Board Policy Manual – Section Index

 
Section A – Foundations and Basic Commitments
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations.
Section B – School Board Governance and Operations
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school board – how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings; and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures.
Section C – General School Administration
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration – including the administrative aspect of special programs and system-wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies and the superintendent, senior administrators, and school principals.
Section D – Fiscal Management
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finance and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Management.
Section E – Operational Support Services
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.
Section F – Facilities Planning and Development
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.
Section G – Personnel
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees except for the superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.
Section H – Negotiations
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.
Section I – Instruction
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects: special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.
Section J – Students
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students – admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.
Section K – School, Community, and Home Relations
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section, too.
Section L – Education and Agency Relations
This section contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies – including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies

 

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