School Board Meetings and Workshops

(Agenda, Attachments, Minutes)

2022-2023 School Board Meeting Schedule

(Meeting dates)

School Board Meeting Video Archives

(Videos)

2022-2023 School Board List

Will Burrow 33 Pleasant View Drive, Gray, ME 04039 (207)831-4720 2025
Cole Chandler 14 Shaker Road, Gray, Me 04039 (207)521-4436 2025
Penny Collins 30 Hillside Drive, New Gloucester, Me 04260 (207)415-5396 2025
Misty Coolidge 37 Peacock Hill Road, New Gloucester, Me 04260 (207)671-7479 2025
Gary Harriman 269 Woodman Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207)689-8268 2023
Jason Hart, Sr. 53 Town Farm Rd New Gloucester, Me 04260 (207)712-5171 2024
Meaghen Kenney 21 Timber Creek, Gray, Me 04039 (207)749-9274 2023
James Manzer 70 Town Farm Road, Gray, Me 04039 207-714-0981 2024
Sam Pfeifle(Chair) 310 West Gray Road, Gray, ME 04039 (207)749-0298 2024
Anne Rowe(Vice) 378 Mayall Road, Gray, ME 04039 (207)657-4056 2023
Laura Sturgis 17 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 (207)240-9756 2025

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.
  • Advise and coordinate all activities associated with building projects.
  • Give reports at Board meetings, as needed, and a final written report in June.

Chair- Gary Harriman,  Anne Rowe, Misty Coolidge, James Manzer, Cole Chandler – 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.
  • Advise 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.

Chair- Anne Rowe, Meaghan Kenney, Sam Pfeifle, Jason Hart, – 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.
  • Advise matters pertaining to personnel contracts and benefits.
  • Advise 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.
  • Advise matters pertaining to personnel not covered by existing contracts or current policy.
  • Review proposals for staffing changes from administration.

Chair- Jason Hart, Will Burrow, Meaghan Kenney, Cole Chandler, Penny Collins –  2nd Wednesday of month at 5:30pm

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

Chair- Will Burrow, Gary Harriman, Laura Sturgis, James Manzer – 3rd Wednesday of the 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.

Chair- Penny Collins, Laura Sturgis, Sam Pfeifle, Misty Coolidge- 4th Wednesday of month at 5:30pm,*

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