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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
Business Meeting
June 10, 2020
7:00 p.m.
VIA Zoom 

Pursuant to Section G-1 1 MRSA § 403-A – Public proceedings through remote access.  Public can access meeting via CTV7 Spectrum Channel 1301 and available on line at www.augustaschoolboard.com.  Public input available using the chat feature via livestream.  Reference policy BEDH: Public Participation at School Board Meetings. 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

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

 

The following board member was absent:

 

Christopher Clarke

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.  

1.  Opening: 

2.  Call to Order: 

             Pursuant to 1 MRSA§ 403-A, we will now confirm that each member of the Augusta School

             Board can both hear and be heard.  We will do this by calling the role, members present are asked

             to say yea.  I ask all other members to listen and report any audio difficulties when the roll call is

             complete. 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

Mandy Cooper

Student Representative

Yea

 

3.  Pledge of Allegiance: 

4.  Presentations: None 

5.  Approval of Minutes:
          A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of May 13,

                2020.
   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes200513.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of May 13, 2020.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Jennifer Dumond  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

6.  Communications: 

7.  Resignations and Retirements:

          A.  Retirements

                     1.  Bernice Stanley, Elementary Music Teacher, Gilbert and Lincoln Elementary Schools

                     2.  Rita Clement, Pre-kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School 

8.  Recognitions: 

9.  Student Council Report:  Mandy Cooper

Ms. Cooper said senior graduation is June 12, 13 and 14.  There is a graduation car parade on the 14th as well.  Information about graduation is on the Class of 2020 Facebook page.  Class Day was livestreamed this year.  Mr. Dennett was the speaker.  Retiring teachers were recognized, scholarships were announced and there was a presentation on class history.  The remaining acts for this year’s Chizzle Wizzle were taped on June 6.  The premier of this year’s show will be broadcast on Channel 7 Friday July 17th at 6 p.m.  There is a form available to order a copy of the show.  The last day of school was June 5 and 8th grade promotion was also livestreamed on June 5th.  Candidates for Boys State are Jack Begin, Jack Rodrigue, Elija Bezanson, Hunter Davis, Kyle Douin and Dylan Begley.  Candidates for Girls State are Julia Reny, Tessa Jorgensen, Amanda Jorgensen, Brooklyn Merrill, Hannah Richardson, and Mandy Cooper.  Ms. Cooper extended congratulations to the senior class.  

10.  Informational Items: 

11.  Committee Reports:

            A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                       1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1, 2020

    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes200601.php

                       2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                 Attachment 1 

            B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                       1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – May 13, 2020

   http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes200513.php 

            C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kevin Lamoreau

                       1.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1, 2020

    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersCommMinutes200601.php 

            D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                       1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1, 2020

    http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes200601.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.  Melissa Curll, Special Education Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

               B.  Kasey McLeod, Grade 1 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

               C.  Brenda Gasperini, Kindergarten Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

               D.  Michelle Noiles, Dean of Students, Farrington Elementary School

               E.  Hope Libby, School Counselor, Farrington Elementary School  

               F.  Alexis Libby, Grade 4 Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

               G.  Erin Pottle, Grade 5 Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

               H.  Erin Card, Elementary Music Teacher, Lincoln and Gilbert Elementary Schools 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Kevin Lamoreau  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

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 GBGAA-R: Bloodbourne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

                       Attachment 2

Move to adopt policy GBGAA-R: Bloodbourne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             B.  Motion to adopt policy EBAA-E:  Written Program for Hazard Communication OSHA

                   Reference 1910.1200.

                       Attachment 3

Move to adopt policy EBAA-E:  Written Program for Hazard Communication OSHA Reference 1910.1200.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             C.  Motion to adopt policy GDBB:  Non-represented Support Staff Supplementary Plans.

                       Attachment 4

Move to adopt policy GDBB:  Non-represented Support Staff Supplementary Plans.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

              D.  Motion to adopt policy ACAD:  Hazing.

                       Attachment 5

Move to adopt policy ACAD:  Hazing.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

16.  New Business:

               A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy KHD:  Broadcast Policy.

                       Attachment 6

Move to approve the first reading of policy KHD:  Broadcast Policy. 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, Olson

 Holmes, McCormick

 Motion passed 4 to 2

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Nay

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Nay

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             B.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy KHD-E:  Media Rights Application and

                   Agreement.

                       Attachment 7

Move to approve the first reading of policy KHD-E:  Media Rights Application and Agreement.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, Olson

 Holmes, McCormick

 Motion passed 4 to 2

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Nay

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Nay

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy KHD-R:  Broadcast Policy – Administrative

                   Procedures.

                       Attachment 8

Move to approve the first reading of policy KHD-R:  Broadcast Policy – Administrative Procedures.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, Olson

 Holmes, McCormick

 Motion passed 4 to 2

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Nay

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Nay

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             D. Motion to amend the agenda title to policy GDB to “Compensation Plan for Non-represented

                  Personnel”.

Move to amend the agenda title to policy GDB to “Compensation Plan for Non-represented Personnel”.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Kevin Lamoreau

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

                  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GDB:  Compensation Plan for Non-represented

                  Personnel.

                        Attachment 9

Move to approve the first reading of policy GDB:  Compensation Plan for Non-represented Personnel.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Kevin Lamoreau

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy BDE-R:  Standing Committee Operating

                   Procedures.

                       Attachment 10

Move to approve the first reading of policy BDE-R:  Standing Committee Operating Procedures.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             F.  Motion to approve a 3% raise for all non-represented employees to include Cony High School

                   security, Central Office hourly staff, Adult Education hourly staff, Adult Education

                   professional staff, lunch room monitors, non-represented directors, and Business Manager.

Move to approve a 3% raise for all non-represented employees to include Cony High School security, Central Office hourly staff, Adult Education hourly staff, Adult Education professional staff, lunch room monitors, non-represented directors, and Business Manager.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Absent

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report: 

Ms. Madore thanked the Augusta School Department for hiring her 39 years ago.  She also thanked the mentors she had along the way and the people who valued her work. 

18.  Superintendent’s Report: 

Mr. Anastasio spoke about the closing of schools for students and educators and thanked everyone who was involved in trying to make a very unusual year have a happy and memorable ending.  He said hopefully school will open in the fall with students in classrooms and as close to normal as possible.  He said information changes almost daily but the goal is to be as prepared as we can regardless of what situation we are in when August rolls around.  It will involve some committee work, input from a variety of stakeholders and the gathering information through surveys.  He the ASD and AEA were able to come to an agreement regarding the make-up of five snow days.  He said staff will have professional development days on August 20th, 21st, 24th 25th and 26th.  The 24th can be waived for staff if they get approved professional development prior to August 20th.   

19.  Reports from Other School Officials: 

Theresa Violette, Director of Title I, said they are accepting public comment on the ESEA application and that document is on the ASD website.  The deadline for the Title I Summer Program registration is June 11.  The program runs from July 7th to August 6. 

Teresa Beaudoin, Principal of Farrington Elementary School, said that having staff in the last couple of days was important to get some closure and for them to give feedback about what they experienced the last couple of months so we can get some ideas about planning for August.  On Monday, all elementary schools did their 6th grade celebrations. 

20.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items: 

21.  Adjourn:
            A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Pia Holmes

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

8:30 p.m.