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MINUTES
Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
June 7, 2021
6:00 p.m.
CATC Cafeteria

 

Committee Members Present:  Kimberly Martin, Kati McCormick

Committee Member Absent:  Staci Fortunato

Other Board Members Present:  Jennifer Dumond, Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Jan Michaud, Amanda Olson, Martha Witham

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Kathy Casparius, Stewart Brittner, Kim Silsby, Susan Walters

Motion by Kati McCormick to group items B through I, second by Kim Martin, so moved 2-0.

Motion by Kati McCormick to move item A after items B through I, second by Kim Martin, so moved 2-0.

 
B.  Review policy EBCC: Bomb Threats.

          Attachment 1

 
C.  Review existing policy JKE: Expulsion of Students.

          Attachment 2

 
D.  Review existing policy JKE-R: Expulsion Guidelines.

          Attachment 3

 
E.  Review existing policy JICIA – Weapons, Violence and School Safety.

          Attachment 4

 
F.  Review existing policy JKF: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities.

          Attachment 5

 
G.  Review existing policy JKF-R: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

      Administrative Procedure.

          Attachment 6

 
H.  Review existing policy GCFB: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff and MSMA’s

      policy GCFB.

               Existing policy GCFB

                    Attachment 7

          MSMA’s sample policy GCFB

               Attachment 8

 
I.  Review existing policy GCFB-R: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

    Administrative Procedure.

          Attachment 9

 

The committee discussed the policies in items B through I and accepted the minor changes.  Motion by Kati McCormick to move the grouping of policies, with revisions, to the board for a first reading, second by Kim Martin, so moved 2-0.

 
A.  Review policy JICA: Student Dress

          Existing policy

               Attachment 10

          Draft policy

               Attachment 11

After a lengthy discussion and with the administration’s support, the committee decided to go back to the existing policy and remove the reference to hats, hoods and sunglasses.  Motion by Kim Martin to move the policy with recommended changes to the board for a first reading, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 2-0.

The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

 

  1. New policies for review
 
A.  Review existing policy IHBAA:  Referral and General Education Interventions and

                MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA.

                     Existing policy IHBAA

                          Attachment 12

                     MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA

                          Attachment 13

 
B.  Review existing policy IHBAA-R: Referral Procedures and General Education

                Interventions and MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA-R.

                     Existing policy IHBAA-R

                          Attachment 14

                     MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA-R

                          Attachment 15