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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
August 15, 2018 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Jason Bersani, Christopher Clarke, Jennifer Dumond, Staci Fortunato,   Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick

 

The following board members were absent:

 

Tom Connors, April   Cusick

 

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:

 

          Executive Session re:  Personnel:

             A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, regarding personnel, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. §

                  405(6) (A):

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Chris Clarke

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

7:03 p.m.

 

             B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Chris Clarke

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

7:18 p.m.

 

    4.  Presentations:

             A.  Wellness - Nan Bell

                Attachment 1

             B.  Adult Education - Zane Clement

 

    5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                    11, 2018.

           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180711.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of July 11, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

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

                   18, 2018.

         http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialMeetingMinutes180718.php

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

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:    Staci Fortunato

Dumond, Holmes, Fortunato, Bersani

Clark, McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed)  4 to 2

 

    6.  Communications:

 

    7.  Resignations and Retirements:

             A.  Resignations

                       1.  Dennis Dacus, Physical Education Teacher at Cony High School

                        2.  Cynthia Prosser, Math Teacher at Cony High School

                        3.  Mia Sargent, Grade 2 Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School

                        4.  Holly Merrow, Grade 5 Teacher at Gilbert Elementary

 

    8.  Recognitions:

 

    9.  Student Council Report:  Timothy Flannery

 

   10.  Informational Items:

              A.  Fall Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 2

              B.  District Coordinator Stipends

                            Attachment 3

              C.  Cony Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 4

              D.  CATC Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 5

              E.  Department Head Stipends

                            Attachment 6

              F.  Middle School Extracurricular Nominations

                            Attachment 7

              G.  CATC Coordinator Nominations

                            Attachment 8

 

   11.  Committee Reports:

             A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting August 6, 2018 – No meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 9

 

             B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – July 11, 2018                                    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180711.php

 

             C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – July 23, 2018                           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180723.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – August 6, 2018                                    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180806.php  

           

             D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – August 6, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/180806PolicyCommMinutes.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.)

 

             A.  Sara Fenwick, Social Worker at Hussey and Farrington Elementary Schools

             B.  Virginia Shannon, Social Worker at Gilbert and Lincoln Elementary Schools

             C.  Kristin Mathieu, Health and Physical Education Teacher at Cony Middle/High School

             D.  Kimberly Courtemanche, Grade 2 Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School

             E.  Tracy Coggins Lee, Reintegration Specialist at Cony Middle/High School

 

              Motion by Christopher Clarke to discuss items A and B, second by Kati McCormick. Discussion

              followed.

 

              Motion to vote on items A and B separately.

Move to vote on   items A and B separately.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke Second:  Kati   McCormick

Clarke, Holmes, McCormick

Bersani, Dumond, Fortunato, Hastings

Motion (Passed/Failed) 3 to 4

 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:



 Nays:

Vote:

Kati McCormick   Second:    Staci Fortunato

Bersani, Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes, McCormick


Clarke

Motion (Passed/Failed) 5 to 1

 

   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 3% increase for all non-represented employees to include Cony High

                    School Security, Central Office Hourly Staff, Adult Education Hourly Staff, and Adult

                    Education Professional Staff.

Move to approve a   3% increase for all non-represented employees to include Cony High   School Security, Central Office Hourly Staff, Adult Education Hourly Staff, and   Adult Education Professional Staff.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato Second:  Chris Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

              B.  Motion to approve Gabriel Levesque as Assistant Principal at Cony.

 

Move to approve   Gabriel Levesque as Assistant Principal at Cony.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Chris 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:  Chris Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:52 p.m.

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings 

Curriculum and Education Committee, August 15, 5:30 p.m., City Center
Board Workshop, August 22, 6 p.m., Green Conference Room 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
September 12, 2018
Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
City Center