Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • August 10, 2016
  • Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • City Center – Council Chambers
The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

April Cusick, Jennifer Day, Laura Hamilton, Edward Hastings, Jennifer   Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

Board Members Absent:

 

Tom Connors, 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. Presentations: 
  • A.  Maine Education Loan Marketing Corp. (MELMAC) – Wendy Ault, Director of MELMAC, Kim Silsby, Helen Renko, Lisa Plourde

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

  • A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business meeting of July 13, 2016.

BoardMinutes160713.php

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   meeting of July 13, 2016.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

        6.  Communications:  None

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:  

  • A.  Resignations
  1. Katrina Gavett, Special Education Resource Classroom Teacher at Farrington Elementary School

       8.  Recognitions:  None

       9.  Student Council Report:  None

      10.  Informational Items: 

  • A.  Cony High School Co-Curricular Nominations

Attachment 1

  • B.  Cony Middle School Co-Curricular Nominations

Attachment 2

  • C.  CATC Coordinator Nominations

Attachment 3

  • D.  District Coordinator Nominations

Attachment 4

  • E.  Fall Coaching Nominations Cony Middle/High School

Attachment 5

  • F.  Department Head Stipends

Attachment 6

      11.  Committee Reports:

  • A.  Finance Committee Report:   Jennifer Day
  1. Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016
    FinanceCommMinutes160801.php
  2. Business Manager’s Report

Attachment 5

  • B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose
  1. Curriculum and Education Committee, July 13, 2016 – No Meeting
  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
  1. Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016
    PersonnelCommMinutes160801.php
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton
  1. Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2016
    PolicyCommMinutes160801.php
  • E.  Other Committee Reports:  None

      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.  Ryan Michaud, MS/HS ESL Teacher  
  • B.  Jennifer Veilleux, Title 1 Literacy Interventionist
  • C.  Jennifer Dowler, Grade 4 Teacher at Farrington
  • D.  Tanya Ducharme, Adult Education Counselor
  • E.  Heidi Parent, Culinary Arts Instructor at Capital Area Technical Center
  • F.  Hope Libby, Social Worker, at Cony Middle/High School
  • G.  Rachel Hamlin, District Wide Elementary Gifted & Talented Teacher
  • H.  Samantha Esancy, Grade 2 Teacher, at Gilbert Elementary School
  • I.  Nienke Adams, Grade 8 Teacher at Cony Middle/High School
  • J.  Victoria Handlen, Behavior Support Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School.
  • L.  Dulsie Varney, Cony High School Nurse

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

      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 ADC:  Tobacco Use and Possession.

Attachment 17

Move to adopt   policy ADC:  Tobacco Use and   Possession.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

     B.  Motion to adopt policy ADC-R:  Tobacco Use and Possession Administrative Procedure.

Attachment 18

Move to adopt   policy ADC-R:  Tobacco Use and   Possession Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

         16.  New Business:

  • A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JHFD:  Student Automobile Use.

Attachment 19

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JHFD:    Student Automobile Use.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • B.  Motion to delete policy BEDI:  Board Relations with the Media.

Attachment 20

Move to delete   policy BEDI:  Board Relations with the   Media.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • C.  Motion to delete policy ECD:  Traffic and Parking Controls.

Attachment 21

Move to delete   policy ECD:  Traffic and Parking   Controls.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • D.  Motion to delete policy ED:  Material Resources Management.

Attachment 22

Move to delete   policy ED:  Material Resources   Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • E.  Motion to delete policy EDB:  Maintenance and Control of Materials.

Attachment 23

Move to delete   policy EDB:  Maintenance and Control of   Materials.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • F.  Motion to delete policy EDC:  Software & Equipment Policy for Augusta Staff.

Attachment 24

Move to delete   policy EDC:  Software & Equipment   Policy for Augusta Staff.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • G.  Motion to delete policy DK:  Payment Procedures.

Attachment 25

Move to delete   policy DK:  Payment Procedures.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • H.  Motion to delete policy EEBB:  Use of Private Vehicles for School Business.

Attachment 26

Move to delete   policy EEBB:  Use of Private Vehicles   for School Business.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • I.  Motion to delete policy EF:  Food Services Management.

Attachment 27

Move to delete   policy EF:  Food Services Management.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • J.  Motion to delete policy EGAA:  Software Copyright.

Attachment 28

Move to delete   policy EGAA:  Software Copyright.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • K.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Assistant Superintendent Donna Madore to attend the WIDA 2016 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, October 12-15, 2016.

Attachment 29

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Assistant Superintendent Donna Madore to   attend the WIDA 2016 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, October 12-15,   2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • L.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Sarah Moore, Gretchen Livingston, Anne Gingras, June Carpenter, and Deborah Backman to attend the ACTFL Conference, November 18-20, 2016 in Boston, MA

Attachment 30

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Sarah Moore, Gretchen Livingston, Anne   Gingras, June Carpenter, and Deborah Backman to attend the ACTFL Conference, November   18-20, 2016 in Boston, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • M.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Theresa Violette to attend the National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 18-20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

Attachment 31

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Theresa Violette to attend the National Conference   on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 18-20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • N.  Motion to approve a 2½% pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2016, for the Superintendent consistent with salary adjustments for all union and non-union School Department employees.

Move to approve a   2½% pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2016, for the Superintendent   consistent with salary adjustments for all union and non-union School   Department employees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle        Second:    Jennifer Day

Cusick, Day, Neumeyer, Towle

Hamilton, Hastings

Motion (Passed/Failed)  4 to 2

  • O.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department organizational chart as specified in policy CC:  Administrative Organization.

Attachment 32

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department organizational chart as specified in Policy   CC:  Administrative Organization.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 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:  Jennifer Day

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8:35 p.m.


Scheduled Committee Meetings

  • Board Special Meeting and Workshop, August 24, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Green Conference Room
  • Student Services Leadership Team, September 7, 7 a.m., Cony High School
  • Personnel Committee, September 12, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Finance Committee, September 12, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Policy Committee, September 12, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Curriculum and Education Committee, September 14, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • September 14, 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