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Minutes
Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
November 5, 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, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Sarah Landry, Kim Silsby 

Others Present: Members of the public   

1.  Review draft policy IMDC: Accommodating Religious Beliefs and Holidays.
                        Attachment 1  

Committee Chair Staci Fortunato said the board met with their attorney who made edits to the policy.  She read the policy for members of the audience.  A discussion followed and minor edits were made.  Motion by Christopher Clarke to move policy IMDC with edits to the full board for consideration, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0. 

2.  Review new policy JLIB:  Student Dismissal Precautions.
            Rationale
                        Attachment 2
            New Policy JLIB
                        Attachment 3  

The committee discussed policy JLIB and made some edits.  Motion by Pia Holmes to move policy JLIB with edits to the full board for consideration.  Second by Christopher Clarke, so moved 3-0. 

3.  Review new policy JLIE:  Student Automobile Use and Parking and existing policy JHFD:
     Student Automobile Use.
            Rationale
                        Attachment 4
             New Policy JLIE
                        Attachment 5
            Existing Policy JHFD
                        Attachment 6  

The committee discussed policy JLIE and made some edits.  Motion by Christopher Clarke to move policy JLIE with edits to the full board for consideration and delete old policy JHFD once JLIE is adopted.  Second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0. 

Motion by Staci Fortunato to table remaining policies.  Second by Christopher Clarke, so moved 3 – 0. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m. 

4.  Review new policy JO:  Employment of Students.
            Rationale
                        Attachment 7
            New Policy JO
                        Attachment 8  

5.  Review policy JC: School Attendance Areas.
            Policy JC
                        Attachment 9