Board Policy Handbook

Section 1 - School District Organization:

1:10 School District Legal Status

1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements

1:30 School District Philosophy

Section 2 - School Board:


2:10 School District Governance

2:20 Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification

Board Member

2:30 School District Elections

2:40 Board Member Qualifications

2:50 Board Member Term of Office

2:60 Board member Removal from Office

2:70 Vacancies on the School Board - Filling Vacancies

2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct

2:90 Open

2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest

2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban

2:110 Qualifications, Term and Duties of Board Officers

2:120 Board Member Development

2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses

Board Relationships

2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship

2:140 communications to and From the Board

2:150 Committees

2:160 Board Attorney

2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services

2:180 Open

Board Meetings

2:190 Open

2:200 Types of School Board Meetings

2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting

2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure

2:230 Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board

Board Records

2:250 Access to District Public Records

Uniform Grievance Procedure

2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure

Section 3 - General School Administration:

3:10 Goals and Objectives

3: 20 Open

3:30 Chain of Command

3:40 Superintendent

3:45 Emergency Powers of Superintendent

3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent

3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal

3:70 Succession of Authority

Section 4 - Operational Services:

Fiscal and Business

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management

4:15 Identity Protection

4:20 Fund Balances

4:30 Revenue

4:40 Incurring Debt

4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery

4:50 Payment Procedures

4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards

4:60 Purchases and Contracts

4:70 Resource Conservation

4:80 Accounting and Audits

4:90 Student Activity and Fiduciary Funds

4:100 Insurance Management


4:110 Transportation

4:120 Food Services

4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

4:140 Waiver of Student Fees

4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs

4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

4:165 Operational Services

Safety and Security

4:170 Safety

4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening, Notifications

4:180 Pandemic Preparedness; Management; and Recovery

4:190 Targeted School Violence Prevention Program

Section 5 - Personnel

Section 5 Table of Contents

General Personnel

5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited

5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria 

5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act

5:40 Communicable and chronic Infectious Disease

5:50 Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace; Tobacco Prohibition

5:60 Expenses

5:70 Religious Holidays

5:80 Court Duty

5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

5:100 Staff Development Program

5:110 Recognition of Service

5:120 Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest

5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct

5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information

5:140 Solicitations By or From Staff

5:150 Personnel Records

5:160 Open

5:170 Copyright

5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity

5:185 Family and Medical Leave

Professional Personnel

5:190 Teacher Qualifications

5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal

5:210 Resignations

5:220 Substitute Teachers

5:230 Maintaining Student Discipline

5:240 Suspension

5:250 Leaves of Absence

5:260 Student Teachers

Educational Support Personnel

5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment

5:280 Duties and Qualifications

5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions

5:300 Schedules and Employment of Year

5:310 Compensatory Time-Off

5:320 Evaluation

5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves

Section - 6 Instruction:

Section 6 Table of Contents

Philosophy and Goals

6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives

6:15 School Accountability

Educational Calendar and Organization

6:20 School Year Calendar and Day

6:30 Organization of Instruction


6:40 Curriculum Development

6:50 School Wellness

6:60 Curriculum Content

6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development

6:70 Teaching about Religions

6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues

6:90 Open

6:100 Using Animals in the Educational Program

Special Programs

6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/ or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program

6:120 Education of Children with Disabilities

6:130 Program for the Gifted

6:135 Accelerated Placement Program

6:140 Education of Homeless Children

6:145 Migrant Students

6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction

6:160 English Learners

6:170 Title I Programs

6:180 Extended Instructional Programs

6:185 Remote Educational Program

6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

Instructional Resources

6:200 Open

6:210 Instructional Materials

6:220 Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Program; Responsible Use and Conduct

6:230 Library Media Program

6:235 Access to Electronic Networks

6:240 Field Trips

6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies

6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs

Guidance and Counseling

6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program


6:280 Grading and Promotion

6:290 Homework

6:300 Graduation Requirements

6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grades 7 or 8

6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency

6:330 Achievement and Awards

6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

Section 7 - Students


7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities

7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights

7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

Assignment and Admission

7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer

7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-School Students

7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools

7:60 Residence

Attendance and Truancy

7:70 Attendance and Truancy

7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance

7:90 Release During School Hours

7:100 Health Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students

7:110 Open

7:120 Open

Rights and Responsibilities

7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities

7:140 Search and Seizure

7:150 Agency and Police Interviews

7:160 Student Appearance

7:165 School Uniforms

7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

7:190 Student Behavior

7:200 Suspension Procedures

7:210 Expulsion Procedures

7:220 Bus Conduct

7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities

7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities

Welfare Services

7:250 Student Support Services

7:260 Exemption from Physical Education

7:270 Administering Medicines to Students

7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-sustaining Treatment

7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

7:285 Food Allergy Management Program

7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention


7:300 Extracurricular Athletics

7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries

7:310 Restrictions on Publications; Elementary Schools

7:315 Restrictions on Publications; High Schools

7:320 Open

7:325 Student Fundraising Activities

7:330 Student Use of Buildings - Equal Access


7:340 Student Records

7:345 Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Section 8 - Community Relations

8:10 Connection with the Community

8:20 Community Use of School Facilities

8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities

8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

8:40 Open

8:50 Open

8:60 Open

8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

8:80 Gifts to the District

8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs

8:95 Parent Involvement

8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies

8:110 Public Suggestions and Concerns