PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING
August 5, 2019
Committee Members Present: Christopher Clarke–Chair; Jennifer Dumond, Kevin Lamoreau
Board Members Present: Edward Hastings, Staci Fortunato, Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick, Michael Michaud, Amanda Olson
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Donna Madore
1. Exit Interviews
The committee discussed the responses from the exit surveys. There were a fair variety of reasons why people left their positions. Some surveys mentioned the need for more support staff and Mr. Hastings said the board approved several new positions. There was also mention of lack of substitute teachers and Mr. Anastasio said every district is struggling with having enough substitutes. Mr. Clarke said some survey takers mentioned lack of communication. Mr. Anastasio and Ms. Madore explained everything that is done to address communications. The committee members were pleased that the majority of responses were positive.
2. Job Descriptions
A. Gifted & Talented Coordinator
The committee reviewed the Gifted & Talented Coordinator job description. Ms. Madore said it was reviewed with the gifted & talented staff and changes were made. Motion by Jennifer Dumond to accept the revised job description, second by Kevin Lamoreau, so moved 3-0.
B. Firefighting Instructor, CATC
Ms. Madore brought to the committee the firefighting Instructor job description for the new position at CATC. Nick Gannon, CATC Director, wrote the description in consultation with the Augusta Fire Department and samples from other districts. It was sent to the Augusta Education Association for their input. Mr. Clarke thanked the administration, Augusta Fire Department and everyone involved for bringing this course to CATC. Mr. Clarke was concerned about the qualification requirements in the job description and felt we would lose applicants because of it. Mr. Anastasio said Mr. Gannon and Chief Audette have qualified candidates that meet the criteria that are interested in the position. Motion by Jennifer Dumond to accept the job description, second by Kevin Lamoreau, so moved 3-0.
C. Dean of Students
Ms. Madore would like the Assistant Principal (045) certification removed from the job description. Dean of Students is not an administrator position and it was confusing to applicants.
Motion by Jennifer Dumond to remove #2 under qualifications, second by Kevin Lamoreau, so moved 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.