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Minutes

Augusta School Department

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

August 8, 2017

7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Other Board Members Present:  Tom Connors, Edward Hastings

 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kim Silsby

           

 

1.  Review existing policy JICA:  Student Dress and new policy JICA:  Student Dress.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 1

            Existing policy JICA

                        Attachment 2

            New policy JICA

                        Attachment 3

 

The committee had a long discussion regarding policy JICA. Kimberly Martin made a motion to bring new policy JICA with revisions to the board for a first reading.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

 

2. Review new policy JICC:  Student Conduct on School Buses.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 4

            New policy JICC

                        Attachment 5

 

Donna Madore said we currently do not have a policy on student conduct on school buses but we do have a rubric which is in the handbook. She passed out a copy of the Guidelines for Bus Behavior. Policy JICC is not a mandatory policy.  Professional development is provided to bus drivers on managing student behavior.  The committee discussed the policy and made some changes.  The policy with changes will be brought back at the next meeting.  Kimberly Martin made a motion to table policy JICC for further review and table agenda items 3 through 5.  Second by Deborah Towle, so moved 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

3. Review existing policy JICJ:  Student Cell Phone/Pager Use and new policy JICJ: Student Use

    of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 6

            Existing policy JICJ

                        Attachment 7

            New policy JICJ

                        Attachment 8

 

4. Review existing policy JFD:  Students of Legal Age and new policy JID:  Students of Legal

    Age.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 9

            Existing policy JFD

                        Attachment 10

            New policy JID

                        Attachment 11

 

5. Review existing policy JIH:  Questioning and Searches of Students, existing policy JIH-R: 

      Questioning and Searches of Students Administrative Procedure and new policy JIH: 

      Questioning and Searches of Students, new policy JIH-R:  Questioning and Searches of

      Students Administrative Procedure and new policy JIH-E:  Student Search Checklist.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 12

            Existing policy JIH

                        Attachment 13

            Existing policy JIH-R

                        Attachment 14

            New policy JIH

                        Attachment 15

            New policy JIH-R

                        Attachment 16

            New policy JIH-E

                        Attachment 17