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Agenda
Augusta Board of Education
Business Meeting
April 8, 2020
Regular 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 School 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 yeah.  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

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

Mandy   Cooper

Student   Representative

 

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance: One member to recite the pledge for the board 

        4.  Agenda Adjustments:

            (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.  Motion to conduct the meeting using Zoom, a web based video conferencing tool, pursuant

                        to 1 MRSA § 403-A authorizing the district to conduct remote meetings during the state of

                        emergency as declared by the governor.

 

                  B.  Motion to amend the agenda to combine section 14 Public Comment on Non-personnel

                         Agenda Items and section 20 Audience Recognition for Non-agenda Items to become

                         Section 14 Public Input Via Livestream Chat.

 

                  C.  Motion to amend the agenda to waive the reading of committee reports.  Committee reports

                        are available via the link provided with the agenda.

 

                  D.  Motion to amend the agenda to move the business manager’s report immediately prior to

                        the assistant superintendent report.

 

     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

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                        March 11, 2020.

                http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes200311x.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of March 11, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

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

                       March 18, 2020.

               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialBoardMeetingMinutes200318.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of March 18, 2020.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

       6.  Communications: 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                  A.  Resignations

                             1.  Autumn Quick, Functional Skills Teacher, Cony High School

                             2.  Karen Taylor, Kindergarten Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

                             3.  Jamilyn Ellis, Grade 4 Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                             4.  David Mallow, Grade 7 Science Teacher, Cony Middle School

                             5.  Thia Bridges, Grade 1 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

                             6.  Sarah Adkins, Dean of Students, Farrington Elementary School

                  B.  Retirements

                             1.  Donna Madore, Assistant Superintendent 

       8.  Recognitions: 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

      10.  Informational Items:

                   A.  Informational meeting schedule 

                   B.  Professional Development

                              1.  Brittany Porter, Strengthen Students’ Mindfulness, 3/18/20

                              2.  Samantha Simmons, Strengthen Students’ Mindfulness, 3/18/20 

                              3.  Saran Duncan, Practical Co-Teaching Strategies, 3/26/20

                              4.  Michelle Noiles, Anxiety in Schools: Beyond Behavior Plans, 3/27/20

                              5.  Karen Parker, Practical Strategies for Improving Behavior, 3/30/20

                              6.  Shelly Couture, Career Development Conference, 3/31/20

                              7.  Barbara Weiss, Executive Function in the Classroom, 4/2/20

                              8.  Bethany Sherman, Techniques for Children/Adolescents with Emotional and

                                   Behavioral Problems, 4/8/20 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting, April 6, 2020 – No meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 1 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee, March 11, 2020 - No meeting 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Christopher Clarke

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, April 6, 2020 – No meeting 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, March 11, 2020 – Minutes not
                             available                            

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting, April 6, 2020 – 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:

                  Public input via livestream chat 

      15.  Unfinished Business:

                 A.  Motion to adopt policy GBCA: Staff Conflicts of Interest.

                           Attachment 2

Move to adopt   policy GBCA: Staff Conflicts of Interest.

  

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

                 B.  Motion to adopt policy BCC:  Nepotism.

                            Attachment 3

Move to adopt   policy BCC:  Nepotism.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

                 C.  Motion to adopt policy BEDH:  Public Participation at Board Meetings.

                          Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy BEDH:  Public Participation at   Board Meetings.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

                 D.  Motion to adopt policy IHD-R:  Adult/Community Education Diploma Requirement and

                       Regulations.

                          Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy IHD-R:  Adult/Community   Education Diploma Requirement and Regulations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

      16.  New Business:

                    A.  Motion to approve a grant for $5,500 for the Bicentennial through the Maine Arts

                       Commission to include books for each student, an author visit and celebration for Maine’s

                       birthday.

                          Attachment 6

Move to approve a grant for $5,500 for the   Bicentennial through the Maine Arts Commission to include books for each student,   an author visit and celebration for Maine’s birthday.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

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

                          Attachment 7

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

      Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

      17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report: 

      18.  Superintendent’s Report: 

      19.  Reports from Other School Officials: 

      20.  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

 

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

Scheduled Meetings 

            1.  Informational meeting, April 15, 2020  

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
May 13, 2020
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
VIA Zoom