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