Board of Education Policy Manual Table of Contents


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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.  


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