On Thursday, April 27th, the School Committee will be having a first reading of the following policies: BR-R and BABB-R. Draft policies are listed below.
BG-R – School Committee Policy Development, Amendment, and Adoption Procedure
The following procedure shall be used to adopt, review, revise or delete School Committee policies:
The Policy Committee is charged with reviewing and recommending all policies/policy changes to be considered by the School Committee.
Upon recommendation by the Policy Committee, the first reading of a new
policy, revision or deletion of policy shall be placed on the agenda of a
regular School Committee meeting. School Committee members shall receive the
policy and recommendations in advance of the meeting date. Discussion may take
place on the substance of the policy proposal, and a formal vote shall be held
to acknowledge the first reading of the policy. Any changes to the policy
agreed to by consensus or formally adopted amendment shall be made prior to the
At a subsequent regular meeting,
However, if appropriate, further consideration of the policy may be tabled to a specific date.
Legal Reference: 26 MRSA § 965.1,C
Cross Reference: BG - School Committee Policy Process
CHD - Administration in the Absence of Policy
BABB-R Student Liaison Guidelines
1. The principal will notify students of the process for student liaison selection through an assembly or other appropriate means.
Interested students will submit a nomination sheet with
3. An application packet, approved by the superintendent, shall be completed by the applicants.
4. An applicant must be a junior in good standing at Yarmouth High School, but is not required to be a member of the Student Senate.
5. All applications shall be reviewed by a selection committee composed of two School Committee members, the high school principal, superintendent, two faculty members, and two members of the executive council of the student senate.
6. The selection committee may, in its discretion, choose to interview finalists before their decision is made.
7. The selection committee may, in its discretion, choose to leave the position vacant.
1. The newly selected School Committee student representative is strongly encouraged to attend School Committee meetings and educate him/herself on the purpose and duties of the School Committee in the months after he or she is selected and before the start of his or her term as a student liaison.
2. During the summer the student liaison may be asked to attend an orientation session.
3. Beginning at the start of the school year, a student liaison shall make an earnest effort to attend all business meetings and workshops. The appointment as a student liaison is a commitment and a responsibility not to be taken lightly.
4. Student liaisons are responsible for preparing any needed materials for the meetings. This could include speeches, essays, research, or statements.
5. Student liaisons will ensure ongoing communication with the student senate to inform them of items on School Committee agendas relevant to students at Yarmouth High School and, when applicable, will attend student senate meetings for discussion and input. In addition, the student liaison shall report to the School Committee when appropriate.
6. The extra-curricular honor code applies to this student activity.
The same standards for attendance apply for student liaisons as for School Committee members. Should a vacancy be declared in accordance with policy BBBDA, the school committee chairperson will decide if a replacement will be made based upon the length of the term that remains.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA ¶ 1001 (1A) Cross Reference: BBAB, BBBDA, JJ-R
Adopted: January 28, 2010
Revised: October 8, 2015
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