JAY — More than 320 community surveys pertaining to consolidation of school systems had been returned as of Thursday, Superintendent Robert Wall said.

Students in grades 11 and 12 have also been surveyed, he said.

The surveys were developed by school representatives from Jay, Regional School Unit 36 serving towns of Livermore and Livermore Falls and Fayette.

Each ask common questions about consolidation but also ask some specific questions relating to individual school systems.

It took a lot of work to put the survey together and to send it out, School Committee Chairwoman Mary Redmond-Luce said. She serves on the committee working on consolidation efforts and helped draft the survey. She told Wall she hadn’t received one as of the Thursday’s School Committee meeting. If anyone else has not received the survey, they could contact the Central Office at 897-3936 to get one.

Redmond-Luce requested that students in grades six through 10 also be surveyed.

The school board directors of RSU 36 will consider approval of the recommended survey and distribution at their meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Cedar Street Learning Complex.

In other business Thursday, School Committee members voted to approve new student activity fund manager procedures pertaining to class organizations and extra-curricular clubs fundraising to support their activities.

The school system currently has a money handling policy in place, Wall said, but administrators felt it was more important to get to the specifics and that’s why the procedures are being put in place.

The School Committee also approved members and chairpersons to the Certification Committee, and Professional Growth & Staff Development and Curriculum Committee for 2009-10.

Redmond-Luce abstained from the vote on the Certification Committee saying she didn’t feel such a committee was necessary.

Wall said the panel is required by law.

Serving on the Certification Committee is Chairwoman Dianne Fenalson, Susan Sandler, Nancy Anctil, Terry Leclerc, Donna Hamilton, Susan Stevenson, Tammy Lindsey, Sherry Hooker and Chris Hollingsworth.

Serving on the Professional Growth Committee are Chairwoman Donna Labbe, Elaine Fitzgerald, Julie Talmage, Scott Albert, Chris Hollingsworth and Tina Collins.

In another matter, Wall also reported that 280 seasonal flu shots were given in the schools.

“We’ll be following up with some students,” Wall said, who need a second dose.

The H1N1 vaccination shots are expected to be given in late October or November.

Wall also announced that there will be no school for students on Friday, Oct. 9, because it is a teachers workshop day.

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