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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

January 14, 2015

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Amanda Bartlett, Nicole Desjardins, Laura Hamilton, Jennifer Neumeyer,   Deborah Towle, Katie Vose

 

The following Board Members were absent:

Board Members:

Jennifer Day

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative to the Board

Kelsey Rohman

 

7:00 p.m.

 

       1.  Opening:

 

       2.  Call to Order:

 

       3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

       4.  Presentation:

     A.  RKO Audit Report – Parker Madden and Hank Farrar

     B.  Grade 8 English Unified Arts Update – Jan Rollins and Heather Ackeley

               Attachment 1

 

       5.  Approval of Minutes:

  A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of

        December 10, 2014.

       Attachment 2

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of December   10, 2014.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins  Second:    Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

                 A. Agape’ Children’s Connection, Inc. Letter                      

                           Attachment 3

 

      7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Joelle Drake, Grade 8 Teacher, Cony High School, effective February 10, 2015

                B.  Timothy Folsom, Grade 7 Teacher, Cony High School, effective April 1, 2015

     

       8.  Recognitions: 

  

       9.  Student Council Report:  Kelsey Rohman

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                 A.  Kimberly Martin letter of resignation from the position of At-Large school board member.

                            Attachment 4

                  B.  Cony High School Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 5

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                 A.  Finance Committee Report:   Kimberly Martin

1.  Finance Committee – January 5, 2015 – No Meeting

                              2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                       Attachment 6

                 B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                              1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – January 5, 2015

                                        http://www.augustaschools.org/CurrCommMinutes150105.php

                 C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                              1.  Personnel Committee Minutes – January 5, 2015

                                       http://www.augustaschools.org/new_PersonnelCommMinutes150105.php 

                 D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Bartlett

                              1.  Policy Committee Minutes – January 5, 2015

                                       http://www.augustaschools.org/PolicyCommMinutes150105.php

                 E.  Other Committee Reports:   

                              1.  Student Services Leadership Team

                                       Attachment 7

                              2.  Technology Plan Committee

                                       Attachment 8

 

      12.  Consent Items: (all matters listed under this item will be considered routine and will be enacted

       by one motion.  A Board Member may ask to have an item(s) removed and considered

       individually.)               

    

      13.  Board Member Comment and/or Discussion on Non-Agenda Items:

 

      14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

      15.  Unfinished Business:

 

       Motion to group Items A – K.

Move to group   Items A – K.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

  

 

A.  Motion to adopt policy GCSA:  Employee Computer and Internet Use.

               Attachment 9

Move to adopt   policy GCSA:  Employee Computer and Internet   Use.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to adopt policy GCSA-R:  Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules.

                Attachment 10

Move to adopt   policy GCSA-R:  Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Deborah   Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 C.  Motion to adopt policy JLCD:  Administration of Medication to Students.

    Attachment 11

Move to adopt   policy JLCD:  Administration of   Medication to Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 D.  Motion to adopt policy JLCD-E:  Medication Administration on School Field Trips.

                Attachment 12

Move to adopt   policy JLCD-E:  Medication   Administration on School Field Trips.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 E.  Motion to adopt policy ILD:  Educational Research: Student Surveys, Analyses, and

                        Evaluations.

                Attachment 13

Move to adopt   policy ILD:  Educational Research:   Student Surveys, Analyses, and Evaluations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 F.  Motion to adopt policy IMB:  Teaching about Controversial/Sensitive Issues.

                Attachment 14

Move to adopt   policy IMB:  Teaching About   Controversial/Sensitive Issues.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 G.  Motion to adopt policy IMB-R:  Teaching about Controversial Issues – Guidelines.

                Attachment 15

Move to adopt   policy IMB-R:  Teaching about   Controversial Issues – Guidelines.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 H.  Motion to adopt policy IMBB:  Exemptions from Required Instruction.

                Attachment 16

Move to adopt   policy IMBB:  Exemptions from Required   Instruction.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

            

                 I.  Motion to adopt policy JEA:  Compulsory Attendance.

                           Attachment 17

Move to adopt   policy JEA:  Compulsory Attendance.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                J.  Motion to adopt policy JEAA:  Student Attendance/Student Absences and Tardiness.

              Attachment 18

Move to adopt   policy JEAA:  Student   Attendance/Student Absences and Tardiness.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 K.  Motion to adopt policy JICH:  Drug and Alcohol Use by Students.

                Attachment 19  

Move to adopt   policy JICH:  Drug and Alcohol Use by   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

    

      16.  New Business:  

     A.  Appointments by Chairperson Martin of Board Members to Standing Committees.

   Attachment 20

Move to approve appointments   by Chairperson Martin of Board Members to Standing Committees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

  

     B.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Gretchen Livingston to attend the U.S.

           Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, MD January 23-25, 2015.

               Attachment 21

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Gretchen Livingston to attend the U.S. Lacrosse   National Convention in Baltimore, MD January 23-25, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:    6 to 0


     C.  Motion to approve a $2,000 grant from the GRAMMY award for the Music Department.

Move to approve a   $2,000 grant from the GRAMMY award for the Music Department.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

           Motion to group Items D – I.

Move to to group   Items D – I.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     D.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy JLCB:  Immunization of Students.

               Attachment 22

Move to approve   the first reading of Policy JLCB:    Immunization of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     E.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy JRA:  Student Education Records and

          Information.

               Attachment 23

Move to approve   the first reading of Policy JRA:    Student Education Records and Information.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

    

     F.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy JRA-R:  Student Education Records and

          Information Administrative Procedure.

               Attachment 24

Move to approve   the first reading of Policy JRA-R:    Student Education Records and Information Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     G.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy JRA-E:  Annual Notice of Student Education

           Records and Information Rights.

               Attachment 25

Move to approve the   first reading of Policy JRA-E:  Annual   Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     H.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy KB:  Parent Involvement in Education.

               Attachment 26

Move to approve the   first reading of Policy KB:  Parent   Involvement in Education.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     I.  Motion to approve the first reading of Policy KBF:  Parent Involvement in Title I.

               Attachment 27

Move to approve   the first reading of Policy KBF:    Parent Involvement in Title I.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     J.  Motion to delete Policy EEAA:  Walkers and Riders.

               Attachment 28

Move to delete   Policy EEAA:  Walkers and Riders.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

     K.  Motion to delete Policy EE:  Transportation Services Management.

               Attachment 29

Move to delete   Policy EE:  Transportation Services   Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

 

      17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

 

      18.  Superintendent’s Report:

 

      19.  Reports from Other School Officials:

 

      20.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

 

      21.  Adjourn:

     A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

8:20 p.m.

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

March 11, 2015

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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