Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
February 1, 2021
Committee Members Present: Staci Fortunato-Chair, Kimberly Martin
Committee Member Absent: Kati McCormick
Other Board Members Present: Jennifer Dumond, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Jan Michaud, Amanda Olson, Martha Witham
Administrators Present: James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Teresa Beaudoin, Stewart Brittner, Heather Gauthier, Christie Jernigan, Sarah Landry, Gabe Levesque, Kim Silsby, Theresa Violette
1. Unfinished Business
A. Policy GDPC: Retirement Benefits for Central Office Staff
B. Policy GBA: Affirmative Action Policy
C. Policy ADAA: School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible
D. Policy JIC: Student Code of Conduct
E. Policy JKD: Suspension of Students
F. Policy JICA: Student Dress
G. Policy KHB: Advertising in the Schools
H. Policy BB: School Board Legal Status
I. Policy ADF: School District Commitment to Learning Results
J. Policy AEC: Accountability-Reporting to the Board and Public
K. Policy BDB: Board Officers
Recommend the above policies move to the Board for a first reading.
The Committee went over the above policies that were reviewed at previous Policy Committee meetings. Ms. Grondin recommended they be move to the Board for a first reading. She will check with legal about the change made to GBA. The Committee felt policy JICA: Student Dress, Item G needs to be reviewed further and to table it until the next Committee meeting.
Motion by Kimberly Martin to move forward the above policies, with revisions made, with the exception of JICA, to the board for a first reading. Second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.
Motion by Kimberly Martin to table the remainder of the agenda until the next Policy Committee meeting, second by Staci Fortunato, so moved 2-0.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
2. New Policies for Review
A. Review policy EBCC: Bomb Threats.
B. Review existing policy JKE: Expulsion of Students.
C. Review existing policy JKE-R: Expulsion Guidelines.
D. Review existing policy JICIA – Weapons, Violence and School Safety.
E. Review existing policy JKF: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities.
F. Review existing policy JKF-R: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities
G. Review existing policy GCFB: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff and
MSMA’s policy GCFB.
Existing policy GCFB
MSMA’s sample policy GCFB
H. Review existing policy GCFB-R: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff