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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
OCTOBER 10, 2018

 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Christopher Clarke, Tom Connors, Jennifer Dumond, Staci Fortunato, Pia   Holmes, Kati McCormick

 

The following board member was absent:

 

Jason Bersani

 

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.  McKinney-Vento Homeless Education - Theresa Violette

                           Attachment 1 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                       September 12, 2018.

          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180912.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of September 12, 2018.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

Clarke, Connors, Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes

McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed) 5 to 1

 

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

                       September 26, 2018.

          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes180926.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of September 26, 2018.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second: Christopher Clarke

Dumond, Fortunato, Hastings, Holmes

Clarke, Connors, McCormick

Motion (Passed/Failed)  4 to 3

 

       6.  Communications: 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements: 

       8.  Recognitions:  

       9.  Student Council Report:  Timothy Flannery 

      10.  Informational Items: 

                 A.  Administrator Sub Proposal

                 B.  Cony Extracurricular Nominations

                           Attachment 2

                 C.  School Boards and Superintendents Goals and Recommendations

                           Attachment 3

                 D.  Coaching Nomination

                           Attachment 4

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jason Bersani

                        1.  Finance Committee Minutes – September 10, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes180910.php

                        2.  Finance Committee Minutes – October 1, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes181001.php

                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 5

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – September 12, 2018                            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes180912.php 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kati McCormick

                        1.  Personnel Committee Minutes – September 10, 2018                               http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersonnelCommMinutes180910.php

                        2.  Personnel Committee Minutes – October 1, 2018 – No Meeting 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Minutes - September 10, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes180910.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Minutes – October 1, 2018

            http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes181001.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 an Out-of-State Student Activity Request for Cony High School Band

                          and Chorus to attend the World Strides Tour in New York City, April 11-15, 2019.

                              Attachment 6

Move to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity   Request for Cony High School Band and Chorus to attend the World Strides Tour   in New York City, April 11-15, 2019.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Travel Request for the German Club to attend

                       STEM Immersion Day at the University of Rhode Island, November 2-3, 2018.

                           Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Travel Request for the German Club to attend STEM   Immersion Day at the University of Rhode Island, November 2-3, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 C.  Motion to delete old policy JICFA:  Student Hazing.

                           Attachment 8

Move to delete old   policy JICFA:  Student Hazing.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy DJH:  Purchasing and Contracting:  

                       Procurement Staff Code of Conduct.

                           Attachment 9

Move to approve the   first reading of policy DJH:  Purchasing   and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JC:  School Attendance Areas.

                           Attachment 10

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JC:  School   Attendance Areas.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  0 to 6

 

                 F.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLFA:  Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and

                      Response.

                          Attachment 11

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLFA:    Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Christopher Clarke  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

 

                 G.  Motion to approve a Professional Development Request for Kim Silsby and Teresa

                       Beaudoin to attend the WIDA Conference in Detroit, Michigan, October 23-26.

                           Attachment 12

Move to approve a   Professional Development Request for Kim Silsby and Teresa Beaudoin to attend   the WIDA Conference in Detroit, Michigan, October 23-26.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 H.  Motion to approve Maine School Board Association Proposed Resolutions.

                           Attachment 13

Move to approve Maine   School Board Association Proposed Resolutions.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 I.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development for Corrie VanKampen and

                     Nicole Benoit to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. National

                     Conference in Boston, MA, November 15-17, 2018.

                         Attachment 14

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development for Corrie VanKampen and Nicole Benoit to   attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. National Conference in   Boston, MA, November 15-17, 2018.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato    Second:  Christopher   Clarke

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

 

                 J.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request to attend the Thomas Cup

                      November 30-December 1, 2018 at Thomas College in Waterville.

                          Attachment 15

Move to approve an   Overnight Student Activity Travel Request to attend the Thomas Cup November   30-December 1, 2018 at Thomas College in Waterville.

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

8:32 p.m.

  

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

November 14, 2018

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center