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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

February 10, 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

Student   Representative

Ciara Tenney

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations: 

     A.  Troy Alexander, Principal,Hussey Elementary - PBIS

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education of January 13, 2016.

            http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes160113.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education of   January 13, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Ciara Tenney

 

      10.  Informational Items:

    A.  Department of Education Early College Program Grant

            Attachment 1

    B.  Department of Education State Fund Grant

            Attachment 2

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jennifer Day

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes - February 1, 2016

http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/FinanceCommitteeMinutes160201.php

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3                         

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – January 13, 2016

http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/CurriculumandEdCommitteeMinutes160113.php

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting – February 1, 2016 – No meeting

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting – February 1, 2016 – No meeting

                E.  Other Committee Reports:                            

                        1.  Drop Out Prevention Committee Minutes – January 27, 2016

                                         Attachment 4

                        2.  CATC Advisory Committee Minutes – February 2, 2016

                                         Attachment 5

                        3.  Student Services Leadership Team Minutes – February 3, 2016

                                         Attachment 6

 

      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 IKB:  Homework.

                Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy IKB:  Homework.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

    B.  Motion to adopt policy IKAB:  Report Cards/Progress Reports.

                Attachment 8

Move to adopt   policy IKAB:  Report Cards/Progress   Reports.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to adopt policy GCFA:  Employee Social Media Privacy.

                Attachment 9

Move to adopt   policy GCFA:  Employee Social Media   Privacy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to adopt policy JLF:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

                Attachment 10

Move to adopt   policy JLF:  Reporting Child Abuse and   Neglect.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse and

          Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

                Attachment 11

Move to adopt   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

 

    F.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect

          Report Form.

                Attachment 12

Move to adopt   policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child   Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to adopt policy JLCDA:  Medical Marijuana in Schools.

                Attachment 13

Move to adopt   policy JLCDA:  Medical Marijuana in   Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to adopt policy JHB:  Truancy.

                Attachment 14

Move to adopt   policy JHB:  Truancy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve an out-of-state professional day request for Tom Hinds to attend a

          Facilitation Skills Workshop April 28–29, 2016 in Brattleboro, VT.

                Attachment 15

Move to approve an   out-of-state professional day request for Tom Hinds to attend a Facilitation   Skills Workshop April 28–29, 2016 in Brattleboro, VT.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve the Bridge Program contingent on inclusion in the proposed budget.

Move to approve   the Bridge Program contingent on inclusion in the proposed budget.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for Skills USA State Competitions in Bangor

          March 3-4, 2016.

                Attachment 16

Move to approve an   overnight trip request for Skills USA State Competitions in Bangor March 3-4,   2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve a donation of $150 from Robert and Tamara Kirk for Farrington’s Gifted

         and Talented Art Program.

Move to approve a   donation of $150 from Robert and Tamara Kirk for Farrington’s Gifted and   Talented Art Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for the High School Band and Chorus to attend

         the All-State Music Festival in Orono May 19–21, 2016.

                Attachment 17

Motion to approve   an overnight trip request for the High School Band and Chorus to attend the   All-State Music Festival in Orono May 19–21, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to approve a new Guitar course at Cony.

                Attachment 18

Move to approve a   new Guitar course at Cony.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to approve an Ultimate Frisbee Club at Cony.

                Attachment 19

Move to approve an   Ultimate Frisbee Club at Cony.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to approve the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

                Attachment 20

Move to approve   the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to approve an overnight professional development for Bonnie Dushin, Helen Renko,

        and Elizabeth Soares to attend the MELMAC U in Rockport, March 8 and 9, 2016.

                Attachment 21

                Attachment 22

                Attachment 23

Move to approve an   overnight professional development for Bonnie Dushin, Helen Renko, and   Elizabeth Soares to attend the MELMAC U in Rockport, March 8 and 9, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to approve an out-of-state student activity travel request for Cony Key Club to

          attend the Distict Key Club Conference in Springfield, MA, April 8–10, 2016.

                Attachment 24

Move to approve an   out-of-state student activity travel request for Cony Key Club to attend the   District Key Club Conference in Springfield, MA, April 8–10, 2016

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:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 to 0

8:10 p.m.

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

 

PEPG Committee, February 8, 3:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room

Curriculum and Education Committee, February 10, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Budget Workshop, February 24, 6:30 p.m., City Center`

Student Services Committee, March 2, 7 a.m., Cony

Special Board Meeting, March 2, 6:30 p.m., City Center

Personnel Committee, March 7, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Finance Committee, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Policy Committee, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Curriculum and Education Committee, March 9, 5:30 p.m., City Center

 

 

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

March 9, 2016

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center