School Board Policies & Procedures

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BP 0000: Strategic Planning

  • Commitment to Planning: 0100
  • Planning Process: 0300
  • Components of the District’s Plan: 0500
  • Vision Statements: 0510
  • Beliefs: 0520
  • Mission: 0530
  • Environmental Scanning: 0540
  • Goals, Objectives and Strategies: 0550
  • District Action Plans: 0560
  • Plan Evaluation: 0700

BP 1000: Board of Directors

  • Legal Status and Operation 1000
  • Key Functions of the Board 1005
  • Director District Boundaries 1105
  • Election 1110
  • Oath of Office 1111
  • Director Orientation 1112
  • Board Member Residency 1113
  • Board Member Resignation and Vacancies 1114
  • Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers 1210
  • Board Officers and Duties of Board Members 1220
  • Secretary 1230
  • Student Representative on the Board 1235
  • Committees 1240
  • Policy Adoption, Manuals, and Administrative Procedures 1310
  • Suspension of a Policy 1320
  • Administration in the Absence of Policy or Procedure 1330
  • Meeting Conduct, Order of Business and Quorum 1400
  • Executive or Closed Sessions 1410
  • Proposed Agenda and Consent Agenda 1420
  • Audience Participation 1430
  • Minutes 1440
  • Absence of a Board Member 1450
  • Conflicts of Interest 1610
  • The Board- Superintendent Relationship 1620
  • Evaluation of the Superintendent 1630
  • Board Member Expenses 1731
  • Board Member Insurance 1732
  • Board Member Compensation 1733
  • Open Government Trainings 1805
  • Annual Goals and Objectives 1810
  • Board Self-Assessment 1820
  • Training and Development for Board Members 1822
  • Participation in School Boards' Association 1830

BP 2000: INSTRUCTION

  • Student Learning Goals 2000
  • Accountability Goals 2004
  • School Improvement Plans 2005
  • Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials 2020
  • Library Media Centers 2021
  • Electronic Resources and Internet Safety 2022
  • Lesson Plans 2023
  • Online Learning 2024
  • Copyright Compliance 2025
  • Animals in Schools 2029
  • Service Animals in Schools 2030
  • Program Evaluation 2090
  • Educational Opportunities for Military Children 2100
  • Instruction in Basic Skills and Work Skills 2101
  • Federal and/ or State Funded Special Instructional Programs 2104
  • Program Compliance 2106
  • Comprehensive Early Literacy Plan 2107
  • Remediation Programs 2108
  • Transitional Bilingual Instruction 2110
  • Substance Abuse Program 2121
  • Sexual Health Education 2125
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Education 2126
  • Character Development 2130
  • Diversity-Multicultural Education 2133
  • Guidance and Counseling 2140
  • Suicide Prevention 2145
  • Co-Curricular Program 2150
  • Interscholastic Activities 2151
  • Non-curriculum- Related Student Groups 2153
  • Education of Students with Disabilities 2161
  • Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504 2162
  • Response to Intervention 2163
  • Home or Hospital Instruction 2165
  • Career and Technical Education 2170
  • Traffic Safety Education 2178
  • Parent, Family and Community Partnerships 2180
  • Highly Capable Programs 2190
  • Academic Acceleration 2195
  • Grade Organization 2210
  • School Calendar 2220
  • Summer School 2240
  • Alternative Learning Experience Programs 2255
  • Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education 2320
  • Controversial Issues/ Guest Speakers 2331
  • Flag Exercises 2333
  • Required Observances ( Veteran's Day) 2336
  • Disability History Month 2337
  • Religious-Related Activities and Practices 2340
  • High School Graduation Requirements 2410
  • Certificate of Educational Competency 2411
  • Diplomas for Veteran’s 2412
  • Equivalency Credit for CTE Courses 2413
  • Community Service 2414
  • Grading and Progress Reports 2420
  • Promotion / Retention 2421
  • Homework 2422

BP 3000: STUDENTS

  • Qualifications of Attendance and Placement 3110
  • Part-Time, Home-Based, or Off- Campus Students 3114
  • Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Responsibilities 3115
  • Enrollment 3120
  • Compulsory Attendance 3121
  • Excused and Unexcused Absences 3122
  • Withdrawal Prior to Graduation 3123
  • Removal / Release of Student During School Hours 3124
  • Child Custody 3126
  • District Attendance Areas 3130
  • District Attendance Area Transfers 3131
  • Release of Resident Students 3140
  • Nonresident Students 3141
  • International Exchange Students 3142
  • District Notification of Juvenile Offenders 3143
  • Release of Information Concerning Student Sexual and Kidnapping 3144
  • Rights and Responsibilities 3200
  • Safety and Civility in Schools 3205
  • Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited 3205
  • Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying 3207
  • Nondiscrimination 3210
  • Gender-Inclusive Schools 3211
  • Freedom of Expression 3220
  • Freedom of Assembly 3223
  • Student Dress 3224
  • Interviews and Interrogations of Students on School Premises 3226
  • Student Privacy and Searches 3230
  • Student Records 3231
  • Parent and Student Rights in Federal Programs 3232
  • Student Conduct 3240
  • Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment 3241
  • Closed Campus 3242
  • Student Driving 3243
  • Prohibition of Corporal Punishment 3244
  • Social Events 3245
  • Students and Telecommunication Devices 3246
  • Restraint Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force 3247
  • Required Notification of Isolation, Restraint, Use of Force IEPs/ 504 3247A
  • Student Health 3410
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) 3412
  • Student Immunizations and Life Threatening Health Conditions 3413
  • Infectious Disease 3414
  • Accommodating Students with Diabetes 3415
  • Medication at School 3416
  • Catheterization 3417
  • Response to Student Injury or Illness 3418
  • Self-Administration of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Medications 3419
  • Anaphylaxis Prevention 3420
  • Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention 3421
  • Student Sports- Concussion, Head Injuries, and Sudden Cardiac Death 3422
  • Emergencies 3432
  • Associated Student Bodies 3510
  • Student Incentives 3515
  • Student Fees, Fines, Charges 3520
  • Fund Raising Activities Involving Students 3530
  • Student Fund-Raising for Charitable Purposes 3540

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BP 4000: COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Public Information Program 4000
  • Staff Communications Responsibility 4010
  • Confidential Communications 4020
  • Public Access to District Records 4040
  • Endorsement of Educational Materials 4050
  • Distribution of Materials 4060
  • Citizens' Advisory Committees and Task Forces 4110
  • School- Support Organizations 4120
  • Family Involvement 4129
  • Title I Parental Involvement 4130
  • Safe and Orderly Learning Environment 4200
  • Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises 4210
  • Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices 4215
  • Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs 4220
  • Public Performances 4235
  • Contests, Advertising and Promotions 4237
  • Use of School Facilities 4260
  • Community Schools' Program 4265
  • Political Relationships with Governmental Agencies 4300
  • Improvement Districts and Licensing of Business 4301
  • Relations with the Law Enforcement and other Governmental Agencies 4310
  • Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm 4314
  • Release of Information Concerning Sexual And Kidnapping Offenders 4315
  • Cooperative Programs with Other Districts and Public Agencies 4320
  • Cooperation with Private and Parochial School and Day Care Agencies 4330

BP 5000: PERSONNEL

  • Recruitment and Selection of Staff 5000
  • Hiring of Retired School Employees 5003
  • Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval
    • 5005
  • Certification Revocation 5006
  • Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action 5010
  • Sexual Harassment (formerly BP 6590) 5012
  • Collective Bargaining 5020
  • Applicability of Personnel Policies 5021
  • Contracts 5050
  • Drug Free Schools, Community and Workplace 5201
  • Federal Highway Administration Mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing 5202
  • Staff Assistance Program 5203
  • Staff Transfers 5211
  • Assignment and Transfer of Certificated Administrative Staff 5215
  • Part- Time Staff 5221
  • Job-Sharing Staff Members 5222
  • Job Descriptions/ Responsibilities 5230
  • Length of Work-Day 5231
  • Evaluation of Staff 5240
  • Conflicts of Interest 5251
  • Staff Participation in Political Activities 5252
  • Maintaining Professional Staff/ Student Boundaries 5253
  • Personnel Records 5260
  • Resolution of Staff Complaints 5270
  • Reporting Improper Governmental Action 5271
  • Separation of Employment 5280
  • Disciplinary Action and Discharge 5281
  • Compensation 5310
  • Garnishment and Personal Credit Problems 5315
  • Personnel Leaves 5400
  • Sick Leave 5401
  • Maternity Leave 5402
  • Emergency Leave 5403
  • Family Leave 5404
  • Leave Sharing 5406
  • Military Leave 5407
  • Jury Duty and Subpoena Leave 5408
  • Discretionary Leaves 5409
  • Unpaid Holiday for Reason of Faith or Conscience 5409A
  • Holidays 5410
  • Staff Vacations 5411
  • Retirement Programs 5510
  • Staff Development 5520
  • Teacher Assistance Program 5521
  • Professional, Civic, and Service Organization Memberships 5525
  • Substitute Employment 5610
  • Temporary Administrators 5612
  • Volunteers 5630
  • Student Teachers 5641
  • Internships 5642

BP 6000: MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

  • Program Planning, Budget Preparation, Adoption and Implementation 6000
  • Fiscal Year 6010
  • System of Funds and Accounts 6020
  • Inter-fund Loans 6021
  • Minimum Fund Balance 6022
  • Financial Reports 6030
  • Expenditures in Excess of Budget 6040
  • Revenues from Local, State and Federal Sources 6100
  • Federal Cash and Financial Management 6101
  • District Fundraising Activities 6102
  • Allowable Costs for Federal Program 6106
  • Tuition 6111
  • Rental or Lease of District Real Property 6112
  • Rental of Musical Instruments 6113
  • Gifts or Donations 6114
  • Uncollected Non-tax Revenue 6119
  • Investment of Funds 6120
  • Purchasing: Authorization and Control 6210
  • Charge Cards 6212
  • Reimbursement for Travel Expenses 6213
  • Voucher Certification and Approval 6215
  • Reimbursement for Goods and Services: Warrants 6216
  • Bid Requirements 6220
  • Relations with Vendors 6230
  • Food And Beverage Consumption 6240
  • Food Service Breakfast and Lunch Programs 6241
  • Cellular Telephones 6250
  • Small and Attractive Assets 6302
  • Risk Management 6500
  • Safety (Playground Equipment / Chemical and Lab Safety) 6510
  • Staff Safety 6511
  • Infection Control Program 6512
  • Workplace Violence Prevention 6513
  • Insurance 6530
  • Student Insurance 6535
  • School District's Responsibility for Privately- Owned Property 6540
  • Property and Data Management 6570
  • Transportation 6600
  • Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses 6605
  • Video Cameras on School Buses 6608
  • Special Transportation 6620
  • Private Vehicle Transportation 6625
  • Driver Training and Responsibility 6630
  • School-Owned Vehicles 6640
  • Contracting for Transportation Services 6690
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness 6700
  • Safety, Operations and Maintenance of School Property 6800
  • Capital Assets / Theft-Sensitive Assets 6801
  • Energy Management / Education 6810
  • Disposal of Surplus Equipment and / or Materials 6881
  • Sale of Real Property 6882
  • Closure of Facilities 6883
  • State Environmental Policy Act Compliance 6890
  • Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping 6895
  • Facilities Planning 6900
  • Site Acquisition 6905
  • Construction Financing 6910
  • Construction Design 6920
  • Educational Specifications 6921
  • Architect and Engineering Services 6925
  • Contractor Assurances, Surety Bonds and Insurance 6950
  • Maintenance of Records 6955
  • Change Orders 6957
  • Acceptance of Completed Project 6959
  • Naming Facilities 6970
  • Works of Art 6971