Town of Lamoine, Maine

Lamoine Consolidated School

LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2004 AT 7:00 P.M.
LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

NOTE: AT 6:00 P.M. PARENT/COMMUNITY FORUM (NCLB & LEARNING RESULTS

Members Present: Tammy Dickey, Chair; Lori Boynton, Bonnie Marckoon, Faith Perkins
Members Late: None
Members Absent: Frank Murray, Excused
Staff Present: Val Perkins, Principal; William A. Fowler, Superintendent; Amy Duym
Others: Harvey Kelley, Jr., Linda Haft, Angie Butler, Jo Cooper, Lilly Cooper

1. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M.

2. CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 1/5/04

A motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon, seconded by Faith Perkins, to accept the Minutes of 1/5/04 as presented.

Vote: Yes 4 No 0

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

Superintendent Fowler introduced Harvey Kelley, Jr., Co-Chair of the “School Administrative Unit Task Force” who presented their study/report to the State Dept. of Education recently. Mr. Kelley reviewed the report and answered several questions regarding structure of school units and per pupil costs.

4. REVIEW OF AGENDA

Tabled Item 7.D.
Added Item 7.E. “Amendment to Laptop Insurance Policy”
Moved Item 7.A. to follow “Review of Agenda”

5. COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS

A. Chairperson

Tammy Dickey read her written report which will become a part of the official minutes. Ms. Dickey also thanked Lori Boynton for her six year commitment to the students and school, especially the long hours and hard work on the athletic field. Ms. Boynton received a bell, plaque an other gifts. Ms. Boynton read a statement of thanks, as well.

B. Administration

1. Principal’s Report – Mr. Perkins read a note thanking Lori Boynton for her drive and commitment serving on the School Committee. In addition, Principal Perkins reviewed his report and answered several questions.

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

a. Distributed secondary tuition information to the Chair;
b. Discussed the resolution regarding supporting school unions (to be an item on the next agenda); and
c. Shared the recent audit report and management letter.

C . Standing Committees

No updates to report

Jo Cooper reported that May 13th had been set aside for future planning and the school construction project would be included at that time. Bonnie Marckoon will double check the date and time.

C. Warrant Signatures – Warrant #9 in the amount of $63,107.96 was signed by the School Committee.

6. OLD BUSINESS

None

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Patrons – Angie Butler reviewed the goals of the PATRONS and indicated that they had funding available to meet most requests. Any requests to the PATRONS should be submitted in writing.

B. Adoption of the Following Policies:

ILD/Educational Research: Student Submission to Surveys,
Analyses or Evaluations
ADAA/School system Commitment to Standards for Ethical
And Responsible Behavior
IJJ/Instructional and Library-Media Materials Selection
EBCC/Bomb Threats

A motion was made by Bonnie Marckoon, seconded by Faith Perkins, to adopt the policies as listed above.

Vote: Yes 4 No 0

C. 1st Reading of the Following Policies:

BEDG/Minutes
BEDH/Public Participation at Board Meetings

A motion was made by Lori Boynton, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept for 1st reading the policies as listed above (BEDG with options 1 A and 2 selected).
Vote: Yes 4 No 0

D. Executive Session for evaluation of Principal followed by Possible Action on Contract

This item was tabled.

E. Amendment to Laptop Insurance Coverage Policy

Following an explanation by Superintendent Fowler, a motion was made to adopt policy IJNDC/Mobile Technology as amended to set the insurance premiums based on percentages for lunch guidelines as follows: Full Price 80%, Reduced Price 40% and Free 20%.

Vote: Yes 4 No 0

8. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Requests for Information

Latest student numbers of seniors going on to college


B. Board Comments

· Faith Perkins commented on the Candidates Night and reported that school issues/questions took up a large part of the evening. Ms. Perkins also suggested we post School Committee meetings on the board out front.

C. Future Agenda Items

· Adoption of Policies
· Resolution Regarding School Unions
· Gym Floor
· Principal’s Goals/Contract

D. The next regular meeting will be on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.

9. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Lori Boynton at 8:50 P.M.


Attest: a true record

William A. Fowler
Secretary