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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

August 9, 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

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Member:

Pia Holmes

 

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.  German Club Trip to Germany

   

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          12, 2017.

              http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes170712.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of July 12, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

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

          19, 2017.

              http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augusta/board_of_education/BoardMinutes170719.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of July 19, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

 

            A.  Resignations

                        1.  Kimberly Courtemanche, Second Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                        2.  Joanne Johnson-Hajduk, Kindergarten Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                        3.  Erika Leighton, Fourth Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                        4.  Jennifer Marshall, Fourth Grade Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                        5.  Cassandra Miller, Guidance Counselor, Cony High School

                        6.  Ashley Stevenson, School Nurse, Hussey Elementary School

                        7.  Lauren Swindells, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                        8.  Dulsie Varney, School Nurse, Cony High School

                        9.  Nicole Emmons, Fifth Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:           

 

                A.  Cony Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 1

                B.  Middle School Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 2

                C.  Department Head Stipends

                            Attachment 3

                D.  District Coordinator Stipends

                            Attachment 4

                E.  CATC Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 5

                F.  CATC Coordinator Nominations

                            Attachment 6

                G.  Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 7

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting, August 7, 2017 – Minutes not available    

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 8  

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes, July 12, 2017                          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes170712.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Tom Connors

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, August 7, 2017 – Minutes not available

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting, August 7, 2017 – Minutes not available

 

                E.  Neighborhood School Concept Report:  Kati McCormick

 

      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.  Brad Bolduc, Special Education Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                B.  April Hartford, First Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                C.  Dayle Jordan, Fourth Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                D.  Kathleen White, Special Education Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

                E.  Nancy German, Guidance Counselor, Cony High School

                F.  Colin Malone, Reintegration Specialist, Cony Middle/High School

                G.  Jennifer Bowdish, School Nurse, Cony Middle/High School

                H.  Stacey Feyler, Second Grade Teacher, Hussey Elementary School

                 I.  Brittany Vachon, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

                J.  Bonnie Dixon-Tribou, School Nurse at Hussey 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: 

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve Future Search Vision Statement.

Move to approve   Future Search Vision Statement.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:    ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____    to _____

 

    B.  Motion to approve the Communication Committee as a standing committee to meet

          quarterly.              

Move to approve the   Communication Committee as a standing committee to meet quarterly.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State trip request for Kim Silsby to attend the 2017 Study

          Tour to Germany for US Educational Decision Makers, October 14 – 22, 2017.

                Attachment 9

Move to approve an   Out-of-State trip request for Kim Silsby to attend the 2017 Study Tour to   Germany for US Educational Decision Makers, October 14 – 22, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve the removal of Kimberly Martin from the Policy Committee and appoint

          Pia Holmes as replacement.         

Move to approve the   removal of Kimberly Martin from the Policy Committee and appoint Pia Holmes   as replacement.

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.  Executive Session Re:  Personnel:

    A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session regarding personnel pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §

          405(6)(A).

Move to enter into Executive Session regarding personnel   pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(A).

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

7:50 p.m.

 

    B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session:

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Edward Hastings Second:  Deborah   Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

8:10 p.m.

 

      22.  Adjourn:

    A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

8:10 p.m.