challenge” committee had met and that a program progress/evaluation is taking place.


Tammy Dickey shared notes from a recent M.D.I. meeting.


D.     Warrant Signatures – Warrant #11 in the amount of $79,696.50 was signed by the School Committee.


6.         OLD BUSINESS   None


7.                  NEW BUSINESS


A.                 Presentation by Playground Committee


Representatives from the Patrons suggested that the playground be moved to a different location.  Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins, to authorize Principal Perkins to work with the staff and Patron’s Playground Committee to find a more suitable site for improvement.


                                                      Vote:  Yes 5  No 0


The School Committee would like to see the plan before any work is started.


B.                 Appoint a Representative and an Alternate for the MDI High School Committee


Following a brief discussion, a motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon, seconded by Faith Perkins, to appoint Tammy Dickey as the representative for the MDI High School Committee and to appoint Frank Murray as the alternate.


                                                      Vote:  Yes 5  No 0


C.                 Committee Appointments by Chair (2004-2005)


Personnel:   Linda Haft

Superintendent’s Advisory:  Tammy Dickey, Board Chair

Negotiations:  Frank Murray

Drop Out Prevention:  Frank Murray

Project Challenge:  Faith Perkins

Building Committee:  Bonnie Marckoon



D.                Request from Superintendent to Approve Ed. Tech. Certification Team and to Pay a Stipend of $15/meeting ($20=Chair)


Following an explanation of the request, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to approve Superintendent Fowler’s request as presented.


                                                      Vote:  Yes 5  No 0




A.                 Requests for Information


Playground Information


B.                 Board Comments


Policy books will be collected at the June meeting.


C.                 Future Agenda Items


Remedial Math Update


D.        The next regular meeting will be on Monday, June 7, 2004 at 5:00 P.M. at the Lamoine Consolidated School.  (NOTE EARLIER TIME)




A motion to adjourn was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon.


                                                            Vote:  Yes  5  No 0

                                                            Time:  8:39 P.M.







                                    Attest:  a true record




                                                William A. Fowler