School Board Meetings and Workshops

(Agenda, Attachments, Minutes)

2018-2019 School Board Meeting Schedule

2018-2019 School Board List

Amy Arata 607 Bald Hill Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207) 926-3901 2019
Will Burrow 33 Pleasant View Drive, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 428-3483 2019
Barbra Thompson 72 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester, ME 04039 (207) 590-5966 2019
Dorothy Barton 18 Blueberry Lane, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 657-4112 2019
Gary Harriman 269 Woodman Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207) 926-4361 2020
Jason Hart, Sr. 53 Town Farm Rd New Gloucester, Me 04260 (207) 200-6428 2021
Sam Pfeifle(Vice Chair) 310 West Gray Road, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 428-3855 2021
Amy Stone PO Box 465, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 714-0808 2019
Anne Rowe(Chair) 378 Mayall Road, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 657-4056 2020
Laura Sturgis 17 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207) 926-3138 2019

Email:  schoolboard@sad15.org

Committees

Committee Members Meeting Dates

*School Board Chair serves as Ex-Officio member where indicated.

Facilities Committee
  • Evaluate & monitor physical plant conditions of all buildings in the District.
  • Develop comprehensive long-range maintenance plans.
  • Conduct capital improvement planning which will consider options,cost impacts,and priorities.
  • Evaluate and monitor facility use within the District, considering student enrollments and program needs.
  • Advice and coordinate all activities associated with building projects.
  • Give reports at Board meetings, as needed, and a final written report in June.

Gary Harriman-Chair, Jason Hart, Sam Pfeifle, Anne Rowe, Dorothy Barton, 1st Wednesday of month-5:30pm*

Finance Committee
  • Review fiscal management policies to determine changes needed.
  • Review District Audit before it goes to the full board.
  • Review warrants on a biweekly basis and meet other requirements of the fiscal management policies.
  • Advice the budget development process .
  • Give reports at Board meetings, as needed, and a final 205 written report in June.
  • Review proposals for program development from administration.

Barbra Thompson- Chair, Anne Rowe, Amy Arata, Richard True, Gary Harriman, , 2nd Wednesday of month at 6:30pm

Personnel Committee
  • Negotiate contracts with employee bargaining units subject to Board approval.
  • Approve work agreements for positions not covered by a bargaining unit (other than the Superintendent) within the parameters set by the board.
  • Advice matters pertaining to personnel contracts and benefits.
  • Advice the evaluation of the Superintendent, to be completed annually by the first meeting in June.
  • Give reports at Board meetings, as needed, and a final written report in June.
  • Advice matters pertaining to personnel not covered by existing contracts or current policy.
  • Review proposals for staffing changes from administration.

Will Burrow- Chair, Barbra Thompson, Jason Hart, Anne Rowe, Gary Harriman, 2nd Wednesday of month at 5:30pm

Policy Committee
  • Develop an annual plan on policy revision and development that is consistent with the District vision and Board goals.
  • Research and write new policies and periodically update existing policies.
  • Make recommendations concerning the advisability of policy adoption.
  • Write and recommend the necessary procedures that explain policies when appropriate.
  • Review/rewrite bylaws or resolutions when requested by a Board member at a Board meeting.
  • Explain the reason and rationale for proposed changes to policies, procedures, bylaws, or resolutions.
  • Act as liaison on matters pertaining to the policy manual.
  • Assure that policies and other manuals are compatible.
  • Give reports at Board meetings, as needed, and a final written report in June.

Sam Pfeifle-Chair, Amy Arata, Amy Stone, Laura Sturgis, Dorothy Barton, 3rd Wednesday of month at 5:30pm,*

Curriculum Standing Committee:

Curriculum Standing Committee
  • To learn about and understand Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment systems in the school district.
  • To be familiar with, understand, and provide input into goals related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the school district.
  • To be familiar with pre-k through 12 local assessment results as indicated in the school district local assessment system(proposed attached)
  • Review and provide input into the purchase and acquisition of new instructional materials that have a significant impact in pre-k through 12 instruction
  • Review and provide input into any significant changes in curriculum, particularly as it pertains to state and national standards as well as acts of the Maine legislature, federal government and other governing agencies
  • Works with other committees (Finance, Policy) to make recommendations to the full school board in areas related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment

Amy Stone-Chair, Will Burrow, Amy Arata, Laura Sturgis, Gary Harriman, 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm,*

Updated January 11, 2019