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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 - Committees
  • PDF 1.11 - Board of Education Meetings
  • PDF 1.12 - Public Participation at Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.13 - Board - Staff Communications
  • PDF 1.14 - Work Stoppages
  • PDF 1.15 - Organizational Chart
Chapter 2 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION

  • PDF 2.00 - Appointment of Superintendent of Schools
  • PDF 2.01 - Evaluation of the Superintendent
  • PDF 2.02 - Incapacity of Superintendent
  • PDF 2.03 - Employment of Principals and Other Administrators
  • PDF 2.04 - Evaluation of Administrators
  • PDF 2.05 - Administrative Reduction in Force
  • PDF 2.06 - Appointment of Chief Financial Officer
  • PDF 2.07 - Evaluation of Chief Financial Officer
  • PDF 2.08 - Incapacity of Chief Financial Office
Chapter 3 - GENERAL PERSONNEL

  • PDF 3.00 - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • PDF 3.01 - Criminal Records Check
  • PDF 3.02 - Physical Examination and Tuberculin Screening
  • PDF 3.03 - Family and Medical Leave Act
  • PDF 3.04 - Staff Conduct
  • PDF 3.05 - Staff Participation in Political Activities and Levy Campaigns
  • PDF 3.06 - Staff Development
  • PDF 3.07 - Democratic / Ethical Principles
  • PDF 3.08 - Alcohol and Drug-Free Schools
  • PDF 3.09 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Testing Policy for Employees Performing Safety-Sensitive Duties
  • PDF 3.10 - Staff Gifts
  • PDF 3.11 - Staff Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy and Agreement
  • PDF 3.12 - Substance Abuse
  • PDF 3.13 - Personal Use of District Equipment / Facilities
  • PDF 3.14 - Outside Activities of Staff
  • PDF 3.15 - Employment of a Person Convicted of a Crime
  • PDF 3.16 - Staff-Student Relations
  • PDF 3.17 - Faculty Councils
  • PDF 3.18 - 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 and Counselors
Chapter 5 - CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL

  • PDF 5.00 - Employment of Classified Personnel
  • PDF 5.01 - Employment of Substitutes
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-Distict Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.05 - Inter-District Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.06 - Enrollment of Homeless Children and Children of Resident and Nonresident Parents
  • 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 and Tardiness
  • PDF 6.12 - Withdrawal From School
  • PDF 6.13 - Grading Systems
  • PDF 6.14 - Class Rank Guidelines
  • PDF 6.15 - Graduation/Diploma Requirements
  • PDF 6.16 - Student Records
  • PDF 6.17 - Student Accident Insurance
  • PDF 6.18 - Student Discipline
  • PDF 6.19 - Code of Student Conduct
  • PDF 6.20 - Student Conduct (Zero Tolerance)
  • PDF 6.21 - Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Drug-Free Schools) and Anabolic Steroids
  • PDF 6.22 - Counterfeit or Look-Alike Drugs
  • PDF 6.23 - Hazing
  • PDF 6.24 - Student Dress Code
  • PDF 6.25 - Anti-Gang Policy
  • PDF 6.26 - Dangerous Weapons in the Schools, Bomb Threats, and Violent Conduct
  • PDF 6.27 - Student Fees and Fines
  • PDF 6.28 - Interrogations and Searches
  • PDF 6.29 - Pupil Health and Safety
  • PDF 6.30 - Immunization
  • PDF 6.31 - Student Health Services and First Aid
  • PDF 6.32 - School Bus Emergency and Evacuation Procedures
  • PDF 6.33 - Use of Tobacco
  • PDF 6.34 - Administering Medication to Students
  • PDF 6.35 - Asthma Medication and Epinephrine Auto Injectors
  • PDF 6.36 - Emergency Medical Authorization
  • PDF 6.37 - Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
  • PDF 6.38 - Fire and Tornado Warning Drills
  • PDF 6.39 - Community Use of School Facilities
  • PDF 6.40 - Student Fund Raising
  • PDF 6.41 - Transportation
  • PDF 6.42 - Student Conduct on School Buses
  • PDF 6.43 - Prohibition from Extra-Curricular Activities
  • PDF 6.44 - Corporal Punishment
  • PDF 6.45 - Transportation of Students in Board-Owned Vehicles
  • PDF 6.46 - Restraint and Seclusion
  • PDF 6.47 - School and Non-school Sponsored Expression
  • PDF 6.48 - Student E-mail Internet and Computer Use
  • PDF 6.49 - Students with Food Allergies
  • PDF 6.50 - Diabetes Care
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 Schooling
  • PDF 7.13 - Special Education Program
  • PDF 7.14 - Gifted Education
  • 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 - Post-Secondary Enrollment Program
  • PDF 7.28 - Guidance Program
  • PDF 7.29 - Latchkey Programs (We Care)
  • PDF 7.30 - Screenings, Surveys, Physical Examinations, and Instructional Materials
  • PDF 7.31 - Parent Participation in Title I Programs
  • PDF 7.32 - Credit Flexibility
  • PDF 7.33 - High School Physical Education Requirement Waiver
  • PDF 7.34 - Career Advising
Chapter 8 - FISCAL MANAGEMENT

  • PDF 8.00 - Fiscal Management Goals
  • PDF 8.01 - Financial Planning
  • PDF 8.02 - Annual Budget
  • PDF 8.03 - Financial Reports
  • PDF 8.04 - Investment Policy
  • PDF 8.05 - School and Non-School Student Activities Programs
  • PDF 8.06 - Petty Cash Account
  • PDF 8.07 - Tax Sheltered Annuities and Deferred Compensation Plan
  • PDF 8.08 - Cash in School Buildings
  • PDF 8.09 - Fixed Asset Accounting Policy
  • PDF 8.10 - Purchases
  • PDF 8.11 - Expense Reimbursements
  • PDF 8.12 - Local Purchasing
  • PDF 8.13 - Citizens' Financial Advisory Committee
  • PDF 8.14 - Cell Phone Usage
  • PDF 8.15 - Uniform Federal Grant Guidance
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 - Personnel Records
  • PDF 9.09 - Harassment and Violence
  • PDF 9.10 - Title IX Grievance Procedure Employee and Student
  • PDF 9.11 - Student Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 9.12 - Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 9.13 - Racial/Ethnic/National Origin Harassment and Discrimination Policy Covering Employees
  • PDF 9.14 - Racial/Ethnic/National Origin Harassment and Discrimination Policy Covering Students
  • PDF 9.15 - Section 504/ADA/Title VI Grievance Procedure
  • PDF 9.16 - School Nutrition and Wellness Policy
  • PDF 9.17 - Food Sale Standards and Services
  • PDF 9.18 - Copyright Law
  • PDF 9.19 - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • PDF 9.20 - School Ceremonies and Observances-Patriotic Exercises
  • PDF 9.21 - Business Advisory Council
  • PDF 9.22 - Report of Serious Violations
  • PDF 9.23 - Loss of Driving Privileges for Absence Without Legitimate Excuse
  • PDF 9.24 - HIV/AIDS - Staff and Students
  • PDF 9.25 - Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
  • PDF 9.26 - School Volunteers
  • PDF 9.27 - Distribution of Radiation Emergency Potassium Iodide
  • PDF 9.28 - Lending of District-Owned Equipment
  • PDF 9.29 - Use of Motor Vehicles
  • PDF 9.30 - District Web Page
  • PDF 9.31 - Emergency Management Plan
  • PDF 9.32 - Computer Technology and Networks
  • PDF 9.33 - Technology Security Policy
  • PDF 9.34 - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
  • PDF 9.35 - Smoke Free Schools
  • PDF 9.36 - Hand Washing Policy
  • PDF 9.37 - Application of Pesticides
  • PDF 9.38 - No Idling Policy
  • PDF 9.39 - Health and Safety in School Buildings
  • PDF 9.40 - Family and Civic Engagement Team
  • PDF 9.41 - Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • PDF 9.42 - Eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk
  • PDF 9.43 - Child Find
  • PDF 9.44 - Nepotism