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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting and Board Workshop

May 13, 2015

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.

 

       1.  Opening:

 

       2.  Call to Order:

 

       3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

       4.  Presentation:

                 A. cPort Credit Union Scholarship Winners

                 B.  Sue Dionne - Moving Forward with PBIS/RTI at Gilbert School

 

       5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

        April 8, 2015.

       Attachment 1

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of April 8,   2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

 B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of

      April 29, 2015.

       Attachment 2

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of April 29,   2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

                

      7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                 A.  Resignations

                           1.  Haley Duncan, 4th Grade Teacher at Gilbert Elementary                                              

                           2.  Heidi Hinckley, School Nurse at Hussey Elementary

                

                 B.  Retirements

                            1.  Linda Lowell, Literacy Specialist at Gilbert Elementary                                             

                            2.  Mary Chouinard, 8th Grade Science Teacher at Cony

                                   

       8.  Recognitions: 

                 A.  Farrington Elementary School was recognized by the DOE as a High Performance Reward

                       School

                          

       9.  Student Council Report:  Kelsey Rohman

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                

      11.  Committee Reports:

                 A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins

1.  Finance Committee Minutes – April 6, 2015

        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/FinanceCommitteeMeeting150406.php  

2.  Finance Committee Minutes – May 4, 2015

        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/FinanceCommitteeMinutes150504.php  

                              3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                       Attachment 3

                 B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                              1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – April 8, 2015

                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/CurriculumandEducationMinutes150408.php

                              2.  Curriculum and Education Committee – May 13, 2015 – Minutes not available.

                 C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                              1.  Personnel Committee Minutes – April 6, 2015

                                      http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/PersonnelCommitteeMinutes150406.php  

                              2.  Personnel Committee Minutes – May 4, 2015

                                       http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/PersonnelCommitteeMinutes150504.php

                 D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Bartlett

                              1.  Policy Committee Minutes – April 6, 2015

                                       http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/PolicyCommitteeMinutes150406.php

                              2.  Policy Committee Minutes – May 4, 2015

                                       http://www.augustaschools.org/PolicyCommitteeMinutes150504.php

                 E.  Other Committee Reports:   

                              1.  Student Services Leadership Team, May 6, 2015

                                        Attachment 4

                              2.  Drop Out Prevention Committee, May 6, 2015

                                        Attachment 5

 

      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.)               

 

A.  Augusta Educators Nominated for Continuing Contract.

  1. Heather Akeley
  2. Stephanie Beale
  3. Brittney Bechard
  4. Megan Biter
  5. Tammie Breton
  6. Andrea Bryant
  7. Nicole Clark
  8. Kimberly Courtemanche
  9. Jessica Douin
  10. Paige Dyer
  11. Nicole Emmons
  12. Zackary Freeman
  13. Robert Lippert
  14. Mary Rowley
  15. Bethany Sherman
  16. Maria Sleeper

 

            B.  Augusta Educators Nominated for 2nd Probationary Contract

                        1.  Margaret Boynton

                        2.  Debra Crump

                        3.  Melissa Dumoulin

                        4.  Chip Eastman

                        5.  Keith Hart

                        6.  Christie Jernigan

                        7.  Melinda Kimball

                        8.  Kaitlyn King

                        9.  Stephanie Mailhot

                       10.  Erika Meiler

                       11.  Susan Moore

                       12.  Crystal Morin

                       13.  Laura Richardson

                       14.  Mia Sargent

                       15.  Steven Scoville

                       16.  Jenna Sementelli

                       17.  Samantha Simmons

                       18.  Elizabeth Soares

                       19.  Shannon Tyler

                       20.  Marilyn Wood

 

            C.  Augusta Educators Nominated for 3rd year Probationary Contract

                        1.  Wendy Edwards

                        2.  Patricia Howe

                        3.  Arielle Jurdak-Roy

                        4.  Angela McKenna

                        5.  Cassandra Miller

                        6.  Brittany O’Brien

                        7.  Eric Shenk

                        8.  Bernice Stanley

                        9.  Corrie vanKampen

                       10.  Peter Vigue

                       11.  Christina Wing                 

                

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented:

Move   to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 to 0

 

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

 

      14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

      15.  Unfinished Business:  None

    

      16.  New Business:  

     A.  Motion to approve an increase in Cony lunch prices from $2.50 to $2.75.

Move to approve an   increase in Cony lunch prices from $2.50 to $2.75.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     B.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department’s Technology Plan.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department’s Technology Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

            Motion to group items C through W.

 

Move to group   items C through W.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to delete policy JECA:  Admission of Resident Students.

                Attachment 7

Move to delete   policy JECA:  Admission of Resident   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     D.  Motion to delete policy JECA-P:  Certification of Immunization – Pre-School.

                Attachment 8

Move to delete   policy JECA-P:  Certification of   Immunization – Pre-School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     E.  Motion to delete policy JO:  Student Education Records.

                Attachment 9

Move to delete   policy JO:  Student Education Records.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     F.  Motion to delete policy JOA:  Student Records – Special Education.

                Attachment 10

Move to delete   policy JOA:  Student Records – Special   Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     G.  Motion to delete policy IGBJ:  Compensatory Education Parent Involvement.

                Attachment 11

Move to delete   policy IGBJ:  Compensatory Education   Parent Involvement.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     H.  Motion to delete policy IHBD:  Title I Services.

                Attachment 12

Move to delete   policy IHBD:  Title I Services.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     I.  Motion to delete policy JHCD:  Augusta School Department Medication Policy.

                Attachment 13

Move to JHCD:  Augusta School Department Medication   Policy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     J.  Motion to delete policy JHCE:  Teaching About Controversial Issues.

                Attachment 14

Move to delete   policy JHCE:  Teaching About   Controversial Issues.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     K.  Motion to delete policy JED:  Unexcused or Excused Absences of Students.

                Attachment 15

Move to delete   policy JED:  Unexcused or Excused Absences   of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     L.  Motion to delete policy JFCI:  Student and Staff Alcohol & Chemical Abuse.

                Attachment 16

Move to delete   policy JFCI:  Student and Staff Alcohol   & Chemical Abuse.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     M.  Motion to delete policy CM:  School District Annual Report.

                Attachment 17

Move to delete   policy CM:  School District Annual   Report.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     N.  Motion to delete policy GBE:  Hazard Communication Program.

                Attachment 18

Move to delete   policy GBE:  Hazard Communication   Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     O.  Motion to delete policy ABA:  Community Involvement in Decision Making.

                Attachment 19

Move to delete   policy ABA:  Community Involvement in   Decision Making.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     P. Motion to delete policy ABB:  Staff Involvement in Decision Making.

                Attachment 20

Move to delete   policy ABB:  Staff Involvement in   Decision Making.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     Q.  Motion to delete policy ABC:  Student Involvement in Decision Making.

                Attachment 21

Move to delete   policy ABC:  Student Involvement in   Decision Making.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     R.  Motion to delete policy KC:  Community Involvement in Decision Making.

                Attachment 22

Move to delete   policy KC:  Community Involvement in   Decision Making.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     S.  Motion to delete policy AE:  School District Goals and Objectives.

                Attachment 23

Move to delete   policy AE:  School District Goals and   Objectives.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     T.  Motion to delete policy BBC:  Board Member Resignation.

                Attachment 24

Move to delete   policy BBC:  Board Member Resignation.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

    

     U.  Motion to delete policy BBE:  Unexpired Term Fulfillment.

                Attachment 25

Move to delete   policy BBE: Unexpired Term Fulfillment.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     V.  Motion to delete policy BBF-E:  School Board Member Ethics.

                Attachment 26

Move to delete   policy BBF-E:  School Board Member   Ethics.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     W.  Motion to delete policy BCF:  Vocational Advisory Committee.

                Attachment 27

Move to delete   policy BCF:  Vocational Advisory   Committee.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

Motion to group items X through AF.

 

Move to group   items X through AF.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     X.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JL:  Student Wellness.

                Attachment 28

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JL:    Student Wellness.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     Y.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy EBAA:  Chemical Hazards.

                Attachment 29

Move to approve   the first reading of policy EBAA:    Chemical Hazards.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     Z.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ECB:  Pest Management in School Facilities

              and on School Grounds.

                Attachment 30

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ECB:  Pest   Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AA.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IK:  Student Achievement Evaluation of

              Student Achievement/Proficiency.

                Attachment 31

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IK:    Student Achievement Evaluation of Student Achievement/Proficiency.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AB.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IKF:  Graduation Requirements.

                Attachment 32

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IKF:    Graduation Requirements.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AC.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IHD:  Adult Community Education.

                Attachment 33

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IHD:  Adult   Community Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AD.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GBA:  Affirmative Action Policy.

                Attachment 34

Move to approve   the first reading of policy GBA:    Affirmative Action Policy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AE.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ILB:  Testing Programs.

                Attachment 35

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ILB:    Testing Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AF.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ILA:  Student Assessment.

                Attachment 36

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ILA:  Student   Assessment.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AG.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Maureen Sanborn to attend the

              Northeast Team Up for School Nutrition Conference May 19 – 20 in Concord, NH.

                Attachment 37

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Maureen Sanborn to attend the Northeast Team Up   for School Nutrition Conference May 19 – 20 in Concord, NH.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AH.  Motion to approve 2015-2016 Board Goals.

                Attachment 38

Move to approve   2015-2016 Board Goals.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

AI.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Renee Henry and Laurie Tranten to

         attend the Preventing Math Learning Problems Workshop May 29 in Manchester, NH.

                Attachment 39

                Attachment 40

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Renee Henry and Laurie Tranten to attend  the Preventing Math Learning Problems   Workshop May 29 in Manchester, NH

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AJ.  Motion to approve revised substitute pay rates.

                 Attachment 41

Move to approve   revised substitute pay rates.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AK.  Motion to approve a 2% increase for non-represented employees to include CHS Security,

             Central Office hourly staff, Adult Education hourly staff, Adult Education Professional

             Staff, Central Office Directors, and the Assistant Superintendent.

Move to approve a   2% increase for non-represented employees to include CHS Security, Central   Office hourly staff, Adult Education hourly staff, Adult Education   Professional Staff, Central Office Directors, and the Assistant Superintendent.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

     AL.  Motion to ratify contract with the Augusta Education Association Custodial Unit.

Move to ratify contract with the Augusta Education Association   Custodial Unit.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 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:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 to 0

8:57 p.m.

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

 

Curriculum and Education Committee, May 13, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center

Student Discipline Hearing May 21, 6 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Board Workshop – Facilities, May 27, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Personnel Committee, June 1, 5:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room

Finance Committee, June 1, 6:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room

Policy Committee, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room

Curriculum and Education Committee, June 10, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center

 

 

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

June 10, 2015

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center