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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

October 12, 2016

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative to the Board

Brandon Gosselin

 7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations: 

                A.  Homeless Presentation - Theresa Violette

                            Attachment 1

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          September 14, 2016.

            http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160914BoardMinutes.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   meeting of September 14, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of

          September 28, 2016.

        http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160928SpecialBoardMeetingMinutes.php   

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of September 28, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Laura Hamilton, At Large Board Member

 

                B.  Retirements

                        1.  Lynne Adams, Special Education Director

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Cony Extra Curricular Nominations

                        Attachment 2

           

      11.  Committee Reports:

 

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jennifer Day

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes, September 12, 2016                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160912FinanceCommMinutes.php

                        2.  Finance Committee Minutes, October 3, 2016                              http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/161003FinanceCommMinutes.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3 

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes, September 14, 2016                              http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160914CurrandEdCommMinutes.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle

                        1.  Personnel Committee Minutes, September 12, 2016                                 http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160912PersCommMinutes.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Minutes, October 3, 2016                           http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/161003PersCommMinutes.php           

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report: 

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2016                                    http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/160912PolicyCommMinutes.php  

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2016 – Meeting cancelled.  No quorum.

                                   

      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.  Michael Howell, Cony High School Math Teacher

                           

 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) 7 to 0

 

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

 

      14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:

 

      15.  Unfinished Business:  None

   

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Jan Rollins, Kim Rideout-Dawes,

          Tracy Lloyd, Brenda Maines, Carrie Lasselle to attend the Maine Association for Middle

          Level Education Conference in Northport, Maine, October 20 and 21, 2016.

                Attachment 3

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Jan Rollins, Kim Rideout-Dawes, Tracy Lloyd,   Brenda Maines, Carrie Lasselle to attend the Maine Association for Middle   Level Education Conference in Northport Maine, October 20 and 21, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Travel Request for the Cony French Club to travel to

          Quebec, May 11-13, 2017.

                Attachment 4

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Travel Request for the Cony French Club to travel to Quebec, May   11-13, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy KDB:  Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of

          Access.

                Attachment 5

Move to approve   the first reading of policy KDB:    Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of Access.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department’s Student at Risk Plan to be included in

          the Comprehensive Education Plan.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department’s Student at Risk Plan to be included in the   Comprehensive Education Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    Motion to group Items E through K.

Move to group   Items E through K.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to delete policy IFA:  Curriculum Research.

                Attachment 7

Move to delete   policy IFA:  Curriculum Research.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to delete policy IGB:  Special Instructional Program and Accommodations.

                Attachment 8

Move to delete   policy IGB:  Special Instructional   Program and Accommodations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to delete policy IGBA:  Programs for Handicapped Students (Exceptional Children).

                Attachment 9

Move to delete   policy IGBA:  Programs for Handicapped   Students (Exceptional Children).

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to delete policy IGBG:  Homebound Instruction (Hospital/Homebound Tutoring

          Program).

                Attachment 10

Move to delete   policy IGBG:  Homebound Instruction   (Hospital/Homebound Tutoring Program)

Motion:Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to delete policy IGCA:  Summer Schools.

                Attachment 11

Move to delete   policy IGCA:  Summer Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to delete policy IGD:  Cancellation of After-School Student Activities Due to

        Inclement Weather.

                Attachment 12

Move to delete policy   IGD:  Cancellation of After-School   Student Activities Due to Inclement Weather.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    K.  Motion to delete policy EFB:  Free and Reduced Price Food Services.

                Attachment 13

Move to delete   policy EFB:  Free and Reduced Price   Food Services.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    L.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development request for Tom Hinds to

          attend Debriefing & Tools for the Adventure Educator in Brattleboro, Vermont November 2,

          2016.

                Attachment 14

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development request for Tom Hinds to attend   Debriefing & Tools for the Adventure Educator in Brattleboro, Vermont,   November 2,

2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    M.  Motion to approve a donation of 20 backpacks for Cony students given by the United Way

          of Kennebec Valley that was donated from LL Bean and valued at approximately $700.

Move to approve a   donation of 20 backpacks for Cony students given by the United Way of   Kennebec Valley that was donated from LL Bean and valued at approximately   $700.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    N.  Motion to approve a Professional Day Request for Elizabeth Soares to attend the Maine

          Library Association Conference in Newry, November 14-15, 2016.

                Attachment 15

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Elizabeth Soares to attend the Maine Library   Association Conference in Newry, November 14-15, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

 

    O.  Motion to approve the donation of a Nook GlowLight and case from Cheri Nicolosi for

          Farrington library valued at approximately $145.

Move to approve   the donation of a Nook GlowLight and case from Cheri Nicolosi for Farrington   library valued at approximately $145.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    P.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development request for Paula Bourque to

         attend the NCTE National Conference November 17-18, 2016, in Atlanta , GA

                Attachment 16

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development request for Paula Bourque to attend the   NCTE National Conference November 17-18, 2016, in Atlanta , GA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    Q.  Motion to approve the 2016-2017 Board Goals.

                Attachment 17

Move to approve   the 2016-2017 Board Goals.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    R.  Motion to approve a Professional Day request for Jared Braun and Dennis Dacus to attend

          the MAHPERD Conference in Rockland, November 7-8, 2016.

                Attachment 18

Move to approve a   Professional Day request for Jared Braun and Dennis Dacus to attend the MAHPERD   Conference in Rockland, November 7-8, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    S.  Motion to approve the 2016-2017 Capital Area Technical Center Cooperative Agreement.

                Attachment 19

Move to approve   the 2016-2017 Capital Area Technical Center Cooperative Agreement.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    T.  Motion to approve a $1,000 grant from The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility

          #6462 for Gilbert Elementary School.

                Attachment 20

Move to a $1,000   grant from The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility #6462 for Gilbert   Elementary School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    U.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development for Sheila Farkas to attend the

          Echoes and Reflections Program, October 14, 2016 in Gorham, NH.

                Attachment 21

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development for Sheila Farkas to attend the Echoes   and Reflections Program, October 14, 2016 in Gorham, NH.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

    V.  Motion to approve a Student Activity Travel Request for JMG to attend the Leadership

          Education Conference October 20-21 in Rome, ME

                Attachment 22

Move to approve a   Student Activity Travel Request for JMG to attend the Leadership Education   Conference October 20-21 in Rome, ME

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 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) 7 to 0

8:10 p.m.

  

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

November 9, 2016

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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