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Board Policy Manual

Last Update - April 2024

April 8, 2024

School Board Policy Manual Index

School District Organization

1:10     School District Legal Status

1:20     District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements

1:30     School District Philosophy

School Board


2:10     School District Governance                                                

2:20    Powers and Duties of the School Board; 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 School Board - Filling Vacancies

2:80     Board Member Oath and Conduct

2:100   Board Member Conflict of Interest

2:105   Ethics and Gift Ban

2:110    Qualifications, Terms, and Duties of Officers

2:120   Board Member Development

2:125   Board Member Compensation; Expenses

Board Relationships

2:130   Board-Superintendent Relationship

2:140   Communications To and From the Board

2:150   Committees

2:160   Board Attorney

2:170   Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services

Board Meetings

2:190   Mailing Lists for Receiving Board Material

2:200   Types of School Board Meetings

2:210   Organizational School Board Meeting

2:220   School Board Meeting Procedure

2:230   Public Participation at School Board Meeting and Petitions to the Board

Board Policy

2:240   Board Policy Development

Board Records

2:250   Access to District Public Records

Uniform Grievance Procedure

2:260   Uniform Grievance Procedure

School Board

2:265   Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure

General School Administration

3:10    Goals and Objectives

3:30    Line and Staff Reduction

3:40    Superintendent

3:50    Administrative Personnel Other than the Superintendent

3:60    Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal

3:70    Succession of Authority

Operational Services

Fiscal and Business

4:10    Fiscal and Business Management

4:15    Identity Protection

4:20    Transfer of Funds

4:30    Revenues and Investments

4:40    Incurring Debt

4:45    Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery

4:50    Payment Procedures

4:55    Use of Credit and Procurement Cards

4:60    Purchases and Contracts

4:70    Default Hyperlink Text

4:80    Accounting and Audits

4:90    Student Activity & Fiduciary Funds

4:100   Insurance Management


4:110   Transportation

4:120   Foods Services

4:130   Free and Reduced-Price Food Service

4:140   Waiver of Student Fees

4:150   Facility Management and Building Programs

4:160   Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

4-165    Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors

Safety and Security

4:170   Safety

4:175   Convicted Child Sex Offender; Criminal Background Check and/or Screen Notifications

4:180   Pandemic Procedures

4:190   Targeted School Violence Prevention Program


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

5:60    Expenses

5:70    Religious Holidays

5:80    Court Duty

5:90    Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

5:100  Staff Development Programs

5:110   Recognition for Service

5:120   Ethics

5:125   Personal Technology and Social Media

5:130   Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information

5:140   Solicitations By or From Staff

5:150   Personnel Records

5:170   Copyright

5:180   Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity

5:185    Family and Medical Leave Act

Professional Personnel  

5:190   Teacher Qualifications

5:200   Terms and Conditions of Employment

5:210   Resignations

5:220   Substitute Teachers

5:230   Maintaining Student Discipline

5:240   Suspension

5:250   Leave of Absence

5:260   Student Teachers

Educational Support Personnel

5:270   Employment - At Will

5:280   Duties and Qualifications

5:285   Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

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 and Instruction


6:40    Curriculum and 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

6:100   Using Animals in the Educational Program

Special Programs

6:120   Education of Children with Disabilities

6:130   Program for the Gifted

6:135    Accelerated Placement Program

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   Extended Instructional Programs

6:185   Remote Educational Program

6:190   Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

Instructional Resources

6:210   Instructional Materials

6:220    Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Program; Responsible Use and Conduct

6:230   Library Media Instruction

6:235   Access to Electronic Networks

6:240   Field 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 Program

6:270   Guidance and Counseling Program


6:280   Grading and Promotion

6:290   Homework

6:300   Graduation Requirements

6:310   High School Credits for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

6:315   High School Credits for Students in Grade 7 or 8

6:320   High School Credit for Proficiency

6:330   Achievement and Awards

6:340   Student Testing and Assessment Program



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    Non-Public School Students

7:50    Student Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools

7:60    Residence


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

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    School Uniforms

7:170   Vandalism

7:180   Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:185   Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

7:190   Student Discipline

7:200   Suspension 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   Exemptions from Physical Education

7:270   Administering Medicine 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   Adolescent Suicide Awareness and Prevention Programs


7:300   Extracurricular Athletics

7:305   Student-Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries

7:310   Restrictions on Publications; Elementary Schools

7:315   Restrictions on Publications; High Schools

7:325   Student Fund Raising Activities


7:340   Student Records

7:345   Use of Educational Technologies: Student Data Privacy and Security

School-Community Relations

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

8:70    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 Complaints


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