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Board of Education Policy Manual

by Dan Oakley

Board of Education Policy Manual

Click on the links below to download the Board of Education Policy Manual. It is divided into sections. The format of the policies is .doc.

Policies updated 11-10-10

Page updated 12-3-10



Index of Statutes


You may view/download policies in two methods: the compiled policy manual in a .zip file, or individually by policy as listed below.


Compiled policy manual - .zip file


Section 1 - School District Organization

Section 1 - Table of Contents

1:10 School District Legal Status

1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements

1:30 School District Philosophy

Section 2 - School Board

Section 2 - Table of Contents

2:10 School District Governance

2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education

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

2:100 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 Expenses

2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship

2:140 Communications To and From the Board

2:150 Committees

2:160 District Attorney

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

2:190 Mailing Lists for Receiving Board Material

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

2:240 Board Policy Development

2:250 Access to District Public Records

2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

Section 3 - General School Administration 

Section 3 - Table of Contents

3:10 Goals and Objectives

3:30 Line and Staff Relations

3:40 Superintendent

3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Then the Superintendent

3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal

3:70 Succession of Authority

Section 4 - Operational Services

Section 4 - Table of Contents

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management

4:20 Fund Balances

4:30 Revenue and Investments

4:40 Incurring Debt

4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks

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 Activity Funds

4:100 Insurance Management

4:110 Transportation

4:111 Transportation of Students

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 Hazardous and Infectious Materials

4:170 Safety

4:180 Pandemic Preparedness

Section 5 - General Personnel

Section 5 - Table of Contents

5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment

5:20 Sexual Harassment

5:21 Sexual Misconduct

5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria

5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

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

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 for Service

5:120 Ethics

5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information

5:140 Solicitations By or From Staff

5:150 Personnel Records

5:170 Copyright for Publication or Sale of Instructional Materials and Computer Programs Developed by Employees

5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity

5:185 Family and Medical Leave

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

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 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

6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives

6:15 School Accountability

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

6:100 Using Animals in the Educational Program

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

6:140 Education of Homeless Children

6:145 Migrant Students

6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction

6:160 English Language Learners

6:170 Title I Programs

6:180 Extended Instructional Programs

6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

6:210 Instructional Materials

6:220 Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption

6:230 Library Resource Center

6:231 Library 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

6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program

6:280 Grading and Promotion

6:290 Homework

6:300 Graduation Requirements

6:310 Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions

6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency

6:330 Awards and Scholarships

6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

Section 7 - Students

Section 7 - Table of Contents

7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities

7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights

7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

7:30 Student Assignment

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

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

7:60 Residence

7:70 Attendance and Truancy

7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance

7:82 Students with Disabilities Participation in Graduation Ceremonies

7:90 Release During School Hours

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

7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities

7:140 Search and Seizure

7:150 Agency and Police Interviews

7:160 Student Appearance

7:166 Student Vehicles

7:170 Vandalism

7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:190 Student Discipline

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

7:250 Student Welfare Services

7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity

7:270 Administering Medicines to Students

7:270 Administering Medicines to Students

7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment

7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

7:300 Extracurricular Athletics

7:310 Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material

7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities

7:330 Student Use of Buildings - Equal Access

7:340 Student Records

Section 8 - Community Relations

Section 8 - Table of Contents

8:10 Public Relations

8:20 Community Use of School Facilities

8:25 Distribution and Display of Community Flyers and Posters

8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

8:80 Gifts to the District

8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs

8:95 Parental Involvement

8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies

8:110 Public Complaints

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