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Agenda

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting 

June 13, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. 

City Center – Council Chambers

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations:   

                  A.  CPort Credit Union Essay Winners

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                      9, 2018.

 http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180509.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of May 9, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____  to _____

 

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

                     30, 2018.

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialMeetingandWorkshop180530.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of May 30, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____    to _____

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                            1.  Brittany Green, Grade 8 Science Teacher at Cony

                            2.  Susan Martin, Grade 4 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions:

 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Cony Extra-curricular Nominations

                                 Attachment 1

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – May 7, 2018                                http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180507.php

                        2. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes - June 4, 2018                                 http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180604.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 2

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – May 9, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180509.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – May 7, 2018                            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180507.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – June 4, 2018                            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180604.php

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – May 7, 2018                                  http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes180507.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – June 4, 2018                                  http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes180604.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.  Erin Soule, District Wide Occupational Therapist

                B.  Kate Parker, Grade 1 Teacher at Lincoln Elementary

                C.  Sarah McQuoid, Kindergarten Teacher at Lincoln 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 __

 

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

 

      14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

      15.  Unfinished Business:  

               

      16.  New Business:

                 A.  Motion to approve an out-of-state professional development request for Maggie Wachtl to

                      attend the NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship Workshop, in Washington, DC,

                      October 4 – 7, 2018.

                                 Attachment 3

Move to approve an   out-of-state professional development request for Maggie Wachtl to attend the   NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship Workshop, in Washington, DC,       October 4 – 7, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____    to _____

 

                B.  Motion to approve a $300 donation from the Maine Title 1 Educators Network for Skills

                     USA student competitors.

                                 Attachment 4

Move to approve a   $300 donation from the Maine Title 1 Educators Network for Skills USA student   competitors.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____    to _____

 

                C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

                                Attachment 5

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLF: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________      Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

                D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report

                      Form.

                                Attachment 6

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLF-E:    Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________      Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

                 E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect –

                      Administrative Procedure.

                                Attachment 7

Move to approve the   first reading of policy JLF-R:    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________      Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

  

 

                 F.  Approval of 2018-2019 budget articles:

 

Motion to approve these Expenditures, Articles 1 to 11 in the following Cost Center Categories within the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2018-2019 in the total amount of $30,506,395.

 

Move to approve   all of the below Expenditures in the following Cost Center Categories within   the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2018-2019 in the total amount   of $30,506,395.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

___________        Second:     ____________

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

 

ARTICLES 1 THROUGH 11 AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURES IN THE FOLLOWING COST CENTER CATEGORIES:

 

ARTICLE 1: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $10,214,036

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 2: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Special Education.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $5,126,347

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 3: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,438,768

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 4: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $597,579

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 5: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,659,660

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 6: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for System Administration.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $910,309

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 7: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for School Administration.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,740,772

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 8: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $3,160,365

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 9: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Transportation.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,634,604

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 10: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,018,768

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 11:  To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $5,187

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

                 G.  Motion to approve Article 12:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $13,346,908 for the

                       local cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

 

Move   to approve Article 12 in the amount of $13,346,908.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

ARTICLE 12:  Shall the city raise $30,506,395 and appropriate $13,346,908 for the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the municipality will raise as the municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

 

School Board Recommends:                 $30,506,395  and $13,346,908

 

Explanation:  The City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that a municipality must raise in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.  At this date, the amount raised is less than the state required minimum; however, there is pending legislation to waive this requirement as the State is not meeting its funding obligation.

 

                H.  Motion to approve Article 13:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $284,050 for the annual

                     payment of debt service.

 

Move   to approve Article 13 in the amount of $284,050

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

ARTICLE 13:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $284,050 for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the legislative body for non-state-funded school construction projects, non-state-funded portions of school construction projects and minor capital projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the school administrative unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

 

School Board Recommends:                          $284,050

 

Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the municipality/district long-term debt for major capital school construction projects and minor capital renovation projects that are not approved for state subsidy.  The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters or other legislative body.

 

                 I.  Motion to approve ARTICLE 15:  A motion to approve Article 15 to see what sum the

                     City will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and

                     ending June 30, 2019.

 

Move   to approve Article 15 in the amount of $30,506,395.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

ARTICLE 15:  To see what sum the City will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, from the City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

 

School Board Recommends:                                      $30,506,395

 

                J.  Motion to approve Article 16:  Shall the City appropriate $704,803 for Adult Education and

                     raise $457,303 as the local share.

 

Move   to approve Article 16 in the amounts of $704,803 and $457,303.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

ARTICLE 16:  Shall the City appropriate $704,803 for Adult Education and raise $457,303 as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program.

 

School Board Recommends:                                                  $704,803 and $457,303

 

                K.  Motion to approve Article 17:  Motion to approve potential additional state subsidy.

 

Move to approve Article 17.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

Motion   (Passed/Failed)  _____  to _____

 

ARTICLE 17: In the event that the Augusta School Department receives more state education subsidy than the amount included in its budget, shall the School Board be authorized to use all or part of the additional state subsidy to increase expenditures for school purposes in cost center categories approved by the School Board and/or decrease the local cost share expectation, as defined in Title 20-A, section 15671€‘A(1)(B), for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the School Board?

 

      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:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

_______________

 

                B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_______________  Second: __________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

_______________

 

 

       22.  Adjourn:

                 A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move   to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:  

Vote:

Time:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion   (Passed/Failed) _____ to ______

 

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings 

Curriculum and Education Committee, June 13, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Special Meeting and Board Workshop, June 18, 6 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

T-PEPG, June 18, 9:30 a.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

July 11, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center