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Policy Manual


Chapter 1 - Board of Education

  • PDF 1.00 - School District Legal Status
  • PDF 1.01 - Legal Status of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.02 - Major Functions of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.03 - Membership and Election of Board of Education
  • PDF 1.04 - New Board Member Orientation
  • PDF 1.05 - Authority and Responsibilities of Board Members
  • PDF 1.06 - Board Member Conflict of Interest
  • PDF 1.07 - Compensation of Board Members
  • PDF 1.08 - Officers of the Board of Education
  • PDF 1.09 - Election of the Treasurer
  • PDF 1.10 - Job Description - Treasurer
  • PDF 1.11 - Evaluation of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.12 - Incapacity of Treasurer
  • PDF 1.13 - Committees of the Board
  • PDF 1.14 - Board of Education Meetings
  • PDF 1.15 - Notification of Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.16 - Public Participation at Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.17 - News Media Services at Board Meetings
  • PDF 1.18 - Board - Staff Communications
  • PDF 1.19 - School Board Conferences Conventions and Workshops
  • PDF 1.20 - Formulation and Amendment of Policies
  • PDF 1.21 - Policy Dissemination and Update
  • PDF 1.22 - Suspension of Policies
  • PDF 1.23 - Approval of Handbooks and Directives
Chapter 2 - Administrative Organization/Personnel

  • PDF 2.00 - Management Goals
  • PDF 2.01 - Organizational Chart
  • PDF 2.02 - Delegation of Administrative Authority
  • PDF 2.03 - Management Team
  • PDF 2.04 - Appointment of Superintendent of Schools
  • PDF 2.05 - Job Description - Superintendent
  • PDF 2.06 - Evaluation of the Superintendent
  • PDF 2.07 - Incapacity of the Superintendent
  • PDF 2.08 - Employment of Principals and Other Administrators
  • PDF 2.09 - Evaluation of Administrators
  • PDF 2.10 - Administrative Staff Reduction in Force
  • PDF 2.11 - Temporary Administrative Arrangements
  • PDF 2.12 - Job Description - Guidance Counselor
  • PDF 2.121 - Staff Performance Evaluation Instrument - Guidance Counselor
  • PDF 2.122 - Staff Performance Evaluation Instrument - Dean of Students
Chapter 3 - General Personnel

  • PDF 3.00 - Personnel Policy Goals
  • PDF 3.01 - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • PDF 3.02 - Verification of Employment Eligibility
  • PDF 3.03 - Report of New Hires
  • PDF 3.04 - Criminal Records Check
  • PDF 3.05 - Physical Examination & TB Screening
  • PDF 3.06 - Staff Health & Safety
  • PDF 3.061 - Pre-Employment Drug Testing Policy
  • PDF 3.07 - Family and Medical Leave Act
  • PDF 3.08 - Staff Conduct
  • PDF 3.09 - Democratic-Ethical Principles
  • PDF 3.10 - Staff Development
  • PDF 3.11 - Employee Alcohol and Other Drug
  • PDF 3.12 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of CDL License Holders
  • PDF 3.13 - staff Computer, E-Mail, Network and Internet Use
  • PDF 3.14 - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • PDF 3.15 - Use of Board Owned Motor Vehicles
  • PDF 3.16 - Employee Medical Information
  • PDF 3.17 - Staff Participation in Political Activities and Levy
  • PDF 3.19 - Intellectual Property
Chapter 4 - Instructional Personnel

  • PDF 4.00 - Instructional Staff Positions Recruiting and Employment
  • PDF 4.01 - Employment of Substitute 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
Chapter 6 - Pupil Personnel

  • PDF 6.00 - Student Policy Goals
  • PDF 6.01 - Compulsory School Attendance
  • PDF 6.02 - Entrance Age and Requirements
  • PDF 6.03 - Early Entrance Program
  • PDF 6.031 - Academic Acceleration, Early Entrance to Kindergarten
  • PDF 6.04 - Initial Admission of Students
  • PDF 6.05 - Child Custody Orders or Decrees
  • PDF 6.06 - Students Transferring from State-Approved Nonpublic Schools
  • PDF 6.07 - Enrollment of Home Education Students
  • PDF 6.08 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.09 - Interdistrict Open Enrollment
  • PDF 6.091 - Interdistrict Open Enrollment Guidelines
  • PDF 6.10 - Enrollment of Children of Nonresident Parents
  • PDF 6.11 - Married and Pregnant Students
  • PDF 6.12 - Student Absences and Excuses
  • PDF 6.13 - Habitual Truancy Intervention Strategies
  • PDF 6.14 - Student Attendance Accounting-Missing Children
  • PDF 6.15 - Student Dismissal Precautions
  • PDF 6.16 - Withdrawal from School
  • PDF 6.17 - Promotion, Placement and Retention
  • PDF 6.18 - Grading and Reporting Student Progress
  • PDF 6.19 - Graduation/Diploma Requirements
  • PDF 6.20 - Student Records
  • PDF 6.21 - Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure
  • PDF 6.22 - Code of Student Conduct
  • PDF 6.23 - Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • PDF 6.24 - Controlled and Counterfeit or Look-Alike Substances
  • PDF 6.25 - Inpatient Treatment Policy
  • PDF 6.26 - Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education
  • PDF 6.27 - Use of Tobacco by Students
  • PDF 6.28 - Hazing
  • PDF 6.29 - Anti-Gang Policy
  • PDF 6.30 - Care of School Property
  • PDF 6.31 - Student Fees Fines and Charges
  • PDF 6.32 - Interrogations and Searches
  • PDF 6.33 - Use of Motor Vehicles
  • PDF 6.34 - Pupil Health and Safety
  • PDF 6.35 - Immunization
  • PDF 6.36 - Communicable Diseases
  • PDF 6.37 - Physician Request for the Administration of Prescriptions
  • PDF 6.39 - Emergency Medical Authorization
  • PDF 6.40 - Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
  • PDF 6.41 - Fire and Tornado Warning Drills
  • PDF 6.42 - Equal Access
  • PDF 6.43 - Student Fund Raising
  • PDF 6.44 - Student Expression
  • PDF 6.45 - Transportation
  • PDF 6.46 - Student Conduct on School Buses
  • 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 - Enrollment of Resident & Nonresident, Homeless & Foreign Exchange Students
  • PDF 6.53 - C.P.R. and A.E.D. Training
  • PDF 6.54 - Student Accident Insurance
  • PDF 6.55 - Asthma Medication and Epinephrine Auto Injectors
  • PDF 6.56 - Administering Medication to Students
Chapter 7 - Instructional Program

  • PDF 7.00 - Educational Philosophy and Goals
  • PDF 7.01 - Equal Educational Opportunity
  • PDF 7.02 - Curriculum and Instruction
  • PDF 7.03 - Curriculum Development
  • PDF 7.04 - Curriculum Guides and Courses of Study
  • PDF 7.05 - Testing Programs
  • PDF 7.06 - Remediation-Intervention Program
  • PDF 7.07 - Diagnostic Assessments
  • PDF 7.08 - Academic Prevention/Intervention Services
  • PDF 7.09 - Special Accommodations for Students and Testing
  • PDF 7.10 - Achievement Testing
  • PDF 7.11 - Educational Options
  • PDF 7.12 - Innovative Programs
  • PDF 7.13 - College Credit Plus
  • PDF 7.14 - Guidance Program
  • PDF 7.15 - Career and Technical Education Program
  • PDF 7.16 - Home Instruction Program
  • PDF 7.17 - Home Education
  • PDF 7.18 - Special Education Program
  • PDF 7.19 - Gifted Education
  • PDF 7.20 - Extracurricular Activities
  • PDF 7.21 - Extracurricular Activities Academic Policy
  • PDF 7.22 - Student Organizations
  • PDF 7.23 - Field Trips
  • PDF 7.24 - Facilities
  • PDF 7.25 - Crisis Postvention Program
  • PDF 7.26 - Selection of Instructions Materials and Equipment
  • PDF 7.27 - Selection of Library-Media Materials
  • PDF 7.28 - Homework
  • PDF 7.29 - Computer Network and Internet Use Policy
  • PDF 7.30 - Driver Education
  • PDF 7.31 - National Honor Society
  • PDF 7.32 - SAGE Program
  • PDF 7.33 - Credit Flexibility
  • PDF 7.34 - Career Advising
  • PDF 7.36 - Interscholastic Athletics
Chapter 8 - Community Relations

  • PDF 8.00 - Mission Statement
  • PDF 8.001 - Community Relations Program
  • PDF 8.01 - Public Information Program
  • PDF 8.02 - Parental Involvement in Education
  • PDF 8.021 - Parent Participation in Title I Programs
  • PDF 8.03 - Public Complaints and Grievances
  • PDF 8.04 - School Visitors
  • PDF 8.05 - District Support Organizations
  • PDF 8.06 - Gifts Grants and Donations
  • PDF 8.07 - Community Use of School Facilities
  • PDF 8.08 - Emergency Closings
  • PDF 8.09 - Joint Business Advisory Counsel & Family and Civic Engagement Team
  • PDF 8.10 - Uniform Federal Grant Guidance
  • PDF 8.11 - Credit Card Policy
  • PDF 8.12 - Time and Effort Reporting
  • PDF 8.13 - Procurement with Federal Grands/Funds
  • PDF 8.14 - Disposal of Property
  • PDF 8.15 - Parent and Family Engagement
  • PDF 8.16 - Board Supplied Amenities and DeMinimis Gifts
Chapter 9 - Fiscal Management

  • PDF 9.00 - Fiscal Management Goals
  • PDF 9.01 - Budget Planning
  • PDF 9.02 - Investments
  • PDF 9.03 - Grants from Private Sources
  • PDF 9.04 - Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
  • PDF 9.05 - Student Activity Fund Management
  • PDF 9.06 - Tax Sheltered Annuity
  • PDF 9.07 - Purchasing
  • PDF 9.08 - Staff Development - Refreshments and Awards
  • PDF 9.09 - Cash in School Buildings
  • PDF 9.11 - Compensation from Vendors
  • PDF 9.13 - Consumable Inventory Procedures
  • PDF 9.14 - Cell Phone Usage
  • PDF 9.15 - Use of Credit Cards
Chapter 10 - Miscellaneous

  • PDF 10.00 - Personal Information Systems
  • PDF 10.01 - Public Records
  • PDF 10.02 - Records Retention and Disposal Schedule
  • PDF 10.03 - Title IX Grievance Procedure
  • PDF 10.04 - Section 504 - ADA - Title VI Grievance Procedure
  • PDF 10.05 - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
  • PDF 10.06 - Sexual Harassment
  • PDF 10.07 - Smoke Free Schools
  • PDF 10.08 - HIV-AIDS
  • PDF 10.09 - School Ceremonies and Observances - Patriotic Exercise
  • PDF 10.10 - Copyright Law
  • PDF 10.11 - Food Services Program
  • PDF 10.12 - Food Purchasing
  • PDF 10.13 - Eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk
  • PDF 10.14 - Food Sale Standards and Services
  • PDF 10.141 - School Wellness Policy
  • PDF 10.15 - HIPAA Privacy Policy
  • PDF 10.17 - School Safety Plan
  • PDF 10.18 - Health and Safety in School Buildings
  • PDF 10.19 - Application of Pesticides
  • PDF 10.20 - No Idling Policy
  • PDF 10.21 - Crowdfunding
  • PDF 10.22 - Student Meal Charges