Augusta School Department Policy Committee Meeting March 16, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Committee Members Present Laura Hamilton, Chair; Tom Connors
Committee Member Absent Jennifer Neumeyer
Other Board Members Present Jennifer Day, Edward Hastings, Kimberly Martin
Administrators Present James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Troy Alexander, Stew Brittner, Kathy Casparius, Sue Dionne, Bruce Dostie, Heather Gauthier, James Holland, Jan Rollins, Kim Silsby, Shelby Thibodeau, Paul Vachon, Theresa Violette
Chairperson Hamilton opened the meeting and invited members of the public to speak on agenda items. Eight people spoke about the discipline imposed when students did not adhere to current board policy.  Athletic Director and coaches spoke in favor of the athletic policy.  Meeting escalated at various points and point of order was requested five different times.

Motion by Laura Hamilton to table Policy KE:  Public Concerns and Complaints.  Second by Tom Connors, so moved 2-0.

No action was taken on the remaining agenda items.  Transcript available.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

  1. Review existing policy KE:  Public Concerns and Complaints
    Existing policy KE
  2. Review existing policy JICH:  Drug, Tobacco Products and Alcohol Use by Students
    Existing policy JICH
  3. Policy JFCI:  Alcohol and Substance Abuse deleted by Board 5/13/15
  4. Policy JK:  Student Discipline
  5. Review existing policy ADC-R:  Tobacco Use and Possession Administrative Procedure
    Existing policy ADC-R
  6. Student Handbook
  7. School Discipline Survey

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