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AGENDA
Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
March 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom
Public Link
Passcode: 890418
 

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:

 

  1. 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

 

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance:

 

  1. Presentations: None

 

  1. Approval of Minutes:
                 A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of

                       February 10, 2021.

    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMeetingMinutes210210.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of February 10, 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

 

 

  1. Superintendent’s Report:

 

  1. Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

 

  1. Business Manager’s Report:

                Attachment 1

 

  1. Reports from Other School Officials:

 

  1. Communications:

 

  1. Resignations and Retirements: None

 

  1. Recognitions:

 

  1. Student Council Report: Mandy Cooper

 

  1. Informational Items:
            A.  Coaching Nominations

                      Attachment 2

            B.  Professional Development
                      1.  Shelby Thibodeau, Leaving High School; Long Last Looks Must End, 2/26/21
                      2.  Lisa Plourde, MELMAC Peer Learning, 3/9/21

 

  1. Committee Reports:
                 A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond
                            1.  Finance Committee Meeting, March 1, 2021 – No meeting

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes
                           1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes, February 10, 2021

           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurricandEdCommMinutes210210.php

 

               C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kimberly Martin
                          1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, March 1, 2021 – No meeting

 

              D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato
                         1.  Policy Committee Meeting, March 1, 2021 – No meeting

 

  1. 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.)

 

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

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

  1. Unfinished Business:
                 A.  Motion to adopt policy GDPC: Retirement Benefits for Non-Represented and Central Office

                       Staff Not Covered Under Individual Contracts.

                       Attachment 3

Move to adopt 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

 

 

                  B.  Motion to adopt policy ADAA:  School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical and

                        Responsible Behavior.

                       Attachment 4

Move to adopt 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

 

 

                   C.  Motion to adopt GBA: Affirmative Action Policy.

                             Attachment 5

Move to adopt 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

 

 

                   D.  Motion to adopt policy JIC: Student Code of Conduct.

                             Attachment 6

Move to adopt 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

 

 
               E.  Motion to adopt policy JKD: Suspension of Students.

                       Attachment 7

Move to adopt 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

 

 

              F.  Motion to adopt policy KHB:  Advertising in the Schools.

                       Attachment 8

Move to adopt 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

 

 

               G.  Motion to adopt policy BB: School Board Legal Status.

                        Attachment 9

Move to adopt 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

 

 

               H.  Motion to adopt policy ADF: School Commitment to Learning Results.

                       Attachment 10

Move to adopt 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

 

 

            I.  Motion to adopt policy AEC: Accountability-Reporting to the Board and Public.

                       Attachment 11

Move to adopt 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

 

 

               J.  Motion to adopt policy BDB: Board Officers.

                       Attachment 12

Move to adopt 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

 

 

  1. New Business:
                 A.  Approval of 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 in the total amount of

                  $32,640,326

 

Move to approve all of the below Expenditures in the following Cost Center Categories within the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2021-2022 in the total amount of $32,640,326

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

 

 

 

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:                          $11,529,708

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $5,183,784

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,564,271

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $649,962

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,980,523

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,078,448

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,878,571

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,890,000

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $3,126,846

                                                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:                          $1,758,213

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

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

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $0

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

 

Needs from Taxation

 

Move to approve Article 12 in the amount of $12,524,001.67 and $26,827,503.60

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

 

 

ARTICLE 12: Shall the City raise $12,524,001.67 and appropriate $26,827,503.60 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:                 $12,524,001.67 and $26,827,503.60

 

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.

 

Local Only Debt Service

 

Move to approve Article 13 in the amount of $205,675

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

 

 

ARTICLE 13:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $205,675 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:                          $205,675

 

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.

 

Article 14: Additional Local Appropriation

 

Move to approve Article 14 in the amount of $1,028,502

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

 

 

Article 14: Shall the City raise and to appropriate the sum of $1,028,502 in additional local funds, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $1,028,502 as required to fund the budget recommended by the board of directors.

 

The board of directors recommends $1,028,502 for additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services fund model by $1,028,502.

 

Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the school administrative unit’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state-funded debt service that will help achieve the municipality’s budget for educational programs.

 

 

ARTICLE 15 SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET:

 

ARTICLE 15:  To see what sum the City will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, 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:                                      $32,640,326

 

 

Adult Education

 

Move to approve Article 16 in the amounts of $787,289 and $509,985

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

 

 

ARTICLE 16:  Shall the City appropriate $787,289 for Adult Education and raise $509,985 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:                                                  $787,289 and $509,985

 

 

Move to approve Article 17

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

 

 

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 1485 subsection 5, for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the School Board?

 

 

             B.  Motion to delete policy ADC-R:  Tobacco Use and Possession Administrative Procedure.

                       Attachment 13

Move to delete policy ADC-R:  Tobacco Use and Possession Administrative Procedure.

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 Augusta School Department 2021-2022 school calendar.

                         Attachment 14

Move to approve the Augusta School Department 2021-2022 school calendar.

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 donation for CATC of an air compressor from the Farmingdale Fire

                   Department valued at approximately $4,000-$5,000.

                       

Move to approve a donation for CATC of an air compressor from the Farmingdale Fire Department valued at approximately $4,000-$5,000.

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 a donation of $500 from Teens to Trails for Cony High School Outing

                   Club.

                       Attachment 15

Move to approve a donation of $500 from Teens to Trails for Cony High School Outing Club.

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

 

 

  1. Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

 

  1. 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

 

Dropout Prevention Committee, March 15, 3:15 p.m., Via Zoom

Special Board Meeting, March 17, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom

Student Services Leadership Team, March 31, 7:00 a.m., Via Zoom

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

Policy Committee Meeting, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Personnel Committee Meeting, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Via Zoom

Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, April 14, 5:30 p.m., Via Zoom

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
 
April 14, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom