Board of Education Policy Manual


Board Policy Manual

Chapter 1: School District Organization

1:10 School District Legal Status
1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements
1:22 Short History of School Facilities of the School District
1:30 School District Philosophy

Chapter 2: Board of Education

2:10 School District Governance
2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education
2:30 School District Elections
2:40 Board Member Qualifications
2:50 Board Member Term of Office
2:60 Board Member Removal from Office
2:70 Vacancies on the Board of Education – Filling Vacancies

  • 2:70-E Exhibit – Checklist for Filling Board Vacancy by Appointment

2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct

  • 2:80-E Exhibit – Board Member Code of Conduct

2:82 Board Agreement

2:90 OPEN
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:120 Board Member Development

  • 2:120-E Exhibit – Guidelines for Serving as a Mentor to a New Board of Education Member

2:125 Board Member Expenses
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship
2:140 Communications To and From the Board

  • 2:140-E Exhibit – Guidance for Board Member Communications, Including Email Use

2:150 Committees
2:160 Board Attorney
2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services

2:180 OPEN
2:200 Types of Board of Education Meetings
2:210 Organizational Board of Education Meeting
2:220 Board of Education Meeting Procedure

  • 2:220-E1 Exhibit – Board Treatment of Closed Meeting Verbatim Records and Minutes
  • 2:220-E2 Exhibit – Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting (pdf)
  • 2:220-E3 Exhibit – Closed Meeting Minutes (pdf)
  • 2:220-E4 Exhibit – Open Meeting Minutes (pdf)
  • 2:220-E5 Exhibit – Semi-Annual Review of Closed Meeting Minutes (pdf)
  • 2:220-E6 Exhibit – Log of Closed Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board
2:240 Board Policy Development

  • 2:240-E1 Exhibit – PRESS Issue Updates (pdf)
  • 2:240-E2 Exhibit – Developing Local Policy (pdf)

2:250 Access to District Public Records
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

Chapter 3: General School Administration

3:10 Goals and Objectives
3:30 Chain of Command
3:40 Superintendent
3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent
3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal
3:70 Succession of Authority

Chapter 4: Operational Services

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
4:20 Fund Balances
4:30 Revenue and Investments
4:40 Incurring Debt

  • 4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks

4:50 Payment Procedures

  • 4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards

4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:70 Resource Conservation
4:80 Accounting and Audits
4:90 Activity and Trust Funds
4:100 Insurance Management
4:110 Transportation
4:120 Food Services
4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
4:140 Waiver of Student Fees
4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs
4:160 Hazardous and Infectious Materials
4:170 Safety
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness

Chapter 5: Personnel

5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:20 Sexual Harassment
5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
5:50 Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace; Tobacco Prohibition
5:60 Expenses
5:70 Religious Holidays
5:80 Court Duty
5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:110 Recognition for Service
5:120 Ethics
5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct
5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information
5:140 Solicitations By or From Staff
5:150 Personnel Records

5:160 OPEN
5:170 Copyright
5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity
5:185 Family and Medical Leave
5:190 Teacher Qualifications
5:192 Acceptable Use of District Computer Network by Employees
5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
5:201 Retirement
5:202 Retirement
5:203 Retirement
5:210 Resignations
5:220 Substitute Teachers
5:230 Maintaining Student Discipline
5:240 Suspension
5:250 Leaves of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers
5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment
5:280 Duties and Qualifications
5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
5:286 Driver’s License Checks Policy
5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions
5:300 Schedules and Employment Year
5:310 Compensatory Time-Off
5:320 Evaluation
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves

Chapter 6: Instruction

6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives
6:15 School Accountability
6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
6:30 Organization of Instruction
6:40 Curriculum Development
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development
6:70 Teaching About Religions
6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues

6:90 OPEN
6:100 Using Animals in the Educational Program
6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program
6:120 Education of Children with Disabilities
6:130 Program for the Gifted
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:145 Migrant Students
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction
6:160 English Language Learners
6:170 Title I Programs

6:180 RESERVED
6:185 Remote Educational Program
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

6:200 OPEN
6:210 Instructional Materials

6:220 OPEN
6:230 Library Media Program
6:235 Access to Electronic Networks
6:240 Field Trips and Recreational Class Trips
6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program
6:280 Grading and Promotion

6:290 RESERVED
6:300 Graduation Requirements
6:310 Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions
6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency
6:330 Achievement and Awards
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

Chapter 7: Students

7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited
7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer
7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
7:60 Residence
7:70 Attendance and Truancy
7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
7:90 Release During School Hours
7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students

7:110 OPEN

7:120 OPEN
7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7:140 Search and Seizure
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
7:160 Student Appearance

7:165 RESERVED
7:170 Vandalism
7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
7:190 Student Discipline
7:200 Suspension Procedures
7:210 Expulsion Procedures
7:220 Bus Conduct
7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities
7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students
7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment
7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

7:290 RESERVED
7:300 Extracurricular Athletics
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
7:310 Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material

7:320 OPEN
7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities
7:330 Student Use of Buildings – Equal Access
7:340 Student Records

Chapter 8: Community Relations

8:10 Connection with the Community
8:20 Community Use of School Facilities

  • 8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities

8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

8:40 OPEN

8:50 OPEN

8:60 OPEN
8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
8:80 Gifts to the District
8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs

  • 8:95 Parental Involvement

8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies
8:110 Public Suggestions and Complaints