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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

MARCH 14, 2018

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

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

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Member:

April Cusick

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent:

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

                A.  Motion to modify the agenda to consider the Superintendent’s recommendation to modify

                      the 2017-2018 school calendar to make up school days due to snow days.

Move to modify the agenda to consider the Superintendent’s   recommendation to modify the 2017-2018 school calendar to make up school days   due to snow days.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentation:  None   

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          February 14, 2018.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180214.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of February 14, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Clarke, Connors, Fortunato. Holmes

McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 1

 

    B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Disciplinary Hearing of

          March 5, 2018.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180305.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education   Disciplinary Hearing of March 5, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                            1.  Taylor Jenkins, Grade 4 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary

                            2.  Katharine Ayer, Part-time Art Teacher at Cony High School

 

       8.  Recognitions:  None

 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 1

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2018

                        http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180221.php

                        2.  Finance Committee Meeting, March 5, 2018 – No Meeting

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 2

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180214.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, February 5, 2018 – No Meeting

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting, March 5, 2018 - No Meeting

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting, February 5, 2018 – No Meeting

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting, March 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.)

 

      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 EFDA: Unpaid Meal Charges.

                            Attachment 3

Move to adopt policy   EFDA: Unpaid Meal Charges.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 0 to 6

                Policy EFDA will be brought back to the Policy Committee for revisions.

 

                B.  Motion to adopt policy DJ:  Bidding/Purchasing Requirements.

                            Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy DJ:  Bidding/Purchasing   Requirements.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve a Student Activity Travel Request for the GSTA to attend the Rainbow

          Ball Conference April 27-29, 2018, in Mt. Desert Island.

                Attachment 5

Move to approve a   Student Activity Travel Request for the GSTA to attend the Rainbow Ball   Conference April 27-29, 2018, in Mt. Desert Island.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve the Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC) Literacy Curriculum

          for grades K-6.

Move to approve   the Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC) Literacy Curriculum for   grades K-6.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve the enVisionmath 2.0 Math Curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Move to approve   the enVisionmath 2.0 Math Curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve the 2018-2019 school calendar.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve   the 2018-2019 school calendar.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Cony Math Team

          to attend the New England Regional Math Meet in Canton, MA, April 27, 2018.

                Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Cony Math Team to attend   the New England Regional Math Meet in Canton, MA, April 27, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                F.  Motion to approve the modification of the 2017-2018 school calendar to make up snow days.

Move to approve   the modification of the 2017-2018 school calendar to make up snow days.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  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:

 

      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:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:45 p.m.

 

         B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D) regarding

               negotiations.

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Jason Bersani  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

9:25 p.m.

 

      22.  Adjourn:

    A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

9:25 p.m.

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

April 11, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center