Minutes

Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • December 10, 2014

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Susan Campbell

Board Members:

Amanda Bartlett, Jennifer Day, Nicole Desjardins, Kimberly Martin,   Deborah Towle, Katie Vose

The following Board Members were absent:

Board Members:

Laura Hamilton, Laurence Ringrose

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent

Donna Madore

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative to the Board

Kelsey Rohman

6:30 p.m.

  1. Executive Session Re:  Personnel and Labor Relations:
    • 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: Kimberly Martin

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

6:30 p.m.

  • B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Deborah Towle        Second: Amanda Bartlett

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed: 6 to 0

7:01 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Opening:
  2. Call to Order:
  3. Pledge of Allegiance:
  4. Presentation:
    • A.  Response Interventions – Lori Smail and Sandy Belanger
  5. Approval of Minutes:
    • A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of November 12, 2014.
    Attachment 1

Move to approve   the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of November   12, 2014.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

      6.  Communications:

      7.  Resignations and Retirements:

  • A.  Retirements
    1. Sebouh Der Simonian, Math Teacher, Cony High School
      Attachment 2
    2. Joan Taczli, District Wide Gifted and Talented Teacher
      Attachment 3

       8.  Recognitions: 

  • A.  Board Member, Laurence Ringrose
  • B.  Board Chair, Susan Campbell

       9.  Student Council Report:  Kelsey Rohman

      10.  Informational Items:

      11.  Committee Reports:

  • A.  Finance Committee Report:   Kimberly Martin
    1. Finance Committee, December 1, 2014 – No Meeting
    2. Business Manager’s Report
      Attachment 7
  • B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Katie Vose
    1. Curriculum and Education Committee Minutes – December 1, 2014
      Attachment 8
  • C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Deborah Towle
    1. Personnel Committee Minutes – December 1, 2014
      Attachment 9
  • D.  Policy Committee Report:  Amanda Bartlett
    1. Policy Committee Minutes – December 1, 2014
      Attachment 10
  • E.  Other Committee Reports:  
    1. CATC Advisory Committee
      Attachment 11

      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.  Elizabeth Soares, K-12 Library/Media Specialist

 Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

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:

Motion to group Items A – G.

Move to group   Items A – G.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Nicole Desjardins  Second:    Deborah Towle

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • A.  Motion to adopt policy EEA:  Student Transportation Services.
    Attachment 13

Move to adopt policy   EEA:  Student Transportation Services.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • B.  Motion to adopt policy EEAEA:  Student Transportation Employee Requirements, Training and Responsibilities.
    Attachment 14

Move to adopt policy   EEAEA:  Student Transportation Employee   Requirements, Training and Responsibilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • C.  Motion to adopt policy EEAEAA:  Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers.
    Attachment 15

Move to adopt policy   EEAEAA:  Drug and Alcohol Testing of School   Bus Drivers.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • D.  Motion to adopt policy EEAEAA-R:  Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers Administrative Procedure.
    Attachment 16

Move to adopt policy   EEAEAA-R:  Drug and Alcohol Testing of   School Bus Drivers Administrative Procedure.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • E.  Motion to adopt policy BBBDA: Board Declared Vacancy Caused by Absenteeism.
    Attachment 17

Move to adopt policy BBBDA: Board Declared   Vacancy Caused by Absenteeism.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • F.  Motion to adopt policy BIC: Certification of Completion of Freedom of Access Training.
    Attachment 18

Move to adopt policy   BIC: Certification of Completion of Freedom of Access Training.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • G.  Motion to adopt policy CBI: Evaluation of the Superintendent.
    Attachment 19

Move to adopt   policy CBI: Evaluation of the Superintendent.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

      16.  New Business:  

  • A.  Motion to make the Ram Bow GLBTQ and Straight Allies Club an official club at Cony High School. 

Move to make the   Ram Bow GLBTQ and Straight Allies Club an official club at Cony High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • B.  Motion to approve a professional day request for Heather Gauthier to attend the NCSM Annual Conference in Boston, MA, April 13-15, 2015.
    Attachment 20

Move to approve a   professional day request for Heather Gauthier to attend the NCSM Annual   Conference in Boston, MA, April 13-15, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • C.  Motion to approve a professional day request for Jessica West to attend the NCSM and NCTM Annual Conference in Boston, MA, April 13-16, 2015.
    Attachment 21

Move to approve a   professional day request for Jessica West to attend the NCSM and NCTM Annual   Conference in Boston, MA, April 13-16, 2015.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • D.  Motion to approve a donation of $1,000 from Wal-Mart for Farrington School.

Move to approve a   donation of $1000 from Wal-Mart for Farrington School.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle         Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

Motion to group Items E – O.

Move to group   Items E – O.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  6 to 0

  • E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GCSA:  Employee Computer and Internet Use.
    Attachment 22

Move to approve   the first reading of policy GCSA:    Employee Computer and Internet Use.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • F.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy GCSA-R:  Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules.
    Attachment 23

Move to approve   the first reading of policy GCSA-R:  Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 Deborah   Towle  Second:  Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • G.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLCD:  Administration of Medication to Students.
    Attachment 24

 Move to approve the first reading of policy JLCD:  Administration of Medication to Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • H.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JLCD-E:  Medication Administration on School Field Trips.
    Attachment 25

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JLCD-E:    Medication Administration on School Field Trips.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • I.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ILD:  Educational Research: Student Surveys, Analyses, and Evaluations.
    Attachment 26

Move to approve   the first reading of policy ILD:    Educational Research: Student Surveys, Analyses, and Evaluations.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • J.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IMB:  Teaching about Controversial/Sensitive Issues.
    Attachment 27

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IMB:    Teaching About Controversial/Sensitive Issues.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • K.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IMB-R:  Teaching about Controversial Issues – Guidelines.
    Attachment 28

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IMB-R:  Teaching   about Controversial Issues – Guidelines.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • L.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IMBB:  Exemptions from Required Instruction.
    Attachment 29

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IMBB:    Exemptions from Required Instruction.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • M.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JEA:  Compulsory Attendance.
    Attachment 30

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JEA:    Compulsory Attendance.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • N.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JEAA:  Student Attendance/Student Absences and Tardiness.
    Attachment 31

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JEAA:    Student Attendance/Student Absences and Tardiness.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • O.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JICH:  Drug and Alcohol Use by Students.
    Attachment 32  

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JICH:  Drug   and Alcohol Use by Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • P.  Motion to approve the updated Special Education Plan to be included in the Augusta School  Department’s Comprehensive Education Plan.
    Attachment 33

Move to approve the updated Special Education 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) 6 to 0

Move to approve a course approval request – Mentoring Writers:  Peer Editor Instruction.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

  • R.  Motion to approve a $1,000 grant from Oak Grove School Foundation to support a voluntary art program for the 8th grade.
    Attachment 36
    Attachment 37

Move to approve a $1,000 grant from Oak Grove School Foundation to   support a voluntary art program for

the 8th grade.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Nicole Desjardins

 

 

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:  Amanda Bartlett

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 6 to 0

8 p.m.

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