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AGENDA
Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
October 13, 2021
Business Meeting
 7:00 p.m.
City Center – Council Chambers

Policy BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings

 7:00 p.m.

  1. Opening:
  1. Call to Order:
  1. Pledge of Allegiance:
  1. Presentations: Cony – Overview of Innovative Practices
  1. Approval of Minutes:
                A.  Motion to approve the minutes of the Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting of

                     September 8, 2021.

                https://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/BoardMinutes210908.php 

  1. Superintendent’s Report: 
  1. Assistant Superintendent’s Report:
  1. Business Manager’s Report:

                Attachment 1

  1. Reports from Other School Officials: 
  1. Communications:
  1. Resignations and Retirements:
                 A.  Resignations
                           1.  Julie King, Special Education Teacher, Cony Middle/High School
                 B.  Retirements       
                           1.  Renee Henry, Grade 6 Teacher, Farrington Elementary School

  1. Recognitions: None
  1. Student Council Report: Kristin Merrill
  1. Informational Items:
                A.  District Coordinator Nominations
                          Attachment 2
               B.  Cony Co-Curriculum Nominations
                          Attachment 3
               C.  T-PEPG Recommendation
                          Attachment 4
               D.  At Large Board Member Jennifer Dumond resigned due to personal reasons
     
               E.  Professional Development
    1.   Jared Braun, Ropes Course Training, 9/13-9/14, 2021
    2. Don Plourde, Ropes Course Training, 9/13-9/14, 2021
    3. Brenda Weis, Ropes Course Training, 9/13-9/14, 2021
    4. Tom Hinds, Ropes Course Training, 9/13-9/14, 2021
    5. Lisa Plourde, UMaine Counselor Update, 9/29/21
    6. Mollie Glaus, UMaine Counselor Update, 9/29/21
    7. Debbie Connell-Duncan, UMaine Counselor Update, 9/29/21
    8. Shawn Johnson, UMaine Counselor Update, 9/29/21
    9. Laura Richardson, UMaine Counselor Update, 9/29/21
    10. Mollie Glaus, MELMAC Peer Learning, 10/1/21
    11. Lisa Plourde, MELMAC Peer Learning, 10/1/21
    12. Laura Richardson, MELMAC Peer Learning, 10/1/21
    13. Nicholas Gannon, Education Leaders Experience, 10/7-10/8/21
  1. Committee Reports:
                 A.  Finance Committee Report: 
                            1.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, September 13, 2021
                            2.  Finance Committee Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2021

                https://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/FinanceCommMinutes211004.php    

                 B.  Curriculum and Education Committee Report:  Pia Holmes
                            1.  Curriculum and Education Committee Meeting, September 8, 2021 – No meeting
     
                 C.  Personnel Committee Report:  Kimberly Martin
 
                            1.  Personnel Committee Meeting, September 13, 2021 – No meeting
                            2.  Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2021

                https://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PersCommMinutes211004.php  

                 D.  Policy Committee Report:  Staci Fortunato
                           1.  Policy Committee Meeting, September 13, 2021 – Meeting Canceled
                           2.  Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2021

              https://www.augustaschools.org/board_of_education/PolicyCommMinutes211004.php 

  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. Lisa Pennabere, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, District Wide
    2. Krista Smith, Special Education Teacher, Gilbert Elementary School
    3. Cindy Streznewski, Dean of Students, Farrington Elementary School

                     Motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  _____________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

  1. Board Member Comment and/or Discussion on Non-Agenda Items:
  1. Public Comment on Non-Personnel Agenda Items:
  1. Unfinished Business: None
  1. New Business:      
                A.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy IMDC: Multicultural and Religious

                     Accommodation.

                          Attachment 5

Move to approve the first reading of policy IMDC: Multicultural and Religious Accommodation.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

____________  Second:  _______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

                B.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy ACAF:  Workplace Bullying.

                         Attachment 6

Move to approve the first reading of policy ACAF:  Workplace Bullying.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

  ____________ Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) __ to __

 
                C.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JKAA:  Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion.

                         Attachment 7

Move to approve the first reading of policy JKAA:  Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

  ____________ Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) __ to __

 
                 D.  Motion to approve the first reading of policy JKAA-R:  Procedures on Physical Restraint and

                      Seclusion.

                         Attachment 8

Move to approve the first reading of policy JKAA-R:  Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

  ____________ Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) __ to __

 
                 E.  Motion to raise all hourly rates to $12.75 effective January 1, 2022 to meet the State’s

                       minimum wage increase.

Move to raise all hourly rates to $12.75 effective January 1, 2022 to meet the State’s minimum wage increase.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

______________  Second:  _____________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed)  __ to __

 

  1. Audience Recognition for Non-Agenda Items:
  1. Adjourn:      
                A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

______________  Second:  _____________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) _____ to ______

____________

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

CATC Advisory Committee, October 19, 8 a.m., CATC

Board Workshop, October 27, 6 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Finance Committee, November 1, 5:30 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Policy Committee, November 1, 2021, 6:30 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Personnel Committee, November 1, 7:30 p.m., CATC Cafeteria

Curriculum and Education Committee, November 10, 5:30 p.m., City Center, Conference Room A

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting
November 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.
City Center – Council Chambers