Augusta School Department
August 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato-Chair, Christopher Clarke, Pia Holmes 

Other Board Members Present:  None 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Sarah Landry, Jan Rollins, Shelby Thibodeau, Theresa Violette 

Others Present:  Members of the community

1.  Discussion of religious observances

            Federal holidays in the United States

                        Attachment 1

            Maine State Government Holidays

                        Attachment 2

            Public Holidays in Maine

                        Attachment 3

            Lewiston Public Schools policy IMDC – Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs

                        Attachment 4

            Augusta School Department policy JEA:  Compulsory Attendance

                        Attachment 5


The committee heard from 7 community members who support the creation of a policy on accommodating religious holidays.  The committee deliberated and agreed that a policy should be written and sent to the board for review.  A list of religious holidays will be disseminated to employees.


Motion by Christopher Clarke to table this item until the next committee meeting.  Second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.


Motion by Christopher Clarke to table items 2 through 6.  Second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.



2.  Review new policy DJH: Purchasing and Contracting:  Procurement Staff Code of Conduct.

            New Policy DJH

                        Attachment 6

            Existing Policy DJH

                        Attachment 7


3.  Review existing policy ACAD:  Hazing and existing policy JICFA:  Student Hazing.

            Existing Policy ACAD

                        Attachment 8

            Existing Policy JICFA

                        Attachment 9


4.  Review new policy JLIB:  Student Dismissal Precautions.


                        Attachment 10

New Policy JLIB

                        Attachment 11


5.  Review new policy JLIE:  Student Automobile Use and Parking and existing policy JHFD:

     Student Automobile Use.


                        Attachment 12

            New Policy JLIE

                        Attachment 13

            Existing Policy JHFD

                        Attachment 14


6.  Review new policy JO:  Employment of Students


                        Attachment 15

            New Policy JO

                        Attachment 16