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Minutes

Augusta School Department

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

August 3, 2020

5:30 p.m.

 

Committee Members Present:   Staci Fortunato-Chair; Kati McCormick, Amanda Olson 

Other Board Members Present:  Christopher Clarke, Jennifer Dumond, Edward Hastings, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Jan Michaud 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Troy Alexander, Heather Gauthier, Sarah Landry, Kim Silsby, Theresa Violette, Susan Walters 

 

1.  Review policy AC:  Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

           Attachment 1 

Katy Grondin, Assistant Superintendent, said these policies need to be updated due to a new law that takes effect August 14.  They’ve been vetted by the law firm of Drummond Woodsum and MSMA.  The committee discussed updating the ASD’s Affirmative Action Policy GBA and the Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator job description. 

Motion by Staci Fortunato to move policy AC to the board for approval, second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0. 

2.  Review policy ACAA: Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students.

           New Policy

                 Attachment 2 

Ms. Grondin said this policy is student focused.  Employees are required to do annual training.  The policy will be revise to reflect “calendar days”.  Motion by Staci Fortunato to move the policy, with revisions, to the board for approval.  Second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0. 

3.  Review policy ACAA-R:  Student Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual

     Harassment Complaint Procedures.

           Attachment 3 

The committee discussed policy ACAA-R.  The policy will be revised to reflect “calendar days”.  Ms. Grondin will look into a policy that deals with staff conduct with students and bring it to the next Policy Committee meeting.  Motion by Staci Fortunato to move this policy, with revisions, to the board for approval.  Second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0. 

4.  Review policy ACAB:  Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees.

          Attachment 4 

Ms. Grondin said this policy is employee focused.  The policy will be revised to reflect “calendar days”.  Motion by Staci Fortunato to move the policy, with revisions, to the board for approval.  Second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0. 

5.  Review policy ACAB-R:  Employee Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual

     Harassment Complaint Procedures.

          Attachment 5 

The committee discussed policy ACAB-R and made revisions.  Motion by Staci Fortunato to move this policy, with revisions, to the board for approval.  Second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0. 

Meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.