LAMOINE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 2004 AT 7:00 P.M.

LAMOINE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

 

Members Present:         Tammy Dickey, Chair; Bonnie Marckoon, Faith Perkins, Frank Murray

Members Late:             Linda Haft

Members Absent:         None

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

Others:                         Lisa Branch, Lara Parlee, Sherrie Wilson, Jo Cooper

 

 

1.      The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

2.      CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MEETING ON 8/16/04

 

            A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept the Minutes of 8/16/04 as presented.

 

                                                                                                Vote:  Yes 4  No 0

 

3.      PUBLIC COMMENTS (15 Minutes)

 

            None

 

4.      REVIEW OF AGENDA

 

            No changes

 

5.      COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS

 

A.     Chairperson – Chairperson Dickey reviewed her report which will become part of the official minutes.

 

B.     Administration

 

1.                  Principal’s Report – Mr. Perkins reviewed his report and distributed class schedules and handbooks.

 

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

 

a.       Discussed and distributed information regarding the Palesky Tax Cap Initiative and possible resolutions opposing the initiative. Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Faith Perkins to pass a resolution in opposition to the Palesky Tax Cap Initiative;

 

                                                                                                Vote:  Yes 5  No 0

 

b.      Reported that the state has received our Major Capital Improvement Application.  The next step is a review—plan to complete by January—64 applications received;

c.        Student hot lunch prices for 2004-2005 will remain the same and adult price lunches will be increased to $3.55 (probably will need to increase student prices next year); and

d.      No new news on the court case—anytime now.

 

C.     Standing Committee Reports

 

1.                  Building Committee

 

Mrs. Marckoon reiterated the information that Mr. Fowler shared—consolidation was discussed.

 

2.                  Patrons – Breakfast Fundraiser

 

Lisa Branch gave an informative report regarding last year’s fundraising program.  A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to continue the Patron’s breakfast fundraiser program.

                                                            Vote:  Yes 5  No 0

 

3.                  Project Challenge

 

Faith Perkins gave a brief update on the change in the position under Margaret (Boshko) Burnett.

 

D.     Warrant Signatures – Warrant #3 in the amount of $53,047.01 was signed by the School Committee.

 

6.      OLD BUSINESS

 

            None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.      NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     Approval of Handbook

 

Mr. Perkins distributed and reviewed changes/updates in the Student Handbook.  Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Linda Haft, to approve the handbook with the changes discussed.

                                                            Vote:  Yes 5  No 0

 

B.     Update by Patrons/Playground Plans

 

Lara Parlee, representing the Patrons, discussed the progress to date and showed a map/diagram of the proposed site.  The existing playground area can be used for parking in the future.  The new site has been prepared for moving the better pieces of existing equipment.  Wood chips will be used as a base.  Following a discussion, a motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to approve the playground plans as presented.

                                                            Vote:  Yes 5  No 0

 

C.     Confirmation of Sherry Young

 

A motion was made by Frank Murray, seconded by Bonnie Marckoon, to accept Superintendent Fowler’s nomination and elect SHERRY YOUNG for a 1st Year Probationary Contract (Step 5 B) for the 2004-2005 school year.

                                                            Vote:  Yes 5  No 0

 

D.     Bus Update

 

The trial period from three buses to two buses failed because of the length of time students were on the bus and the need to get EHS students to school on time.  Now we are back to using three buses.  The Hancock connection seems to be working smoothly.

 

8.      OTHER BUSINESS

 

            A.        Requests for Information   -  none

 

B.                 Board Comments  -  Faith Perkins thanked Tammy Dickey for serving on the Long Range Planning Committee. Tammy will give updates on their progress.

 

 

 

 

C.                 Future Agenda Items

 

·                    Bring Your Calendars to Schedule a Budget Meeting

·                    Remedial Math Position/Ed. Technician

 

D.                 The next regular meeting will be Monday, October 4, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the Lamoine Consolidated School.

 

9.      ADJOURNMENT

 

            The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Frank Murray at 8:05 P.M.

 

 

 

                                                Attest:  a true record

 

 

 

                                                            William A. Fowler

                                                            Secretary