Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
September 14, 2020
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
1. Discuss updating the ASD’s Affirmative Action Policy GBA.
Ms. Grondin said while doing training on Title IX with Drummond Woodsum they noted that affirmative action policies needed updating. She said they will provide recommendations by the end of the month and she will bring it back to the Policy Committee for review. She said that it will be a good opportunity to look at areas we can improve on. She went over the existing policy with the committee so they could become familiar with what the goals were and the different training programs. Once the policy is revised it will be reviewed on an annual basis.
2. Discuss MSMA Policy GBEBB: Staff Conduct with Students
Ms. Grondin contacted MSMA to get the latest version of this policy. She said she will get feedback from the AEA. The committee reviewed the policy and made revisions.
Motion by Kati McCormick to move policy GBEBB, with recommended revisions, to the board for a first reading, second by Amanda Olson, so moved 3 – 0.
3. Review policy spreadsheet and discuss MSMA completing a review to suggest updates to
Augusta School Department policies.
Ms. Grondin recommended Charlotte Bates from MSMA take a look at our policies for any needed updates. The committee discussed how they wanted the policies reviewed and agreed to do it by sections. Ms. Grondin will ask about cost and report back to the committee at the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m.