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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Business Meeting

March 11, 2020

 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Jennifer Dumond, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Kati McCormick, Amanda   Olson

 

Board Members absent:

 

 Christopher Clarke, Staci Fortunato

 

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.  Cony Spanish Club Guatemala Trip Presentation – Gretchen Livingston

 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

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

                       February 12, 2020.

                      http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes200212.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of February 12, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

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

                       February 24, 2020.

                    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecialBoardMeetingMin200224.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of February 24, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

 

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                 A.  Resignations

                            1.  Hurley Oliver, Grade 1 Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

                 B.  Retirements

                            1.  Linda Herschenfeld, Guidance Counselor, Farrington Elementary School

 

       8.  Recognitions:

 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Mandy Cooper

 

      10.  Informational Items:

                 A.  Spring Coaching Nominations

                             Attachment 1

                 B.  Professional Development

                         1.  Laura Richardson, Suicide Prevention Advanced Gatekeeper Training for School

                              Personnel, 2/27/20

                         2.  Jaime Clark, Graphic Arts Technology Update, 2/28/20

                         3.  Deborah Backman, Foreign Language Association of Maine Conference, 3/6/20

                         4.  Helen Mooney, Social Emotional Learning, 3/9/20

                         5.  Kristan Gibson, Social Emotional Learning, 3/9/20

                         6.  Karen Taylor, Social Emotional Learning, 3/9/20

                         7.  Thia Bridges, Applied Behavior Analysis, 3/9/20

                         8.  Jessica West, Math4ME – Observation Round #2 Scoring, 3/9/20

                         9.  Michelle Burns, Supporting our Highly Mobile Students, 3/10/20

                       10.  Theresa Violette, McKinney-Vento MDOE Training, 3/10/20

 

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting, March 2, 2020 – No meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                    Attachment 2

 

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee – February 12, 2020 – No Meeting

 

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Christopher Clarke

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, March 2, 2020 – No meeting

 

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Olson

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, February 12, 2020

             http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes200212.php

                        2.  Policy Committee Meeting, March 2, 2020 – 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.  SueAnn Call, Special Education Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

 

               Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 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 the first reading of policy GBCA:  Staff Conflicts of Interest.

                          Attachment 3

Move to approve the first reading of policy   GBCA:  Staff Conflicts of Interest.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                B.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BCC:  Nepotism.

                          Attachment 4

Move to approve   the first reading of policy BCC:    Nepotism.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings.

                         Attachment 5

Move to approve   the first reading of policy BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IHD-R: Adult/Community Education Diploma

                      Requirement and Regulations.

                           Attachment 6

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IHD-R: Adult/Community Education Diploma   Requirement and Regulations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                E.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart

                      Team to attend the American Culinary Federation Annual Dinner in Portland, March 28 and

                      29, 2020.

                          Attachment 7

Move to approve an   Overnight Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart Team to   attend the American Culinary Federation Annual Dinner in Portland, March 28   and 29, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                 F.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart

                      Team to attend the ProStart Regional Competition in Concord, NH, April 3 and 4, 2020.

                          Attachment 8

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart Team to   attend the ProStart Regional Competition in Concord, NH, April 3 and 4, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                 G.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart

                      Team to attend the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC, May 7 and 8, 2020.

                          Attachment 9

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Request for the Culinary Arts ProStart Team to   attend the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC, May 7 and 8,   2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                 H.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Joshua Poulin to

                       attend the Making Best Use of Desmos to Strengthen Math Instructions Seminar April 30,

                       2020, in Manchester, NH.

                          Attachment 10

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Joshua Poulin to attend the   Making Best Use of Desmos to Strengthen Math Instructions Seminar April 30,   2020, in Manchester, NH.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                 I.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque to

                     attend the Massachusetts Reading Association Conference, April 2 and 3, 2020 in Quincy,

                     MA.

                          Attachment 11

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Development Request for Paula Bourque to attend the   Massachusetts Reading Association Conference, April 2 and 3, 2020 in Quincy,   MA.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

 

                 J.  Motion to approve an Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for Cony’s Outing Club to

                      go to Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, ME April 10-11, 2020.

                          Attachment 12

Move to approve an   Overnight Student Activity Travel Request for Cony’s Outing Club to go to   Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, ME April 10-11, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda   Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 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:

Amanda Olson  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 5 to 0

7:49 p.m.

  

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

April 8, 2020

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom