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It is the intent of the Board of Education to develop written policies to serve as the framework for the successful and efficient functioning of the school department and to serve as sources of information and guidance and direction for people who are interested in or connected with the South Portland School Department. Changes in needs, conditions, purposes and objectives will require revisions, deletions and additions to the policies which are the task of the Policy Committee.


The Policy committee meets on the third Monday of the month except during vacation weeks.

Members include:


  • Assistant Superintendent-Chairperson
  • Two Board of Education Designees
  • Two Building Administrators
  • Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • One South Portland Teachers’ Association Representative

Current membership:


Jodi Mezzanotte - Assistant Superintendent

Megan Welter - Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


Elyse Chiland Tipton - Board of Education

Michael Faulkingham - Board of Education


Michele LaForge - South Portland High School Principal

Carrie Stilphen - Mahoney Middle School Principal

Cristin Rioux - South Portland Teachers’ Association