LIVERMORE FALLS — The RSU 73 Curriculum Committee will hold its first meeting April 16, the school board learned at its meeting Thursday night.

Board members Darcie Calden of Jay and Diane Gould of Livermore co-chair the committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. in the Central Office.

The committee will begin an overview and assessment of the curricula in the district’s two elementary schools. Teachers and principals are also encouraged to attend.

Calden said the committee will hold meetings with Spruce Mountain Middle School and Spruce Mountain High School staff later. The goal is to assure that curricula is aligned for the former Jay School Department and RSU 36, which merged several years ago.

Building and Grounds Director Ken Vining told the board that the $120,000 in pre-purchased fuel to heat the district’s buildings was used up by March 28. All future purchases will be at the spot rate rather than at a special rate the district was able to lock in, he said.

He said he is checking into bids for the next school year, but so far has not found a sufficiently low price. The current year’s lock-in price was $2.96 per gallon.

Jess Benjamin, an adult education student from Jay, presented a PowerPoint program as required to receive her diploma. She hopes to attend a school to become a massage therapist. Her report showed the history of the skill and its varieties, benefits and schools that offer the training.

Resignations for several longtime staffers were accepted. They include Livermore Elementary School educational technician Eileen Morin, Spruce Mountain Middle School educational technician Sharon LaBrecque and Spruce Mountain Middle School teacher Deb Finley.

Superintendent Robert Wall set a disciplinary hearing for 6 p.m. April 14, at the Central Office. He said a second disciplinary hearing may also be held, contingent on a current investigation.

The board will meet April 10.

The first vote on a proposed $18.86 million budget for 2014-15, as well as a vote on whether to keep a significant section of the former Livermore Falls High School open will take place at the Adult Education Learning Center on April 8. A tour of the former high school is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 1.


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