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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Business Meeting

July 8, 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:

Christopher Clarke, Jennifer Dumond, Staci Fortunato, Kevin Lamoreau, Kati McCormick, Amanda Olson

 

The following board member was absent:

 

Pia Holmes

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant Superintendent

Katy Grondin

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

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

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:

 

5.  Approval of Minutes:

          A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of June 10,

                2020.

        http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes200610.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of June 10, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

          B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of June 24,

                2020.

             http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/SpecBoarMeetingMinutes200624.php

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

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

6.  Communications:

 

7.  Resignations and Retirements:

          A.  Resignations

                     1.  Eleanor Lutrzykowski, School Nurse, Gilbert Elementary School

                     2.  Brittany Porter, Prekindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

 

8.  Recognitions:

 

9.  Student Council Report: 

Ms. Cooper said she hoped everyone is enjoying summer vacation.  Cony is holding summer workout sessions for athletes.  There are two sessions daily 8 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.  She said to check our Facebook page for more information on fall sports.  The taping for Chizzle Wizzle was completed.  There are photos from this year’s show on Facebook.  The show will be broadcast July 17 at 6 p.m. on CTV7.  Those who wish can buy a USB copy of the show.  She welcomed Christie Jernigan, Assistant Principal at Cony Middle and Katy Grondin, Assistant Superintendent.

 

10.  Informational Items:

            A.  Professional Development

                       1.  Anthony Veit, Trauma Informed Resilient Schools, flex dates

                       2.  Tiffany Merrill, Navigating Online Classroom Tools (DOE), flex dates

                       3.  Emily Stephenson, Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom: Challenging Behaviors in

                            Early Childhood, flex dates

                       4.  Tammie Breton, Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom: Challenging Behaviors in

                            Early Childhood, flex dates

                       5.  Caroline Eldridge, Seesaw and Mobymax Webinars, flex dates

                       6.  Lauren Dow, Google Certified Educator Level 1 Training, flex dates

                       7.  Guy Meader, Google Certified Educator Level 1 Training, flex dates

                       8.  Daniel Johnston, Google Certified Educator Level 1 Training, flex dates

                       9.  Taylor St.Pierre, DOE Remote Learning 101, flex dates

                     10.  April Fenton, DOE Remote Learning 101, flex dates

                     11.  Martha Loiko-Shockley, DOE Remote Learning 101, flex dates

                     12.  Gretchen Livingston, Continuity of Learning for Maine, flex dates

                     13.  Justine Boivin, Elementary Literacy, flex dates

                     14.  Maureen Cooper, Cox Campus Courses, flex dates

                     15.  Robin Scott, Practical SEL Strategies for Ed. Techs – Enhancing Student Emotional

                            Regulation, 6/11/20

                     16.  Robin Scott, Overview of Dyslexia, 6/11/20

                     17.  Kim Courtemanche, CCC Webinars: Accelerating All Readers to Address Literacy

                            Learning Loss/Reconnecting with our Students and Rebuilding our Learning

                            Communities, 6/12/20

                     18.  Susan Landreth, Overviews of Dyslexia, 6/15/20

                     19.  Susan Landreth, Engagement by Design Creating Virtual Learning Environment Where

                            Students Thrive, 6/15/20

                     20.  Susan Landreth, Supporting Special Populations Students through Distance Learning,

                            6/15/20

                     21.  Susan Landreth, Teaching Math Remotely at Any Grade Level, 6/15/20

                     22.  Susan Landreth, Navigating Online Classroom Tools – Google Classroom, 6/15/20

                     23.  Donna Foster, Maine Gifted and Talented Unconference 2020, 6/16/20

                     24.  Patricia Howe, Maine Gifted and Talented Unconference 2020, 6/16/20

                     25.  Donna Foster, Elevate Critical Creative Thinking via Rigorous and Engaging Tech

                            Integration, 6/16/20

                     26.  Patricia Howe, Elevate Critical Creative Thinking via Rigorous and Engaging Tech

                            Integration, 6/16/20

                     27.  Chelsey Kaiser, Distance Learning Approaches for SEL & Mental Health, 6/16/20

                     28.  Paula Bourque, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     29.  Brenda Simonton, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     30.  Lindsey Dos Santos, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     31.  Lisa Dahlin, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     32.  Michelle Michaud, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     33.  Samantha Esancy, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     34.  Kathi Toothaker, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     35.  Cindy Reppucci, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     36.  Timothy Jordan, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     37.  Maria Elana Johnson, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     38.  Micole Moore, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     39.  Susan Mallon, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     40.  Jan Murphy, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     41.  Nicole Clark, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     42.  Cassandra Thoopsamoot, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     43.  Megan Biter, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     44.  Sandy Belanger, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     45.  Crystal St.Pierre, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     46.  Ashley Heron, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     47.  Kristin Poulin, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     48.  Maureen Heikkila, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     49.  Janet Frake, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     50.  Kaitlyn King, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     51.  Brenda Pridham, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     52.  Virginia Shannon, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     53.  Jessica DeJongh, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     54.  Jonathan Higgins, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     55.  Linda Peters, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     56.  Angela Higgins, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     57.  Chelsea Kaiser, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     58.  Penny Fortin, Kahoot EDU Summit, 6/17/20

                     59.  Susan Landreth, Making It Work: Co-Teaching for Special Education in the Age of

                            Distance Learning, 6/17/20

                     60.  Paula Bourque, Millersville University Writing Seminar, 6/22/20

                     61.  Christy Foster, Positive Behavior in Schools, 6/22/20

                     62.  Kristin Clark, Positive Behavior in Schools, 6/22/20

                     63.  Chelsea Bean, Positive Behavior in Schools, 6/22/20

                     64.  Elizabeth Soares Webinars on Library Topics, flex dates

                     65.  Kelley Drisko, Webinars on Library Topics, flex dates

                     66.  Ryan Michaud, The Document-based Question Project, 6/25/20

                     67.  Ryan Michaud, The Document-based Question Project, 6/25/20

                     68.  Micheal Parker, Navigating Only Classroom Tools, 6/26/20

                     69.  Debbie Harrington, Navigating online Classroom Tools, 6/26/20

                     70.  Jessica West, Math Routines/Formative Assess/Instructional Practices, 8/6/2020 and

                            8/7/2020

                     71.  Shannon Tyler, Math Routines/Formative Assess/Instructional Practices, 8/6/2020 and

                            8/7/2020

                     72.  Doreen Franklin, Math4ME, 8/6/20 and 8/7/20

                     73.  Debbie Harrington, Navigating Online Classroom Tools, flex dates

 

11.  Committee Reports:

            A.  Finance Committee Report:  Jennifer Dumond

                       1.  Finance Committee Meeting, July 6, 2020 – No meeting

                       2.  Business Manager’s Report

                                 Attachment 1

 

            B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes

                       1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – June 10, 2020

                          http://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/CurrandEdCommMinutes200610.php

                      

            C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kevin Lamoreau

                       1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, July 6, 2020 – No meeting

 

            D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato

                       1.  Policy Committee Meeting. July 6, 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.  Danielle Burns, Grade 7 Math Teacher, Cony Middle/High School

               B.  Emily Darby, Middle School ELA Teacher, Cony Middle/High School

               C.  Ashley Lindemann, Grade 2 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

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 KHD:  Broadcast Policy.

                       Attachment 2

Move to adopt policy KHD:  Broadcast Policy. 

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

 Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, McCormick,

 Olson

 Clarke

 Motion passed 5 to 1

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Nay

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             B.  Motion to adopt policy KHD-E:  Media Rights Application and Agreement.

                       Attachment 3

Move to adopt policy KHD-E:  Media Rights Application and Agreement.

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

 Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, McCormick,

 Olson

 Clarke

 Motion passed 5 to 1

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Nay

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             C.  Motion to adopt policy KHD-R:  Broadcast Policy – Administrative Procedures.

                       Attachment 4

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

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato


Dumond, Fortunato, Lamoreau, McCormick,

 Olson

 Clarke

 Motion passed 5 to 1

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Nay

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

            D.  Motion to adopt policy GDB:  Compensation Plan for Non-represented Personnel.

                        Attachment 5

Move to adopt policy GDB:  Compensation Plan for Non-represented Personnel.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

 Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             E.  Motion to adopt policy BDE-R:  Standing Committee Operating Procedures.

                       Attachment 6

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

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

 Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

16.  New Business:

            A.  Motion to delete policy GDBC:  Support Staff Fringe Benefits.

                       Attachment 7

Move to delete policy GDBC: Support Staff Fringe Benefits.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

 

 

                  Motion to bundle items B through F.                      

Move to bundle items B through F.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

                  Motion to delete policies in items B through F.                      

Move to to delete policies in items B through F.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

 

            B.  Motion to delete policy GDBD:  Support Staff Leaves and Absences.

                       Attachment 8

Move to delete policy GDBD:  Support Staff Leaves and Absences.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

            C.  Motion to delete policy GDBDA:  Support Staff Sick Leave.

                       Attachment 9

Move to delete policy GDBDA:  Support Staff Sick Leave.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

            D.  Motion to delete policy GDBDC:  Support Staff Personal Leave.

                       Attachment 10

Move to delete policy GDBDC:  Support Staff Personal Leave.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

            E.  Motion to delete policy GDBE:  Staff Vacations and Holidays.

                       Attachment 11

Move to delete policy GDBE:  Staff Vacations and Holidays.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

            F.  Motion to delete policy GDJ:  Support Staff Time Schedules.

                       Attachment 12

Move to delete policy GDJ:  Support Staff Time Schedules.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  ________________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

 

 


 

 H.  Motion to approve these Expenditures, Articles 1 to 11 in the following Cost Center Categories  

       within the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2020-2021 in the total amount of $32,534,691

 

 

Move to approve all of the below Expenditures in the following Cost Center Categories within the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2020-2021 in the total amount of $32,534,691

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second:  Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

 

ARTICLES 1 THROUGH 11 AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURES IN THE FOLLOWING COST CENTER CATEGORIES:

 

ARTICLE 1: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $11,511,754

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 2: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Special Education.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $ 5,211,008

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 3: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $ 2,478,239                                                                             City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 4: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $ 646,553                                                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 5: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $2,743,276

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 


 

ARTICLE 6: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for System Administration.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $ 1,046,815

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 7: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for School Administration.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,889,338

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 8: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Transportation.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,890,000

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 9: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $3,222,251

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 10: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $1,895,457

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

 

ARTICLE 11:  To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures.

 

                                                School Board Recommends:                          $0

                                                City Council Recommends:                            $

Needs from Taxation

 

 

Move to approve Article 12 in the amount of $12,586,975 and $27,214,187.10

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

 

ARTICLE 12: Shall the City raise $12,586,975.00and appropriate $27,214,187.10  for the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the municipality will raise as the municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

 

School Board Recommends:                 $12,586,975 and $27,214,187.10

 

Explanation:  The City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that a municipality must raise in order to receive the full amount of state dollars. 

 

Local Only Debt Service

 

Move to approve Article 13 in the amount of $212,275

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

ARTICLE 13:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $212,275 for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the legislative body for non-state-funded school construction projects, non-state-funded portions of school construction projects and minor capital projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the school administrative unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

 

School Board Recommends:                          $212,275

 

Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the municipality/district long-term debt for major capital school construction projects and minor capital renovation projects that are not approved for state subsidy.  The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters or other legislative body.

 

 

 


 

Article 14: Additional Local Appropriation

 

Move to approve Article 14 in the amount of $958,929.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Edward Hastings  Second: Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  --

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

Article 14: Shall the City raise and to appropriate the sum of $958,929    in additional local funds, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $958,929 as required to fund the budget recommended by the board of directors.

 

The board of directors recommends $958,929 for additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services fund model by $958,929.

 

Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the school administrative unit’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state-funded debt service that will help achieve the municipality’s budget for educational programs.

 

ARTICLE 15 SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET:

 

ARTICLE 15:  To see what sum the City will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, from the City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

 

School Board Recommends:                                      $32,534,691

 

 


 

Adult Education

 

Move to approve Article 16 in the amounts of $776,927 and $513,469

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

 

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

 

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

 

Pia Holmes

At-Large

 

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

 

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

 

Amanda Olson

At-Large

 

 

ARTICLE 16:   Shall the City appropriate $776,927 for Adult Education and raise $513,469as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program.

 

School Board Recommends:                                                  $776,927 and $513,469

 

 

 

Move to approve Article 17

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  _____  to _____

 

ARTICLE 17: In the event that the Augusta School Department receives more state education subsidy than the amount included in its budget, shall the School Board be authorized to use all or part of the additional state subsidy to increase expenditures for school purposes in cost center categories approved by the School Board and/or decrease the local cost share expectation, as defined in Title 20-A, section 1485 subsection 5, for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the School Board?

 

17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

Katy Grondin, the new assistant superintendent, said she has been officially on the job since Monday.  She thanked everybody for being so welcoming.  Mr. Anastasio has been filling her in on history and procedures.  She met with administrators this morning and is getting to know people better.

 

18.  Superintendent’s Report:

Mr. Anastasio met with Nick Gannon, Director of CATC, and Jon Stonier, Building and Grounds Director and it was determined that the greenhouse at CATC cannot be salvaged.  It is deteriorating, has become a safety hazard and a liability.  He said he would like it torn down ASAP.

 

Jon Millett, Athletic Director, gave an overview of the Maine Principals Association’s new guidelines and safety protocols.

 

Mr. Anastasio spoke about the process for the re-opening of schools and the work administrators have been doing to prepare.  He said they are working within the most recent framework for re-opening schools the DOE released on June 29.  They established four committees and would like input from the board, and AEA on each committee.  Surveys will go out to parents and staff.  Once they receive the results of the surveys and get input from the board, AEA, community and staff, they will finalize protocols and procedures that come out of those discussions.  Information from the DOE on whether schools can open will come the first week of August.  Once a plan is finalized, Mr. Anastasio said they will notify the community using phone bursts, emails and voice notifications that the plan is available and where to find it.

 

19.  Reports from Other School Officials: None

 

20.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

Board member Amanda Olson spoke about recent national events concerning racial equity.  She said it is an important time to reaffirm our commitment as a board and as a district and she would like to form an ad hoc committee to develop a statement reaffirming our commitment to racial equity.      

 

Board member Staci Fortunato reminded everyone to go out and vote.

 

21.  Executive Session:

            A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, for the purpose of evaluating the superintendent,

                   pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (A):

Move to enter into Executive Session, for the purpose of evaluating the superintendent, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (A):

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

8:38 p.m.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

            B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci FortunatoSecond: Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

10:04 p.m.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

22.  Adjourn:

            A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 6 to 0

10:04 p.m.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

  ---

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea