Board Policies

Section 3: Licensed Personnel (formerly Section G)

NOTE: These board policies have been replaced as of the 2012–2013 school year. In light of the recent events in the District – the take-over by the State Board of Education, fiscal distress and renewed negotiations for upcoming contracts – Personnel Policies Committees (PPCs) for Certified and Classified Staff have been established.

Certified Personnel Policies Committee 

Personnel Policies for Certified Staff 

3.30 Parent-Teacher Communication 

3.40 Licensed Personnel Duty to Report Child Abuse, Maltreatment or Neglect

 

Section 4: Students (formerly Section J)

Section J of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

4.1 Residence Requirements 4.2 Entrance Requirements 4.3 Compulsory Attendance Requirements 4.4 Student Transfers 4.5 School Choice 4.6 Home Schooling 4.7 Absences 4.8 Make-up Work 4.11 Equal Educational Opportunity 4.12 Student Organnizations/Equal Access 4.13 Privacy of Students' Records/Directory Information 4.13-E Record Release Notification 4.13F Objection to Publication of Directory Information 4.15 Contact With Students While at School 4.16 Student Visitors 4.17 Student Discipline 4.18 Prohibited Conduct 4.18-E Parent-Student Statement of Responsibility 4.19 Conduct to and from School and Transportation Eligibility 4.20 Disruption of School 4.21 Student Assault or Battery 4.22 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments  4.23 Tobacco and Tobacco Products  4.24 Drugs and Alcohol 4.25 Student Dress/School Uniforms 4.26 Gangs and Gang Activity 4.27 Student Sexual Harassment 4.28 Laser Pointers 4.30 Suspension From School 4.32 Expulsion 4.33 Students' Vehicles 4.34 Communicable Diseases and Parasites 4.36 Student Illness/Accident 4.37 Emergency Drills 4.38 Permanent Records 4.39 Corporal Punishment 4.40 Homeless Students 4.43 Bullying 4.44 Attendance requirements for Students in Grades 9–12 4.44-R Application-for Special Student Status 4.45/4.451 Smart Core Curriculum and Graduation Requirements 4.47 Possession and use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices 4.48 Video Surveillance and Other Student Monitoring 4.49 Special Education 4.49P1: Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for Children with Disabilities under the IDEA 4.49P2:  Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) 4.50 School Lunch Substitutions 4.51 Student Nutrition Charge Policy and Collections Procedures 4.52 Students who are Foster Children 4.55 Promotion, Retention and Acceleration of Students 4.58 Food Sharing and its Removal From Food Service Area 

Section 8: Classified Personnel (formerly found in Section G)

NOTE: These board policies have been replaced as of the 2012–2013 school year. In light of the recent events in the District – the take-over by the State Board of Education, fiscal distress and renewed negotiations for upcoming contracts – Personnel Policies Committees (PPCs) for Certified and Classified Staff have been established. 

Classified Personnel Policies Committee 

Personnel Policies for Classified Staff 

 8.34 Classified Personnel Who Are Mandatory Reporters Duty to Report Child Abuse, Maltreatment or Neglect


 

Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

Section A of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principals underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations. 

AA: School District Legal Status AB: The People and Their School District AC: NondiscriminationAD: Educational Philosophy ADA: School District Goals and Objectives AEB: Recognition for Accomplishment


Section B: School Board Governance and Operations

Section B of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school board – how it is appointed or elected; how I is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes by laws and policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures.

BA: Board Operational Goals BAA: Evaluation of School Board / Board Self-Evaluation BB: School Board Legal Status BBA: School Board Powers and Responsibilities BBAA: Board Member Authority BBBA: Board Member Qualifications BBBB: Board Member Oath of Office BBBD: Board Member Removal from Office BBBE: Unexpired Term Fulfillment/Vacancies BBBG: School Board Elections BCA: School Board Member Code of Ethics BCB: Board Member Conflict of Interest BDA: Board Organizational Meeting BDB: Board Officers BDD: Board – Superintendent Relationship BDE: Board Committees BDG: School Attorney/Legal Services BE: School Board Meetings BEA: Regular Board Meeting BEC: Executive Sessions BEDA: Notification of Board Meetings BEDB: Agenda Preparation, Format and Dissemination BEDC: Quorum BEDD: Rules of Order BEDDB: Suspension of Rules of Order BEDF: Voting Method BEDG: Minutes BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings BEDI: News Media Services at Board Meetings BEDK: Reporting Board Meeting Business BF: School Board Work Sessions and Retreats BGA: Board Policy DevelopmentBGB: Policy Adoption BGC: Policy Review and Evaluation BGD: Board Review of Regulations BGE: Board Communication/Feedback BGF: Suspension/Repeal of Policy BHC: Board Communication With Staff BIA: New Board Member Orientation BIB: School Board Development Opportunities BID: Board Member Compensation and ExpensesBIE: School Board Insurance BK: School Board Memberships


Section C: General School Administration

Section C of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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 on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation procedures or regulations - are properly located in this section.

CA: Administrative Goals CB: School Superintendent CBA: Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent (Job Description) CBB: Recruitment and Appointment of Superintendent CBD / CBE: Superintendent’s Contract / Compensation and Benefits CBI: Evaluation of the Superintendent CC: Administrative Organization Plan CCA: District Organizational Chart CCB: Line and Staff Relations CDA: Evaluation of Management Team CE: Administrative Councils, Cabinets and Committees CF: School Building Administration CFD: Site-Based Shared Decision Making CGA: Summer Programs Administration CGC: Adult Education Program Administration CGD: State and Federal Programs Administration CH: Policy Implementation CHA: Development of Regulations CHB: Board Review of Regulations CHC: Regulations Communications CHCA: Approval of Handbooks and Directives CHD: Administration in the Absence of Policy CI: Temporary Administrative Arrangements CK: Administrative Consultants CL: Research / Administrative Reports CM: School District Annual Report


Section D: Fiscal Management

Section D of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school-finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.

6.3 Public Gifts and Donations to the Schools 
6.6 Fundraising
7.19 P1: Service Animals in District Facilities


DA: Fiscal Management Goals DB: Annual Budget DBB: Fiscal Year DBC: Budget Planning, Preparation and Schedules DBG: Budget Adoption Procedures DBI: Budget Implementation DBJ: Budget Transfer Authority DC: Taxing and Borrowing Authority/Limitations DD: Funding Proposals, Grants and Special Projects

DDA: Funding Sources Outside the School System DE: Revenues from Tax Sources DFA: Revenue from Investments DFC: Rentals and Service Charges DFD: Gate Receipts and Admissions DFDA: Free Admissions DG: Banking Services DGA: Authorized Signatures DIC: Financial Reports and Statements DID: Inventories DIE: Audits / Financial Monitoring DJ: Purchasing DJA: Purchasing Authority DJB: Purchasing Procedures DJC: Petty Cash Accounts DJE: Purchases of Commodities DJG: Local / Competitive Purchasing DJH: Bid Protests DKC: Expense Reimbursements DM: Cash in School Buildings DN: School Properties Disposal


Section E: Support Services

Section E of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on noninstructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

EA: Support Services Goals EB: Environmental and Safety Program EBBB: Accident Reports EBCB: Safety Drills EBCC: Bomb Threats (Other Threatening Messages)EBCE: School Closings and CancellationsEC: Buildings and Grounds Management ECA: Buildings and Grounds Security ECF: Energy Conservation EDA: Materials and Equipment Receiving and Warehousing EDC: Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials and EquipmentEEA: Student Transportation ServicesEEAC: School Bus Safety Program EEAEC: Student Conduct on School Buses EEAF: Special Use of School Buses EEBA: School-Owned VehiclesEF: Food Services EFAA: Use of Surplus Commodities EFC: Free and Reduced Price Food Services EGAD: Copyright ComplianceEGAE: Mail and Delivery Services EH: Data Management EI: Insurance Program / Risk ManagementEIA: Property Insurance EIB: Liability Insurance


Section F: Facilities Planning and Development

Section F of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

FA: Facilities Development Goals FB: Facilities PlanningFF: Naming Facilities


Section I: Instruction

Section I of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects; special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.


IA: Communities of Learning IAA: Planning for Educational Improvement IB: Academic Freedom IC: School Year ICA: School Calendar ID: School DayIE: Organization of InstructionIFC: Multicultural Education IG: Curriculum Development / Adoption / ReviewIGC: Pilot Programs and New Initiatives IHAI: Vocational-Technical Education IHAJ: Computer / Technology LiteracyIHAK: Citizenship / Values EducationIHAQ: Career / Transition to Work Education IHBC: Achievement Gap Task Force IHBF: Homebound Instruction IHBG: Home Education / Home SchoolsIHBHA: Alternative Learning Environments IHBI: Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten Programs) IHCA: Summer Schools IHCDA: Concurrent Credit IHDA: Adult Basic Education IHDB: Adult High School / GED Programs IHGB: Home Schooling IIB: Class Size IJJ: Textbook Selection and AdoptionIJL: Library/Media Center MaterialsIJM: Special Interest Materials Selection and Adoption IJNDA: Computer Assisted InstructionIJOA: Field Trips IKA: Grading Assessment SystemIKAB: Report Cards / Progress Reports IKACA: Parent Conferences IKB: HomeworkIKC: Class Rankings / Grade Point Averages 
IKFB: Graduation ExercisesIL: Evaluation of Instructional Programs IMA: Teaching Methods

Section K: School - Community - Home Relations

Section K of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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.


6.4 School Volunteers


KB: Parental Involvement Policy KBE: Relations with Parent Organizations KCB: Community Involvement in Decision Making KCD: Public Gifts / Donations to the SchoolsKD: Public Information and Communications KDA: Freedom of Information Act Requests KE: Public Complaints KEB: Public Concerns / Complaints About Personnel KFB / KFC: Community Use of School FacilitiesKHA / KHB: Public Solicitation / Advertising in the Schools and Distribution of Materials KHC: Distribution / Posting of Promotional Materials KI: Visitors to the Schools KJA: Relations with Booster Organizations KLE: Relations with Health and Welfare Agencies