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Minutes

Augusta School Department

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

October 1, 2018

6:30 p.m.

 

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

                        Attachment 1

            RSU 38 – Policy on Observance of Religious Holidays

                        Attachment 2

            Lewiston Public Schools – Policy on Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs

                        Attachment 3  

            Multicultural and Religious Accommodation Policy

                        Attachment 4

           

 

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.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 5

            New Policy JLIB

                        Attachment 6

 

3.  Review new policy JLIE:  Student Automobile Use and Parking and existing policy JHFD:

     Student Automobile Use.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 7

            New Policy JLIE

                        Attachment 8

            Existing Policy JHFD

                        Attachment 9

 

4.  Review new policy JO:  Employment of Students

            Rationale

                        Attachment 10

            New Policy JO

                        Attachment 11