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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, Deborah

                                                     Towle 

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

                        Attachment 1 

            New Policy IJOC

                        Attachment 2 

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 Programs.

            Current Policy IM

                        Attachment 3

            New Policy IL

                        Attachment 4 

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.

            Current Policy ING

                        Attachment 5

            New Policy IMG

                        Attachment 6

 

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

                        Attachment 7

            Current policy JC

                        Attachment 8

            New policy JC

                        Attachment 9

 

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

                        Attachment 10

            Current policy JECB

                        Attachment 11

            New policy JFAB

                        Attachment 12

 

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.

 

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

            Current policy JECC

                        Attachment 13

 

8.  Review current policy JECD:  Assignment of Students to Classes and new policy JGAA: 

     Assignment of Students to Classes – Five-Year-Olds.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 14

            Current policy JECD

                        Attachment 15

            New policy JGAA

                        Attachment 16

 

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

     Home Schooling Students.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 17

            New policy JGAB

                        Attachment 18

 

10. Review current policy JEDB:  Student Dismissal Precautions

            Current policy JEDB

                        Attachment 19

 

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

            Current policy JEFB

                        Attachment 20

 

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

            Current policy JEG

                        Attachment 21

 

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

            Current policy JEGA

                        Attachment 22

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.