Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
January 6, 2020
Committee Members Present: Staci Fortunato-Chair; Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick
Other Board Members Present: Edward Hastings, Kevin Lamoreau
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Jon Millett, Kim Silsby, Theresa Violette
1. Review policy GBCA: Staff Conflicts of Interest
The committee chair read examples of other school policies regarding staff conflicts of interest and a discussion followed. Of concern to the committee is the “employment” paragraph in our current policy. Ms. Madore will look at the language from the three policies from the schools mentioned and bring back three versions to the next meeting. Motion by Kati McCormick to table policy GCBA until the next meeting, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.
2. Review policy KHD - Augusta School Department Media Rights Application and Agreement
The committee discussed the policy. The consensus is that it is a worthwhile policy – it outlines expectations, sets limits and rules, and protects students from unkind comments. It makes sense and it is well-intended. Hockey was unintentionally left out and will be added. The fee was discussed and it was recommended that it be an annual application fee of $25 based on school year. The policy will be revised and brought back to the next policy committee meeting.
Motion by Staci Fortunato to table the policy, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.
Motion by Staci Fortunato to table remaining agenda items 3-14, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.
3. Review new policy IHD-R: Adult/Community Education Diploma Requirement and
4. Review existing policy GDB: Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans
Existing policy GDB
Draft policy GDB
5. Review existing policy GDBB: Support Staff Supplementary Plans
6. Review existing policy GDBC: Support Staff Fringe Benefits
7. Review existing policy GDBD: Support Staff Leaves and Absences
8. Review existing policy ACAD: Hazing and new policy ACAD: Hazing
Existing policy ACAD
New policy ACAD
9. Review existing policy GDBDA: Support Staff Sick Leave
10. Review existing policy GDBDC: Support Staff Personal Leave
11. Review existing policy GDBE: Staff Vacations and Holidays
12. Review existing policy GDJ: Support Staff Time Schedules
13. Review existing policy GDPC: Retirement Benefits for Central Office Staff