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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

February 14, 2018

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

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

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Member:

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.  Special Education, Susan Walters

                Attachment 1

   

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          January 10, 2018.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180110.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of January 10, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:  Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

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

          January 24, 2018.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialMeetingMinutes180124.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of January 24, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

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

          February 5, 2018.              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialBoardMeetingMinutes180205.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of February 5, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

       6.  Communications: - None

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements: - None

              

       8.  Recognitions:  Paula Bourque, Maureen Cooper, Caroline Eldridge – National Board Certified

            Teachers

                Attachment 2

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Student Teacher Placements

                            Attachment 3

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2018                           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180108.php  

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting, February 5, 2018 – No meeting                             

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 4

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – January 10, 2018

                                    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180108.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2018                                   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180108.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting, February 5, 2018 – No meeting

                                   

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2018                             http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes010818.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting, February 5, 2018 – No meeting

                                   

      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.)

 

            1.  Susan Martin, Grade 4 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

 

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented:

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 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 a $100 gift card donation to Staples from an anonymous Central Maine

          Power Company customer for Hussey Elementary School.

                Attachment 5

Move to approve a   $100 gift card donation to Staples from an anonymous Central Maine Power   Company customer for Hussey Elementary School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development request for Maggie Wachtl

          and Deborah Backman to attend the Goethe Institute – Pasch STEM Seminar March 23-25,

          2018 in Washington, D.C.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development request for Maggie Wachtl and Deborah   Backman to attend the Goethe Institute – Pasch STEM Seminar March 23-25, 2018   in Washington, D.C.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Cony Madrigals to

          perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, April 19-23, 2018.

                Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Cony Madrigals to perform at   Carnegie Hall in New York City, April 19-23, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State professional development request for Emily Darby to

          attend the International Convention and English Language Expo in Chicago, IL, March 27-

          30, 2018.

                            Attachment 8

Move to approve an   Out-of-State professional development request for Emily Darby to attend the   International Convention and English Language Expo in Chicago, IL, March   27-30, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve an overnight student activity request for CATC students to attend the

         State of Maine SkillsUSA competition in Bangor, March 1-2, 2018.

                            Attachment 9

Move to Motion to approve   an overnight student activity request for CATC students to attend the State   of Maine SkillsUSA competition in Bangor, March 1-2, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to approve an overnight student activity request for Cony High School band and

        chorus to attend the All-State Music Festival in Orono, May 17-19, 2018.

                Attachment 10

Move to approve an   overnight student activity request for Cony High School band and chorus to   attend the All-State Music Festival in Orono, May 17-19, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                G.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy EFDA:  Unpaid Meal Charges.

                            Attachment 11

Move to approve   the first reading of policy EFDA:    Unpaid Meal Charges.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                      Motion to amend policy DJ to include a hyperlink to the City of Augusta’s

                      Bidding/Purchasing policy and list legal references.

Move to amend   policy DJ to include a hyperlink to the City of Augusta’s Bidding/Purchasing   policy and list  legal references.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                H.  Motion to approve the first reading of amended policy DJ:  Bidding/Purchasing

                      Requirements.

                            Attachment 12

Move to approve   the first reading of amended policy DJ:    Bidding/Purchasing Requirements.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second: Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                I.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Dennis Dacus to

                    attend High 5 Adventure Skills Refresher Course, April 17, 2018, in Brattleboro, Vermont.

                            Attachment 13

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Dennis Dacus to attend High   5 Adventure Skills Refresher Course, April 17, 2018, in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second:  April Cusick

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                J.  Motion to delete policy JHCA:  Physical Examinations of Students.

                            Attachment 14

Move to delete   policy JHCA:  Physical Examinations of   Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke   Second:    Pia Holmes

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                K.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for two National Honor

                      Society members to attend the Maine National Honor Society State Convention, March 15-

                      16, 2018 in Orono.

                            Attachment 15

Move to approve an   Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for two National Honor Society   members to attend the Maine National Honor Society State Convention, March   15-16, 2018 in Orono.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                L.  Motion to approve an Overnight Professional Development request for Rick Ray to attend

                     the Maine Counseling Association Spring Conference March 26 and 27, 2018 in Rockport,

                     Maine.

                            Attachment 16

Move to approve an   Overnight Professional Development request for Rick Ray to attend the Maine   Counseling Association Spring Conference March 26 and 27, 2018 in Rockport,   Maine.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                M.  Motion to approve a $685 donation from Seed Money for the Farrington Wildcat Garden to

                      repair the greenhouse.

                            Attachment 17

Move to approve a   $685 donation from Seed Money for the Farrington Wildcat Garden to repair the   greenhouse.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato   Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 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:

Staci Fortunato Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    6 to 0

8:35 p.m.

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

March 14, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center