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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

January 13, 2016

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Tom Connors, April Cusick, Jennifer Day, Laura Hamilton, Edward   Hastings, Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle, Katie Vose

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations: 

                A.  Heather Gauthier – Lincoln Elementary School

                                                              

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

                A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of December 9,

          2015.

                        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes151209.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting   of December 9, 2015.  

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

Abstained:    Tom Connors

                           

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Retirements

                        1.  Charles Wheeler, Special Education Behavior Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                        2.  Mary Loring, Resource Room Special Education Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                        3.  Charles Izzi, Chef Instructor at Capital Area Technical Center

                        4.  Sandy Turgeon, Grade 7 Math Teacher at Cony Middle/High School

                        5.  Bruce Baker, Building Construction Instructor at Capital Area Technical Center

                        6.  Sarah Barnum, Elementary Art Teacher at Gilbert and Farrington Elementary Schools

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

               

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2015                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/FinanceCommitteeMinutes151207.php

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – January 4, 2016                        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/FinanceCommitteeMinutes160104.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 2                         

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – December 9, 2015.

http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/CurriculumandEducationMinutes151209.php

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2015                             http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/personnel_committee.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting – January 4, 2016 – No meeting

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2015                                   http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/PolicyCommitteeMinutes151207.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting – January 4, 2016 – No meeting

                E.  Other Committee Reports:   None

                         

 

      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 H.

Move to group   items A through H.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

  

    A.  Motion to adopt policy JLCE:  First Aid and Emergency Medical Care.

                Attachment 3

Move to adopt   policy JLCE:  First Aid and Emergency   Medical Care.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to adopt policy JLCE-R:  First Aid Administrative Procedure.

                Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy JLCE-R:  First Aid   Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

   

    C.  Motion to adopt policy EBCE:  School Closings and Cancellations.

                Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy EBCE:  School Closings and   Cancellations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

   

    D.  Motion to adopt policy EC:  Buildings and Grounds Management.

                Attachment 6

Move to adopt   policy EC:  Buildings and Grounds   Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to adopt policy KI:  Visitors to the Schools.

                Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy KI:  Visitors to the Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to adopt policy IJOA:  Field Trips and Other Student Travel.

                Attachment 8

Move to adopt   policy IJOA:  Field Trips and Other   Student Travel.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to adopt policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and Solicitations.

                Attachment 9

Move to adopt   policy GBI:  Staff Gifts and   Solicitations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to adopt policy JFAA:  Admission of Resident Students.

                Attachment 10

Move to adopt   policy JFAA:  Admission of Resident   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

               

      16.  New Business:

 

                   Motion to group items A through G.

Move to group   items A through G.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    A.  Motion to delete policy EBBA:  First Aid.

                Attachment 11

Move to delete   policy EBBA:  First Aid.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to delete policy EBCD:  Emergency Closings.

                Attachment 12

Move to delete   policy EBCD:  Emergency Closings.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to delete policy ECAA:  Access to Buildings.

                Attachment 13

Move to delete   policy ECAA:  Access to Buildings.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to delete policy KI:  Public Solicitations in the Schools.

                Attachment 14

Move to delete   policy KI:  Public Solicitations in the   Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to delete policy IGCB:  Student Travel to Foreign Countries.

                Attachment 15

Move to delete   policy IGCB:  Student Travel to Foreign   Countries.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to delete policy IICA:  Field Trips and Special Events.

                Attachment 16

Move to delete   policy IICA:  Field Trips and Special   Events.  

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to delete policy ECC:  Custodial Services.

                Attachment 17

Move to delete   policy ECC:  Custodial Services.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

                   Motion to group items H through O.

Move to group   items H through O.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IKB:  Homework.

                Attachment 18

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IKB:    Homework.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IKAB:  Report Cards/Progress Reports.

                Attachment 19

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IKAB:    Report Cards/Progress Reports.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GCFA:  Employee Social Media Privacy.

                Attachment 20

Move to approve   the first reading of policy GCFA:    Employee Social Media Privacy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    K.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

                Attachment 21

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLF:    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    L.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse and

          Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

                Attachment 22

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLF-R:    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    M.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect

          Report Form.

                Attachment 23

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLF-E:    Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    N.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLCDA:  Medical Marijuana in Schools.

                Attachment 24

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLCDA:    Medical Marijuana in Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    O.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JHB:  Truancy.

                Attachment 25

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JHB:    Truancy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    P.  Motion to approve the Speech-Language Evaluation Process.

                Attachment 26 

Move to approve   the Speech-Language Evaluation Process.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    Q.  Motion to approve the Occupational Therapist Evaluation Process.

                Attachment 27

Move to approve   the Occupational Therapist Evaluation Process.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    R.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Joshua Poulin to

          attend the College Board Regional Forum, February 4-5, 2016 in Boston, MA

                Attachment 28

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Joshua Poulin to attend the   College Board Regional Forum, February 4-5, 2016 in Boston, MA.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    S.  Appointments by Chairperson Martin of Board Members to Standing Committees.

               Attachment 29

Move to approve appointments   by Chairperson Martin of Board Members to Standing Committees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 to 0

 

    T.  Motion to approve a donation of 50 food bags for Cony High School students from the two

     Augusta Hannaford Stores valued at approximately $500.

 

Move to approve a   donation of 50 food bags for Cony High School students from the two Augusta   Hannaford Stores valued at approximately $500.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 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:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 to 0

8:02 p.m.

 

  

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

February 10, 2016

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center