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Minutes

Augusta School Department

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

August 5, 2019

6:30 p.m.

 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato-Chair; Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick 

Other Board Members Present:  Christopher Clarke, Jennifer Dumond, Edward Hastings, Kevin Lamoreau, Michael Michaud, Amanda Olson 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore 

           

1.  Review new policy KBBA: Custodial and Noncustodial Parent Rights and Responsibilities

           Maranacook’s KBBA policy

                  Attachment 1

            Skowhegan’s KBBA policy

                  Attachment 2

 

The committee discussed both sample KBBA policies.  Motion by Kati McCormick to use Maranacook’s sample policy and send to the board for a first reading, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.

 

2.  Review policy GBJ:  Personnel Records and Files and policy GBL:  Personnel Records

           Policy GBJ          

                Attachment 3

           Policy GBL

                Attachment 4

 

Ms. Madore explained that in policy GBJ, page 3, item A is not complete.  Motion by Pia Holmes to revise the policy with the added information and send it to the board for a first reading, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.

 

The committee discussed policy GBL.  Motion by Kati McCormick to delete policy GBL, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.

 

3.  Review policy GBM:  Staff Complaints and Grievances

           Attachment 5

 

The committee reviewed policy GBM and decided to delete this existing policy and get an updated one.  Ms. Madore will research and bring a new one to the next Policy Committee meeting.  Motion by Kati McCormick to delete existing policy GBM, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.

 

4. Review policy GCA:  Job Sharing (Professional Staff Positions)

           Attachment 6

 

Ms. Madore explained what job sharing is and that it is in the teacher contract.  Currently, there are no job sharing positions. The committee reviewed policy GCA and no action was taken. 

 

5. Review policy GCB:  Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans

           Attachment 7

 

The committee discussed policy GCB.  Ms. Madore said it is covered by the bargaining unit contract.  Mr. Clarke felt the wording was confusing.  Motion by Kati McCormick to table all the GCB policies until the next Policy Committee meeting and table the remaining policies as well, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

6. Review policy GCBA:  Professional Staff Salary Schedules Stipend Positions

           Attachment 8

 

7. Review policy GCBB:  Professional Staff Supplementary Pay Plans

            Attachment 9

 

8.  Review policy GCBC:  Professional Staff Fringe Benefits.

            Attachment 10

 

9.  Review policy GCBD:  Professional Staff Leaves and Absences

             Attachment 11

 

10.  Review policy CBI: Evaluation of the Superintendent

             Attachment 12

 

11.  Review new policy BEB:  Board Member Use of Social Media

              Attachment 13

 

12.  Review new policy BIA:  New School Board Member Orientation

             New policy BIA        

                  Attachment 14

             Existing policy BIA

                   Attachment 15

             Existing policy BIA-1

                   Attachment 16