Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
October 1, 2018
Committee Members Present: Staci Fortunato-Chair, Christopher Clarke, Pia Holmes
Other Board Members Present: Jennifer Dumond, Edward Hastings,
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Donna Madore
Others Present: Members of the public
1. Religious observances
RSU 2 – Policy on Accommodating Religious Holidays
RSU 38 – Policy on Observance of Religious Holidays
Lewiston Public Schools – Policy on Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs
Multicultural and Religious Accommodation Policy
The committee began to discuss creating a policy on accommodating religious holidays.
There was a motion by Christopher Clarke to table the policy until the beginning of the school year. Motion not seconded; motion failed.
The committee then worked on a draft policy using the RSU 2 model.
Motion by Pia Holmes to complete the draft policy, submit it to the board’s legal counsel and bring it back to the next policy committee meeting November 5; second by Christopher Clarke, so moved 3-0.
Motion by Christopher Clarke to table the remaining policies, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.
2. Review new policy JLIB: Student Dismissal Precautions.
New Policy JLIB
3. Review new policy JLIE: Student Automobile Use and Parking and existing policy JHFD:
Student Automobile Use.
New Policy JLIE
Existing Policy JHFD
4. Review new policy JO: Employment of Students
New Policy JO