Town of Lamoine, Maine
LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004 AT 7:00 P.M.
LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
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.
2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 4/5/04
A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the Minutes of 4/5/04 as presented.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A. Requests for 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