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MINUTES
Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
February 1, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Via Zoom 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato-Chair, Kimberly Martin 

Committee Member Absent:  Kati McCormick 

Other Board Members Present:  Jennifer Dumond, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Jan Michaud, Amanda Olson, Martha Witham 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Teresa Beaudoin, Stewart Brittner, Heather Gauthier, Christie Jernigan, Sarah Landry, Gabe Levesque, Kim Silsby, Theresa Violette 

Summary Sheet 

            1.  Unfinished Business 

                      A.  Policy GDPC:  Retirement Benefits for Central Office Staff

                                 Attachment 1

                      B.  Policy GBA:  Affirmative Action Policy

                                 Attachment 2

                      C.  Policy ADAA: School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible

                            Behavior

                                 Attachment 3

                      D.  Policy JIC:  Student Code of Conduct

                                 Attachment 4

                      E.  Policy JKD: Suspension of Students

                                 Attachment 5

                      F.  Policy JICA: Student Dress

                                 Attachment 6

                     G.  Policy KHB:  Advertising in the Schools

                                Attachment 7

                     H.  Policy BB:  School Board Legal Status

                                Attachment 8

                      I.  Policy ADF:  School District Commitment to Learning Results

                                Attachment 9

                     J.  Policy AEC:  Accountability-Reporting to the Board and Public

                                Attachment 10

                    K.  Policy BDB:  Board Officers

                                 Attachment 11 

Recommend the above policies move to the Board for a first reading. 

The Committee went over the above policies that were reviewed at previous Policy Committee meetings.  Ms. Grondin recommended they be move to the Board for a first reading.  She will check with legal about the change made to GBA. The Committee felt policy JICA: Student Dress, Item G needs to be reviewed further and to table it until the next Committee meeting. 

Motion by Kimberly Martin to move forward the above policies, with revisions made, with the exception of JICA, to the board for a first reading.  Second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0. 

Motion by Kimberly Martin to table the remainder of the agenda until the next Policy Committee meeting, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. 

 

2.  New Policies for Review 

                     A.  Review policy EBCC:  Bomb Threats.

                                Attachment 12                                

                     B.  Review existing policy JKE:  Expulsion of Students.

                                Attachment 13 

                     C.  Review existing policy JKE-R:  Expulsion Guidelines.

                                Attachment 14                      

                     D.  Review existing policy JICIA – Weapons, Violence and School Safety.

                                Attachment 15 

                     E.  Review existing policy JKF:  Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities.

                                Attachment 16 

                      F.  Review existing policy JKF-R:  Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

                           Administrative Procedure.

                                Attachment 17 

                     G.  Review existing policy GCFB: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff and

                           MSMA’s policy GCFB.

                                 Existing policy GCFB

                                      Attachment 18

                                 MSMA’s sample policy GCFB

                                      Attachment 19 

                     H.  Review existing policy GCFB-R: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

                           Administrative Procedure.

                                Attachment 20