Augusta School Department


October 5, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Via Zoom


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.  Review the AEA and public feedback regarding policy GBEBB:  Staff Conduct with Students

           Attachment 1 

Ms. Grondin said 66 percent of respondents to the policy survey supported moving it forward.  It was vetted with the Augusta Education Association and they had questions/concerns regarding some of the language.  Committee member Fortunato will research different language samples and Ms. Grondin will get language from LCPCs to review at the next committee meeting.


2.  Prioritize the list of policies that have not been reviewed in the past five years

           Attachment 2


The committee discussed the different options for reviewing older policies.  They decided to review them by sections starting with section A and review section B, which are mostly board related policies, after the new year so new board members can participate in the review process. 


3.  School Board Goal: Communication Policy

  • Discussion to define the purpose and clarification of intent for the policy


The committee discussed the school boards’ communication goal.  The policy manual will be reviewed to identify communication polices and will discuss communication protocols.  Several members indicated the need for communication improvement throughout the district.


Policy BDDB:  Agenda Format will be reviewed at the next committee meeting.


The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.