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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

August 10, 2016

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

April Cusick, Jennifer Day, Laura Hamilton, Edward Hastings, Jennifer   Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

 

Board Members Absent:

 

Tom Connors, 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.  Maine Education Loan Marketing Corp. (MELMAC) – Wendy Ault, Director of MELMAC,

                      Kim Silsby, Helen Renko, Lisa Plourde

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                      13, 2016.

 http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes160713.php 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business meeting   of July 13, 2016.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:  None

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:  

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Katrina Gavett, Special Education Resource Classroom Teacher at Farrington

                             Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions:  None

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  None

 

      10.  Informational Items: 

                A.  Cony High School Co-Curricular Nominations

                        Attachment 1

                B.  Cony Middle School Co-Curricular Nominations

                        Attachment 2

                C.  CATC Coordinator Nominations

                        Attachment 3

                D.  District Coordinator Nominations

                        Attachment 4

                E.  Fall Coaching Nominations Cony Middle/High School

                        Attachment 5

                F.  Department Head Stipends

                        Attachment 6

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jennifer Day

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016                                http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes160801.php

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 5

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee, July 13, 2016 – No Meeting

                       

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016                          http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes160801.php

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016                               http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes160801.php

                       

                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.)

 

                A.  Ryan Michaud, MS/HS ESL Teacher

                           

                B.  Jennifer Veilleux, Title 1 Literacy Interventionist

                           

                C.  Jennifer Dowler, Grade 4 Teacher at Farrington

                           

                D.  Tanya Ducharme, Adult Education Counselor

                           

                E.  Heidi Parent, Culinary Arts Instructor at Capital Area Technical Center

                           

                 F.  Hope Libby, Social Worker, at Cony Middle/High School

                             

                G.  Rachel Hamlin, District Wide Elementary Gifted & Talented Teacher

                            

                H.  Samantha Esancy, Grade 2 Teacher, at Gilbert Elementary School

                            

                 I.  Nienke Adames, Grade 8 Teacher at Cony Middle/High School

                            

                J.  Victoria Handlen, Behavior Support Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School.

                            

                K.  Dulsie Varney, Cony High School Nurse

                            

 

 Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the   Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

 

      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 ADC:  Tobacco Use and Possession.

                             Attachment 17

Move to adopt   policy ADC:  Tobacco Use and   Possession.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Deborah   Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

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

                            Attachment 18

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

   

      16.  New Business:

                 A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JHFD:  Student Automobile Use.

                             Attachment 19

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JHFD:    Student Automobile Use.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to amend policy BEDI:  Board Relations with the Media to change the last paragraph

                      with language provided by MSMA.

                             Attachment 20

Move to amend   policy BEDI:  Board Relations with the   Media to change the last paragraph with language provided by MSMA.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jennifer Day      Second:  Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                      Motion to approve amended Policy BEDI:  Board Relations with the Media for a first

                       reading.

Move to approve amended Policy BEDI:    Board Relations with the Media for a first reading.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

 

                       Motion to group items C through J.

Move to group   items C through J.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle      Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to delete policy ECD:  Traffic and Parking Controls.

                             Attachment 21

Move to delete   policy ECD:  Traffic and Parking   Controls.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                D.  Motion to delete policy ED:  Material Resources Management.

                             Attachment 22

Move to delete   policy ED:  Material Resources   Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                E.  Motion to delete policy EDB:  Maintenance and Control of Materials.

                             Attachment 23

Move to delete   policy EDB:  Maintenance and Control of   Materials.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 F.  Motion to delete policy EDC:  Software & Equipment Policy for Augusta Staff.

                             Attachment 24

Move to delete   policy EDC:  Software & Equipment   Policy for Augusta Staff.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                G.  Motion to delete policy DK:  Payment Procedures.

                             Attachment 25

Move to delete   policy DK:  Payment Procedures.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                H.  Motion to delete policy EEBB:  Use of Private Vehicles for School Business.

                             Attachment 26

Move to delete   policy EEBB:  Use of Private Vehicles   for School Business.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                I.  Motion to delete policy EF:  Food Services Management.

                             Attachment 27

Move to delete   policy EF:  Food Services Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                J.  Motion to delete policy EGAA:  Software Copyright.

                             Attachment 28

Move to delete   policy EGAA:  Software Copyright.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                K.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Assistant Superintendent Donna Madore

                     to attend the WIDA 2016 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, October 12-15, 2016.

                             Attachment 29

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Assistant Superintendent Donna Madore to   attend the WIDA 2016 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, October 12-15,   2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  

                L.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Sarah Moore, Gretchen Livingston,

                     Anne Gingras, June Carpenter, and Deborah Backman to attend the ACTFL Conference,

                    November 18-20, 2016 in Boston, MA

                             Attachment 30

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Sarah Moore, Gretchen Livingston, Anne   Gingras, June Carpenter, and Deborah Backman to attend the ACTFL Conference,   November 18-20, 2016 in Boston, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                M.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Theresa Violette to attend the National

                     Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 18-20, 2016 in Seattle,

                     Washington.

                             Attachment 31

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Theresa Violette to attend the National   Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 18-20, 2016 in   Seattle, Washington.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                N.  Motion to approve a 2½% pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2016, for the Superintendent

                     consistent with salary adjustments for all union and non-union School Department  

                     employees.

Move to approve a   2½% pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2016, for the Superintendent   consistent with salary adjustments for all union and non-union School   Department employees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

Cusick, Day, Neumeyer, Towle

Hamilton, Hastings

Motion (Passed/Failed)  4 to 2

 

                O.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department organizational chart as specified in

                     policy CC:  Administrative Organization.

                             Attachment 32

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department organizational chart as specified in Policy   CC:  Administrative Organization.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

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:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:35 p.m.

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

September 14, 2016

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

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