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MINUTES
Augusta School Department
POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
July 12, 2021
5:30 p.m.
CATC Cafeteria

 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato-Chair: Kimberly Martin, Kati McCormick

Other Board Members Present:  Pia Holmes, Kevin Lamoreau, Amanda Olson, Martha Witham

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Kathy Casparius, Teresa Beaudoin, Monique Roy, Kim Silsby

 

  1. Review existing policy IHBAA:  Referral and General Education Interventions and

                MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA.

                     Existing policy IHBAA

                          Attachment 1

                     MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA

                          Attachment 2

 

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

                Interventions and MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA-R.

                     Existing policy IHBAA-R

                          Attachment 3

                     MSMA’s sample policy IHBAA-R

                          Attachment 4

 

Changes to law references and cross references were made to policies IHBAA and IHBAA-R.  Motion by Kimberly Martin to move these two policies to the board for a first reading, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.

 

  1. Review new policy IMDC:  Accommodating Religious Beliefs and Holidays

                    New policy IMDC

                         Attachment 5

 

Ms. Grondin said the goal of this policy is to be inclusive because many families and many different religions observe these holidays.  The committee discussed the policy with input from community members and administrators.  Revisions to the policy were proposed.  The committee agreed to attach a list of the holidays to the current school calendar.

 

Motion by Staci Fortunato to make suggested revisions to the policy and bring it back to the committee at the next meeting, second by Kati McCormack, so moved 3-0.

 

Motion by Staci Fortunato to table items 4 and 5, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

 

  1. Review existing policy IJNDB:  Student Computer and Internet Use and “Cyber

                Safety”.

                     Existing policy IJNDB

                          Attachment 6

                     MSMA sample policy IJNDB

                          Attachment 7

 

  1. Review existing policy IJNDB-R:  Student Personal Digital Device and Internet Use

                Rules.

                     Existing policy IJNDB-R:  Student Personal Digital Device and Internet Use Rules.

                          Attachment 8

                     MSMA sample policy IJNDB-R

                          Attachment 9