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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

BUSINESS MEETING

SEPTEMBER 12, 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 member was absent:

 

Tom Connors

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent:

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.

 

        1.  Opening:

 

        2.  Call to Order:

 

    A.  Motion to amend the agenda in Section 12 to add Article D to include Bruce Hunt as

          Physical Education Instructor for Hussey and Farrington Elementary schools.

Move to amend the agenda in Section 12 to add   Article D to include Bruce Hunt as Physical Education Instructor for Hussey   and Farrington Elementary schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Pia Holmes    Second:  Jason Bersani

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

 

        4.  Presentations:   

    A.  Supports and Programming – Desmond Nutter, School Resource Officer and Tracy Lee,

          Reintegration Specialist

                Attachment 1

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

          August 15, 2018.

           http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180815.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of August 15, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Clarke, Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes

McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed) 5 to 1

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                          1.  Luanne Phair, Kindergarten Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                          2.  Tim Corey, Grade 8 Science Teacher at Cony Middle/High School

                          3.  Katrina Gavett, Special Education Teacher at Farrington Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions:

 

       9.  Student Council Report: 

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Resignation of Board Member April Cusick

                B.  Coaching Nominations

                            Attachment 2

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting September 10, 2018 – Minutes Not Available

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 3

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – August 15, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180815.php

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting September 10, 2018 – Minutes Not Available

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting September 10, 2018 - Minutes Not Available

 

      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.  James Gay, Grade 8 Physical Science Teacher, Cony Middle/High School

               B.  Kimberly Gatz, Part-time Art Teacher, Cony High School

               C.  Meghan Marston, Kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

               D.  Bruce Hunt, Physical Education Teacher, Hussey and Farrington Elementary School

 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as amended.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as amended.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

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:  

 

      16.  New Business:

     A.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request to attend the PASCH German Language

           Competition, in Estes Park, Colorado, September 27-29, 2018.

                 Attachment 4

Move to approve an out-of-state travel request   to attend the PASCH German Language Competition, in Estes Park, Colorado, September   27-29, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Donna Madore to attend the

          Goethe Institute in Germany, October 13-20, 2018.

                Attachment 5

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Donna Madore to attend the Goethe   Institute in Germany, October 13-20, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

Bersani, Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes

Clarke, McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed) 4 to 2

 

    C.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Cony students to travel to Quebec City,

          Canada, May 9-11, 2019.

                Attachment 6

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Cony students to travel to Quebec City,   Canada, May 9-11, 2019.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque, Karen Douglas,

          Amanda Mills, Micheal Parker, Erika Turner, Jennifer Veilleux, and Theresa Violette to

          attend the Literacy for All Conference in Providence, R.I., October 28-30, 2018.

                Attachment 7

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque, Karen Douglas, Amanda   Mills, Micheal Parker, Erika Turner, Jennifer Veilleux, and Theresa Violette   to attend the Literacy for All Conference in Providence, R.I., October 28-30,   2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    E.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque to attend the

          National Council of Teachers of English in Houston, Texas, November 15-16, 2018.

                Attachment 8

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque to attend the National   Council of Teachers of English in Houston, Texas, November 15-16, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:    Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

    F.  Motion to elect Christopher Clarke as delegate and Staci Fortunato as alternate to

         participate in the Maine School Boards Association Annual Delegate Assembly, October 26,

         2018.

                Attachment 9

Move to elect   Christopher Clarke as delegate and Staci Fortunato as alternate to   participate in the Maine School Boards Association Annual Delegate Assembly,   October 26, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    G.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Deborah Backman to attend the

          PASCH 10 year anniversary Conference November 30-December 2, 2018 in Mexico City,

          Mexico.

                Attachment 10

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Deborah Backman to attend the PASCH 10   year anniversary Conference November 30-December 2, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

    H.  Motion to approve a $500 donation from the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs for

          Nicole Clarke’s Lincoln Elementary School classroom library.

                Attachment 11

Move to approve a   $500 donation from the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs for Nicole   Clarke’s Lincoln Elementary School classroom library.

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

8:19 p.m.

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings 

Personnel Committee, September 10, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Finance Committee, September 10, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Policy Committee, September 10, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Curriculum and Education Committee, September 12, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Special Meeting and Board Workshop, September 26, 6 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Drop Out Prevention Committee, September 27, 3:15 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Personnel Committee, October 1, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Finance Committee, October 1, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Policy Committee, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent Conference Room

Curriculum and Education Committee, October 10, 5:30 p.m., City Center

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

October 10, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center