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Policy Manual


Chapter 1 - Board of Education

  • PDF 1.00 - Mission Statement
  • PDF 1.01 - Educational Philosophy, Goals and Objectives
  • PDF 1.02 - School District and Board of Education Legal Status
  • PDF 1.03 - Formulation, Amendment, Dissemination and Update of Policies
  • PDF 1.04 - Membership and Election of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.05 - Major Functions of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.06 - Authority and Functions of Board Members
  • PDF 1.07 - Board Member Conflict of Interest
  • PDF 1.08 - Compensation of Board Members
  • PDF 1.09 - Officers of the Board of Education
  • PDF 1.10 - Appointment of the Treasurer
  • PDF 1.11 - Job Description - Treasurer
  • PDF 1.12 - Evaluation of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.13 - Incapacity of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.14 - Committees
  • PDF 1.15 - Board of Education Meetings
  • PDF 1.16 - Public Participation at Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.17 - School Board Conferences, Conventions and Workshops
  • PDF 1.18 - Board - Staff Communications
  • PDF 1.19 - Work Stoppages
Chapter 2 - Administrative Organization/Personnel

  • PDF 2.00 - Appointment of Superintendent
  • PDF 2.01 - Job Description - Superintendent
  • PDF 2.02 - Evaluation of the Superintendent
  • PDF 2.03 - Incapacity of the Superintendent
  • PDF 2.04 - Employment of Principals and Other Administrators
  • PDF 2.05 - Evaluation of Administrators
  • PDF 2.06 - Administrative Staff Reduction in Force
  • PDF 2.07 - Administrative Vacations
Chapter 3 - General Personnel

  • PDF 3.00 - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • PDF 3.01 - Verification of Employment Eligibility
  • PDF 3.02 - Criminal Records Check
  • PDF 3.03 - Physical Examination and Tuberculin Screening
  • PDF 3.04 - Family and Medical Leave Act
  • PDF 3.05 - Staff Conduct
  • PDF 3.06 - Staff Participation in Political Activities and Levy Campaigns
  • PDF 3.07 - Professional Staff Development
  • PDF 3.08 - Democratic/Ethical Principles
  • PDF 3.09 - Alcohol and Drug-Free Schools
  • PDF 3.10 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Testing Policy for Employees Performing Safety-Sensitive Duties
  • PDF 3.11 - Report of New Hires
  • PDF 3.12 - Staff Gifts
  • PDF 3.13 - Staff Computer, E-mail, Network, and Internet Use
  • PDF 3.14 - Assault Leave
  • PDF 3.15 - Employee Medical Information
Chapter 4 - Instructional Personnel

  • PDF 4.00 - Professional Staff Positions, Recruiting, and Employment
  • PDF 4.01 - Employment of Substitute Teaching Staff
  • PDF 4.02 - Student Teacher Policy
  • PDF 4.03 - Evaluation of Teachers
  • PDF 4.04 - Evaluation of School Counselors
Chapter 5 - Classified Personnel

  • PDF 5.00 - Employment of Classified Personnel
  • PDF 5.01 - Employment of Substitutes
  • PDF 5.02 - Evaluation of Classified Personnel (Non-Union)
  • PDF 5.03 - Non-Union Support Staff Hours and Overtime
  • PDF 5.04 - Vacation Usage
Chapter 6 - Pupil Personnel

  • PDF 6.00 - Compulsory School Attendance
  • PDF 6.01 - Academic Acceleration, Early Entrance to Kindergarten, and Early High School Graduation
  • PDF 6.02 - Initial Admission of Students
  • PDF 6.03 - Students Transferring from State-Approved, Nonpublic Schools
  • PDF 6.04 - Intra-District Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.05 - Inter-District Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.06 - Enrollment of Resident and Nonresident, Homeless, and Foreign Exchange Students
  • PDF 6.07 - Married and Pregnant Students
  • PDF 6.08 - Student Absences and Excuses
  • PDF 6.09 - Habitual and Chronic Truancy Intervention Strategies
  • PDF 6.10 - Student Attendance Accounting/Missing Children
  • PDF 6.11 - Student Dismissal Precautions and Tardiness
  • PDF 6.12 - Withdrawal from School
  • PDF 6.13 - Grading Systems
  • PDF 6.14 - Graduation/Diploma Requirements
  • PDF 6.15 - Student Records
  • PDF 6.16 - Student Accident Insurance
  • PDF 6.17 - Student Discipline
  • PDF 6.18 - Code of Student Conduct
  • PDF 6.19 - Student Conduct (Zero Tolerance)
  • PDF 6.20 - Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Drug-Free Schools) and Anabolic Steroids
  • PDF 6.21 - Counterfeit or Look-Alike Drugs
  • PDF 6.22 - Hazing
  • PDF 6.23 - Student Dress Code
  • PDF 6.24 - Anti-Gang Policy
  • PDF 6.25 - Dangerous Weapons in the Schools, Bomb Threats and Violent Conduct
  • PDF 6.26 - Student Fees and Fines
  • PDF 6.27 - Interrogations and Searches
  • PDF 6.28 - Student Health and Safety
  • PDF 6.29 - Immunization
  • PDF 6.30 - Student Health Services and First Aid
  • PDF 6.31 - School Bus Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
  • PDF 6.32 - Use of Tobacco
  • PDF 6.33 - Administering Medication to Students
  • PDF 6.34 - Asthma Medication and Epinephrine Auto Injectors
  • PDF 6.35 - Emergency Medical Authorization
  • PDF 6.36 - Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
  • PDF 6.37 - Fire and Tornado Warning Drills
  • PDF 6.38 - Community Use of School Facilities
  • PDF 6.39 - Student Fund Raising
  • PDF 6.40 - Transportation
  • PDF 6.41 - Student Conduct on School Buses
  • PDF 6.42 - Prohibition from Extra-Curricular Activities
  • PDF 6.43 - Corporal Punishment
  • PDF 6.44 - Transportation of Students in Board Owned Vehicles
  • PDF 6.45 - Restraint and Seclusion
  • PDF 6.46 - School and Non-School Sponsored Expression
  • PDF 6.47 - Student Email, Internet and Computer Use
  • PDF 6.48 - Students with Food Allergies
  • PDF 6.49 - Diabetes Care
  • PDF 6.50 - C.P.R. and A.E.D. Training
Chapter 7 - Instructional Program

  • PDF 7.00 - Equal Educational Opportunity
  • PDF 7.01 - Curriculum and Instruction
  • PDF 7.02 - Curriculum Guides and Courses of Study
  • PDF 7.03 - Summer School Program
  • PDF 7.04 - Promotion, Placement and Retention
  • PDF 7.05 - Remediation/Intervention Program for Reading Skills
  • PDF 7.06 - Diagnostic Assessments
  • PDF 7.07 - Special Accommodations for Student Assessments
  • PDF 7.08 - Achievement Testing Policies
  • PDF 7.09 - Educational Options
  • PDF 7.10 - Career-Technical Education Program
  • PDF 7.11 - Homebound Instruction Program
  • PDF 7.12 - Home Education and Home Instruction
  • PDF 7.13 - Special Education Program
  • PDF 7.14 - Gifted Education Program
  • PDF 7.15 - Teaching About Religion
  • PDF 7.16 - Academic Prevention/Intervention Services
  • PDF 7.17 - Extracurricular Activities
  • PDF 7.18 - Extracurricular Activities Academic Policy
  • PDF 7.19 - Interscholastic Athletics
  • PDF 7.20 - Student Organizations
  • PDF 7.21 - Field Trips
  • PDF 7.22 - Facilities
  • PDF 7.23 - Selection of Textbooks, Electronic Textbooks, and Supplementary Materials
  • PDF 7.24 - Selection of Resource Materials and Equipment Other than Textbooks
  • PDF 7.25 - Selection of Library Media Materials
  • PDF 7.26 - Homework
  • PDF 7.27 - College Credit Plus Program
  • PDF 7.28 - Guidance Program
  • PDF 7.29 - Screenings, Surveys, Physical Examinations, and Instructional Materials
  • PDF 7.30 - Parent Participation in Title I Programs
  • PDF 7.31 - Credit Flexibility
  • PDF 7.32 - Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for Eligible Students
  • PDF 7.33 - High School Physical Education Requirement Waiver
  • PDF 7.34 - Advanced Standing Program
  • PDF 7.35 - Career Advising
Chapter 8 - Fiscal Management

  • PDF 8.00 - Appropriations Measure
  • PDF 8.01 - Investment Policy
  • PDF 8.02 - Student Activity Fund Management
  • PDF 8.03 - Petty Cash Funds/Accounts
  • PDF 8.04 - Tax Sheltered Annuities and Deferred Compensation Plan
  • PDF 8.05 - Cash in School Buildings
  • PDF 8.06 - Fixed Asset Accounting Policy
  • PDF 8.07 - Purchases
  • PDF 8.08 - Store/School Credit Card Purchases
  • PDF 8.09 - Payment of Claims
  • PDF 8.10 - Change Funds
  • PDF 8.11 - Expense Reimbursements
  • PDF 8.12 - Cell Phone Usage
  • PDF 8.13 - Uniform Federal Grant Guidance
  • PDF 8.14 - Student Activity Funds
  • PDF 8.15 - Payroll Deductions
  • PDF 8.16 - Deposit of Public Funds: Cash Collection Points
  • PDF 8.17 - Audit
Chapter 9 - Miscellaneous

  • PDF 9.00 - Community Relations Program
  • PDF 9.01 - Parental Involvement in Education
  • PDF 9.02 - School Visitors
  • PDF 9.03 - Organizations Supporting Education
  • PDF 9.04 - Gifts, Grants and Donations
  • PDF 9.05 - Emergency Closings
  • PDF 9.06 - Personal Information Systems
  • PDF 9.07 - Public Records
  • PDF 9.08 - Title IX Grievance Procedure - Employee and Student
  • PDF 9.09 - Harassment and Violence
  • PDF 9.10 - Student Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 9.11 - Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 9.12 - Racial/Ethnic/National Origin Harassment and Discrimination Policy Covering Employees
  • PDF 9.13 - Racial/Ethnic/National Origin Harassment and Discrimination Policy Covering Students
  • PDF 9.14 - Smoke Free Schools
  • PDF 9.15 - Food Sale Standards and Services
  • PDF 9.16 - Copyright Law
  • PDF 9.17 - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • PDF 9.18 - School Ceremonies and Observances/Patriotic Exercises
  • PDF 9.19 - Section 504/ADA/Title VI Grievance Procedure
  • PDF 9.20 - Business Advisory Council
  • PDF 9.21 - Report of Serious Violations
  • PDF 9.22 - Loss of Driving Privileges
  • PDF 9.23 - HIV/AIDS
  • PDF 9.24 - Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
  • PDF 9.25 - School Volunteers
  • PDF 9.26 - Emergency Management Plan
  • PDF 9.27 - Prohibition and Reporting of Sexual Abuse
  • PDF 9.28 - School Wellness Policy
  • PDF 9.29 - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
  • PDF 9.30 - No Idling Policy
  • PDF 9.31 - Health and Safety in School Buildings
  • PDF 9.32 - Application of Pesticides
  • PDF 9.33 - Control of Bed Bugs
  • PDF 9.34 - Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • PDF 9.35 - Eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk
  • PDF 9.36 - Child Find
  • PDF 9.38 - Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing