Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • February 11, 2015
The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Amanda Bartlett, Jennifer Day, Nicole Desjardins, Laura Hamilton,   Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle, Katie Vose

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. Presentation:
    • A.  Cony High School – Technology in the Classroom – Jeff DeJongh, Zackary Freeman and Deb Orth             

       5.  Approval of Minutes:

  • A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of January 14, 2015.
    Attachment 1

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of January 14,   2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of February 4, 2015.
    Attachment 2

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of February 4,   2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

       6.  Communications:       

      7.  Resignations and Retirements:

  • A.  Resignation Danielle Doyon, School Nurse, Lincoln Elementary

       8.  Recognitions: 

       9.  Student Council Report:  Kelsey Rohman

      10.  Informational Items:

      11.  Committee Reports:

  • A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins
    1. Finance Committee, February 2, 2015 – No Meeting
    2. Business Manager’s Report
      Attachment 3
  • B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose
    1. Curriculum and Education Committee, February 2, 2015 – No Meeting
  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
    1. Personnel Committee, February 2, 2015 – No Meeting
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Bartlett
    1. Policy Committee, February 2, 2015 – 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.)              

      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 JLCB:  Immunization of Students.
    Attachment 8

Move to adopt   Policy JLCB:  Immunization of Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • B.  Motion to adopt Policy JRA:  Student Education Records and Information.
    Attachment 9

Move to adopt   Policy JRA:  Student Education Records   and Information.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • C.  Motion to adopt Policy JRA-R:  Student Education Records and Information Administrative Procedure.
    Attachment 10

Move to adopt   Policy JRA-R:  Student Education   Records and Information Administrative Procedure.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • D.  Motion to adopt Policy JRA-E:  Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights.
    Attachment 11

Move to adopt   Policy JRA-E:  Annual Notice of Student   Education Records and Information Rights.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • E.  Motion to adopt Policy KB:  Parent Involvement in Education.
    Attachment 12

Move to adopt   Policy KB:  Parent Involvement in   Education.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • F.  Motion to adopt Policy KBF:  Parent Involvement in Title I.
    Attachment 13

Move to adopt   Policy KBF:  Parent Involvement in   Title I.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

      16.  New Business:  

  • A.  Motion to approve the World Languages Pilot Program for Cony Middle School.
    Attachment 14

Move to approve   the World Languages Pilot Program for Cony Middle School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • B.  Motion to approve the Crisis Management Plan to be included in the Augusta School Department’s Comprehensive Education Plan.
    Attachment 15 

Move to approve   the Crisis Management Plan to be included in the Augusta School Department’s   Comprehensive Education Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • C.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Spanish Club to travel to Spain April vacation of 2016.
    Attachment 16 

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Student Activity Travel Request for the Spanish Club to travel   to Spain April vacation of 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • D.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Day Request for Brenda Weis to attend a Skills Refresher Course, April 30, 2015, in Brattleboro, VT.
    Attachment 17 

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Day Request for Brenda Weis to attend a Skills   Refresher Course, April 30, 2015, in Brattleboro, VT.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • E.  Motion to approve a Student Activity Travel Request for the Cony Rambow LGBTQ and Allies to attend the Rainbow Ball Weekend at the University of Maine Machias, April 10-12, 2015.
    Attachment 18 

Move to approve a   Student Activity Travel Request for the Cony Rambow LGBTQ and Allies to   attend the Rainbow Ball Weekend at the University of Maine Machias, April   10-12, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • F.  Motion to approve an Out-of-State Professional Day Request for Joshua Poulin, Zackary Freeman, Patricia Hannigan and Tracy Kinney to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference April 15-17, 2015 in Boston, MA
    Attachment 19
    Attachment 20
    Attachment 21
    Attachment 22

Move to approve an   Out-of-State Professional Day Request for Joshua Poulin, Zackary Freeman,   Patricia Hannigan and Tracy Kinney to attend the National Council of Teachers   of Mathematics Conference April 15-17, 2015 in Boston, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • G.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for students to compete in the Skills USA State Championships in Bangor, March 5 and 6.
    Attachment 23 

Move to approve an   overnight trip request for students to compete in the Skills USA State   Championships in Bangor, March 5 and 6.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

  • H.  Motion to approve an overnight trip request for Cony Band & Chorus to attend the All-State Music Festival in Gorham, ME, May 14-16, 2015.
    Attachment 24 

Move to approve an   overnight trip request for Cony Band & Chorus to attend the All-State   Music Festival in Gorham, ME, May 14-16, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 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.  Executive Session Re:  Labor Negotiations:

  • A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D):

Move to enter into Executive   Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D).

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle      Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

7:40 p.m.

  • B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive   Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Jennifer Day           Second: Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

7:43 p.m.

      22.  Adjourn:

  • A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Jennifer Day       Second:    Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 7 to 0


7:45 p.m.

Scheduled Committee Meetings

  • Personnel Committee, February 11, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center
  • Joint Conference Committee, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center
  • Drop Out Prevention Committee, February 25, 2:30p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Ad Hoc Technology Committee, February 25, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center
  • Board of Education Budget Workshop, February 25, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Center
  • Technology Plan Committee, February 26, 3:15 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Curriculum Committee, March 2, 5:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Finance Committee, March 2, 6:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Policy Committee, March 2, 6:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Board of Education Special Meeting, March 4, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Center
  • Student Services Leadership Team, March 4, 7 a.m., Conference Room B, Cony High School
  • Personnel Committee, March 11, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, City Center

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

  • March 11, 2015
  • Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
  • City Center
Contacts

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Phone (207) 626-2468
Fax       (207) 626-2444