Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

  • November 4, 2015
The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Jennifer Day, Nicole Desjardins, Laura Hamilton, Edward Hastings,   Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Members:

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.  ASD Student and Family Supports - Theresa  Violette         
  5. Approval of Minutes:
    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting of October 14, 2015. 

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education meeting   of October 14, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   meeting of October 28, 2015.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

       6.  Communications:

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:             

       8.  Recognitions:

       9.  Student Council Report:  Ciara Tenney

      10.  Informational Items:

  • A.  Cony High School/Middle School Coaching Nominations
    Attachment 1

      11.  Committee Reports:

  • A.  Finance Committee Report:   Nicole Desjardins
    1. Finance Committee  – November 2, 2015 – No Meeting
    2. Business Manager’s Report                                  
  • B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose
    1. Curriculum and Education Committee  – November 4, 2015 – No Meeting
  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
    1. Personnel Committee  – November 2, 2015 – No Meeting
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Laura Hamilton
    1. Policy Committee Minutes – November 4, 2015 – Minutes not available.
  • E.  Other Committee Reports:  
    1. Student Services Leadership Team, October 14, 2015
      Attachment 2             

      12.  Consent Items: (all matters listed under this item will be considered routine and will be enactedn 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 IJNDB-R:  Student Personal Digital Device and Internet Use Rules.
    Attachment 3

Move to adopt   policy IJNDB-R:  Student Personal   Digital Device and Internet Use Rules.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • B.  Motion to adopt policy KF:  Community Use of School Facilities.
    Attachment 4

Move to adopt   policy KF:  Community Use of School   Facilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • C.  Motion to adopt policy KF-R:  Community Use of School Facilities – Administrative Procedure.
    Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy KF-R:  Community Use of School   Facilities – Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • D.  Motion to adopt policy KF-E1:  Agreement for Use of School Facilities.
    Attachment 6

Move to adopt   policy KF-E1:  Agreement for Use of   School Facilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • E.  Motion to adopt policy KF-E2:  Community Use of School Facilities – Fees.
    Attachment 7

Move to adopt   policy KF-E2:  Community Use of School   Facilities – Fees.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

      16.  New Business:

  • A.  Motion to approve a donation from Cheri Nicolosi for the Farrington Elementary School Library valued at approximately $707.
    Attachment 8

Move to approve a   donation from Cheri Nicolosi for the Farrington Elementary School Library   valued at approximately $707.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • B.  Motion to approve an $8,000 donation from the Evelyn Norton Wilkins and Priscilla F. Wilkins Scholarship Fund.
    Attachment 9

Move to approve an   $8,000 donation from the Evelyn Norton Wilkins and Priscilla F. Wilkins   Scholarship Fund.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • C.  Motion to approve the Augusta School Department 2015-2016 Emergency Plan.
    Attachment 10

Move to approve   the Augusta School Department 2015-2016 Emergency Plan.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • D.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Mimaki training December 3-4 in Newton, MA
    Attachment 11

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Mimaki training December   3-4 in Newton, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • E.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Skills USA Chapter Training, November 13 and 14 in Norwood, MA
    Attachment 12

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Jessica Douin to attend Skills USA Chapter   Training, November 13 and 14 in Norwood, MA

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • F.  Motion to approve an out-of-state travel request for Cony High School Band/Chorus to travel to Nashville, TN, April vacation of 2017.
    Attachment 13

Move to approve an   out-of-state travel request for Cony High School Band/Chorus to travel to   Nashville, TN, April vacation of 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • G.  Motion to approve an overnight travel request for the Cony Jazz Band to attend the All-State Jazz Festival at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME January 7-9, 2016.
    Attachment 14

Move to approve an   overnight travel request for the Cony Jazz Band to attend the All-State Jazz   Festival at Hampden Academy in Hampden, ME January 7-9, 2016.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • H.  Motion to approve a resolution for the Augusta School Department to enter into a lease purchase agreement with Gorham Savings Bank for up to $400,000 for school computers. 
    (See attached)                    

Move to approve a resolution for the Augusta School Department to enter into a lease purchase agreement with Gorham Savings Bank for up to $400,000 for school computers.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle       Second:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

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:  Laura Hamilton

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0


Scheduled Committee Meetings

  • Student Services Committee, November 4, 7 a.m., Cony
  • Student Services Committee, December 2, 7 a.m., Cony
  • CATC Advisory Committee, December 1, 10:30 a.m., CATC
  • PEPG Committee, December 1, 3:30 p.m., Supt. Conference Room
  • Personnel Committee, December 7, 5:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Finance Committee, December 7, 6:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Policy Committee, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Superintendent’s Conference Room
  • Curriculum and Education Committee, December 9, 5:30 p.m., City Center

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • December 9, 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