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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

November 4, 2015

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Jennifer Day, Nicole Desjardins, Laura Hamilton, Edward Hastings,   Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Members:

Katie Vose

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative

Ciara Tenney

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations: 

                A.  ASD Student and Family Supports - Theresa Violette

                                        

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of October 14,

          2015.

                        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/BoardMinutes151014.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting   of October 14, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

           

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

                      October 28, 2015.

                         http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/BoardMinutes151028.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   meeting of October 28, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

                                       

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:              

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

               

       9.  Student Council Report:  Ciara Tenney

 

      10.  Informational Items:

    A.  Cony High School/Middle School Coaching Nominations

                 Attachment 1

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes – November 2, 2015 – No Meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report                                  

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – November 4, 2015 – 
                             No Meeting                            

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee Minutes – November 2, 2015 – No Meeting

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee Minutes – November 4, 2015 – Minutes not available.

                E.  Other Committee Reports:   

                              1.  Student Services Leadership Team, October 14, 2015

                                         Attachment 2

                                   

      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:

 

      15.  Unfinished Business: 

  Motion to group items A through E. 

Move to group   items A through E. 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

A.  Motion to adopt policy IJNDB-R:  Student Personal Digital Device and Internet Use Rules.

                Attachment 3

Move to adopt   policy IJNDB-R:  Student Personal   Digital Device and Internet Use Rules.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to adopt policy KF:  Community Use of School Facilities.

                Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy KF:  Community Use of School   Facilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to adopt policy KF-R:  Community Use of School Facilities – Administrative

          Procedure.

                Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy KF-R:  Community Use of School   Facilities – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to adopt policy KF-E1:  Agreement for Use of School Facilities.

                Attachment 6

Move to adopt   policy KF-E1:  Agreement for Use of   School Facilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to adopt policy KF-E2:  Community Use of School Facilities – Fees.

                Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy KF-E2:  Community Use of School   Facilities – Fees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve a donation from Cheri Nicolosi for the Farrington Elementary School

          Library valued at approximately $707.

                Attachment 8

Move to approve a   donation from Cheri Nicolosi for the Farrington Elementary School Library   valued at approximately $707.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve an $8,000 donation from the Evelyn Norton Wilkins and Priscilla F.

         Wilkins Scholarship Fund.

                Attachment 9

Move to approve an   $8,000 donation from the Evelyn Norton Wilkins and Priscilla F. Wilkins   Scholarship Fund.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

   

    C.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department 2015-2016 Emergency Plan.

                Attachment 10

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department 2015-2016 Emergency Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

   

    D.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Mimaki training

          December 3-4 in Newton, MA

                Attachment 11

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Mimaki training December   3-4 in Newton, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Skills USA

         Chapter Training, November 13 and 14 in Norwood, MA

                Attachment 12

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Skills USA Chapter   Training, November 13 and 14 in Norwood, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Cony High School Band/Chorus to

         travel to Nashville, TN, April vacation of 2017.

                Attachment 13

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Cony High School Band/Chorus to travel to   Nashville, TN, April vacation of 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to approve an overnight travel request for the Cony Jazz Band to attend the All-State

          Jazz Festival at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME January 7-9, 2016.

                Attachment 14

Move to approve an   overnight travel request for the Cony Jazz Band to attend the All-State Jazz   Festival at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME January 7-9, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

   

 

    H.  Motion to approve a resolution for the Augusta School Department to enter into a lease

          purchase agreement with Gorham Savings Bank for up to $400,000 for school

          computers.  (See attached)                   

Move to approve a   resolution for the Augusta School Department to enter into a lease purchase   agreement with Gorham Savings Bank for up to $400,000 for school computers.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second: Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6   to 0

 

      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:

Deborah Towle     Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

7:45 p.m.