Policies and Procedures

Our publicly elected school board sets policies as a framework for governing the district. ​We regularly update our policies and procedures to keep them in line with laws and state regulations. 

Procedures describe how we put policies into effect. Our school board often reviews procedures, but updates to procedures do not require a vote. They are named with their matching policy number followed by the letter “P.” Please note that when procedures require forms, you may see a file with an “F” at the end.

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1000 Board of Directors

The policies in the 1000 section guide meetings, board organization, the board's relationship with the superintendent and more.


ORGANIZATION
1000 Legal Status and Operation
1005 Key Functions of the Board
1006 Goals and Work Plans
1101 General Information
   

ELECTION
1105 Director District Boundaries
1110 Election
1110P        Procedures
1111 Oath of Office
1112 Director Orientation
1113 Board Member Residency
1114 Board Member Resignation
1115 Vacancies
1115P        Procedures
   

BOARD ORGANIZATION
1210 Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers
1220 Board Officers & Duties of Board Members
1230 Secretary
1240 Committees
   

METHODS OF GOVERNANCE
1310 Policy Adoption, Manuals & Administrative Procedures
1320 Suspension of a Policy
1332 Authorization of Signatures
1332P        Procedures
   

MEETINGS
1400 Meeting Conduct, Order of Business & Quorum
1400P        Procedures
1410 Executive or Closed Sessions
1420 Proposed Agenda & Consent Agenda
1420P        Procedures
1430 Audience Participation
1440 Minutes
1450 Absence of a Board Member
   

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
1610 Conflicts of Interest
1620 The Board-Superintendent Relationship
1620P       Procedures
1630 Evaluation of the Superintendent
1630P        Procedures
1711 Code of Governance
   

BOARD MEMBER BENEFITS
1731 Board Members Expenses
1731P        Procedures
1732 Board Members Insurance
   

BOARD MEMBER DEVELOPMENT
1820 Evaluation of the Board
1822 Training and Development for Board Members
1830 Participation in School Boards' Association
   

2000 Instruction

The policies in the 2000 section guide curriculum development, instructional and extracurricular programs, special education, grade organization, assessments, graduation requirements and more.


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES
2000 Student Learning Goals
2004 Accountability Goals
2005 School Improvement Plans/Annual School Approval
2010 Learning Improvement Teams/Shared Decision-Making
2020 Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials
2020P        Procedures
2021 Library Media Centers
2021P         Procedures
2022 Digital Resources 
2022P         Procedures
2022F1         Form
2023 Lesson Plans
2024 Online Learning
2024P        Procedure
2025 Copyright Compliance
2025P        Procedures
2030 Service Animals in Schools
2030P        Procedures
2090  Program Evaluation
2090P        Procedures
   

LEARNING PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS
2100 Instructional Program Offerings
2101 Instruction in Basic Skills and Work Skills
2101P        Procedures
2102 Health and Fitness Curriculum
2104 Intervention Programs
2104P        Procedures
2106 Program Compliance
2110 English As A Second Language (ESL)
2125 Health, Family Life and Sex Education
2131 Student Assessment
2131P        Procedures
2133 Diversity-Multicultural Education
2140 Guidance and Counseling
2150 Co-Curricular Program
2150P        Procedures
2151 Interscholastic Activities
2151P        Procedures
2153 Noncurriculum Related Student Groups
2153P        Procedures
2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
2161P        Procedures
2162 Education of Students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
2162P      Procedures
2165 Home or Hospital Instruction
2165P      Procedures
2170 Career and Technical Education
2170P      Procedures
2190 Highly Capable Programs
2190P      Procedures
   

SCHOOL ORGANIZATION
2210 Grade Organization
2220 School Calendar
2240 Summer School
2255 Alternative Learning Experience Programs
2255P      Procedures
   

PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTS
2320 Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education
2320P      Procedures
2331 Controversial Issues/Guest Speakers
2331P      Procedures
2333 Flag Exercises
2336 Required Observances
2340 Religious-Related Activities and Practices
2340P      Procedures
   

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
2410 High School Graduation Requirements
2410P      Procedures
2411 Certificate of Education Competency
2411P      Procedures
2412 Diplomas for Veterans
2413 Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses
2413P      Procedures
2414 Community Service
2418 Waiver of High School Graduation Credits
2418P      Procedure
2418F      Form
2420 Grading and Progress Reports
2420P      Procedures
2421 Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration
2421P      Procedures
2422 Homework
2422P      Procedures
2430 Grouping for Instruction
2440 Student Recognition
   

3000 Students

The policies in the 3000 section include school assignments, attendance, behavior expectations and discipline, prohibition against bullying, student rights, student safety, Associated Student Body and more.


QUALIFICATIONS OF ATTENDANCE AND PLACEMENT
3110 Admission and Qualifications of Attendance
3110P    Procedures
3114 Home-Based or Off-Campus Students
3114P    Procedures
3115 Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
3116 Students in Foster Care
3116P    Procedures
3120 Enrollment
3120P    Procedures
3121 Compulsory Attendance
3122 Excused and Unexcused Absences
3122P    Procedures
3123 Withdrawal Prior to Graduation
3124 Removal/Release of Student During School Hours
3124P    Procedures
3126 Child Custody
3130 School Attendance Area Boundaries
3131 District Attendance Area Transfers
3131P    Procedures
3140 Release of Resident Students
3141 Nonresident Students
3141P    Procedures
3142 International Exchange Students
3142P    Procedures
3143 District Notification of Juvenile Offenders
3144 Release of Information Concerning Student Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders
3144P    Procedure
   

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
3200 Students' Rights and Responsibilities
3201 Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises
3205   Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
3205P     Procedures
3207 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
3207P    Procedures
3210 Nondiscrimination
3210P    Procedures
3220 Freedom of Expression
3220P    Procedures
3223 Freedom of Assembly
3224 Student Dress
3224P    Procedures
3226 Interviews and Interrogations of Students on School Premises
3226P     Procedure
3230 Student Privacy/Searches of Students and Their Property
3231 Student Records
3231P    Procedures
3240 Student Conduct
3240P    Procedures
3241 Classroom Management, Discipline, and Corrective Action
3241P    Procedures
3242 Closed Campus
3243 Student Driving
3244 Corporal Punishment
3245 Bus Conduct
3245P    Procedures
3246 Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force
3246P    Procedures
 

STUDENT WELFARE
3410 Student Health
3410P    Procedures
3411 Confidential Communications with Students
3413 Student Immunization and Life-Threatening Health Conditions
3413P    Procedures
3414 Infectious Diseases
3414P    Procedures
3415 Accommodating Students with Diabetes
3416 Medication at School
3416P    Procedures
3418 Emergency Treatment
3420 Student Safety and Welfare
3420P    Procedures
3421 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
3421P    Procedures
3422 School Safety Patrol
3423 Student Sports - Concussion, Head Injuries and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
3423P    Procedures
 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
3510 Associated Student Bodies
3510P      Procedures
3515 Student Incentives
3515P      Procedures
3520 Student Fees, Fines, Charges
3530 Student Fundraising for School Organizations
3530P      Procedures
3531 Student Fundraising for Charitable Purposes
3531P      Procedures
3540 Student Academic Achievement Activity Support
3540P      Procedures



4000 Community Relations

The policies in the 4000 section guide public facility use, community partnerships and more.



COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC
4000 Public Information Program
4000P      Procedures
4001 Goals
4026 Social Media
4026P      Procedures
4040 Public Access to District Records
4040P      Procedures



PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOOLS
4110 Citizens' Advisory Committees and Task Forces
4110P      Procedures
4120 School-Support Organizations
4120P      Procedures
4130 Parent Involvement
4130P      Procedures



PUBLIC ACCESS TO SCHOOLS, STAFF AND STUDENTS
4200 Safe and Orderly Learning Environment
4200P      Procedures
4210 Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises
4215 Prohibition on use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices
 4218 Language Access Plan
 4218P      Procedures
4220 Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs
4230 Contacts with Students
4230P     Procedure
4235 Public Performances
4237 Contests, Advertising and Promotions
4238 Advertising, Partnerships, and Sponsorships
4238P      Procedures
4260 Use of School Facilities
4260P      Procedures
 4260F       Form
4265 Community Schools' Program



RELATIONS WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND SCHOOLS
4300 Political Relationships with Government Agencies
4300P      Procedures
4300F1       Form
4300F2      Form
4301 Local Improvement Districts
4310 Relations with Law Enforcement, and Other Government Agencies
4314 Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm
4315 Release of Information Concerning Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders
4320 Cooperative Programs with Other Districts and Public Agencies
4330 Cooperation with Private and Parochial Schools and Day Care Agencies
4331 Senior Citizen Recognition
4350 Conducting Research Activities
4350P     Procedures
4350F      Form

5000 Personnel

The policies in the 5000 section guide hiring, volunteer requirements, collective bargaining, professional expectations of staff, leave, benefits and more.


RECRUITMENT and PERSONNEL SELECTION
5000 Recruitment & Selection of Staff
5001 Hiring of Retired School Employees
5001P      Procedures
5005 Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances & Approval
5006 Unprofessional Conduct
5010 Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
5011 Sexual Harassment of District Staff Prohibited
5011P      Procedures
5015 Civility
5015P      Procedures
5020 Collective Bargaining
5020P      Procedures
5021 Applicability of Personnel Policies
5050 Contracts



EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
5200 Administrative Team
5201 Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace
5201P      Procedures
5202 Federal Highway Administration Mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
5215 Assignment and Transfer of Administrative Staff
5230 Job Descriptions/Responsibilities
5230P      Procedures
5231 Length of Work Day
5231P      Procedures
5240 Evaluation of Staff
5240P      Procedures
5253 Maintaining Professional Staff and Student Boundaries
5253P      Procedures
5271 Reporting Improper Governmental Action
5271P      Procedures
5280 Termination of Employment
5281 Disciplinary Action and Discharge



COMPENSATION
5310 Compensation
5342 Staff Recognition



LEAVES
5400 Personnel Leaves
5401 Sick Leave
5403 Family Emergency Leave
5404 Family/Medical Leave
5404P      Procedures
5405 Emergency Leave
5406 Leave Sharing
5406P      Procedures
5407 Military Leave
5407P      Procedures
5408 Jury Duty and Subpoena Leave
5410 Administrators' Holidays
5411 Staff Vacations



BENEFITS
5510 Retirement Programs
5520 Staff Development
5520P      Procedures
5525 Professional, Civic and Service Organization Memberships



AUXILIARY PERSONNEL
5610 Substitute Employment
5630 Volunteers
5642 Administrator Internships
5642P      Procedures



6000 Management Support Services

The policies in the 6000 section guide budget planning and goals, bids and contracts, risk management, transportation, food services, operations and maintenance of school property, facilities planning and more.


FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
6000 Program Planning, Budget Preparation, Adoption and Implementation
6000P      Procedures
6002 Fiscal Management Goals
6003 Support Services Goals
6004 School Facilities Goals
6020 System of Funds and Accounts
6020P      Procedures
6021 Inter-Fund Loans and Interest Bearing Warrants
6030 Financial Reports
6040 Expenditures in Excess of Budget

REVENUES
6100 Revenues from Local, State and Federal Sources
6101 Federal Cash and Financial Management
6101P   Procedure
6106 Allowable Costs for Federal Programs
6106P   Procedure
6111 Tuition
6112 Rental or Lease of District Real Property
6113 Use of Musical Instruments
6114 Gifts or Donations
6114P      Procedures
6115 Gifts to Staff Members
6116 Loans of School-Owned Equipment and Books
6119 Uncollected Non-Tax Revenue
6120 Investment of Funds

PURCHASING
6210 Purchasing: Authorization and Control
6210P      Procedures
6212 Charge Cards
6213 Reimbursement for Travel Expenses
6213P      Procedures
6215 Voucher Certification and Approval
6215P      Procedures
6216 Reimbursement for Goods and Services: Warrants
6219 Provision of Certain Goods and Services to Students and Patrons
6220 Bid Requirements
6220P      Procedures
6230 Relations with Vendors
6240 Food and Beverage Consumption
6240P      Procedures

RISK MANAGEMENT
6500 Risk Management
6500P      Procedures
6505 Security
6505P      Procedures
6508 Emergencies
6509 Automated External Defibrillators
6509P      Procedures
6510 Safety
6510P      Procedures
6511 Staff Safety
6511P      Procedures
6512 Infection Control Program
6512P      Procedures
6520 Animals in District Facilities
6520P      Procedures
6530 Insurance
6535 Student Insurance
6540 School District's Responsibility for Privately-Owned Property
6570 Data and Records Management

TRANSPORTATION
6600 Transportation
6605 Student Safety and Conduct on School Buses
6605P      Procedures
6608 Video Cameras on School Buses
6608P      Procedures
6620 Transportation for Activities; Bus Leasing
6625 Private Vehicle Transportation
6625P      Procedures
6630 Driver Training and Responsibility
6640 School Owned Vehicles
6641 Vehicle Safety
6641P      Procedures
6641F      Equipment Accident Report Form

FOOD SERVICES
6700 Nutrition
6700P      Procedures

SCHOOL PROPERTY
6800 Operations and Maintenance of School Property
6801 Capital Assets/Theft-Sensitive Assets
6801P     Procedures
6800P      Procedures
6805 Vehicles Authorized on District Property
6810 Utilities Management
6810P      Procedures
6881 Disposal of Surplus Equipment and/or Materials
6881P      Procedures
6882 Sale of Real Property
6883 Closure of Facilities
6890 State Environmental Policy Act Compliance
6895 Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping
6895P      Procedures

CAPITAL PROJECTS
6900 Facilities Planning
6905 Site Acquisition
6905P      Procedures
6910 Construction Financing
6911 Governmental Bond - Post Issuance Compliance
6911P      Procedure
6920 Project Design
6921 Educational Specifications
6921P      Procedures
6925 Architect and Engineering Services
6925P      Procedures
6930 Project Supervision
6930P      Procedures
6950 Contractor Assurances, Surety Bonds and Insurance
6955 Maintenance of Facility Records
6957 Change Orders
6959 Acceptance of Completed Project
6970 Naming Facilities
6970P      Procedures
6971 Works of Art