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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

December 13, 2017

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

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

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Member:

Tom Connors

 

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.  Presentation: 

             A.  Numbers Corner - Troy Alexander, Samantha Simmons, Caroline Eldridge, Jessica West

                      Attachment 1

   

5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                  November 8, 2017.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes171108.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of November 8, 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  

                November 9, 2017.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes171109.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of November 9, 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.  Erica DeVito, ELL Teacher, Cony High School

                        2.  Marjorie Wise, Functional Skills Teacher, Cony High School

 

8.  Recognitions:

            A.  Kimberly Martin, Board Chair

            B.  Deborah Towle, Ward 2 Board Member

            C.  Jennifer Neumeyer, At Large Board Member

 

9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 2

                B.  Catholic Charities Grant

                            Attachment 3

                C.  Volunteer Handbook

                            Attachment 4

 

11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – November 6, 2017                                   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes171106.php  

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes - December 4, 2017                                   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes171204.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 5

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – November 8, 2017                            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes171108.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Tom Connors

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – November 6, 2017                               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes171106.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2017                               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes171204.php

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – November 6, 2017                                    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes171106.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2017                         http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes171204.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.)

 

           A.  Emily Darby, ELL Teacher, Cony High School

           B.  Jodie Kurz, Special Education Teacher, Cony High 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:  None

 

16.  New Business:

           A.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department’s Resolution in Support of Public

                Education.

                    Attachment 6

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department’s Resolution in Support of Public Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           B.  Motion to approve an Out-of-Country Student Activity Travel Request for Cony Spanish

                Club to travel to Guatemala, February 15-25, 2018.

                    Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Out-of-Country Student Activity Travel Request for Cony Spanish Club to   travel to Guatemala, February 15-25, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           C.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Boys Varsity

                 Basketball team to attend a basketball game at Boston College, January 13, 2018 in Newton,

                 MA.

                    Attachment 8

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Boys Varsity Basketball   team to attend a basketball game at Boston College, January 13, 2018 in   Newton, MA.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           D.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Cony Wrestling Team

                 to attend the New England High School Wrestling Championships March 2 and 3, 2018 in

                 Providence, R.I.

                    Attachment 9

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Cony Wrestling Team to attend   the New England High School Wrestling Championships March 2 and 3, 2018   in           Providence, R.I.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 to 0

 

            E.  Motion to approve a 1½ percent increase for all non-represented employees.

                    Attachment 10

Move to approve a   1½ percent increase for all non-represented employees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           F.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for the Outing Club to

                attend the Hidden Valley Nature Club in Jefferson, Maine, January 13-14, 2018.

                    Attachment 11

Move to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for the   Outing Club to attend the Hidden Valley Nature Club in Jefferson, Maine,   January 13-14, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 to 0

 

            G.  Motion to delete policy JLDBG-R: Reintegration of Juveniles from Correctional Facilities:

                  Training for School Personnel – Administrative Procedures.

                      Attachment 12

Move to delete   policy JLDBG-R: Reintegration of Juveniles from Correctional Facilities:   Training for School Personnel - Administrative Procedures.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

            H.  Motion to amend policy JLCA:  Physical Examinations of Students.

Move to amend   policy JLCA:  Physical Examinations of   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                Motion to approve the first reading of amended policy JLCA:  Physical Examinations of

                Students.

                    Attachment 13

Move to approve the   first reading of amended policy JLCA:    Physical Examinations of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

            I.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BCB:  Conflict of Interest.

                    Attachment 14

Move to approve the   first reading of policy BCB:  Conflict   of Interest.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

            J.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JJI:  Augusta Board of Education Philosophy of

                 Athletics.

                     Attachment 15

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JJI:    Augusta Board of Education Philosophy of Athletics.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           K.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JJIBB: Sportsmanship.

                    Attachment 16

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JJIBB: Sportsmanship.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

            L.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for the Wresting Team to

                 attend the Noble Invitational Wrestling Tournament, December 29 and 30, 2017 in North

                 Berwick, ME.

                     Attachment 16

Move to approve an   Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for the Wresting Team to attend the   Noble Invitational Wrestling Tournament, December 29 and 30, 2017 in   North           Berwick, ME.

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

8:30 p.m.