SOUTH PORTLAND SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SECONDARY SCHOOLS FACILITIES COMMITTEE

October 22, 2009

 

MEETING NOTES  

These notes were prepared by Polly Ward to the best of her understanding. If you find any inaccuracies, please contact the Superintendent of Schools Office at 871-0555 within one week after receiving the notes.

Present: Ralph Baxter, Jr., Greg Marles, Gene Swiger, Suzanne Godin, Ralph Cabana, Steve Bailey, Jeanne Crocker, Kathy Germani, Megan Welter, Dan Cecil, Randy Martin, Scott Pakulski, Tom Blake, Mary Aldrich, Carrie Hall-Indorf, Polly Ward.

Guests: Roger Allen, Peter Stocks, Rick Carter.

1. Minutes of October 8, 2009

Approved.

2. Harriman – 3 meetings over the last 2 weeks.

Parks and Recreation

Public Works

DEP

State Fire Marshall

Abutters

Continuing Program Review

Suzanne has been in touch with 2 marketing firms.

Comments/Questions

Peter Stocks – feedback and comments from community is pretty negative.

A suggestion that the Board hire a Public Relations firm.

Lots of support in community for a green building.

A concern about size, square footage, cost – compared to the other High Schools that have been built recently.

Rick Carter shares Carrie’s concern about the City deciding to go to LEED Certification at the same time that we are determining the amount for referendum.

Is there any funding on the City side to help the High School meet LEED Certification?

5. Other

Need to have the LEED discussion sooner rather than later

Could we determine a % of the total cost that LEED Certification would cost.

Dedicate a large portion of the 11/19/09 meeting to discussing the LEED Certification standards.

 

6. Next meeting: November 5, 2009 SPHS Library 6:30-8:30PM

Update from Harriman on program reviews.

Middle School application.

Communications Plan

Update on LEED standards.