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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
APRIL 11, 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.  Gretchen Livingston, Guatemala Trip

         B.  Sue Dionne, Gilbert Elementary School – Girls on the Run Program

                Attachment 1

 

5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                March 14, 2018.

              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180314.php  

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

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Connors, Clarke, Cusick, Fortunato, Holmes

McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 1

 

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

               March 21, 2018.              http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardSpecialMeetingMinutes180321.php  

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of March 21, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

6.  Communications: 

7.  Resignations and Retirements:

          A.  Resignations

                   1.  Anna Cloutier, Art Teacher at Farrington and Hussey Elementary Schools

                   2.  Stacey Feyler, Grade 2 Teacher at Hussey Elementary School

                    3.  Erin Whitish, Grade 5 Teacher at Hussey Elementary School

                    4.  Brandi Grady, Kindergarten Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School 

8.  Recognitions:  

9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin 

10.  Informational Items:

         A.  Coaching nominations

                    Attachment 2

          B.  Letter from Maine Department of Education Commissioner Robert G. Hasson

                    Attachment 3 

11.  Committee Reports:

          A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                   1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – April 2, 2018                               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180402.php   

                   2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 4 

          B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                   1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2018                                http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180321.php 

          C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                   1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – March 21, 2018.                                  http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180321.php

                   2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – April 2, 2018                           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180402.php 

          D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                   1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – April 2, 2018                                 http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes180402.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:   

 

16.  New Business:

           A.  Motion to approve a Student Activity Travel Request for the Outing Club to attend the

                 Maine Huts and Trails overnight trip in Carrabassett Valley, May 5 and 6, 2018.

                   Attachment 5

Move to approve a Student   Activity Travel Request for the Outing Club to attend the Maine Huts and   Trails overnight trip in Carrabassett Valley, May 5 and 6, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

           B.  Motion to approve a donation of 12 Hess Toy Trucks valued at $408 from the Hess

                 Corporation for the Functional Skills Program at Farrington Elementary School.

                   Attachment 6

Move to approve a   donation of 12 Hess Toy Trucks valued at $408 from the Hess Corporation for   the Functional Skills Program at Farrington Elementary School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____    to _____

 

           C.  Motion to approve the new Custodian/Maintenance Performance Evaluation form.

                   Attachment 7

Move to approve   the new Custodian/Maintenance Performance Evaluation form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0

 

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

                    Attachment 8

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

         E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy EFC:  Free and Reduced Price Food Services.

                    Attachment 9

Move to approve   the first reading of policy EFC:  Free   and Reduced Price Food Services.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

         F.  Motion to amend the introduction letter to delete the Alternate/additional questions.

Move to amend the   introduction letter to delete the Alternate/additional questions.

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

Kati McCormick  Second:    Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Clarke, Connors, Cusick, Holmes, McCormick

Fortunato

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 1

 

          Motion to authorize Christopher Clarke, as a representative to the board, to seek information

           regarding curriculum coordinators from school districts with introduction letter as amended.

                    Attachment 10

Move to authorize   Christopher Clarke, as a representative to the board, to seek information   regarding curriculum coordinators from school districts with introduction   letter as amended.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second: Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Clarke, Connors, Cusick, Holmes

Fortunato

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 1

 

17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

 

18.  Superintendent’s Report:

 

19.  Reports from Other School Officials:

 

20.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

 

21.  Executive 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:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Jason Bersani

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

8:29 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:

Staci Fortunato  Second: April Cusick

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

9:05 p.m.

 

22.  Adjourn:

          A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second: April Cusick

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

9:08 p.m.