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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
Special Meeting
August 5, 2020 

The following board members were present:

Chair:

Edward Hastings

Board Members:

Christopher Clarke, Jennifer Dumond, Staci Fortunato, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Kati McCormick, Jan Michaud, Amanda Olson

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant Superintendent

Katy Grondin

Business Manager

Kathy Casparius

 

 6:00 p.m.

1.  Opening: 

2.  Call to Order:

            Pursuant to 1 MRSA§ 403-A, we will now confirm that each member of the Augusta School

            Board can both hear and be heard.  We will do this by calling the role, members present are asked

            to say yea.  I ask all other members to listen and report any audio difficulties when the roll call is

            complete. 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

3.  Pledge of Allegiance: 

4.  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.  Debora Connell-Duncan, Guidance Counselor, Cony High School

               B.  Sarah Enaire, Pre-kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

               C.  Nicole Clark, Dean of Students, Lincoln Elementary School

               D.  Renee Madore, Special Education Teacher, Cony High School

               E.  Hayley Valdivia, Pre-kindergarten Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School 

       Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Christopher Clarke

 

 

Motion passed 8 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

Yea

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

5.  Presentation:

          A.  Presentation of plan for returning to school 

6.  New Business:

          A.  Motion to change the school calendar to move the first student day to September 8, 2020.

Move to change the school calendar to move the first student day to September 8, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

 

 

Motion passed 7 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

No response

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

  

          B.  Motion to approve the August School Department plan for returning to school. 

                Motion to amend the motion to read “approve the Augusta School Department framework for

                 returning to school and start school on a hybrid model”.

Motion to amend the motion to read “approve the Augusta School Department framework for returning to school and start school on a hybrid model”.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Kati McCormick  Second:  Amanda Olson

 

 

Motion passed 7 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

No response

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

             Motion to approve the Augusta School Department framework for returning to school and start

             school on a hybrid model”.

Motion to approve the Augusta School Department framework for returning to school and start school on a hybrid model”.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Kati McCormick  Second:  Jan Michaud

 

 

Motion passed 7 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

No response

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

7.  Executive Session:

                Motion to table Item 7.

Move to table Item 7.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Amanda Olson       Second:  Pia Holmes

 

 

Motion passed 7 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

No Response

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

          A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session to complete the evaluation of the Superintendent,

                pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (A).

Move to enter into Executive Session to complete the evaluation of the Superintendent, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6) (A).

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second: ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

_______________

 

          B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_______________  Second: __________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

_______________

 

8.  Adjourn:

          A.  Motion to Adjourn.

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Jan Michaud     Second:  Amanda Olson

 

 

Motion passed 7 to 0

10:00 p.m.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci Fortunato

Ward 1

Yea

Chris Clarke

Ward 2

No Response

Mary Michaud

Ward 3

Yea

Kati McCormick

Ward 4

Yea

Pia Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin Lamoreau

At-Large

Yea

Amanda Olson

At-Large

Yea

 

 Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting 

August 12, 2020

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom