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AGENDA

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

December 9, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

 Public Link
https://zoom.us/j/92326778631?pwd=MXU5MVRvME1vZ2JKMTF0MHVOV3h1QT09
Passcode: 588930

 

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

 

Christopher   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:

 

4.  Presentations: None

 

5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                November 4, 2020.

                http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes201104.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education of   November 4, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

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.  Olivia Turner, Kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                     2.  Deborah Skehan, Grade 2 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

                     3.  Sarah Rowe, Art Teacher, Gilbert and Lincoln Elementary Schools

                     4.  Sarah Mason, Kindergarten Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

          B.  Retirements

                     1.  Helen Renko, Guidance Counselor, Cony High School

 

8.  Recognitions:

          A.  Edward Hastings, Board Chair

          B.  Christopher Clarke, Ward 2 Board Member

 

9.  Student Council Report:  Mandy Cooper

 

10.  Informational Items:

             A. 2021 Committee Assignments

                       Attachment 1

     

            B.  Coaching Nominations

                        Attachment 2

      

            C.  Professional Development

                       1.  Jennifer Veilleux, Teaching SIPPS Remotely, 11/4/20

                       2.  Karen Douglas, Teaching SIPPS Remotely, 11/4/20

                       3.  Maria Elena Sullivan, Northern New England Teaching English to Speakers of Other

                            Languages Conference, 11/7/20

                       4.  Micole Moore, Northern New England Teaching English to Speakers of Other

                            Languages Conference, 11/7/20

                       5.  Susan Mallon, Northern New England Teaching English to Speakers of Other

                            Languages Conference, 11/7/20

                       6.  Debbie Connell-Duncan, Cultivating Mattering for Maine Youth, 11/12/20

                       7.  Sarah Duran, Maximize Student Success Online Using Innovative Google & Ed. Tech.

                            Tools, 11/19/20

                       8.  Maria Elena Sullivan, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

                            Conference, 11/20/20

                       9.  Shelby Thibodeau, Drummond Woodsum Special Education in the Era of COVID,

                            12/4/20

                     10.  Susan Walters, Drummond Woodsum Special Education in the Era of COVID,

                            12/4/20

                     11.  Debbie Duncan, MELMAC Peer Learning Session, 12/4/20

                     12.  Cynthia Streznewski, International Society for Technology in Education 20 Live

                            Conference, 11/29-12/5/20

 

11.  Committee Reports:

            A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                       1.  Finance Committee Meeting, November 2, 2020 – No Meeting

                       2.  Finance Committee Meeting, December 7, 2020 – Minutes on next Board agenda

                       3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                 Attachment 3

 

            B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                       1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, November 4, 2020 – No Meeting

 

            C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kevin Lamoreau

                       1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, November 2, 2020

                       http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes201102.php

                       2.  Personnel Committee Meeting, December 7, 2020 – Minutes on next Board agenda

 

            D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                       1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, November 2, 2020

                       http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommitteeMinutes201102.php

                       2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2020 – Minutes on next Board agenda

 

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.  Taylor St.Pierre, Elementary Art Teacher, Gilbert and Lincoln Elementary Schools

               B.  Ellen Stebbins, Grade 1 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

               C.  Elizabeth Loiko, Kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert 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

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

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

            A.  Discussion – January Committee Meetings

 

14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

15.  Unfinished Business:

 

16.  New Business:

            A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GBEBB:  Staff Conduct with Students.

                       Attachment 4

Move to approve   the first reading of policy GBEBB:    Staff Conduct with Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

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 BDDB:  Agenda Format.

                       Attachment 5

Move to approve   the first reading of policy BDDB:    Agenda Format.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

            

              C.  Motion to approve a $748 donation from Healthy Communities of Maine for Cony’s Health

                    Education.

                       Attachment 6

Move to approve a   $748 donation from Healthy Communities of Maine for Cony’s Health Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

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.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

 

21.  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

 

Christopher   Clarke

Ward   2

 

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

 

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

 

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

 

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

 

Curriculum and Education Committee, December 9, Via Zoom

Drop Out Prevention Committee, December 14, 3:15 p.m., Via Zoom

Student Services Leadership Team, December 16, 7 a.m., Via Zoom

Finance Committee Meeting, TBD

Policy Committee Meeting, TBD

Personnel Committee Meeting, TBD

Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, January 13, Via Zoom

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

January 13, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom