Augusta School Department
January 6, 2020
6:30 p.m. 

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

           Attachment 1 

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 GBCA until the next meeting, second by Pia Holmes, so moved 3-0. 

2.  Review policy KHD - Augusta School Department Media Rights Application and Agreement

          Attachment 2 

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


           Attachment 3


4.  Review existing policy GDB:  Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans

                       Existing policy GDB

                            Attachment 4

                       Draft policy GDB

                            Attachment 5


5.  Review existing policy GDBB:  Support Staff Supplementary Plans

                      Attachment 6


6.  Review existing policy GDBC:  Support Staff Fringe Benefits

                       Attachment 7


7.  Review existing policy GDBD:  Support Staff Leaves and Absences

                       Attachment 8


8.  Review existing policy ACAD:  Hazing and new policy ACAD:  Hazing

                       Existing policy ACAD

                             Attachment 9

                       New policy ACAD

                             Attachment 10


            9.  Review existing policy GDBDA:  Support Staff Sick Leave

                       Attachment 11


          10.  Review existing policy GDBDC:  Support Staff Personal Leave

                        Attachment 12


          11.  Review existing policy GDBE:  Staff Vacations and Holidays

                        Attachment 13


          12.  Review existing policy GDJ:  Support Staff Time Schedules

                        Attachment 14


          13.  Review existing policy GDPC:  Retirement Benefits for Central Office Staff

                        Attachment 15