August 21, 2006
Members Attending: Lanny Smith, Pam Jennings, Carol Eldridge, Wanda Bouvier, Joel Bouvier, Wendie Puls, Jane Low, Robert Fuller, Chris Brady
Members Absent: Linda Shandrow, Dave Thompson, Jim Runcie
Others Attending: Dick Merrill,
1. L. Smith called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.
2. Visitors Business: D. Merrill discussed the handout titled Guidelines for Visitors to
3. Principals’ Report:
a. Celebrating Success- New library carpet has been installed and finished. Athletic teams
have started practicing.
b. Summer School Report- Board members were mailed information about Summer
School. P. Bogan explained how summer school works and answered the questions
that the Board had. This year, there was a very short turnaround time at the end of the
school year making it difficult to notify students and parents about course failures. This
is not likely to happen in the future.
4. Board Items:
a. The Board discussed their goals and discussed the plan to hold some of their meetings at the elementary schools.
b. The next community forum will be Sept. 14th at 6:30pm.
c. J. Low moved to hire Kim Pandiani and Tyler Samler for the Catamount
program. W. Bouvier seconded. Voted and approved. Evelyn explained that we
will be buying the contracted service for the educational technologist from the
d. J. Bouvier moved to appoint Ed Shepard as our truant officer. P. Jennings
seconded. Voted and approved.
e. Wood Chip Project is coming along. The paving job however is very
disappointing. A complaint has been filed with the paving company. Private
contractors were hired to do sidewalks and drains and saved a lot of money.
J. Bouvier has put a lot of extra time into this project.
f. Wellness Policy- Board discussed the policy. W. Bouvier moved to post the wellness
policy. R. Fuller seconded. Voted and approved.
g. Other- R. Fuller would like to receive some data regarding gender differences. P.
Bogan explained that they are looking at this and it is a priority in the Action Plan.
P. Bogan will come up with a report regarding scholastics and gender. J. Bouvier
wanted to know where we stand with the Recreation Department. P. Bogan is working
with the Recreation Department to come up with an agreement on how to handle this.
All students will be notified of the agreement. P. Jennings discussed concerns she had
regarding only certain board members knowing about a select board meeting.
5. Business Manager’s Report:
a. 2004-2005 Audit Summary- G. Burdick went over the audit summary and explained
that the auditors have started on the 2006 audit and hope to have this done by
b. 2005-2006 End of Year Estimates- G. Burdick would like to wait and hand this out
at the September board meeting.
c. Other – G. Burdick gave an update regarding paving issue.
6. Pay Orders: To be presented for approval at the next meeting.
7. Minutes: J. Low moved to approve the minutes of 8-8-06 as amended to include statement that “J. Bouvier would like an update on ridership for the activity bus in December” in 3 (b); seconded by P. Jennings. Voted and approved.
8. C. Brady moved to adjourn at 7:04pm. Adjournment by consensus. Voted and approved.