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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

September 9, 2015

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Members:

Edward Hastings

 

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.  Presentations: 

                A.  Christie Jernigan Reintegration Specialist and Carly Wiggin, School Resource Officer   

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

                A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of August 12,

                     2015.

                        http://www.augustaschools.org/BoardMinutes150812.php   

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting   of August 12, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

                         

       6.  Communications: 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Peter Vigue, Special Education Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

                        2.  Tracy Kinney, 7th Grade Math Teacher

                        3.  Anita Hopkins, 1st Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                        4.  Ryan Wheaton, Business Career Instructor, Capital Area Technical Center

         8.  Recognitions: 

                A.  Swearing in of Ciara Tenney – Student Representative to the Board for school year 2015-  

                      2016.

         9.  Student Council Report:  Ciara Tenney

       10.  Informational Items:

               A.  Anna Tibbetts, Part Time Art Teacher at Hussey Elementary

                       

               B.  Robert Sherman, CATC Architectural and Engineering Design Instructor

                       

               C.  Tracy Kinney, District Wide Gifted and Talented Teacher

                       

                D.  Jacob Whitaker, Choral Director/HS Music Teacher

                       

                E.  Russell Caverly, Middle School Music Teacher

                       

                F.  Ryan Michaud, Elementary ESL Teacher

                       

               G.  Eric Lachance, Behavioral Support Teacher at Farrington Elementary

                       

               H.  Breanna Phair, Grade 1 Teacher at Hussey Elementary

                       

                I.  Stanley Colburn, Middle School Math Teacher

                       

                J.  Fall Coaching Nomination

                         

       11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes – No meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 11 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – August 12, 2015

                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/CurriculumandEducationMinutes150812.php

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee - No meeting                                               

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee – No meeting               

       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: 

                A.  Motion by Laura Hamilton to amend the dollar amount in the policy to $50 instead of $10.

                     Second by Jennifer Neumeyer. After discussion the motion was withdrawn. 

          Motion to adopt policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and Solicitations.

                        Attachment 12

Move to adopt   policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and   Solicitations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)   6 to 0

           Motion to table policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and Solicitations and send back to the Policy

          Committee for further review.                        

Move to table   policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and   Solicitations and send back to the Policy Committee for further review.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)   6 to 0

 

                B.  Motion to adopt policy EBAC:  Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act.

                        Attachment 13

Move to adopt   policy EBAC:  Asbestos Hazard Emergency   Response Act.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

                A.  Motion to approve a donation of 290 backpacks valued at approximately $11,600 from

                     Ruth’s Reusable Resources for Lincoln Elementary.                  

Motion to approve   a donation of 290 backpacks valued at approximately $11,600 from Ruth’s   Reusable Resources for Lincoln Elementary.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

               B.  Motion to approve a donation of seeds and greenhouse materials from DonorsChoose.org for

                     Farrington Elementary School valued at approximately $250.

                        Attachment 14

Move to approve a   donation of seeds and greenhouse materials from DonorsChoose.org for   Farrington Elementary School valued at approximately $250.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

               C.  Motion to approve a donation of $400 from Andrew Morgan for the welding program at

                     CATC.

                       Attachment 15

Move to approve a   donation of $400 from Andrew Morgan for the welding program at CATC.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

               D.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Kim Silsby and Donna Madore to attend

                     the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth conference in

                     Phoenix, AZ, November 14-17, 2015.

                        Attachment 16

                        Attachment 17

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Kim Silsby and Donna Madore to attend the   National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth   conference in Phoenix, AZ, November 14-17, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

               E.  Motion to authorize John Pucciarelli, Director of Building and Grounds, to submit an

                    application to the Maine Department of Education for Revolving Renovation Funds to

                    upgrade the structure and apply a new roof at Hussey School.              

Move to authorize   John Pucciarelli, Director of Building and Grounds, to submit an application   to the Maine Department of Education for Revolving Renovation Funds to   upgrade the structure and apply a new roof at Hussey School.

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: 

      22.  Adjourn:

               A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:25 p.m.