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MINUTES
CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING
July 14, 2021
5:30 p.m.
City Center

 

 

Committee Members Present:  Pia Holmes-Chair; Martha Witham

Committee Member Absent:  Kati McCormick

Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Kevin Lamoreau, Kimberly Martin, Amanda Olson

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Heather Gauthier, Sarah Landry, Theresa Violette

 

  1. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

               Attachment 1

Ms. Grondin said the Augusta School Department is involved with the Department of Education on a pilot program called Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).  Under this program, all staff are considered Title I staff supporting all students.  The DOE is designing the program and the ASD is informing the design.  Theresa Violette, Title I Director is working with schools to redefine her role and the role of her staff in supporting all students in all schools.  The old system is built on kids have to fail and then get support rather than get the support so they don’t fail.  The committee discussed this new program and were excited about the concept.  Additional information can be found on the DOE website as well as in the above attachment.

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.