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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

September 13, 2017

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

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:

 

            Motion to amend the agenda to add an executive session following Item 20 pursuant to 1MSRA

            405(6) A related to personnel.

Move to amend   the agenda to add an executive session following Item 20 pursuant to 1MSRA   405(6) A related to personnel.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

 Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

Connors, Cusick, Fortunato, Holmes, McCormick, Neumeyer, Towle

Hastings

 Motion   (Passed/Failed) 7 to 1

 

        4.  Presentations: 

                A.  Student Supports – Colin Malone, RISP; Hope Libby, Social Worker; Kim Silsby, Cony

                      Principal; Bruce Dostie, Cony Assistant Principal; Stew Brittner, Cony Assistant Principal

                            Attachment 1

   

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          August 9, 2017.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes170809x.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of August 9, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

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

          August 23, 2017.              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutesSpecialMeeting170823.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of August 23, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignation

                        1.  Tracey Kinney, Gifted and Talented Teacher

                       

       8.  Recognitions: 

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                 A.  Cony High School Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 2         

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, August 7, 2017

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes170807.php

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting, September 11, 2017 – Minutes not available

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes, August 9, 2017                                   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes170809.php

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Tom Connors

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, August 7, 2017                          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes170807.php

                        2.  Personnel committee Meeting, September 11, 2017 – Minutes not available

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, August 7, 2017                               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes170807.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting, September 11, 2017 – Minutes not available

                E.  Neighborhood School Committee Report: 

                            Attachment 4  

 

      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.)

 

            Motion to postpone Item 12 Consent Agenda to follow the Executive Session.

Move to postpone   Item 12 Consent Agenda to follow the Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Deborah Towle      Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

                A.  Michael Fraser, Computer Technology Instructor, CATC

 

                Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented:

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Abstained:

Vote:

  Deborah   Towle       Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

Connors, Cusick, Fortunato, Hastings, Holmes, Neumeyer, Towle

 



McCormick

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 an Out-of-State trip request for Donna Madore to attend the WIDA

          National Conference in Tampa, FL, October 15-19, 2017.

                Attachment 5

Move to approve an   Out-of-State trip request for Donna Madore to attend the WIDA National   Conference in Tampa, FL, October 15-19, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle    Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve Board Goals.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve Board   goals

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer 






Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve an Out- of-State trip request for Paula Bourque to attend the National

          Council of Teachers of English National Conference in St. Louis, MO, Nov. 16-19, 2017.

                Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Out- of-State trip request for Paula Bourque to attend the National Council   of Teachers of English National Conference in St. Louis, MO, Nov. 16-19,   2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to elect a delegate and alternative to participate in the Maine School Boards

           Association Annual Delegate Assembly, 3:25 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017.  It will be

           preceded by a Delegate Assembly preview from 2:10 – 3:15 p.m.

      Attachment 8  

Move to elect a   delegate and alternative to participate in the Maine School Boards   Association Annual Delegate Assembly, 3:25 p.m. Thursday, October 26,   2017.  It will be preceded by a   Delegate Assembly preview from 2:10 – 3:15 p.m.

Edward Hastings –   Delegate

April Cusick -   Alternate

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Deborah   Towle   Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion   (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

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

         Maine Library Association Conference, October 2 and 3 in Newry, ME.

                Attachment 9

Move to approve a   Professional Day Request for Elizabeth Soares to attend the Maine Library   Association Conference, October 2 and 3 in Newry, ME.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JICA:  Student Dress.

                Attachment 10

Move to approve the   first reading of policy JICA:  Student   Dress.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to approve James Anastasio as Superintendent of Schools for a three-year contract  

          from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

                Attachment

Move to approve James   Anastasio as Superintendent of Schools for a three-year contract from July 1,   2018 to June 30, 2021.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to approve an overnight Student Activity Travel Request for a JMG Leadership

          Education Conference in Rome, ME, October 17 and 18, 2017.

                Attachment 11

Move to approve an   overnight Student Activity Travel Request for a JMG Leadership Education   Conference in Rome, ME, October 17 and 18, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Jason Morgan to attend the

        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts October 6 to 9, 2017 in Deer Isle, ME.

                Attachment 12

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Jason Morgan to attend the Haystack   Mountain School of Crafts October 6 to 9, 2017 in Deer Isle, ME.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Theresa Violette

        and Hope Libby to attend the Homeless Education Conference, October 28 to 31, 2017 in

        Chicago, IL.

                Attachment 13

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Theresa Violette and Hope   Libby to attend the Homeless Education Conference, October 28 to 31, 2017 in   Chicago, IL.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    K.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Brittany Green, Darren Joyce,

          Carrie Lasselle and Kim Rideout-Dawes to attend the Maine Association for Middle Level

          Education Annual Conference, October 19 and 20, 2017, in Northport, ME.

                Attachment 14

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Brittany Green, Darren Joyce, Carrie   Lasselle and Kim Rideout-Dawes to attend the Maine Association for Middle Level             Education Annual Conference, October   19 and 20, 2017, in Northport, ME.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

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. 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) 8 to 0

8:45 p.m.

 

    B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session:

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

9:13 p.m.

 

      21.  Adjourn:

    A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle        Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

9:15 p.m.

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

 

Curriculum and Education Committee, September 13, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Negotiations, September 14, 5 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Negotiations, September 18, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Negotiations, September 25, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Drop Out Prevention, September 27, 2:45 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Personnel Committee, October 2, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Finance Committee, October 2, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

Policy Committee Meeting, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room

CATC Advisory Committee, October 3, 10:30 a.m., CATC Cafeteria

Student Services Leadership Team, October 4, 7 a.m., Cony High School

Curriculum and Education Committee, October 11, 5:30 p.m., City Center

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

October 11, 2017

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center