Members Present: Tammy Dickey, Chair; Bonnie Marckoon, Frank Murray
Members Excused: Faith Perkins, Lori Boynton
Staff Present: Val Perkins, Principal; William A. Fowler, Superintendent
Chris James, Carol Duffy, Tim Barlow, Jackie Grohoski, R.N., School Nurse
Others: Debbie McLean, Steve Soucy, Sherrie Walker, Sharon Oliver, Jennifer Ekhart, Shawn Keaty, Katie Murphy
1. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.
2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 9/8/03
A motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon, seconded by Frank Murray, to accept the Minutes of 9/8/03 as presented.
Vote: Yes 3 No 0
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 15 Minutes)
Comments were made regarding information about the schedule for 7th and 8th Graders (especially in Science). Mr. Perkins invited parents in to talk and shared a master schedule.
Mr. Barlow announced that he had put in for a mini-grant to help cover the cost of a robotics program and reminded everyone about the upcoming parent night for laptops.
4. REVIEW OF AGENDA No changes
A. Chairperson - No reports
1. Principal’s Report – Principal Perkins discussed his report and pointed out Terra Nova test score compiled for the past three years. He also shared master schedules and individual teacher schedules. Discussed concerns related to the improved highway (Route 184).
2. Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Fowler reported on the following:
a. Shared NCLB completed application and a program summary for Lamoine;
b. Shared information on an upcoming workshop (November 7th ) “Building Quality Schools”;
c. Distributed final copies of recently adopted policies;
d. Explained legal costs on the warrant and a special education hearing issue;
e. Announced a REAP Grant award in the amount of $17,478.00 ($400 more than last year).
C. Standing Committees
Bonnie Marckoon gave an update on the status of the Oak Point building application and expressed her frustration with their lack of progress to date.
D. Warrant Signatures - Warrant #4 in the amount of $102,793.35 was signed by the School Committee.
6. OLD BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Camp Kieve Report: Students
After an introductory power point presentation by Mr. Barlow, three students (Jennifer Ekhart, Shawn Keaty and Katie Murphy) described their recent experience at Camp Kieve.
B. Discussion/Considerations for the Future: Mr. Perkins
This item was tabled.
C. School Health Curriculum Update
Nurse Jackie Grohoski was present to share information regarding the latter part of last year’s health program and discussed her expectations for this year.
D. School Population Data Report
Superintendent Fowler shared student population data from 1995-96 to the present. Both elementary and secondary numbers were collected from the annual October 1st count. The information showed a decline in elementary students (182 in l995-96 to 158 in 2002).
E. 1st Reading of the Following Policies:
A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the following policies for 1st reading: JI/Student Rights and Responsibilities; JICIA/Weapons, Violence and School Safety; JICB/Care of School Property by Students; KISP/Public Conduct on School Property; ECB/Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds as amended and presented (2nd sentence “Hancock” to “Lamoine”.
Vote: Yes 3 No 0
8. OTHER BUSINESS
A. Requests for Information
Chris James gave a quick update on current plans regarding the 8th Grade Class trip to “Adventure Bound” at a cost of about $4,500. Students will be responsible to earn their fair share. Following a discussion, the School Committee gave concept approval for the trip.
B. Board Comments
Frank Murray commended Karen Hawthorne for the work she is doing with the music classes.
Bonnie Marckoon would like to get the building application process moving and will speak with David Bridgham.
C. Future Agenda Items
· MYDAUS Survey
· Adoption of Policies
· Considerations for the Future
· Building Committee Update
D. The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, November 3, 2003 at 7:00 P.M.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M. on a motion by Frank Murray.
Attest: a true record
William A. Fowler