Board of Education Policy Manual Table of Contents


SECTION 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

 

SECTION 2 – BOARD OF EDUCATION

Governance

2:10           School District Governance

2:20           Powers and Duties of the Board of Education; Indemnification

Board Member

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

Board Relationships

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

Board Meetings

2:190         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

2:220-E3   Exhibit – Closed Meeting Minutes

2:220-E4   Exhibit – Open Meeting Minutes

2:220-E5   Exhibit – Semi-Annual Review of Closed Meeting Minutes

2:220-E6   Exhibit – Log of Closed Meeting Minutes

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

Board Policy

2:240         Board Policy Development

2:240-E1   Exhibit – PRESS Issue Updates

2:240-E2   Exhibit – Developing Local Policy

Board Records

2:250         Access to District Public Records

Uniform Grievance Procedure

2:260         Uniform Grievance Procedure

 

SECTION 3 – GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

3:10           Goals and Objectives

3:20           OPEN

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

 

SECTION 4 – OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Fiscal and Business

4:10           Fiscal and Business Management

4:15           Identity Protection

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

Operations

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         Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

Safety and Security

4:170         Safety

4:175         Convicted Child Sex Offender; Criminal Background Check and/or Screen; Notifications

4:180         Pandemic Preparedness

 

SECTION 5 – PERSONNEL

General Personnel

5:10           Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

5:20           Workplace Harassment Prohibited

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 and Conduct

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

Professional Personnel

5:190         Teacher Qualifications

5:192         Guidelines for Acceptable Use of District Computer Network by Employees

5:200         Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal

5:201         Retirement

5:202         Retirement – Voluntary Retirement for Certified Staff – District Plan

5:203         Retirement – Voluntary Retirement for Certified Staff – State Option

5:210         Resignations

5:220         Substitute Teachers

5:230         Maintaining Student Discipline

5:240         Suspension

5:250         Leaves of Absence

5:260         Student Teachers

Educational Support Personnel

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

 

SECTION 6 – INSTRUCTION

Philosophy and Goals

6:10     Educational Philosophy and Objectives

6:15     School Accountability

Educational Calendar and Organization

6:20     School Year Calendar and Day

6:30     Organization of Instruction

Curriculum

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

Special Programs

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 Learners

6:170   Title I Programs

6:180   RESERVED

6:185   Remote Educational Program

6:190   Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

Instructional Resources

6:200   OPEN

6:210   Instructional Materials

6:220   RESERVED

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

Guidance and Counseling

6:270   Guidance and Counseling Program

Achievement

6:280   Grading and Promotion

6:290   RESERVED

6:300   Graduation Requirements

6:310   High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

6:315   High School Credit for Students in Grade 7 or 8

6:330   Achievement and Awards

6:340   Student Testing and Assessment Program

 

SECTION 7 – STUDENTS

Equity

7:10           Equal Educational Opportunities

7:15           Student and Family Privacy Rights

7:20           Harassment of Students Prohibited

Assignment and Admission

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

Attendance

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

Rights and Responsibilities

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 of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:185         Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

7:190         Student Discipline

7:190         Student Behavior

7:200*       Suspension Procedures

7:200         Suspension Procedures

7:210*       Expulsion 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

Welfare Services

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

7:285         Food Allergy Management Program

7:290         Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention

Activities

7:300         Extracurricular Athletics

7:305         Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries

7:310         Restrictions on Publications

7:320         OPEN

7:325         Student Fundraising Activities

7:330         Student Use of Buildings – Equal Access

Records

7:340         Student Records

*NOTE: 7:190, 7:200, & 7:210 become effective and replace the current policies, which have an * by their code numbers, on the first student attendance day of the 2016-2017 school year. At that time, the policies with an * by their code numbers are no longer effective and should be removed from the manual.

 

SECTION 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 Concerns