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Minutes

Augusta School Department

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

December 3, 2018

7:30 p.m.

 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato-Chair; Pia Holmes

 

Board Member Absent:  Christopher Clarke

 

Other Board Members Present:  Edward Hastings

 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Teresa Beaudoin

 

Others Present:  Michael Michaud

 

 

 1.  Review new policy JO:  Employment of Students.

            Rationale

                        Attachment 1

            New Policy JO

                        Attachment 2

 

The committee discussed policy JO.  It is a MSMA recommended policy.  Motion by Pia Holmes to move policy JO as written to the board for a first reading, second  by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 2.  Review new policy JC: School Attendance Areas.

            Attachment 3

 

The committee discussed policy JC and recommended it be tabled so further research can be completed.  Motion by Pia Holmes to table policy JC until the next Policy Committee meeting, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

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

            Attachment 4

 

The committee discussed policy JLIE.  Motion by Pia Holmes to move policy JLIE, as written, to the board for a first reading, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 4.  Review policy JKGA: Therapeutic Restraints - (covered in policy JKAA: Use of Physical

      Restraint and Seclusion)

Policy JKGA

            Attachment 5

Policy JKAA

            Attachment 6

 

The committee reviewed policy JKGA.  Motion by Pia Holmes to delete the policy and send to the board for consideration, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 5. Review policy JKGA-R: Procedures on Therapeutic Restraints - (covered in policy JKAA-R:

    Procedures on Physical Restraints)

            Policy JKGA-R

                        Attachment 7

            Policy JKAA-R

                        Attachment 8

 

The committee reviewed policy JKGA-R.  Motion by Pia Holmes to delete the policy and send to the board for consideration, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 6.  Review Policy JN: Student Fees, Fines and Charges and new policy JICB:  Care of School

     Property by Students.

            Policy JN

                        Attachment 9

            Policy JICB

                        Attachment 10     

 

The committee discussed existing policy JN and new policy JICB.  Motion by Pia Holmes to move policy JICB to the board for a first reading and delete policy JN once JICB is adopted.  Second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 7. Review policy JHDA: Psychological Testing of Students – (covered in policy IHBAA:

    Referral/Pre-Referral of Students with Disabilities)

            Policy JHDA

                        Attachment 11

            Policy IHBAA

                        Attachment 12

 

The committee reviewed old policy JHDA.  Motion by Pia Holmes to delete policy JHDA and send to the board for consideration, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 8. Review policy JFE: Pregnant/Married students.

            Attachment 13

 

The committee reviewed policy JFE.  Motion by Pia Holmes to delete old policy JFE and send to the board for consideration, 2nd by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

 9. Review policy JFCE: Secret Societies – (covered under policy JJA: Student Organizations)

            Policy JFCE

                        Attachment 14

            Policy JJA

                        Attachment 15

 

The committee discussed policies JFCE and JJA.  Motion by Pia Holmes to move policy JFCE with the code change to JICF and revisions to the board for a first reading, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

10. Review policy JHA: Student Insurance Program.

            Policy JHA

                        Attachment 16

            Insurance offered by Augusta School Department

                        Attachment 17

 

The committee reviewed old policy JHA.  Motion by Pia Holmes to delete policy JHA and move to the board for consideration, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.

 

11.  Review policy JHFA: Supervision of Students and new policy JLIA: Supervision of

       Students.

            Policy JHFA

                        Attachment 18

            Policy JLIA

                        Attachment 19

 

The committee reviewed policy JHFA and JLIA.  Motion by Staci Fortunato to move policy JLIA to the board for a first reading and delete policy JHFA once JLIA is adopted, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 2-0.

 

Motion by Staci Fortunato to table items 12 – 16, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 2-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

12.  Review policy JJLD-BB: Strategic Process of Prevention and Intervention for

       Underachieving Students.

            Attachment 20

 

13.  Review policy JHC:  Student Health Services and Requirements.

            Attachment 21

 

14.  Review policy JFB:  Student Involvement in Decision Making

            Attachment 22

 

15.  Review policy JFBA:  Student Government.

            Attachment 23

 

16.  Review policy JJEA:  Donations to Groups/Individuals from Augusta Board of Education

            Attachment 24