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MINUTES

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Meeting

August 19, 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

 

 

7:00 p.m.

 

1.  Opening:

 

2.  Call to Order:

           

3.  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.  Michelle Lemelin, Kindergarten Teacher, Hussey 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 7 to 0

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

Yea

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

Yea

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

No Response

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

 

4Update on opening of Augusta schools

     Mr. Anastasio gave an overview on the process of opening schools.  Elementary principals gave an

update on their process for of opening schools as did Kim Silsby, Principal of Cony Middle/High School.  It was the recommendation of administrators to move the starting date of school from September 8 to September 14 to allow more time for hiring of staff, determine bus routes, build cohorts and have all safety protocols in place.

 

Motion to amend the agenda to add a motion to delay the start of school for all grades to September 14, 2020.

Move to amend the   agenda to add a motion to delay the start of school for all grades to   September 14, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Kevin Lamoreau

Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes, Lamoreau, McCormick, Michaud, Olson

Christopher Clarke

Motion passed 7 to 1

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

Yea

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

Nay

Jan   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 delay the start of school for all grades to September 14, 2020.

Move to delay   the start of school for all grades to September 14, 2020.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

 

Vote:

Staci Fortunato  Second:  Jennifer Dumond

Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes, Olson

Clarke, Hastings, Lamoreau, Michaud, McCormick

Motion failed 5 to 4

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

Yea

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

Nay

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

Nay

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

Nay

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

Nay

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

Yea

Edward   Hastings

Board   Chair

Nay

 

5.  Adjourn:

          A.  Motion to Adjourn.

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

 

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

Christopher Clarke   Second:  Pia Holmes

Clark, Dumond, Fortunato, Holmes, McCormick, Michaud, Olson

Lamoreau

Motion passed 7 to 1

10:30 p.m.

 

Member

Representing

Response

Staci   Fortunato

Ward   1

Yea

Chris   Clarke

Ward   2

Yea

Jan   Michaud

Ward   3

Yea

Kati   McCormick

Ward   4

Yea

Pia   Holmes

At-Large

Yea

Jennifer   Dumond

At-Large

Yea

Kevin   Lamoreau

At-Large

Nay

Amanda   Olson

At-Large

Yea