Excellence and Equity for All

School District Policies and Administrative Regulations

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    Chapter 1: Foundations and Basic Commitments
    Chapter 1 states the school district's legal status, organizational structure, goals, and philosophy.

    • School District Legal Status
    • The Community and Its School District
    • Negotiations
    • Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
    • Gender Identity
    • Harassment
    • Education Philosophy
    • Community Involvement in Decision-Making
    • Staff Involvement in Decision-Making
    • Student Involvement in Decision-Making
    • Parent Involvement in Decision-Making
    • Educational Goals
    • Commitment to Achievement
    • Reporting to the Public
    • Tobacco and Nicotine-Free School District

    Policy Manual - Chapter 1
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 1

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    Chapter 2: School Board Governance and Operational Bylaws
    Chapter 2 describes the school board's composition, responsibilities, and procedures. School holidays and policy development are also contained in this chapter.

    • Composition of Board
    • Officers and their Duties
    • Board Member Conflict of Interest
    • Board Members - Role of Individual
    • Meetings
    • Teleconference Participation in Meetings
    • Operational Procedures
    • Board Agendas
    • Policy Development
    • Other Board Activities
    • School Holidays
    • Board Committees

    Policy Manual - Chapter 2
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 2

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    Chapter 3: General School Administration
    Chapter 3 defines the administrative philosophy, organizational structure, the establishment of administrative committees, and development and implementation of policies. The duties and responsibilities of the superintendent are also contained in this chapter.

    • Administrative Philosophy
    • Administrative Organization: Superintendent, Administrative Officers, Building Administration, Evaluation
    • Administrative Committees
    • Policy Implementation: Handbooks and Directives
    • Administrative Intern Program, Program Consultants
    • School District Annual Report

    Policy Manual - Chapter 3
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 3

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    Chapter 4: Finance
    Chapter 4 discusses the district's fiscal management philosophy and responsibilities, including the annual budget, fiscal reports, purchasing and contracting, payment procedures, audits, and insurance. This chapter also includes information about the submission and acceptance of grants.

    • Fiscal Management Philosophy: Goals
    • Annual Budget: Preparation, Adoption, Implementation, Revenue
    • Fiscal Accounting & Reporting: Reports, Statements, Internal Controls
    • Purchasing and Contracting: Bid Requirements, Procedures
    • Payment Procedures: Authorized Signatures, Payroll Procedures, Petty Cash
    • Audits
    • Insurance
    • Supplemental Funding
    • Grants

    Policy Manual - Chapter 4
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 4

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    Chapter 5: General Employee Policies
    Chapter 5 describes general personnel policies and procedures, including nepotism, conditions of employment, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, rehire, benefits, leaves, employee rights and interests, attire and appearance, and tobacco and drug restrictions on campuses, except as otherwise covered in Chapter 6: Staff Policies for Employee Groups.

    • Nepotism
    • Human Resources
    • General Personnel Policies
    • Conditions of Employment
    • Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    • Rehire
    • Benefits
    • Leaves
    • Employee Rights and Interests
    • Employee Attire and Appearance
    • Tobacco and Nicotine-Free School District Premises

    Policy Manual - Chapter 5
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 5

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    Chapter 6: Staff Policies for Employee Groups
    Chapter 6 presents specific policies and procedures for certificated, classified, and building administrators.

    • Certificated Teacher Employees
    • Resignation, Termination and Rehire of Teachers
    • Dismissal of Nontenured or a Tenured Teacher
    • Nonretention of a Nontenured or a Tenured Teacher
    • Classified Employees Policies
    • Building Administrator Policies

    Policy Manual - Chapter 6
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 6

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    Chapter 7: Support Services - Noninstructional
    Chapter 7 covers non-instructional operations, including student transportation, safety programs, nutrition, and school closings.

    • Support Services Philosophy
    • Safety Program
    • School Closings
    • Communicable Diseases
    • Allergies
    • Security Videos
    • Emergency Plans
    • Management of School Properly: Security, Vandalism, Traffic and Parking
    • Materials Resources Management
    • Student Transportation: Bus Conduct, Private Vehicles
    • Nutrition Services Management
    • Vending Machines
    • Office Services Management: Mail and Delivery, Data Management, Health Services

    Policy Manual - Chapter 7
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 7

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    Chapter 8: Technology
    Chapter 8 outlines the district's provision and use of technology for students and staff. It also discusses the use mobile learning devices, digital learning communities, and social media.

    • School Board Policy on Technology
    • Employee Use of Technology
    • Student Use of Technology
    • Employee & Volunteer Use of Electronic and Social Media Communications
    • Acceptable Email Use Agreement
    • Laptop Computer Agreement
    • Students' Acceptable Technology Use Agreements
    • Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety
    • Digital Learning Communities
    • Software Request Procedures
    • Mobile Learning Device Applications

    Policy Manual - Chapter 8
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 8

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    Chapter 9: Curriculum
    Chapter 9 contains policies related to various aspects of curriculum and instruction, incluiding credits, grades, school sessions, evaluation and assessments, copyrighted materials, student groups and activities, and instructional materials. Instructional arrangements such as field trips, grouping for instruction, class size, scheduling, homework, recess, and computers are also included.

    • Curriculum and Instruction Philosophy
    • Charter Schools
    • Outside Credit
    • Grades
    • Transfer Grades
    • High School Credit for Courses Prior to High School
    • School Sessions: School Year, School Day, Released Time, Special Events, Flag Instruction and Salute
    • Organization of Instruction: Evaluation
    • Curriculum Development: Research, Pilot Programs, Revision and Adoption, Student Assessment, Assessment Administration, Interpretation of Assessment Data, Vocational Education, Special Education, Student Activities
    • Copyrighted Materials
    • Student Groups & Activities
    • Guidelines for Student Activities in Adverse Conditions
    • Instructional Arrangements: Field Trips, Grouping for Instruction, Class Size, Scheduling, Homework, Recess, Computers
    • Instructional Materials: Selection, Request for Reevaluation, Outdated Materials, Grading, Retention, Acceleration, Finals, Graduation Requirements, Commencement Ceremony

    Policy Manual - Chapter 9
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 9

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    Chapter 10: Students
    Chapter 10 focuses on issues directly related to students, including admission, attendance, behavior, and wellness.

    • Nondiscrimination, Harassment
    • Admission: Age, Grade Placement, Exchange Students, Fees
    • Attendance: Compulsory Education, Absenteeism Consequences, Attendance Areas, Out-of-Attendance Area
    • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Search and Seizure, Due Process
    • Student Behavioral Standards
    • Aiding and Abetting Behavior
    • Failure to Report Dangerous Objects or Criminal Acts
    • Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances
    • Disruptive Student Behavior - Indecent Exposure, Sexual Activity
    • Behavioral Standards Involving Property
    • Behavioral Standards Involving Firearms/Violence/ Weapons
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Violations
    • Student Disciplinary Actions
    • Disciplinary Due Process
    • Student Welfare
    • Restraint and Seclusion
    • School Wellness
    • Nutrition Education
    • Erin's Policy for a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Education Program
    • Automated External Defibrillators
    • Concussions
    • Homebound Instruction
    • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Protection of Pupils
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Miscellaneous Policies for Students
    • Access to Students for Post-High School Opportunities
    • Student Records
    • Tobacco or Nicotine Violations

    Policy Manual - Chapter 10
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 10

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    Chapter 11: School-Community Relations
    Chapter 11 provides information on school-community relations, the public's right to know, and community involvement in decision making processes. This chapter also contains information on the public's use of school facilities and rental guidelines and rates.

    • Philosophy on School-Community Relations
    • Public Information Program
    • Public's Right to Know
    • Community Involvement in Decision-Making
    • Community Participation in District Programs
    • Public Use of School Facilities
    • Relations with Community Organizations
    • Gifts and Donations

    Policy Manual - Chapter 11
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 11

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    Chapter 12: Educational Agency Relations
    Chapter 12 references the district's relationships and endeavors with other school districts and organizations in matters of common concern and benefit. Other topics include professional visitors, internal and external research, and surveys.

    • Educational Agency Relations Goals
    • Relations with Other Schools and School Districts: Shared Services
    • Relations with Post-Secondary Educational Institutions: Student Teaching and Internships
    • Professional Visitors
    • Internal Research
    • External Educational Research in Schools
    • Notice of and Consent to Surveys

    Policy Manual - Chapter 12
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 12

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    Chapter 13: Facilities
    Chapter 13 states the process and procedures for facilities planning, development, and maintenance. It also includes information on bond campaigns.

    • Facilities Development Goals
    • Facilities Planning: Enrollment Projection
    • Bond Campaigns
    • Facilities Construction: Plans, Supervision, Project Records, Naming Schools
    • Naming of Common Areas, Rooms, or Spaces (Large and Small)
    • Names on Building Plaques
    • Public Dedication of New Facilities
    • Retirement of Facilities
    • Prohibition of Weapons on School Property
    • Pest Management

    Policy Manual - Chapter 13
    Administrative Regulations - Chapter 13

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