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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

June 10, 2015

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

6:45 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

          Executive Session re:  Personnel and Labor Relations:

A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, regarding labor negotiations, pursuant to 1

      M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (D):

Move to enter into Executive   Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (D).

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

6:45 p.m.

 

B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

7:00 p.m.

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        4.  Presentations: 

                A.  Service Learning at Lincoln, Heather Gauthier, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School

                        Attachment 1
                B.  How is Augusta Adult and Community Education Helping People Discover

                      Satisfying and Lucrative Career Opportunities – Zane Clement, Adult Education Director

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

               A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Student Discipline

                     Hearing of May 28, 2015.

                        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/BoardMinutes150528.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Student   Discipline Hearing of May 28, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

      

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

                      May 13, 2015.

                        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/BoardMinutes150513.php

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of May 13,   2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

               

       6.  Communications:

               A.  Department of Education Letter

                        Attachment 2

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Lori Smail, Principal, Farrington Elementary School

                        2.  John Farnsworth, Machine tool and Welding Instructor at CATC

                        3.  Elyse Cole, Kindergarten Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

 

        8.  Recognitions:  Kelsey Rohman and Amanda Bartlett

 

        9.  Student Council Report:  Kelsey Rohman

 

      10.  Informational Items:

    A.  There will be no Committee meetings in July.

    B.  Fall Coaching Nominations

                Attachment 3

   

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes of June 1, 2015

                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/FinanceCommAgenda150601.php

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 4

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes of May 13, 2015

                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/CurriculumandEducationMinutes150513.php

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee - No meeting                                              

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Bartlett

                        1.  Policy Committee Minutes of June 1, 2015

                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/PolicyCommitteeMinutes150601.php

                                                           

      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.  Kathryn Wroten, candidate for Grade 6 Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School.

             

B.  Amber Davis, candidate for Grade 4 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School.

             

C.  Nasya Monroe, candidate for Grade 8 Math Teacher at Cony.

             

D.  Colleen Williams, candidate for Grade 8 Math/Science Teacher at Cony.

             

E.  Brittany Robbins, candidate for High School Math Teacher at Cony.

              

F.  Elana Nashelsky, candidate for ESL Teacher at Cony.

             

G.  Phillip Jellen, candidate for Grade 7 Life Science Teacher at Cony.

             

H.  Ashley Polson, Grade 8 Science Teacher at Cony.

              

 

 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)    6 to 0

 

      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 through I.

Move to group   items A through I.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    A.  Motion to adopt policy JL:  Student Wellness.

                Attachment 13

Move to adopt   policy JL:  Student Wellness.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to adopt policy EBAA:  Chemical Hazards.

                Attachment 14

Move to adopt   policy EBAA:  Chemical Hazards.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to adopt policy ECB:  Pest Management in School Facilities

           and on School Grounds.

                Attachment 15

Move to adopt   policy ECB:  Pest Management in School   Facilities and on School Grounds.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to adopt policy IK:  Student Achievement Evaluation of

           Student Achievement/Proficiency.

                Attachment 16

Move to adopt   policy IK:  Student Achievement   Evaluation of Student Achievement/Proficiency.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to adopt policy IKF:  Graduation Requirements.

                Attachment 17

Move to adopt   policy IKF:  Graduation Requirements.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to adopt policy IHD:  Adult Community Education.

                Attachment 18

Move to adopt policy   IHD:  Adult Community Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to adopt policy GBA:  Affirmative Action Policy.

                Attachment 19

Move to adopt   policy GBA:  Affirmative Action Policy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to adopt policy ILB:  Testing Programs.

                Attachment 20

Move to adopt   policy ILB:  Testing Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to adopt policy ILA:  Student Assessment.

                Attachment 21

Move to adopt   policy ILA:  Student Assessment.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve Bruce Dostie as Assistant Principal at Cony High School.

Move to approve   Bruce Dostie as Assistant Principal at Cony High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

Motion to group Items B through J.

Move to group   Items B through J.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to delete policy CBE:  Superintendent’s Development Opportunities.

                Attachment 22

Move to delete   policy CBE:  Superintendent’s   Development Opportunities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to delete policy CBF:  Superintendent’s Consulting Activities.

                Attachment 23

Move to delete   policy CBF:  Superintendent’s   Consulting Activities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to delete policy CBH:  Superintendent’s Termination of Employment.

                Attachment 24

Move to delete   policy CBH:  Superintendent’s   Termination of Employment.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

   

    E.  Motion to delete policy CE:  Administrative Councils, Cabinets, and Committees.

                Attachment 25

Move to delete   policy CE:  Administrative Councils,   Cabinets, and Committees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to delete policy CFCJ:  Dangerous Weapons in School.

                Attachment 26

Move to delete   policy CFCJ:  Dangerous Weapons in   School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to delete policy CH:  Policy Implementation.

                Attachment 27

Move to delete policy   CH:  Policy Implementation.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to delete policy CHB:  Board Review of Administrative Rules.

                Attachment 28

Move to delete policy   CHB:  Board Review of Administrative   Rules.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to delete policy CI:  Temporary Administrative Arrangements.

                Attachment 29

Move to delete   policy CI:  Temporary Administrative   Arrangements.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to delete policy CL:  Administrative Reports.

                Attachment 30

Move to delete   policy CL:  Administrative Reports.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    K.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ID:  School Day.

                Attachment 31

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ID:  School   Day.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    L.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ADC:  Tobacco Use and Possession.

                Attachment 32

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ADC:    Tobacco Use and Possession.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    M.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy EBCB:  Emergency Evacuation Drills.

                Attachment 33

Move to approve   the first reading of policy EBCB:    Emergency Evacuation Drills.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    N.  Motion to ratify contract with the Augusta Education Association Support Unit.

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

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

 

    O.  Motion to approve the Adult Education Salary/Wage Schedule.

                Attachment 34

Move to approve   the Adult Education Salary/Wage Schedule.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

 

Motion to amend the motion to read “Motion to approve appointment by Chairperson Martin of Board Member Laura Hamilton as chair of the Policy Committee and Edward Hastings as member of the Finance Committee and Policy Committee after he is sworn in.”

 

Move to amend the   motion to read “Motion to approve appointment by Chairperson Martin of Board   Member Laura Hamilton as chair of the Policy Committee and Edward Hastings as   member of the Finance Committee and Policy Committee after he is sworn in.”

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Deborah Towle       Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

 

    P. Motion to approve appointment by Chairperson Martin of Board Member Laura Hamilton as

        Chair of the Policy Committee and Edward Hastings as member of the Finance Committee

        and Policy Committee after he is sworn in.

Move to approve   appointment by Chairperson Martin of Board Member Laura Hamilton as Chair of   the Policy Committee and Edward Hastings as member of the Finance Committee   and Policy Committee after he is sworn in.

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.  Executive Session re:  Personnel:

     A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, for the evaluation of the superintendent, pursuant to

           1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (A):

Move to enter into Executive   Session, for the evaluation of the superintendent, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §   405(6) (A):

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

8:07 p.m.

 

B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

8:45 p.m.

 

      22.  Adjourn:

    A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Jennifer Day      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:46 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

July 8, 2015

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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