Augusta School Department


October 1, 2018

6:30 p.m.


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


Other Board Members Present:  Jennifer Dumond, Edward Hastings,


Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore


Others Present: Members of the public 


1.  Religious observances

            RSU 2 – Policy on Accommodating Religious Holidays

                        Attachment 1

            RSU 38 – Policy on Observance of Religious Holidays

                        Attachment 2

            Lewiston Public Schools – Policy on Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs

                        Attachment 3  

            Multicultural and Religious Accommodation Policy

                        Attachment 4



The committee began to discuss creating a policy on accommodating religious holidays. 


There was a motion by Christopher Clarke to table the policy until the beginning of the school year.  Motion not seconded; motion failed.


The committee then worked on a draft policy using the RSU 2 model.


Motion by Pia Holmes to complete the draft policy, submit it to the board’s legal counsel and bring it back to the next policy committee meeting November 5; second by Christopher Clarke, so moved 3-0.


Motion by Christopher Clarke to table the remaining policies, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0.


Meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.



2.  Review new policy JLIB:  Student Dismissal Precautions.


                        Attachment 5

            New Policy JLIB

                        Attachment 6


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

     Student Automobile Use.


                        Attachment 7

            New Policy JLIE

                        Attachment 8

            Existing Policy JHFD

                        Attachment 9


4.  Review new policy JO:  Employment of Students


                        Attachment 10

            New Policy JO

                        Attachment 11