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Minutes

Augusta Board of Education

Business Meeting

January 11, 2017

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Tom Connors, April Cusick, Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Kati   McCormick, Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent:

Donna Madore

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.  Dual Enrollment College Credits at CATC; CTE Pathway to a Diploma – New Legislation;

                      Recruitment – James Holland, CATC Director

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

 

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

                      December 14, 2016.

            http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes161214.php

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Victoria Handlen, Behavior Support Teacher at Gilbert Elementary

                        2.  Brittany Robbins, Secondary Math Teacher at Cony High School

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

                       

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

 

                A.  Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 1

                B.  Maine Department of Education State Fund Grant for CATC

                            Attachment 2

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

 

                A.  Finance Committee Report:  

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes, January 9, 2017 – Minutes not available               

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3 

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report: 

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes, December 14, 2016

            http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/CurrandEdMinutes161214.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report: 

                        1.  Personnel Committee Minutes, January 9, 2017 – Minutes not available

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:

                        1. Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, January 9, 2017 – Minutes not available

 

      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.  Ben Braasch, Behavior Support Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

 

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

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: 

 

    Motion to group Items A through H.

Move to group   Items A through H.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                A.  Motion to adopt policy EEAG:  Use of Private Vehicles on School Business.

                           Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy EEAG:  Use of Private Vehicles   on School Business.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                B.  Motion to adopt policy JJA:  Student Organizations.

                           Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy JJA:  Student Organizations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

               C.  Motion to adopt policy JJA-R:  Request for Student Organization.

                           Attachment 6

Move to adopt   policy JJA-R:  Request for Student   Organization.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                D.  Motion to adopt policy JICE:  Student Publications.

                           Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy JICE:  Student Publications.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                E.  Motion to adopt policy JICK: Bullying.

                           Attachment 8

Move to adopt   policy JICK: Bullying.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                F.  Motion to adopt policy JICK-E1:  Bullying Report Form.

                           Attachment 9

Move to adopt   policy JICK-E1:  Bullying Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

               G.  Motion to adopt policy JICK-E2:  Bullying Investigation and Response Form.

                           Attachment 10

Move to adopt   policy JICK-E2:  Bullying Investigation   and Response Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                H.  Motion to adopt policy JICK-E3:  Bullying:  Summary of Disciplinary and remedial

                     Actions.

                           Attachment 11

Move to adopt   policy JICK-E3:  Bullying:  Summary of Disciplinary and remedial   Actions.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                I.  Motion to amend policy JICK-R:  Bullying – Administrative Procedure.

                            Attachment 12

Move to amend   policy JICK-R:  Bullying –   Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jennifer Neumeyer      Second:    Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

          Motion to adopt policy JICK-R:  Bullying - Administrative Procedure as amended.

Move to adopt   policy JICK-R:  Bullying -   Administrative Procedure as amended.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Tom Connors      Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

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

                           Attachment 13

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle   Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:    7 to 0

 

                B. Motion to approve a $400 donation from Augusta Country Club for Augusta School

                    Department nurses to meet the needs of students.

                           Attachment 14

Move to approve a   $400 donation from Augusta Country Club for Augusta School Department nurses   to meet the needs of students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle   Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

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 Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

7:52 p.m.

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

March 8, 2017

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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