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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
October 11, 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

Student   Representative

Brandon Gosselin

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations: 

    A.  Theresa Violette, Director of Title 1

                Attachment 1

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          September 13, 2017.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes170913.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of September 13, 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

         September 27, 2017.

             http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes170927.php

 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of September 27, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

            A.  Resignation

                        Rachel Hamlin, Elementary Gifted and Talented Teacher                

 

       8.  Recognitions: 

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  District Coordinator Stipend

                            Attachment 2

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, September 11, 2017

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes170911.php   

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2, 2017

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes171002.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – September 13, 2017

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMunites170913.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Tom Connors

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, September 11, 2017

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersCommMinutes170912.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2, 2017.

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersCommMinutes171002.php

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, September 11, 2017

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes170911.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, October 2, 2017.

http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes171002.php

 

      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.)

 

      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 JICA – Student Dress.

                            Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy JICA – Student Dress.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to raise sub pay for every position (except food service) currently paid below $10  

          per hour to $10 per hour effective immediately.

                Attachment 5

Move to raise sub   pay for every position (except food service) currently paid below $10 per   hour to $10 per hour effective immediately.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve a 1 ½ percent raise for the positions of Director of Business, Director

          of Nutrition, and Assistant Superintendent.

Move to approve a   1 ½ percent raise for the positions of Director of Business, Director of Nutrition,   and Assistant Superintendent.

Motion:

Yeas: 

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

Cusick, Fortunato, Hastings, Holmes,   McCormick, Neumeyer, Towle

Connors

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 1

 

    C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JICC: Student Conduct on School Buses.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JICC: Student Conduct on School Buses.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JICJ: Student use of Cell Phones and Other

          Electronic Devices.

                Attachment 7

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JICJ: Student use of Cell Phones and Other   Electronic Devices.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JID: Students of Legal Age.

                Attachment 8

Move to approve the first reading of policy JID: Students of Legal Age.  

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JIH: Questioning and Searches of Students.

                Attachment 9

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JIH: Questioning and Searches of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JIH-R: Questioning and Searches of

          Students Administrative Procedure.

                Attachment 10

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JIH-R: Questioning and Searches of Students Administrative   Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JIH-E:  Student Search Form.

                Attachment 11

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JIH-E:    Student Search Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    I.  Motion to approve a professional development request for Jessica Inch to attend the

         Northern New England Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual

         Conference, November 4, 2017 in Burlington, VT.

                Attachment 12

Move to approve Motion   to approve a professional development request for Jessica Inch to attend the   Northern New England Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages   Annual Conference, November 4, 2017 in Burlington, VT.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

 

    J.  Motion to approve a professional development request for Jan Rollins to attend the

         Assistant Principal’s Conference, October 30 and 31, 2017, in Rockland, ME.

                Attachment 13

Move to approve a   professional development request for Jan Rollins to attend the Assistant   Principal’s Conference, October 30 and 31, 2017, in Rockland, 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.  Adjourn:

    A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    8 to 0

8:45 p.m.

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

December 13, 2017

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center