Minutes of November 30, 2011

Members present: J.J. Prior, Stephanie Kleine, Chris Pratt, Jen Labadie, Paul Bolduc, and Malinda Scherpa. 
Absent were Dana Briggs, Matt Burke, and Julie Wilber. 

The meeting opened at 6:30 PM and commenced a general discussion of reactions to the Sentinel article.  That was followed be a discussion of the latest news from the MRSD School Board.  It now appears likely that the Sullivan School will be closed possibly as early as the end of this academic year.

Discussion then followed on the make-up of the newsletter article.  It was decided to use a condensation of the final report’s executive summary.  Stephanie and JJ added some details to the summary.  Chris will rework the summary in time for the next meeting.  There will also be a post card mailing.  JJ led the discussion on the language for that document.  Again, the final decision will be made at our next meeting.

Then the committee decided to see if open houses could be arranged at the Keene Middle and High Schools as well as the Nelson and Harrisville schools.  We will try to have those on 4 February and 11 February.  Stephanie will coordinate with the schools.  The committee would also like to have the schools be open to the possibility of individual parents visiting provided they arrange an appointment. 

The next meeting of our committee was scheduled for 14 December 2011 at 6:30 PM at the town hall.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

C. Christopher Pratt