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Minutes
Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
April 3, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Committee Members Present:  Chair-Staci Fortunato; Members-Kimberly Martin, DeborahTowle 

Other Board Members Present:  Tom Connors, Edward Hastings, Kati McCormick 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Teresa Beaudoin  
 

1.  Motion by Deborah Towle to appoint Staci Fortunato as Chair of the Policy Committee, second by Kimberly Martin, so moved 3-0.

2. Review new policy IJOC: School Volunteers.
            Rationale

After discussing policy IJOC, the committee asked for further review regarding criminal background checks, i.e., what levels of background checks are available and the costs and the approximate number of volunteers in Augusta Schools.  Motion by Kimberly Martin to table policy IJOC:  School Volunteers, second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

3.  Review current policy IM: Evaluation of Instructional Programs and new policy IL:Evaluation of Instructional 

Motion by Kimberly Martin to move new policy IL: Evaluation of Instructional Programs to the board for a first reading and delete policy IM: Evaluation of Instructional Programs once policy IL is adopted.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

4.  Review current policy ING: Animals in Schools and new policy IMG: Animals in School.

Motion by Kimberly Martin to move new policy IMG: Animals in School to the board for a first reading and delete policy ING: Animals in School once policy IMG is adopted.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

5.  Review current policy JC: School Attendance Areas and new policy JC: School Attendance Areas.
            Rationale

Motion by Kimberly Martin to move revised policy JC: School Attendance Areas with revised language to the board for a first reading, second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

6.  Review current policy JECB: Admission of Non-Resident Students and new policy JFAB: Admission of Non-Resident Students.
            Rationale

Motion by Kimberly Martin to move new policy JFAB: Admission of Non-Resident Students to the board for a first reading and delete policy JECB once JFAB is adopted.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

Motion by Kimberly Martin to table items 7 – 13.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.   

7.  Review current policy JECC: Assignment of Students to Schools.

8.  Review current policy JECD: Assignment of Students to Classes and new policy JGAA:Assignment of Students to Classes – Five-Year-Olds.
            Rationale

9.  Review new policy JGAB: Assignment of Students to Classes:Transfer Students and Home Schooling Students.
            Rationale

10. Review current policy JEDB: Student Dismissal Precautions

11. Review current policy JEFB: Release Time for Religious Instruction.

12. Review current policy JEG: Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

13. Review current policy JEGA: Program Dismissal Policy for I.E.P. Students.