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Policy Manual


Chapter 1 - BYLAWS

  • PDF 1.00 - Mission Statement
  • PDF 1.01 - Educational Philosophy Goals and Objectives
  • PDF 1.02 - School District Legal Status
  • PDF 1.03 - Formulation Amendment Dissemination and Update of Policies
  • PDF 1.04 - Membership and Election of BOE
  • PDF 1.05 - New Board Member Orientation
  • PDF 1.06 - Major Functions of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.07 - Authority and Functions of Board Members
  • PDF 1.08 - Board Member Conflict of Interest
  • PDF 1.09 - Board Member Compensation and Expenses
  • PDF 1.10 - Officers of the Board of Education
  • PDF 1.11 - Appointment of Superintendent of Schools
  • PDF 1.12 - Job Description - Superintendent
  • PDF 1.13 - Evaluation of the Superintendent
  • PDF 1.14 - Incapacity of the Superintendent
  • PDF 1.15 - Appointment of the Treasurer
  • PDF 1.16 - Job Description - Treasurer
  • PDF 1.17 - Evaluation of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.18 - Incapacity of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.19 - Committees
  • PDF 1.20 - Board of Education Meetings
  • PDF 1.21 - Public Participation at Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.22 - School Board Conferences, Conventions and Workshops
  • PDF 1.23 - Board - Staff Communications
  • PDF 1.24 - Work Stoppages
  • PDF 1.26 - Board Member Code of Conduct
  • PDF 1.27 - Appointments to the Financial Advisory Committee CF Parks and Recreation Board and CF Public Library
  • PDF 1.27 - Appointment to the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Board and Cuyahoga Falls Library Board
Chapter 2 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION/PERSONNEL

  • PDF 2.01 - Appointment of Administrators
  • PDF 2.02 - Evaluation of Administrators
  • PDF 2.03 - Administrative Staff Reduction in Force
Chapter 3 - GENERAL PERSONNEL

  • PDF 3.00 - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • PDF 3.01 - Verification of Employment Eligibility
  • PDF 3.02 - Report of New Hires
  • PDF 3.03 - Criminal Records Check
  • PDF 3.04 - Physical Examination TB Screening
  • PDF 3.05 - Family and Medical Leave Act
  • PDF 3.06 - Staff Conduct
  • PDF 3.07 - Staff Conflict of Interest
  • PDF 3.08 - Staff Participation in Political Activities and Levy Campaigns
  • PDF 3.09 - Staff Development
  • PDF 3.10 - Democratic Ethical Principles
  • PDF 3.11 - Alcohol and Drug-Free Schools
  • PDF 3.12 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Testing of Employees Performing Safety-Sensitive Duties
  • PDF 3.13 - Staff Gifts
  • PDF 3.14 - Staff Computer, E-Mail, Network, and Internet Use
  • PDF 3.15 - Assault Leave
  • PDF 3.16 - Employee Medical Information
  • PDF 3.17 - Intellectual Property
Chapter 4 - INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL

  • PDF 4.00 - Professional Staff Positions, Recruiting, and Employment
  • PDF 4.01 - Employment of Substitute Staff
  • PDF 4.02 - Student Teacher Policy
  • PDF 4.03 - Evaluation of School Counselors
  • PDF 4.07 - Evaluation of Teachers
  • PDF 4.08 - Tutoring District Students for Profit
Chapter 5 - CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL

  • PDF 5.00 - Employment of Classified Personnel
  • PDF 5.01 - Employment of Substitutes
  • PDF 5.02 - Evaluation of Support Staff
  • PDF 5.03 - Hours and Overtime
  • PDF 5.04 - Vacations and Holidays
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 - Home Education and Home Instruction
  • PDF 6.05 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.06 - Interdistrict Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.07 - Enrollment of Resident and Non-Resident, Homeless and Foreign Exchange Students
  • PDF 6.08 - Married and Pregnant Students
  • PDF 6.09 - Student Absences and Excuses
  • PDF 6.10 - Habitual Truancy Intervention Strategies
  • PDF 6.11 - Student Attendance Accounting-Missing Children
  • PDF 6.12 - Student Dismissal Precautions
  • PDF 6.13 - Withdrawal From School
  • PDF 6.14 - Grading Systems
  • PDF 6.15 - Class Rank
  • PDF 6.16 - Graduation Requirements
  • PDF 6.17 - Student Records
  • PDF 6.18 - Screenings Surveys and Phys Exams
  • PDF 6.19 - Student Accident Insurance
  • PDF 6.20 - Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure
  • PDF 6.21 - Code of Student Conduct
  • PDF 6.22 - Removal from ExtraCurricular Activities
  • PDF 6.23 - Suspension of Bus Riding-Transportation Privileges
  • PDF 6.24 - Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Drug Free Schools) and Anabolic Steroids
  • PDF 6.25 - Counterfeit or Look-Alike Drugs
  • PDF 6.26 - Hazing
  • PDF 6.27 - Student Dress Code
  • PDF 6.28 - Anti-Gang Policy
  • PDF 6.29 - Student Fees Fines and Charges
  • PDF 6.30 - Interrogations and Searches
  • PDF 6.31 - Student Health and Safety
  • PDF 6.32 - Immunization
  • PDF 6.33 - Student Health Services and First Aid
  • PDF 6.34 - Communicable Diseases
  • PDF 6.35 - Control of Head Lice
  • PDF 6.36 - Administering Medication to Students
  • PDF 6.37 - Asthma Medication
  • PDF 6.38 - Epinephrine Autoinjector
  • PDF 6.39 - Use of Tobacco
  • PDF 6.40 - Emergency Medical Authorization
  • PDF 6.41 - Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
  • PDF 6.42 - Fire, Tornado and Safety Drills
  • PDF 6.43 - Equal Access
  • PDF 6.44 - Student Fund Raising
  • PDF 6.45 - School and Nonschool-Sponsored Expression
  • PDF 6.46 - Transportation
  • PDF 6.47 - School Bus Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
  • PDF 6.48 - Transportation of Students in Board Owned Vehicles
  • PDF 6.49 - Students with Food Allergies
  • PDF 6.50 - Restraint and Seclusion
  • PDF 6.51 - Diabetes Care
  • PDF 6.52 - CPR and AED Training
  • PDF 6.54 - Student Transportation Management
  • PDF 6.55 - School Bus Routes and Stops
  • PDF 6.56 - Procurement and Administration of Naloxone
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 - Third Grade Guarantee
  • PDF 7.06 - Diagnostic Assessments
  • PDF 7.07 - Academic Prevention/Intervention Services
  • PDF 7.08 - Special Accommodations for Students and Testing
  • PDF 7.09 - ODE Testing
  • PDF 7.10 - Educational Options
  • PDF 7.11 - Career or Technical Education
  • PDF 7.12 - Homebound Instruction Program
  • PDF 7.13 - Home Education
  • PDF 7.14 - Special Education Program
  • PDF 7.15 - Gifted Education Program and Identification
  • PDF 7.16 - College Credit Plus Program
  • PDF 7.17 - Guidance Program
  • PDF 7.18 - Teaching About Religion
  • PDF 7.19 - Extracurricular Activities
  • PDF 7.20 - Extracurricular Activities Academic Policy
  • PDF 7.21 - Interscholastic Athletics
  • PDF 7.22 - Student Organizations
  • PDF 7.23 - Field Trips
  • PDF 7.24 - Facilities
  • PDF 7.25 - Selection of Textbooks, Electronic Textbooks, and Supplemental Materials
  • PDF 7.26 - Selection of Resource Materials and Equipment Other than Textbooks
  • PDF 7.27 - Selection of Library Media Materials
  • PDF 7.28 - Homework
  • PDF 7.29 - Computer Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy and Agreement
  • PDF 7.30 - Credit Flexibility
  • PDF 7.31 - Career Advising
Chapter 8 - FISCAL MANAGEMENT

  • PDF 8.00 - Fiscal Management Goals
  • PDF 8.01 - Budget Planning and Appropriations Measure
  • PDF 8.02 - Investment Policy
  • PDF 8.03 - Student Activity Fund Management
  • PDF 8.04 - Petty Cash Account
  • PDF 8.05 - Tax Sheltered Annuities and Deferred Compensation Plans
  • PDF 8.06 - Cash in School Buildings
  • PDF 8.07 - Staff Development, Refreshments, and Awards
  • PDF 8.08 - Compensation from Vendors
  • PDF 8.09 - Expense Reimbursements
  • PDF 8.10 - Use of Credit Cards
  • PDF 8.11 - Cell Phone Usage
  • PDF 8.12 - Purchases
  • PDF 8.13 - Local Purchasing
  • PDF 8.14 - Fixed Asset Accounting System
  • PDF 8.15 - Use of Motor Vehicles
  • PDF 8.16 - Uniform Federal Grant Guidance
  • PDF 8.17 - Credit Card Policy
  • PDF 8.18 - Time and Effort Reporting
  • PDF 8.19 - Procurement with Federal Grands/Funds
  • PDF 8.20 - Disposal of Property
  • PDF 8.22 - Stale Checks
Chapter 9 - COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • PDF 9.00 - Community Relations Program
  • PDF 9.01 - Parental Involvement Education
  • PDF 9.02 - Parent Participation in Title I Programs
  • PDF 9.03 - School Visitors
  • PDF 9.04 - Relations with Affiliated School Organizations
  • PDF 9.05 - Gifts, Grants and Donations
  • PDF 9.06 - Emergency Closings
  • PDF 9.07 - Community Use of School Facilities
  • PDF 9.08 - School Volunteers
  • PDF 9.09 - Business Advisory Council
  • PDF 9.10 - Parent and Family Engagement
  • PDF 9.34 - Control of Bed Bugs
Chapter 10 - MISCELLANEOUS

  • PDF 10.01 - Personal Information Systems
  • PDF 10.02 - HIPAA Privacy Policy
  • PDF 10.03 - Public Records
  • PDF 10.04 - Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
  • PDF 10.05 - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying of Students
  • PDF 10.06 - Title IX Grievance Procedure - Employee and Student
  • PDF 10.07 - Harassment and Violence
  • PDF 10.08 - Student Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 10.09 - Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 10.10 - Racial, Ethnic, National Origin Harassment Discrimination - Employees
  • PDF 10.11 - Racial, Ethnic, National Origin Harassment Discrimination - Students
  • PDF 10.12 - ยง504, ADA Title VI Grievance Procedure
  • PDF 10.13 - Smoke Free Schools
  • PDF 10.14 - HIV-AIDS
  • PDF 10.15 - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • PDF 10.16 - Health and Safety in School Buildings
  • PDF 10.17 - School Safety Plan
  • PDF 10.18 - Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances
  • PDF 10.19 - Copyright
  • PDF 10.20 - Report of Serious Violations
  • PDF 10.21 - Food Sale Standards and Services
  • PDF 10.22 - School Wellness Policy
  • PDF 10.23 - No Idling Policy
  • PDF 10.24 - Application of Pesticides
  • PDF 10.25 - Electronic Communication and Social Media
  • PDF 10.26 - Camps and Clinics
  • PDF 10.27 - Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • PDF 10.28 - Eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk
  • PDF 10.29 - Child Find
  • PDF 10.30 - Crowdfunding
  • PDF 10.31 - Student Meal Charges
  • PDF 10.33 - Internet Safety
  • PDF 10.34 - Student and Staff Gender Identity and Expression
  • PDF 10.35 - Concussions and Student Athletes
  • PDF 10.36 - School Calendar