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Agenda
Augusta Board of Education
Business Meeting
January 13, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/94122837246?pwd=S3paOHgrcFUwenEzMkFENGdnbTczUT09
Passcode: 484318

 

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:  

          A.  RKO Audit Report Presentation

                     Attachment 1

                    

                Augusta School Department Financial Statements

                     Attachment 2

                Management Letter

                     Attachment 3

                Augusta Statement of Assurance

                     Attachment 4

                Augusta Statement of Assurance Letter

                     Attachment 5

 

5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                December 9, 2020.

         http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes201209.php

 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of December 9, 2020.

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.  Communications:

 

7.  Resignations and Retirements:

          A.  Resignations

                      Karen Laliberte, Grade 4 teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                      Sarah Fenwick, LCPC, Farrington Elementary School

 

8.  Recognitions:

 

9.  Student Council Report:  Mandy Cooper

 

10.  Informational Items:

            A.  Cony Winter Coaching Nominations

                       Attachment 6

            B.  Professional Development

                       1.  Anita Vose, Math4ME Training, 12/9/20

                       2.  Doreen Franklin, Math4ME Training, 12/9/20

                       3.  Mark Dennett, Math4ME Training, 12/9/20

                       4.  Shannon Tyler, Math4ME Training, 12/9/20

                       5.  Maureen Heikkula, Making Best Use of Google Classroom, 12/11/20

                       6.  Kristine Poulin, Making Best Use of Google Classroom, 12/11/20

                       7.  Megan Porter, Elevate Take Teaching to New Heights, 12/29/20

                       8.  Karen Kidder, Elevate Take Teaching to New Heights, 12/29/20

                       9.  Megan Porter, Distance Learning in Kindergarten: Successful, Practical Strategies,

                            1/7/21

                      10.  Karen Kidder, Distance Learning in Kindergarten: Successful, Practical Strategies,

                            1/7/21

                      11.  Kim Silsby, MPA “Not So Fall” Conference, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26/21

 

11.  Committee Reports:

            A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                       1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2020

       http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes201207.php

                       2.  Finance Committee Meeting, January 11, 2021 - Minutes on next board agenda

                       3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                 Attachment 7

 

            B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                       1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – December 9, 2020

https://cms2.revize.com/revize/augustaschools/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes201209.php

 

            C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kevin Lamoreau

                       1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2020

 http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes201207.php

                       2.  Personnel Committee Meeting, January 11, 2021 – Minutes on next board agenda

 

            D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                       1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2020

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes201207.php

                       2.  Policy Committee Meeting, January 11, 2021 – 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.  Linda Pare, Kindergarten Teacher, 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 __

 

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

 

 

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

 

14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

15.  Unfinished Business:

            A.  Motion to adopt policy GBEBB:  Staff Conduct with Students.

                       Attachment 8

Move to adopt   policy GBEBB:  Staff Conduct with   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

 

 

             B.  Motion to adopt policy BDDB:  Agenda Format.

                       Attachment 9

Move to adopt policy BDDB:    Agenda Format.

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

 

 

16.  New Business:

                A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ADC:  Tobacco-Free Schools: Use and

                      Possession of Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Devices.

                           Attachment 10

Move to approve   the first reading of 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

 

 

             B.  Motion to approve the ESports Student Organization at Cony High School.

                       Attachment 11

Move to approve   the ESports Student Organization for Cony High School.

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 the Quiz Bowl Team Organization at Cony High School.

                       Attachment 12

Move to approve   the Quiz Bowl Team Organization at Cony High School.

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 a new African-American History course at Cony High School.

                       Attachment 13

Move to approve a   new African-American History course at Cony High School.

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.  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

 

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  

Finance Committee Meeting, February 1, 5:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Policy Committee Meeting, February 1, 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Personnel Committee Meeting, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, February 10, 2021 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
February 10, 2021
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom