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AGENDA

AUGUSTA BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

August 25, 2010

Special Meeting

7:00 P.M.

CATC Cafeteria

 

The following Board Members were present:

Chair:

William Burney

Board Members:

Susan Campbell, Jane Dennison,  Betty Jo Libby, Suzanne Dowling, Willie Emerson

 

The following Board Members were absent:

Board Members:

Nancy Bernier, Deborah Towle, Nathanael Rende

 

 

Also present were:

Superintendent:

Cornelia L. Brown

 

7:00 P.M. - BUSINESS MEETING:

 

1)      Opening:

 

2)      Call to Order: Chairperson Burney called the meeting to Order at 7:00

 

3)      Pledge of Allegiance:

 

  1. Resignations and Retirements:
    1. Resignations:

                                                               i.      Jamie Schofield – Kindergarten Teacher

                                                             ii.      John Cannon – Grade 4 Teacher

                                                            iii.      Hope Zibura – School Nurse

 

  1.  
    1. Retirements: None

 

  1. Recognitions:  None

 

  1. Student Council Report:  None

 

  1.  
    1. Informational Items: Dr. Brown briefed the board on the Jobs Bill signed into law August 10, 2010.  She reviewed information from an Administrative Newsletter from the Maine Department of Education and from the conference call held by Commissioner Faherty. Given the uncertainty around a possible Curtailment Order she recommended that the Board wait until additional information became available concerning the use of the funds and other needs.  Dr. Brown said she should have additional information for the Board by September 8, 2010.

 

 

  1. 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.  
    1. Jennifer Thibeault – Grade 2 Teacher at Farrington Elementary School
    2.  Brandi Verrill – Kindergarten Teacher at Hussey Elementary School
    3. Joanna Higgins: Grade 4 at Gilbert Elementary School
    4. Betsy Allen McPhedran : Elementary French
    5. Elyse Cole: Kindergarten Teacher at Farrington Elementary School
    6. Helene Farrar: Part time Art Teacher at Farrington Elementary School
    7. Theresa Violette: Part time Literary Specialist/Coach at Gilbert/Lincoln Elementary School

 

 

Motion to elect the nominees of Superintendent Brown and approve the Consent Agenda

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Susan Campbell        Second:         Jane Dennison 

5

0

Motion: PASSED          5 to 0

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items: None

 

  1. Unfinished Business:  None

 

  1. New Business:

 

  1.  
    1. Motion: To appoint a Delegate and Alternate to the Maine School Boards’ Assembly

 

Motion To appoint Betty Jo Libby as delegate and Willie Emerson as Alternate to the Maine School Boards’ Assembly

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Susan Campbell        Second:         Jane Dennison 

5

0

Motion: PASSED          5 to 0

 

  1.  
    1. Motion: To Approve a Two Year Agreement with the Augusta Education Association

 

Motion To approve a two year Agreement with the Augusta Education Association

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

 

Susan Campbell        Second:         Jane Dennison 

5

0

Motion: PASSED          5 to 0

 

  1. Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items: None

 

 

 

 

  1. Adjourn:

 

  1.  
    1. Motion: To Adjourn

 

Motion to Adjourn

 

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

 

 

Betty Jo Libby       Second:         Suzanne Dowling

5

0

Motion: PASSED          5 to 0

7:15 P.M.

 

Next Meeting of the

Augusta Board of Education

7:00 p.m., September 8, 2010

Cony High School Auditorium