Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

  • February 10, 2016
The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Tom Connors, April Cusick, Jennifer Day, Laura Hamilton, Edward   Hastings, Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle, Katie Vose

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative

Ciara Tenney

7:00 p.m.

  1. Opening:
  2. Call to Order:
  3. Pledge of Allegiance:
  4. Presentations:
    • A.  Troy Alexander - Hussey Elementary
  5. Approval of Minutes:
    • A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education of January 13, 2016.
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Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education of   January 13, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

       6.  Communications:

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

       8.  Recognitions:

       9.  Student Council Report:  Ciara Tenney

      10.  Informational Items:

  • A.  Department of Education Early College Program Grant

Attachment 1

  • B.  Department of Education State Fund Grant

Attachment 2

      11.  Committee Reports:

Attachment 3                         

  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
    1. Personnel Committee Meeting – February 1, 2016 – No meeting
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting – February 1, 2016 – No meeting

  • E.  Other Committee Reports:                            
  1. Drop Out Prevention Committee Minutes – January 27, 2016
    Attachment 4
  2. CATC Advisory Committee Minutes – February 2, 2016
    Attachment 5
  3. Student Services Leadership Team Minutes – February 3, 2016
    Attachment 6

      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: 

  • A.  Motion to adopt policy IKB:  Homework.

Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy IKB:  Homework.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • B.  Motion to adopt policy IKAB:  Report Cards/Progress Reports.

Attachment 8

Move to adopt   policy IKAB:  Report Cards/Progress   Reports.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • C.  Motion to adopt policy GCFA:  Employee Social Media Privacy.

Attachment 9

Move to adopt   policy GCFA:  Employee Social Media   Privacy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • D.  Motion to adopt policy JLF:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.

Attachment 10

Move to adopt   policy JLF:  Reporting Child Abuse and   Neglect.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • E.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

Attachment 11

Move to adopt   policy JLF-R:  Reporting Child Abuse   and Neglect – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • F.  Motion to adopt policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Attachment 12

Move to adopt   policy JLF-E:  Suspected Child   Abuse/Neglect Report Form.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • G.  Motion to adopt policy JLCDA:  Medical Marijuana in Schools.

Attachment 13

Move to adopt   policy JLCDA:  Medical Marijuana in   Schools.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • H.  Motion to adopt policy JHB:  Truancy.

Attachment 14

Move to adopt   policy JHB:  Truancy.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

      16.  New Business:

  • A.  Motion to approve an out-of-state professional day request for Tom Hinds to attend a Facilitation Skills Workshop April 28–29, 2016 in Brattleboro, VT.

Attachment 15

Move to approve an   out-of-state professional day request for Tom Hinds to attend a Facilitation   Skills Workshop April 28–29, 2016 in Brattleboro, VT.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • B.  Motion to approve the Bridge Program contingent on inclusion in the proposed budget.

Move to approve   the Bridge Program contingent on inclusion in the proposed budget.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • C.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for Skills USA State Competitions in Bangor March 3-4, 2016.

Attachment 16

Move to approve an   overnight trip request for Skills USA State Competitions in Bangor March 3-4,   2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • D.  Motion to approve a donation of $150 from Robert and Tamara Kirk for Farrington’s Gifted and Talented Art Program.

Move to approve a   donation of $150 from Robert and Tamara Kirk for Farrington’s Gifted and   Talented Art Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • E.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for the High School Band and Chorus to attend the All-State Music Festival in Orono May 19–21, 2016.

Attachment 17

Motion to approve   an overnight trip request for the High School Band and Chorus to attend the   All-State Music Festival in Orono May 19–21, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • F.  Motion to approve a new Guitar course at Cony.

Attachment 18

Move to approve a new   Guitar course at Cony.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • G.  Motion to approve an Ultimate Frisbee Club at Cony.

Attachment 19

Move to approve an   Ultimate Frisbee Club at Cony.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • H.  Motion to approve the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

Attachment 20

Move to approve   the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

  • I.  Motion to approve an overnight professional development for Bonnie Dushin, Helen Renko, and Elizabeth Soares to attend the MELMAC U in Rockport, March 8 and 9, 2016.

Attachment 21

Attachment 22

Attachment 23

Move to approve an   overnight professional development for Bonnie Dushin, Helen Renko, and   Elizabeth Soares to attend the MELMAC U in Rockport, March 8 and 9, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

               J.  Motion to approve an out-of-state student activity travel request for Cony Key Club to attend the Distict Key Club Conference in Springfield, MA, April 8–10, 2016.

Attachment 24

Move to approve an   out-of-state student activity travel request for Cony Key Club to attend the   District Key Club Conference in Springfield, MA, April 8–10, 2016

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 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:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  8 to 0

Scheduled Committee Meetings 

  • PEPG Committee, February 8, 3:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Curriculum and Education Committee, February 10, 5:30 p.m., City Center
  • Budget Workshop, February 24, 6:30 p.m., City Center`
  • Student Services Committee, March 2, 7 a.m., Cony
  • Special Board Meeting, March 2, 6:30 p.m., City Center
  • Personnel Committee, March 7, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Finance Committee, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Policy Committee, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Curriculum and Education Committee, March 9, 5:30 p.m., City Center
Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 
  • March 9, 2016
  • Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
  • City Center
Contacts

District Central Office
Phone (207) 626-2468
Fax       (207) 626-2444