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MINUTES
AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
BUSINESS MEETING
July 12, 2017

The following Board Members were present:

Pro Tem Chair:

Jennifer Neumeyer

Board Members:

Tom Connors, April Cusick, Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Pia   Holmes, Kati McCormick, Deborah Towle

 

The following Board Member was absent:

Board Member:

Kimberly Martin

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

James Anastasio

Assistant   Superintendent:

Donna Madore

Business Manager:

Kathy Casparius

 

7:00 p.m.

        1.  Opening:

        2.  Call to Order:

        3.  Pledge of Allegiance:

       Pro-Tem Chair:

    A.  Motion to appoint Jennifer Neumeyer as ProTem Chair.

Move to appoint   Jennifer Neumeyer as Pro Tem Chair.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle   Second:  Kati McCormick

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)    7 to 0

        4.  Presentations:
                       A.  Family Planning 

        5.  Approval of Minutes:

    A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of June 14, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business   Meeting of June 14, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting of June 19, 2017.

Move to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Special   Meeting of June 19, 2017.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

       6.  Communications:

       7.  Resignations and Retirements:

                A.  Resignations

                        1.  Amber Davis, Fourth Grade Teacher at Gilbert Elementary School

                        2.  Christie Jernigan, Reintegration Specialist at Cony

                        3.  Arielle Jurdak-Roy, First Grade Teacher at Hussey Elementary School

       8.  Recognitions:  CATC student Ryan Douglas went to the National Skills Competition, advanced to  the final rounds and received a certificate.

       9.  Student Council Report:  None

      10.  Informational Items:

                A.  Full Plates Full Potential School Breakfast Mini Grant

      11.  Committee Reports:

                A.  Finance Committee Report:   Edward Hastings

                        1.  Finance Committee Meeting, July 3, 2017 – No Meeting

                        2.  Business Manager’s Report

                B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Jennifer Neumeyer

                        1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2017                       

                C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Tom Connors

                        1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, July 3, 2017 – No Meeting

                D.  Policy Committee Report:  Stacy Fortunato

                        1.  Policy Committee Meeting, July 3, 2017 – No Meeting

                E.  Neighborhood School Concept Report:  Kati McCormick

      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.)

            1.  Tristan Stockford, Math Teacher, Cony High School

            2.  Jane Moore, Third Grade Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

            3.  Tyler Belanger, Fifth Grade Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School

            4.  Laura Allen, 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:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

      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 IJOC: School Volunteers

Move to adopt   policy IJOC:  School Volunteers.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

                B.  Motion to adopt policy JL:  Student Wellness.

                            Attachment 5

Move to adopt   policy JL:  Student Wellness.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

                C.  Motion to adopt policy JI: Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Move to adopt   policy JI:  Student Rights and   Responsibilities.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

      16.  New Business:

    A.  Motion to approve a donation of 150 books in the STEM field valued at approximately $3,000 by Charlie’s Subaru through Subaru Loves Learning School Book Donation for Cony Middle/High School.

Move to approve a   donation of 150 books in the STEM field valued at approximately $3,000 by   Charlie’s Subaru through Subaru Loves Learning School Book Donation for Cony   Middle/High School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Staci Fortunato

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    B.  Motion to delete policy JECD: Assignment of Students to Classes.

Move to delete   policy JECD:  Assignment of Students to   Classes.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    C.  Motion to approve a $153.00 donation by Time & Tide Resource Conservation &  Development Area for a school garden at Gilbert Elementary School.

Move to approve a   $153.00 donation by Time & Tide Resource Conservation & Development   Area for a school garden at Gilbert Elementary School.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle  Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

 

    D.  Motion to approve a 1½ percent salary increase for the superintendent for 2017-2018

          contract year.

Move to approve a   1½ percent salary increase for the superintendent for 2017-2018 contract   year.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Deborah Towle   Second:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 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:    Edward Hastings

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) 8 to 0

8:03 p.m.

 

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

 

August 9, 2017

Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

City Center