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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
July 11, 2018

 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Jason Bersani, Tom Connors, April Cusick, Jennifer Dumond, Staci   Fortunato, Pia Holmes

 

The following board members were absent:

 

Christopher   Clarke, 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.  Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey Results - Holly Kiidli

                B.  Capital Area Technical Center - James Holland

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                      June 13, 2018.          http://cms2.revize.com/revize/augustaschools/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180613.php

 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of June 13, 2018.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

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

                      18, 2018.          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialBoardMeetingMinutes180718.php

 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of June 18, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                            1.  Robbie Morin, Math Teacher at Cony High School

                            2.  Breanna Phair, Grade 1 Teacher at Hussey Elementary School

                            3.  Colin Malone, Reintegration Specialist at Cony Middle/High School

                            4.  Emily Darby, Grade 7-12 ELL Teacher at Cony Middle/High School

                            5.  Bruce Dostie, Assistant Principal, Cony High School

 

       8.  Recognitions:

 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1. Finance Committee Meeting, July 2, 2018 – No Meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2018                                   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180613.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, July 2, 2018 – No Meeting

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting, July 2, 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.)

 

                A.  Heather Pelletier, Behavior Resource Room Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                B.  Krystal Blood, Physical Science Teacher at Cony Middle School

                C.  Linda Nichols, K-6 Art Teacher at Farrington and Hussey Elementary Schools

                D.  Megan Reed, Grade 1 Teacher at Hussey Elementary School

                E.  Jessica McCallum, Grade 1 Teacher at Farrington Elementary School

                F.  Heather Murdough, Kindergarten Teacher at Farrington Elementary School

                G.  Timothy Jordan, Grade 3 Teacher at Farrington Elementary School

                H.  Patricia Howe, GT Teacher at Cony

                I.   Jamilyn Ellis, Grade 4 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary Teacher

                J.  Leah Glazier, Mathematics/Science Teacher at Cony HS

 

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Pia Holmes

 

 

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:  

                 A.  Motion to adopt policy JLF: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

                           Attachment 2

Move to adopt   policy JLF: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

                          Attachment 3

Move to adopt   policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child   Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 C.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Administrative

                       Procedure.

                           Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse   and Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

      16.  New Business:

                A.  Motion to approve a $1,200 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation for Chizzle

                      Wizzle audio equipment.

                          Attachment 5

Move to approve a   $1,200 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation for Chizzle Wizzle audio   equipment.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to approve a $400 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation to build booths for

                      use during theatrical performances at Cony High School.

                          Attachment 6

Move to approve a   $400 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation to build booths for use during   theatrical performances at Cony High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to approve a $3,400 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation for the art

                      program at Cony Middle/High School.

                          Attachment 7

Move to approve a   $3,400 donation from Oak Grove School Foundation for the art program at Cony   Middle/High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                  D.  Motion to approve a $19,253 donation from Katherine Fergus for establishment of a trust

                        fund (Maynard “Bob” Young Memorial Scholarship Fund) by awarding $1,000 yearly

                        scholarship to a Cony High School student pursuing a career in public education.

                            Attachment 8

Move to approve a   $19,253 donation from Katherine Fergus for establishment of a trust fund   (Maynard “Bob” Young Memorial Scholarship Fund) by awarding $1,000 yearly scholarship   to a Cony High School student pursuing a career in public education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 E.  Motion to approve a donation of $657 from the Elsie & William Viles Foundation for

                      Gilbert Elementary School for a field trip to the Norlands.

                          Attachment 9

Move to approve a   donation of $657 from the Elsie & William Viles Foundation for Gilbert   Elementary School for a field trip to the Norlands.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 F.  Motion to approve a donation of $2,500 from the Oak Grove Foundation for Cony High

                      School for Health and Wellness instruction.

                          Attachment 10

Move to approve a   donation of $2,500 from the Oak Grove Foundation for Cony High School for health   and wellness instruction.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Tom Connors

 

 

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:    Tom Connors

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:26 p.m.