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  Policies and Procedures

Use the links below on right to access a PDF of the numbered policy section. Titles in italics indicate a procedure, not a policy.

 

Section 1 — Governing Board
Foundations
1.1
1.1.1    Powers and Duties
1.1.2    Authority
1.1.3    Philosophy and Broad Educational Goals
Operations
1.2
1.2.1    Meetings
1.2.3    Members
1.2.4    Officers and Duties
1.2.5    Committee Appointments
1.2.6    Order of Business
1.2.7    Proposed Agenda
1.2.8    Quorum
1.2.9    Minutes
Functions
1.3
1.3.1    Scheduling of School Events
1.3.2    Policy Adoption
1.3.3    Freedom to Speak
1.3.3.1  — Procedures for Freedom to Speak
1.3.4    Access to Materials
1.3.5    Information to New Members
1.3.6    Timing of Presentations
1.3.7    School Calendar

1.3.7.1   — School Calendar Design Parameters

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Section 2 — Administration
Superintendent
2.1
2.1.1    Superintendent of Schools
2.1.2    Superintendent' Responsibilities

2.1.3    Superintendent's Contract
Administrative Functions
2.2
2.2.1    Administrative Organization Plan
2.2.2    School Councils
2.2.2.1  — School Council Procedures
2.2.3    Non-discrimination
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Section 3 — Human Resources
Administration
3.1
3.1.1    Qualifications of Administrators
3.1.2    Employment
3.1.2.1    — Recommending Assistant Superintendents
3.1.2.2    — Recommending Principals
3.1.2.3    — Recommending Assistant Principals
3.1.2.4    Recommending Other Administrative Positions
3.1.2.5    — Recommending Principals for Alternative Schools
3.1.3    Administrative Absences
Certificated
3.2

3.2.1     Recruitment and Selection of Certificated Personnel
3.2.1.1  — Recruitment and Selection
3.2.2     Evaluation of Professional Staff Members
3.2.3    Professional Staff Probationary and Continuing Status
3.2.5   
Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers

Work Environment / Responsibilities
3.3
3.3.1     Harassment in the Workplace
3.3.1.1.  — Dealing with Harassment
3.3.2     Substance Abuse
3.3.2.1   — Drug and Alcohol Testing
3.3.3     Exposure Control for Bloodborne Pathogens
3.3.3.1   — Exposure Control Procedures
3.3.3.2   — Procedures for Employee Health
              Communicable Disease

3.3.4     Tobacco on School Premises
3.3.4.1   — Tobacco: Definitions and Procedures
3.3.5     Parental Concerns Involving Employees
3.3.5.1   — Parent Concern Procedures
3.3.6     Internet/Electronic Information Services Usage
              by Employees

3.3.7     Professionalism
3.3.7.1  — Procedures for Reporting Violation of Professional Policy
3.3.8    Teacher-Student Communication
Miscellaneous
3.4

3.4.1      Affirmative Action
3.4.2      Travel
3.4.3      Industrial Compensation Insurance
3.4.4      Fingerprinting of Employees

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Section 4 — Curriculum and Instruction
Instructional
Programs
4.1
4.1.1    Program of Instruction
4.1.2    Programs for Student with Disabilities
4.1.3    Programs for Gifted Students
4.1.4    Instruction for Homebound Students
4.1.5    Controversial Issues
4.1.6    Ceremonies and Observances — 
            Required Patriotic Observances

4.1.7    Title I Parent Involvement
4.1.8    The Role of Religion in the Schools

Instructional
Materials
4.2
4.2.1     Selection of Instructional Materials
4.2.1.1   — Selection of Instructional Materials
4.2.2      Access to Instructional Material and Program
4.2.2.1   —Access to Instructional Material and Program
4.2.3     Textbook and Course of Study Adoption
4.2.4     Access to the Internet Telecommunications
              and Networked  Information Systems

4.2.5     Health Films
4.2.6     Copyright Policy
4.2.7     Parent Complaints Regarding Instructional Materials
4.2.7.1    Parent Complaints Regarding
               Instructional Materials
Reports and Promotions
4.3

4.3.1     Reporting Academic Progress to Parents
4.3.1.1   — Grade Reports
4.3.2     Promotion / Retention
4.3.2.1   — Promotion / Retention Appeals
4.3.3     Graduation Requirements - High School
4.3.3.1   — Appeal Alternative Graduation Requirements
4.3.4     Granting Credit Toward Graduation for Charter,
              Private and Home-Schooled Students

4.3.5     Commencement Exercises
4.3.6     Testing and Assessment Programs
4.3.7     North Central Evaluation

4.3.7     AMAO Parent Notification

Student Policies
4.4
4.4.1     Homework
4.4.2     Extracurricular Programs
4.4.3     Student Field Trip and Travel
4.4.3.1   — Special Travel - Students
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Section 5 — Students
Admission Requirements
5.1
5.1.1    Admission of High School Students
5.1.2    Age of Entrance
5.1.3    Eligibility for Part Time Student Status
5.1.4    Eligibility of Home-Schooled Students' Participation
              in Activitie
s
5.1.5    Tuition - Fees
5.1.6    Required Emergency Information
5.1.7    Admitting Homeless Students
Attendance and Boundaries
5.2

5.2.1   Student Attendance
5.2.2    Open Enrollment
5.2.3    Released Time for Religious Instruction

Health
5.3
5.3.1     Immunization
5.3.1.1   — Implementation of the School Immunization Law
5.3.2     Chronic Health Conditions
5.3.2.1   — Serving Students with Chronic Health Conditions
5.3.3     Communicable Disease
5.3.4     Student Medications, Dietary Supplements, and Medical
             Monitoring Devices

5.3.5     Substance Abuse Prevention
5.3.6     Drug Testing Prevention Program for Athletes
5.3.7     Statement of Understanding
5.3.8     Harassment, Bullying, Hazing, and Threats of Harm
5.3.8.1   — Procedures for Handling Cases of
                Harassment, Bullying, Hazing

5.3.8.2   — Responding to Threats of Harm
5.3.9     Eye Protection Safety

Student Conduct and Discipline
5.4

5.4.1     Student Dress, Conduct, Appearance
5.4.2     Student Discipline
5.4.2.3   — Corporal Punishment and the Use of
               Reasonable Restraint

5.4.2.4   — School Bus Discipline
5.4.3     Suspension and Expulsion
5.4.4     Search and Seizure
5.4.5     Student Locker Searches
5.4.6     Gang Association or Gang Activity
5.4.7     Interviews with Students by Outside Agencies

Student Records
5.5

5.5.1     Student Records
5.5.1.1   —  Student Records
5.5.2     Correction of  Student Records

Miscellaneous
5.6

5.6.1     Lost Books
5.6.3     Exchange of Gifts by Students and Gifts to
               School Personnel

5.6.4     School Social Events
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Section 6 — Business - Fiscal Management
Budget
6.1
6.1.1    Budget Planning
6.1.2    Annual Operating Budget

6.1.3    Fund Balance Reporting
Accounting
6.2

6.2.1    Investments
6.2.2    Depository of Funds
6.2.3    Authorized Signatures
6.2.4    Student Activity Fund Accounting
6.2.5    Student Raffles and Sales
6.2.6    Payment Policy
6.2.6.1   —  Vouchering Procedure
6.2.7   Use of Credit Cards/Procurement Cards
6.2.7.1 — Purpose

Procurement
6.3
6.3.1    Purchasing Policy
6.3.2    Vendor Relations - Conflict of Interest
6.3.3    Disposition of Materials, Textbooks, and Equipment
6.3.3.1   —  Disposal of Obsolete Textbooks

Property Control
6.4

6.4.1    Inventories
6.4.2    Equipment Checkout
6.4.3   Intellectual Property
6.4.4    Acceptance of Donations and Gifts
6.4.4.1   —  Acceptance of Donations and Gifts


Insurance
6.5.1
6.5.1   School District Insurance
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Section 7 — Support Services
Facilities & Maintenance
7.1

7.1.1    Self Management
7.1.2    Notification of Pesticide Use at Schools
7.1.3    Equipment Standards
7.1.4    Energy Conservation
7.1.5    Naming Facilities

Transportation
7.2
7.2.1    Transportation - Service Areas
7.2.2    Transportation Safety
7.2.2.1   —  Transportation Safety

7.2.3    Bus Riders
7.2.4    Advertising on School Buses
7.2.4.1   —  Advertising on School Buses
Food/Nutrition Services
7.3
7.3.1    Free Lunch
7.3.1.1   —  Implementing Free Lunch Program

7.3.2    Competitive Foods
7.3.3    School Wellness
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Section 8 — Community Relations
Relationship
8.1
8.1.1    School / Community Relations Goals
8.1.2    Written Communications

Facilities
8.2
8.2.1    Community Use of Facilities
8.2.1.1   —  Terms and Conditions of Facility Use

8.2.2     Conduct Expected of all Persons or on Using School
              District Property

Advertising
8.3

8.3.1    Distribution / Display of Promotional Materials
8.3.1.1   —  Guidelines for Distribution or Display of
              Promotional Materials

8.3.2    Advertising

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