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LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2004 AT 5:00 P.M.
LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

DRAFT Approved________

Members Present: Tammy Dickey, Chair; Linda Haft, Bonnie Marckoon, Frank Murray
Members Late: None
Members Absent: Faith Perkins, Excused
Staff Present: Val Perkins, Principal; William A. Fowler, Superintendent
Others: Patty Murphy, Jo Cooper


1. The meeting was called to order at 5:00 P.M.

2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 6/7/04

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the Minutes of 6/7/04 as presented.

Vote: Yes 4 No 0

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes) None

4. REVIEW OF AGENDA
Superintendent Fowler requested to move Item 7.A. to follow “Review of Agenda”

5. COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS

A. Chairperson – no report at this time
B. Administration

1. Principal’s Report – Principal Perkins gave updates on the following:

a. Reported that the gym project had been completed and that wall pads are on order;
b. Discussed recent MEA results for Grades 4 & 8;
c. Indicated that Diane Bonney had resigned.

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

a. Asked for a volunteer for the MSBA Delegate Assembly (Fall Conference);
b. Reported on the resignation of Diane Bonney who has accepted a position with the Ed. Co. Op. Superintendent Fowler asked for the authority to hire a replacement for Mrs. Bonney. Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to authorize Superintendent Fowler to hire a replacement.
Vote: Yes 4 No 0
c. Distributed forms and explained the Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance for Board Members;
d. Distributed updated policy notebooks;
e. Indicated that he had Union #92 hats available.

C. Standing Committee Reports

1. Building Committee – no report at this time
2. Patrons – Breakfast Fundraiser
This item was tabled—no representative was present.

D. Warrant Signatures – Warrant #1-2 in the amount of $53,328.93 was signed by the School Committee.

6. OLD BUSINESS
None

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion Regarding Transportation Savings From Two to Three Buses
Patty Murphy reported that the impact of the change would be primarily on high school students because they would be expected to leave earlier for their respective high schools. Superintendent Fowler reported that Laidlaw estimated an annual saving of about $24,000 if they went to two buses instead of three (with fuel he estimated a saving of at least $25,000). Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to try transporting students on two buses rather than three.
Vote: Yes 4 No 0
Superintendent Fowler was asked to coordinate the MDI run with Hancock, if possible.

B. Review Terra Nova Test Results
Mr. Perkins quickly reviewed the Terra Nova test results which he had distributed at the last meeting. It was noted that this is a nationally normed test not a standards based one like the MEA.

C. Approval of Handbook
This item was tabled.

D. Possible Candidate for World Language
This item was tabled because no candidate was available

E. Confirmation of Amy Riddell/Guidance Position
A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Linda Haft, to confirm hiring AMY RIDDELL for a 1st Year Probationary Contract (Step 7 M/Guidance) for the 2004-2005 school year.
Vote: Yes 4 No 0

F. Set Hot Lunch Prices for 2004-2005
Superintendent Fowler recommended to keep the student prices for lunches the same and following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to authorize Superintendent Fowler to set the adult lunch prices after the audit is completed.
Vote: Yes 4 No 0

8. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Requests for Information
· Copy of Daily Class Schedules
· Update in Remedial Math

B. Board Comments - None

C. Future Agenda Items
Patrons/Playground Plans
Student Handbooks

D. The next regular meeting will be on Monday, September 13, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

9. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Frank Murray at 6:25 P.M.


Attest: a true record


William A. Fowler, Secretary