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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

January 10, 2018

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Jason Bersani, Christopher Clarke,
  Tom Connors, April Cusick, Staci Fortunato, Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick

 

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.  RKO Audit Report – Parker Madden

 

                B.  Promoting Healthy Choices - Teresa Beaudoin, Sandy Belanger, Bruce Hunt, Paul Doody

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

 

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

                       December 13, 2017.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes171213.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of December 13, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Tom Connors    Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

 

                A.  Retirements

                        1.  Richard Ray, School Counselor, Lincoln Elementary School

                        2.  Alice Drummond, Grade 5 Teacher, Lincoln Elementary

                        3.  Valerie Sugden, District Wide Occupational Therapist

                        4.  Linda Scott, Grade 1 Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

 

                B.  Resignations

                        1.  Andrea Bretschneider, Grade 5 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions:

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

 

                A. Edward Hastings letter of resignation from the position of At-Large school board member

                            Attachment 1

 

                B.  Appointments of Board Members to Standing Committees

                            Attachment 2

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting, January 8, 2018 – Minutes not available

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2017                          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes171213.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, January 8, 2018 – Minutes not available

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting, January 8, 2018 – 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.)

 

      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 JLCA:  Physical Examinations of Students.

                            Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy JLCA:  Physical Examinations of   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Pia Holmes    Second:  Jason Bersani

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                B.  Motion to adopt policy BCB:  Conflict of Interest.

                            Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy BCB:  Conflict of Interest.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jason Bersani  Second:    Pia Holmes

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to adopt policy JJI:  Augusta Board of Education Philosophy of Athletics.

                            Attachment 6

Move to adopt   policy JJI:  Augusta Board of Education   Philosophy of Athletics.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jason Bersani  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                D.  Motion to adopt policy JJIBB:  Sportsmanship.

                            Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy JJIBB:  Sportsmanship.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jason Bersani  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

 

                A.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department Emergency Plan.

                          Attachment 8

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department Emergency Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jason Bersani  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

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:

 

      21Executive Session:

 

                A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D) regarding

                     negotiations.

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Christopher Clarke   Second: Jason Bersani

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

8:38 p.m.

 

                B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato   Second: April Cusick

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

9:44 p.m.

 

      22.  Adjourn:

                A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

9:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

February 14, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center