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AGENDA
Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
February 10, 2021
Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

 

Pursuant to Section G-1 1 MRSA § 403-A – Public proceedings through remote access.  Public can access meeting via CTV7 Spectrum Channel 1301 and available on line at www.augustaschoolboard.com.  Public input available using the chat feature via livestream.  Reference Policy BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings

 

7:00 p.m. 

 

 1.  Opening:

 

 2.  Call to Order:

             Pursuant to 1 MRSA§ 403-A, we will now confirm that each member of the Augusta School

             Board can both hear and be heard.  We will do this by calling the role, members present are asked

             to say yea.  I ask all other members to listen and report any audio difficulties when the roll call is

             complete.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

Mandy   Cooper

Student   Representative

 

 

 3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

 4.  Presentations: None

 

 5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                January 13, 2021.

     http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes210113.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of January 13, 2021.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

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

                January 27, 2021.

      http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialBoardMeetingMinutes210227.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of January 27, 2021.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

 6.  Superintendent’s Report:

 

 7.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

 

 8.  Business Manager’s Report:

          Attachment 1

 

 9.  Reports from Other School Officials:

 

10.  Communications:

 

11.  Resignations and Retirements:

          A.  Resignations

                     1.  James Gay, Science Teacher, Cony Middle School

          B.  Retirements

                     1.  Susan Walters, Special Education Director

 

12.  Recognitions:

 

13.  Student Council Report:  Mandy Cooper

 

14.  Informational Items:

            A.  Professional Development

                       1.  Maureen Cooper, National Board Certified Teacher Recertification, flex dates

                       2.  Paula Bourque, National Board Certified Teacher Recertification, flex dates

                       3.  Caroline Eldridge, National Board Certified Teacher Recertification, flex dates

                       4.  Teresa Beaudoin, MPA “Not So Full” Conference, 1/12/21

                       5.  Maria Elena Sullivan, Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for

                            Languages and International Studies, 2/3-2/5/21

                       6.  Chelsey Kaiser, Rewire the Anxious Brain, 2/11/21

                       7.  Laura Richardson, Rewire the Anxious Brain, 2/11/21

 

15.  Committee Reports:

            A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                       1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, January 11, 2021

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes210111.php

                       2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, February 1, 2021

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes210201.php

 

            B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                       1.  Curriculum and Education Committee, January 13, 2021 – No Meeting

 

            C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kimberly Martin

                       1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, January 11, 2021

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersCommMinutes210111.php

                       2.  Personnel Committee Meeting, February 1, 2021 – No Meeting

 

            D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                       1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, January 11, 2021

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes210111.php

                       2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, February 1, 2021.

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes210201.php

 

16.  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.  Wesley Daunis, Grade 4 Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

            B.  Nicholas Hart, Elementary Gifted and Talented Teacher

            C.  Nicole Sawyer, LCPC, Farrington Elementary School

 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 __________    Second:  __________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

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

 

18.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

19.  Unfinished Business:

            A.  Motion to adopt policy ADC:  Tobacco-Free Schools: Use and Possession of Tobacco and

                  Electronic Smoking Devices.

                       Attachment 2

Move to adopt   policy ADC:  Tobacco-Free Schools: Use   and Possession of Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Devices.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

20.  New Business:

            A.  Motion to approve the 2020-2021 Capital Area Technical Center Cooperative Agreement.

                       Attachment 2

Move to approve   the 2020-2021 Capital Area Technical Center Cooperative Agreement.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             B.  Motion to approve a $5,000 donation from Full Plates Full Potential for the Nutrition

                  Program.

                       Attachment 3

Move to approve a   $5,000 donation from Full Plates Full Potential for the Nutrition Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             C.  Motion to approve a donation of $3,575 from local businesses for books to give to all

                   elementary students.

                       Attachment 4

Move to approve a   donation of $3,575 from local businesses for books to give to all elementary   students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GDPC: Retirement Benefits for

                   Non-Represented and Central Office Staff Not Covered Under Individual Contracts.

                       Attachment 5

Move to approve the first reading of policy GDPC:   Retirement Benefits for Non-Represented and Central Office Staff Not Covered   Under Individual Contracts.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ADAA:  School System Commitment to

                  Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior.

                       Attachment 6

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ADAA:    School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible   Behavior.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

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

                       Attachment 7

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             G.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JIC: Student Code of Conduct.

                       Attachment 8

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JIC: Student Code of Conduct.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             H.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JKD: Suspension of Students.

                       Attachment 9

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JKD: Suspension of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             I.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy KHB:  Advertising in the Schools.

                       Attachment 10

Move to approve   the first reading of policy KHB:    Advertising in the Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             J.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BB: School Board Legal Status.

                       Attachment 11

Move to approve   the first reading of policy BB: School Board Legal Status.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             K.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ADF: School Commitment to Learning Results.

                       Attachment 12

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ADF: School Commitment to Learning Results.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             L.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy AEC: Accountability-Reporting to the Board and

                  Public.

                       Attachment 13

Move to approve   the first reading of policy AEC: Accountability-Reporting to the Board and   Public.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             M.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BDB: Board Officers.

                       Attachment 14

Move to approve the first reading of policy BDB: Board   Officers.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

             N.  Motion to opt out of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Move to opt out of   the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

21.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

 

22.  Adjourn:

            A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

______________  Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) _____ to ______

____________

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Martha   Witham

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Kimberly   Martin

At-Large

 

 

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, February 10, 5:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Budget Workshop, February 17, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom

Student Services Team, February 24, 7 a.m., Via Zoom

Budget Workshop, February 24, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom

Budget Workshop, March 3, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom

Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, March 10, 5:30 p.m., Via Zoom

 

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March 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom