Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

  • July 8, 2015
The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Jennifer Day, Nicole Desjardins, Laura Hamilton, Edward Hastings, Katie Vose

The following Board Members were absent:

Board Members:

Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

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. Presentations:
    A.  Proficiency Based Learning, Donna Madore, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
    Attachment 1
  5. Approval of Minutes:
    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of June 10, 2015.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of June 10, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special meeting of June 24, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

       6.  Communications:

       7.  Resignations and Retirements: - None

        8.  Recognitions:

        9.  Student Council Report:

      10.  Informational Items:

  • A.  Letter from Department of Education on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
    Attachment 2

      11.  Committee Reports:

  • A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins
    1. Finance Committee Minutes – No meeting
    2. Business Manager’s Report
    Attachment 3
  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
    1. Personnel Committee - No meeting                                              
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton
    1. Policy Committee Minutes – 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: 

Move to adopt policy ID:  School Day.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • B.  Motion to adopt policy ADC:  Tobacco Use and Possession.
    Attachment 5

Move to adopt policy ADC:  Tobacco Use and   Possession.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • C.  Motion to adopt policy EBCB:  Emergency Evacuation Drills.
    Attachment 6

Move to adopt policy EBCB:  Emergency Evacuation   Drills.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

      16.  New Business:

  • A.  Motion to delete policy AFE: Evaluation of Instructional Programs.
    Attachment 7

Move to delete policy AFE:  Evaluation of   Instructional Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • B.  Motion to delete policy IGE:  Adult & Community Education Program.
    Attachment 8

Move to delete policy IGE:  Adult & Community   Education Program.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • C.  Motion to delete policy IGEA:  Adult Education for High School Dropouts.
    Attachment 9

Move to delete policy IGEA:  Adult Education for High School Dropouts.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • D.  Motion to delete policy IGEB:  Adult High School Programs.
    Attachment 10

Move to delete policy IGEB:  Adult High School   Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • E.  Motion to delete policy IL:  Testing Programs.
    Attachment 11

Move to delete policy IL:  Testing Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • F.  Motion to approve Augusta School Department’s Capital Improvement Plan.
    Attachment 12

Move to approve Augusta School Department’s Capital Improvement Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • G.  Motion to approve Art 109:  Photographic Vision and Digital Discovery Pilot Course.
    Attachment 13

Move to approve Art 109:  Photographic Vision and Digital Discovery Pilot Course.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • H.  Motion to approve a donation from Nicholas Stiles of a recording/mixing board for Cony Auditorium valued at approximately $1,000.

Move to approve a donation from Nicholas Stiles of a recording/mixing board for the Cony   Auditorium valued at approximately $1,000.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • I.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department's Lau Plan, which will be included in the Comprehensive Education Plan.
    Attachment 14

Move to approve the Augusta School Department's Lau Plan, which will be included in the Comprehensive Education Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • J.  Motion to approve a $1,000 donation from Hannaford Helps Schools for Cony High School.

Move to approve a $1,000 donation from Hannaford Helps Schools for Cony High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • K.  Motion to approve a Safety Enhancement Grant of $2,000 from the Maine Municipal Association.
    Attachment 15

Move to approve a Safety Enhancement Grant of $2,000 from the Maine Municipal Association.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

  • L.  Motion to approve Augusta School Department’s new Academic Performance Standards Report Card for grades K through 6.
    Attachment 16

Move to approve Augusta School Department’s new Academic Performance Standards Report Card for grades K through 6.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins      Second:    Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

      17.  Assistant Superintendent’s Report:

      18.  Superintendent’s Report:

      19.  Reports from Other School Officials:

      20.  Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:

      22.  Adjourn:

  • A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Nicole Desjardins  Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 5 to 0

7:45 p.m.

Scheduled Committee Meetings

  • Personnel Committee, August 3, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Finance Committee, August 3, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Policy Committee, August 3, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Curriculum & Education Committee, August 12, 5:30 p.m., City Center, Conference Room A

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • August 12, 2015
  • 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