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Minutes
Augusta Board of Education
Business Meeting
April 12, 2017

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

Kimberly Martin

Board Members:

Tom Connors, April Cusick, Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Kati   McCormick, Jennifer Neumeyer, Deborah Towle

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent:

Donna Madore

Business Manager:

Kathy Casparius

Student   Representative to the Board:

Brandon Gosselin

 

7:00 p.m.

        1.  Opening:
        2.  Call to Order:
        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:
        4.  Presentations:
 

                  A.  Sue Dionne, Principal, Gilbert Elementary - Service Learning

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

                  A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of March 8, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of March 8, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                 B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of March 13, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of March 13, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of March 22, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of March 22, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                D.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of March 30, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of March 30, 2017.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:
       7.  Resignations and Retirements:
        

                 A.  Resignation
                            1.  Michael Howell, Math Teacher, Cony High School
                            2.  Tracy Lloyd, ELA/Social Studies Teacher at Cony

       8.  Recognitions:
       9.  Student Council Report:  Brandon Gosselin
      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Coaching Nominations

      11.  Committee Reports:
                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2017                                                                         2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes - April 3, 2017       
                        3.  Business Manager’s Report

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2017                      

                C.  Personnel Committee Report: 

                        1.  Personnel Committee – April 3, 2017 – No meeting

                D.  Policy Committee Report: 

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes – April 3, 2017                                

      12.  Consent Items: (all matters listed under this item will be considered routine and will be enactedby one motion.  A Board Member may ask to have an item(s) removed and considered individually.)

                A.  Dylane Saylor, Special Education Student Support Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                B.  Julie Hutchinson, Middle School Functional Skills Teacher

     Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented:

Move to approve   the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

      13.  Board Member Comment and/or Discussion on Non-Agenda Items:
      14.  Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:
      15.  Unfinished Business:
  None
      16.  New Business:

                  A.  Motion to approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar.

Move to approve the   2017-2018 School Calendar.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                  B.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IL: Evaluation of Instructional Programs.

Move to approve   the first reading of policy IL: Evaluation of Instructional Programs.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                 C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IMG: Animals in School.

Move to approve the   first reading of policy IMG: Animals in School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                  D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JC: School Attendance Areas.

Move to approve   the first reading of policy JC: School Attendance Areas.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                  E.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JFAB: Admission of Non-Resident Students.

Move to approve the   first reading of policy JFAB:  Admission   of Non-Resident Students.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

                  F.  Motion that the School Committee denies the Augusta Education Association’s grievance dated February 28, 2017 for the reasons stated in the Superintendent’s decision.

Move that the   School Committee deny the Augusta Education Association’s grievance dated   February 28, 2017 for the reasons stated in the Superintendent’s decision.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  5 to 0

                  G.  Motion to approve increasing the substitute RN hourly rate of pay to $20.00 and the LPN hourly rate of pay to $18.50.       

Move to approve   increasing the substitute RN hourly rate of pay to $20.00 and the LPN hourly   rate of pay to $18.50.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle     Second:  Jennifer Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 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 Neumeyer

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  7 to 0

7:55 p.m.

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
May 10, 2017
Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
City Center