Board Policies

Board policies establish the rules governing the operations of the school district.

100 - Educational Philosophy

100 Legal Status of the School District
101 Educational Philosophy
101.E1 Guiding Vision
101.E2 Mission Statement
101.E3 Beliefs
102 Equal Educational Opportunities
102.R1 Grievance Procedure
102.E1 Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination
102.E2 Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination
102.E3 Section 504 Student and Parental Rights
103 Long-Range Needs Assessment
103.R1 Long-Range Needs Assessment Regulations
104 Anti-Bullying/Harassment
104.E1 Anti-Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form
104.R1 Anti-Bullying/Harassment Investigation Procedures
105 Assistance Animals
106 Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited

200 - Board of Directors

200 Statement of Guiding Principles
200.1 Organization of School Board
200.1R1 Organizational Meeting of the Board
200.2 Powers of the Board of Directors
200.3 Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
200.4 Name of School District
200.5 Legal Status of the Board
201 Elections to the Board
202 School Board Members
202.1 Qualifications of Board Candidates
202.2 Oath of Office
202.3 Term of Office of Board Members
202.4 Board Vacancies
202.5 Student School Board Representative
202.6 Board of Directors Self Evaluation
202.7 Methods of Operation
203 Board of Directors' Conflict of Interest
204 Code of Ethics
205 Board Member Liability
205.1 Board Security & Protection
205.2 Board Member Insurance
206 Board of Directors' Officers
206.1 President
206.2 Vice President
206.3 Secretary
206.4 Treasurer
207 Legal Counsel
208 Advisory Committees
208.E1 Advisory Committees Exhibit
209 Board of Directors’ Management Procedures
209.1 Development of Policy
209.2 Adoption of Policy
209.3 Dissemination of Policy
209.4 Suspension of Policy
209.5 Administration in Absence of Policy
209.6 Review and Revision of Policy
209.7 Adoption of Administrative Rules and Regulations
209.8 Review of Professional Services
210 Meetings of the Board of Education
210.1 Annual Meeting of the Board
210.2 Regular Board Meetings
210.3 Special Meeting
210.4 Work Sessions
210.5 Notice for Board Meetings
210.6 Quorum for Meeting
210.7 Rules of Order
210.7R1 Rules of Order Regulation
210.8 Board Meeting Agenda
210.9 Consent Agendas
210.10 Order of Regular Business Meetings for the Board
210.11 Committee of the Whole
211 Open Meetings
212 Closed Sessions
212.R1 Sample Motions for Having A Closed Session
213 Citizen Participation
213.E1 Public Input at Board Meetings
213.R1 Public Decorum at School Board Meetings
213.1 Public Complaints Before the Board
214 Public Hearings
215 Board of Directors' Records
215.E1 Board Meeting Minutes
216 Board of Directors' Member Services
216.1 Membership in State and National Associations
216.2 Board Member Development and Training
216.3 Compensation for Expenses to Board Members
216.4 New Board Member Orientation
216.4E1 New Board Member Orientation
217 Gifts to Board of Directors
218 Board of Directors' Relationships
218.1 Board of Directors and Superintendent
218.2 Board of Directors and District Personnel
218.3 Board of Directors and Adjoining District School Board
218.4 Board of Directors and Area Education Agency
218.5 Board of Directors and Elected Officials
219 School Visitation by Board of Directors

300 - Administration

300 Role of School District Administration
301 Administrative Structure
301.E Organizational Chart
301.1 Management
301.2 Administration and Board of Directors
301.3 Administration and District Personnel
301.4 Administration and Adjoining District Administrations
301.5 Administration and Area Education Agency
302 Superintendent of Schools
302.1 Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, and Appointment
302.2 Superintendent Contact and Contract Non-Renewal
302.3 Superintendent Salary and Other Compensation
302.4 Superintendent of Schools - Functions
302.5 Superintendent Evaluation
302.5E Superintendent Evaluation Procedures
302.6 Superintendent - Professional Development
302.7 Superintendent Civic Activities
302.8 Superintendent Consulting/Outside Employment
303 Administrative Team
303.1 Administrative Positions
303.2 Administrative Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment
303.3 Administrative Contract and Contract Non-Renewal
303.4 Administrative Salary and Other Compensation
303.5 Administrative Duties
303.5E1 Administrative Duties - Director of Finance & Business Services
303.5E2 Administrative Duties - Director of Human Resources
303.5E3 Administrative Duties - Director of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
303.5E4 Administrative Duties - Director of Special Services
303.5E5 Administrative Duties - Director of Communications
303.5E6 Administrative Duties - Director of Operations
303.5E7 Administrative Duties - Director of School Nutrition
303.5E8 Administrative Duties - Director of Technology
303.5E9 Administrative Duties - Director of Instructional Technology and Data Management
303.5E11 Administrative Duties - High School Principal
303.5E12 Administrative Duties - High School Associate Principal
303.5E13 Administrative Duties - High School Dean of Students
303.5E14 Administrative Duties - Middle School Principal
303.5E15 Administrative Duties - Middle School Associate Principal
303.5E16 Administrative Duties - Middle School Dean of Students
303.5E17 Administrative Duties - Elementary Principal
303.6 Administrator Evaluation
303.6E Administrator Performance Review
303.7 Administrative – Professional Development
303.8 Administrative Civic Activities
303.9 Administrative Consulting/Outside Employment
304 Policy Implementation
304.1 Development and Enforcement of Administrative Regulations
304.2 Monitoring of Administrative Regulations
304.3 Administration in Absence of Policy
305 Administration Code of Ethics
306 Succession of Authority to the Superintendent
308 Reduction in Administrative Personnel

400 - Staff/Personnel

400 Role of and Guiding Principles for Employees
401 Employees and Internal Relations
401.1 Equal Employment Opportunity
401.1E1 Equal Employment Opportunity (Affirmative Action Plan)
401.2 Employee Conflict of Interest
401.3 Nepotism
401.4 Employee Complaints
401.5 Employee Records
401.5R1 Employee Records Regulation
401.6 Limitations to Employment References
401.7 Employee Travel Compensation
401.7R1 Employee Travel Compensation Regulation
401.8 Recognition for Service of Employees
401.9 Employee Political Activity
401.10 Credit Cards
401.10R1 Credit Card Use & Procedures
401.10E1 Credit Card Use Agreement
401.11 Employee Orientation
401.12 Cellular Telephones
401.13 Staff Technology Use/Social Networking
401.13E1 Staff Internet/Network Acceptable Use Agreement
401.13E2 Staff Portable Technology Use Guidelines
401.13R1 Staff Internet/Network Acceptable Use Regulation
401.13R2 Staff Social Media Regulation
401.14 Employee Expression
401.15 Verification of Criminal Conviction Records
402 Employee and Outside Relations
402.1 Release of Credit Information
402.2 Child Abuse Reporting
402.2E1 Child Abuse Reporting Exhibit
402.3 Abuse of Students by School District Employees
402.3E1 Abuse of Students by School District Employees Report Form
402.3E2 Abuse of Students by School District Employees - Report of Level 1 Investigation
402.3R1 Abuse of Students by School District Employees Regulation
402.4 Gifts to Employees
402.6 Employee Outside Employment
402.7 Employee Relations with the Public
402.8 Solicitations from Outside
402.8E1 Solicitations from Outside Exhibit
402.8R1 Solicitations from Outside - Business Sponsored Educational Programs
402.9 Employee Tutoring and Other Business Relations with Students
403 Employee Health and Well-Being
403.1 Employee Physical Examinations
403.2 Employee Injury on the Job
403.2R1 Employee Injury on the Job Procedure
403.3 Communicable Diseases - Employees
403.3E1 Hepatitis B Vaccine Information and Record
403.3R1 Universal Precautions Regulation
403.4 Hazardous Chemical Disclosure
403.4R1 Hazardous Chemical Disclosure Regulation
403.5 Substance-Free Workplace
403.5E1 Substance-Free Workplace Notice to Employees
403.5R1 Substance-Free Workplace Regulation
403.6 Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
403.6E1 Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Notice to Employees
403.6E2 Drug & Alcohol Program and Pre-Employment Testing Acknowledgment Form
403.6R1 Transportation Employees Drug and Alcohol Testing
403.7 Personal Illness/Disability Leave
403.7R1 Personal Illness/Disability Leave Regulation
404 Employee Conduct and Appearance
404.1 Employee Conduct & Appearance
404.1R1 Professional Responsibilities and Employee Discipline Regulation
404.1R3 Required Notification of Arrest, Criminal Charges or Child Abuse Complaints Regulation
405 Licensed Employees - General
405.1 Licensed Employees Defined
405.2 Licensed Employees Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
405.3 Licensed Employee Individual Contract
405.4 Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts
405.5 Licensed Employee Work Day
405.6 Licensed Employee Assignment
405.7 Licensed Employee Transfers
405.8 Licensed Employee Evaluation
405.9 Licensed Employee Probation Status
405.10 Licensed Employee Negotiating in Good Faith
406 Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits
406.1 Licensed Employee Salary Schedule
406.2 Licensed Employee Salary Schedule Advancement
406.3 Licensed Employee Continued Education Credit
406.4 Licensed Employee Compensation for Extra Duty
406.5 Licensed Employee Group Insurance Benefits
406.6 Licensed Employee Tax Shelter Programs
407 Licensed Employee Termination of Employment
407.1 Licensed Employee Resignation
407.2 Licensed Employee Contract Release
407.3 Licensed Employee Retirement
407.4 Licensed Employee Dismissal and Suspension
407.5 Licensed Employee Reduction in Force
408 Licensed Employee Professional Growth
408.1 Licensed Employee Professional Development
408.2Employee Publication or Creation of Materials
408.4 Licensure
409 Licensed Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence
409.1Employee Vacation - Holidays - Personal Leave
409.2 Employee Leaves of Absence
409.3 Employee Family and Medical Leave
409.3E1 Employee Family and Medical Leave Forms
409.3R1 Employee Family and Medical Leave Regulation
409.3R2 Employee Family and Medical Leave Definitions
410 Other Licensed Employees
410.1 Guest Teachers
410.2 Summer School Employees
410.3 Shared Licensed Employees
410.4 Paraeducators
410.5 Exchange of Teaching Services
410.6 Student Teachers
411 Classified Employee - General
411.1 Classified Employees
411.2 Classified Employee - Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
411.3 Classified Employee Letter of Assignment
411.4 Classified Employee Licensing/Certification
411.6 Classified Employee Transfers
411.8 Classified Employee Probationary Status
412 Classified Employee Compensation and Benefits
412.1 Classified Employee Compensation
412.3 Classified Employee Group Insurance Benefits
412.4 Classified Employee Tax Shelter Programs
413 Classified Employee Termination of Employment
413.1 Classified Employee Resignation
413.2 Classified Employee Retirement
413.3 Classified Employee Suspension
413.4 Classified Employee Dismissal
413.5 Classified Employee Reduction in Force
414 Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence
414.3E2 Employee Family and Medical Leave Request Form
414.3E3 Employee Family and Medical Leave Certification Form
414.3R1 Employee Family and Medical Leave Regulation
414.3R2 Employee Family and Medical Leave Definitions
414.9 Classified Employee Professional Purposes Leave
415 Classified Guest Employees

500 - Students

501 Student Attendance
501.1 Resident Students
501.2 Non-Resident Students
501.3 Compulsory Attendance
501.4 Entrance - Admissions - Evidence of Age
501.5 School Attendance Areas
501.5R1 Student Attendance Area Regulation
501.6 Student Transfers In
501.7 Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals
501.11 Student Release During School Hours (Open Campus)
501.12 Pregnant Students
501.14 Open Enrollment as a Sending District
501.15 Open Enrollment as a Receiving District
501.16 Homeless Children and Youth
502 Student Rights & Responsibilities
502.1 Student Appearance
502.2 Care of School Property/Vandalism
502.3 Student Expression and Publications
502.3R1 Student Expression and Student Publications Code
502.4 Student Complaints and Grievances
502.5 Student Lockers
502.6 Dangerous Weapons
502.7 Smoking - Drinking - Drugs
502.8 Search and Seizure
502.8R1 Search and Seizure Regulations
502.8E1 Search and Seizure Checklist
502.9 Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies
502.10 Student Use of Motor Vehicles
503 Student Discipline (Maintenance of Orderly Conduct)
503.1 Student Behavior and Discipline
503.2 Expulsion
503.3 Fines-Fees-Charges
503.4 Good Conduct Rule (Extracurricular Behavior Expectations)
503.5 Corporal Punishment
504 Student Activities
504.1 Student Government
504.2 Student Organizations
504.4 Student Performances
504.5 Student Fund Raising
504.6 Student Activity Program
504.7 Interscholastic Competition
504.8 Social Events
505 Student Scholastic Achievement
505.1 Student Progress Reports and Conferences
505.2 Student Promotion – Retention – Acceleration
505.3 Student Honors and Awards
505.4 Student Assessment/Testing Programs
505.5 Graduation Requirements
505.6 Early Graduation
505.7 Commencement
505.8 Parental Involvement
505.8R1 Parental Involvement - Title 1 Building - Level Regulations
505.9 Performance Testing
506 Student Records
506.1 Student Records Access
506.1R1 Use of Student Records Regulation
506.1R2 Student Records Access Regulation
506.1E1 Student Records Checklist
Request of Non-parent for Examination or Copies of Student Records
506.1E3 Authorization for Release of Student Records
506.1E4 Request for Hearing on Correction of Student Records
506.1E5 Request for Examination of Student Records
506.1E6 Notification of Transfer of Student Records
506.1E7 Letter to Parent Regarding Receipt of a Subpoena
506.1E8 Juvenile Justice Agency Information Sharing Agreement
506.1E9 Annual Notice
506.1E10 Authorization to Disclose Confidential Student Information/Records
506.2 Student Directory Information
506.2R1 Use of Directory Information Regulation
506.2E1 Parental Authorization for Releasing Student Directory Information
506.4 Student Library Circulation Records
507 Student Health and Well-Being
507.1 Student Health and Immunization Certificates
507.2 Administration of Medication to Students
507.2E2 Parent Authorization & Permission for Administration of Prescriptions and Over the Counter/Nonprescription Medication
507.2E3 Authorization-Asthma or Airway Constriction Medication Self-Administration Consent Form - Inhalers and Epi-Pens
507.3 Communicable Diseases - Students
507.3R1 Communicable Diseases - Student Regulation
507.4 Injury or Illness at School
507.4R1 Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injector Supply
507.5 Emergency Plans & Drills
507.6 Student Insurance, General
507.7 Custody and Parental Rights
507.8 Student Special Health Services
507.8R1 Special Health Services Regulation
507.9 Wellness Policy
507.9E1 Safe Snacks/Peanut/Tree Nut Regulation - Parent Letter
508 Miscellaneous Student-Related Matters
508.1 Class or Group Gifts to School

600 - Educational Programs

600 Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program
600.3 Complaints Concerning Education Programs
601 Type of School Organization
601.1 School Calendar
601.1R1 Balanced Calendar
601.2 School Day
602 Curriculum Development
602.1 Curriculum Development
602.2 Curriculum Implementation
602.3 Curriculum Evaluation
602.4 Pilot - Experimental Programs
603 Instructional Curriculum
603.1 Basic Instruction Program
603.2 Summer School Instruction
603.3 Special Education
603.4 Multi-Cultural and Gender-Fair Education
603.5 Health Education
603.5E1 Human Growth & Development - Student Excuse Form
603.6 Physical Education
603.7 Career Education
603.8 Religion and Public Schools
603.8R1 Teaching About Religion Regulations - Religious Holidays
603.9 Academic Freedom
603.9R1 Teaching Controversial Issues
603.10 Global Education
603.11 Citizenship
604 Alternative Programs
604.1 Competent Private Instruction
604.2 Individualized Instruction
604.2R1 Individualized Instruction Regulation
604.3 Talented and Gifted Program
604.3R1 Extended Learning Program Administrative Regulation
604.3E1 Identified for Extended Learning
604.4 Program for At-Risk Students
604.5 Religion-Based Exclusion from School Program
604.6 Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution
604.6R Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act
604.7 Dual Enrollment
604.8 Foreign Students
604.10 Online Courses
604.11Appropriate Use of Online Platforms
605 Instructional Materials
605.1 Instructional Materials Selection
605.1R1 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment Regulation
605.2 Instructional Materials Inspection
605.3 Objection to Instructional Materials
605.3R1 Reconsideration of Instructional Materials & Equipment Regulation
605.3E1 Instructions to the Reconsideration Committee
605.3E2 Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Material
605.4 Technology and Instructional Materials
605.5 School Library
605.6 Internet Appropriate Use
605.6R1 Student Internet/Network Appropriate Use Regulation
605.6R2 Student Social Media Regulation
605.6R3 Webpage Policy
605.6E1 Internet Access Denial Form
605.6E2 Student Internet/Network Appropriate Use Agreement
605.6E3 Network/Internet Appropriate Use Violation Notice
605.6E4 Student Take Home Device Agreement
605.6E5 Campus Parent Portal Acceptable Use Policy
605.7 Use of Information Resources
605.7R1 Use of Information Resources Regulation
606 Instructional Arrangements
606.1 Class Size
606.1R Class Size Regulation
606.3 Animals in the Classroom
606.3R2 Professional Therapy Dog Handler Ethics
606.3E1 Professional Therapy Dog Vital Information
606.3E2 Professional Therapy Dogs - Checklist of Information in Building & District Business Office Files
606.4 Student Production of Materials & Services
606.5 Student Field Trips & Transportation
606.5R1 Student Trips & Transportation Regulation
606.5R2 Student Trips & Transportation for Extracurricular Avtivities Regulations - Elementary Study Experiences
606.5E1 Student Trips & Transportation Regulation - Request for Interstate Bus Travel
606.5E2 Field Trip Denial Form
606.5R3 Educational Study Trips - Foreign and Domestic
606.5R4 Private Educational Study Trips
606.6 Insufficient Classroom Space
607 Instructional Services
607.1 Student Guidance and Counseling Program
607.2 Student Health Services
607.2R1 Student Health Services Regulation
607.3 Outside Resource People

700 - Non Instructional Operations & Business Services

700 Purpose of Non-Instructional and Business Services
701 Financial Accounting System
701.1 Depository of Funds
701.2 Transfer of Funds
701.3 Financial Records
701.4 Governmental Accounting Practices & Regulations
702 Cash In School Buildings and/or District Office
703 Budget
703.1 Budget Planning
703.2 Spending Plan
704 Revenue
704.1 Local-State-Federal-Miscellaneous Revenue
704.2 Debt Management Policy
704.2R1 Post-Issuance Compliance Regulation for Tax-Exempt Obligation
704.3 Investments
704.4 Gifts - Bequests - Grants
704.5 Student Activities Fund
705 Expenditures
705.1 Purchasing – Bidding
705.1R1 Suspension and Debarment of Vendors and Contractors Procedure
705.1R2Using Federal Funds in Procurement Contracts
705.3 Payment for Goods and Services
705.4 Expenditures for Public Purpose
706 Payroll Procedures
706.1 Payroll Periods
706.2 Payroll Deductions
706.3 Pay Deductions
706.3R1 Pay Deduction Regulation
707 Fiscal Reports
707.1 Secretary’s Report
707.2 Treasurer's Annual Report
707.3 Publication of Financial Reports
707.4 Audit
707.5 Internal Controls
707.5R1 Internal Controls Procedures
708 Care, Maintenance, and Disposal of School District Records
709 Insurance Program
710 School Food Services
710.1 School Nutrition Program
710.1E1 School Nutrition Program Notices of Nondiscrimination
710.1E2 Child Nutrition Programs Civil Rights Complaint Form
710.1R1 School Food Program - School Nutrition Program Civil Rights Compliance Procedure
710.2 Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility
710.3 Vending Machines
710.4 Meal Charges
711 Transportation
711.1 Student School Transportation Eligibility
711.1R1 Student School Transportation Eligibility Regulation
711.2 Student Conduct on School Transportation
711.2R1 Student Conduct on School Transportation Regulation
711.3 Student Transportation for Extracurricular Activities
711.4 Summer School & Intersession Program Transportation Service
711.5 Transportation of Nonresident and Nonpublic School Students
711.6 Transportation of Nonschool Groups
711.7 School Bus Safety Instruction
711.8 Transportation During Adverse Weather
711.9 District Vehicle Idling
711.10 School Bus Passenger Restraints
711.11 Transporting of Students by Employees
711.12 Use of District Vehicles
712 Technology and Data Security
712.R1 Security Requirements of third Party Vendors

800 - Building & Sites

800 Objectives of Buildings & Sites
801 Site Acquisition and Building Construction
801.1 Buildings & Sites Long Range Planning
801.2 Buildings & Sites Surveys
801.3 Educational Specifications for Buildings & Sites
801.4 Site Acquisition
801.5 Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts
801.5R1 Construction Contract Bidding
802 Maintenance, Operation, and Management
802.1 Maintenance Schedule
802.2 Requests for Improvements
802.3 Emergency Repairs
802.4 Capital Assets
802.4R1 Capital Assets Regulation
802.4R2 Capital Assets Management System Definitions
802.5 Buildings & Sites Adaptation for Persons with Disabilities
802.6 Vandalism
802.7 Energy Conservation
802.7R1 Energy Guidelines
802.8 Asbestos Containing Material
803 Selling and Leasing
803.1 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment
803.2 Lease, Sale or Disposal of School District Buildings & Sites
804 Safety Program
804.1 Facilities Inspections
804.2 District Emergency Operations Plans
804.3Staff and Visitor Identification Badges
804.5Stock Perscription Medication Supply
804.6 Use of Recording Devices on School Property
804.8 Crisis Management and Response Plan
804.9 Building Safety Audit
805 Naming of School District Facilities and Events
805.E1 Proposed Name for Facility - Application
805.E2 Proposed Name for Facility - Petition

900 - School District Community Relations

900 Principles and Objectives for Community Relations
901 Public Examination of School District Public Records
902 Press, Radio and Television News Media
902.1 News Media Relations
902.2 News Conferences and Interviews
902.3 News Releases
902.4 Live Broadcast or Videotaping
903 Public Participation in the School District
903.1 School-Community Groups
903.1R1 Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTA/PTO)
903.1R2 Outside Organizations
903.2 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
903.3 Visitors to School District Buildings & Sites
903.4 Public Conduct on School Premises
903.5 Distribution of Materials
903.5R1 Distribution of Materials Regulation
904 Community Activities Involving Students
904.1 Transporting Students in Private Vehicles
904.2 Advertising and Promotion
905 Use of School District Facilities & Equipment
905.1 Community Use of School District Facilities
905.2 Tobacco Free Environment
906 Playgrounds and School Grounds
906.1 United States Flag—Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
906.1R1 United States Flag - Procedures for Displaying the Flag and Respect for the Flag
907 District Operation During Public Emergencies
908 Political Candidates and Campaign Literature