Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting

  • March 25, 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

6:30 p.m.

  1. Opening:
  2. Call to Order:
  3. Pledge of Allegiance:
  4. Unfinished Business:

Mr. Anastasio said Maine Benefits Trust has capped medical insurance increases at 5%.  In the proposed budget, we had budget a 12% increase based on our experience last year.  That amounts to a savings of $177,656.  The administrative team made the following recommendations:

  • Reinstate the two half time secretaries and study hall monitor at Cony at a cost of $52,200
  • Add an additional ELL Teacher at a cost of $60,000
  • Reinstate 10% of supplies previously cut from budget at a cost of $37,642
  • Return $27,814 in building and grounds budget
  • The Board approved the recommendations.
  • Motion to group Articles 1 through 15.

Move   to group Articles 1 through 15.

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Deborah   Towle         Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

 

  • Motion to table Articles 1 through 15.

Move   to table Articles 1 through 15.

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Deborah   Towle         Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

 

  • Motion to approve $27, 862,810 for the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.

Move to approve   $27, 862,810 for the total cost of funding public education from   Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Deborah   Towle         Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

 

Adult Education

Move to approve Article 16 in the amounts of $583,261   and $360,761.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

ARTICLE 16:   Shall the City appropriate $583,261 for Adult Education and raise $360,761 as 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:                               $583,261 and $360,761

           5.   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: Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  7 to 0

6:53 p.m.

  • B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move   to exit from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle         Second:   Katie Vose

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 7 to 0

7:16 p.m.

         6.  Adjourn:

  • A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle        Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

7:17 p.m.

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • April 8, 2015
  • Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
  • City Center
Contacts

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