Policy Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section A FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
AA School District Legal Status
AAA Official Seal
AB The People and Their School District
AC Nondiscrimination
ACA Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex
ACAB Sexual Harassment
ACE Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap
AD Vision and Mission Statement
ADB Drug Free Schools Program
ADDA C.O.R.I./S.O.R.I. Policy
ADF School District Wellness Program
Section B (BA-BE) BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
BA School Committee Operational Goals
BAA Evaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures
BBA School Committee Powers and Duties
BBA-R Powers of a Regional School District
BBAA Individual Members and the Community
BBAB Composition of the Regional District School Committee
BBBA School Committee Member Qualifications/Oath of Office
BBBC School Committee Member Resignation
BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment
BCA School Committee Members Ethics
BDA School Committee Organizational Meetings
BDB/BDC School Committee Officers/Appointed Officials
BDBA Subcommittees of the School Committee
BDD School Committee-Superintendent Relationship
BDF Advisory Committees to the School Committee
BDFB Representation on External Committees
BDG Legal Counsel
BDH Professional and Consultant Services
BE School Committee Meetings
Section B (BEB-BK) BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS cont.
BEB Special Meetings
BEC Executive Sessions
BEDB Agenda
BEDB-E Sample Agenda Format
BEDBA Order of Business for Regular Meetings
BEDC/BEDF Quorum and Voting
BEDD Rules of Order
BEDG Minutes
BEDK Reporting Committee Meeting Business
BEE Special Procedures for Conducting Hearings
BG School Committee Policy Development
BGD School Committee Review of Regulations
BGE Policy Dissemination
BGF Suspension of Policies
BHC School Committee-Staff Communications
BIA New School Committee Member Orientation
BIB Board Members Developmental Opportunities
BIBA School Committee Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops
BID School Committee Member Compensation and Expenses
BJ School Committee Legislative Program
BK School Committee Memberships
Section C GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
CA Administration Goals
CBB Recruitment and Selection of Superintendent-Director
CBC Powers and Authority of Superintendent-Director
CBC-E Responsibilities of Administration
CBE Benefits for Administrators
CBEA Indemnification of Administrators
CBG Professional Growth for Administrators
CBI (2320) Evaluation of Superintendent-Director
CBK Code of Ethics: Administration
CBL Support of the Superintendent-Director
CE Administrative Councils, Cabinets, and Committees
CH Policy Implementation
CHA Development of Regulations
CHC Regulations Dissemination
CHCA Approval of Handbooks and Directives
CHCA-E Approval of Handbooks and Directives
CHD Administration in Policy Absence
CL Administrative Reports
CM Reports to Commissioner of Education and School Committee
Section D FISCAL MANAGEMENT
DA Fiscal Management Goals
DAA Fiscal Responsibility of School Committee
DBG Budget Adoption Procedures
DBI Budget Operation and Control
DBJ Budget Transfer Authority
DC-R Taxing and Borrowing
DD Funding Proposals and Applications
DI Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
DIB Types of Funds
DIE Audits
DJ Purchasing
DJE Bidding Requirements
DK Payment Procedures
DNA Disposing of Equipment
Section E SUPPORT SERVICES
EB Safety Program/Emergency Action
EBAB Operational Health Plan
EBB Accident Prevention and Safety Procedures
EBBC Eye Protection Devices
EBC Emergency Plans
EBCB Building Evacuation Plan
EBCBA Fire Drills
EBCBB Emergency Weather Provisions
EBCD Emergency Closings
EC Buildings and Grounds Management
ECA Buildings and Grounds Security
ECAC Vandalism and Arson Policy
ECE (6510) Student Use of Motor Vehicles
ECF Energy Conservation
EDC Use of School Materials
EEA Transportation Services
EEA-R (7600) Transportation Services Reference
EEAA Walkers and Riders
EEAE School Bus Safety Program
EEAEA Bus Driver Examination and Training
EEAEA-1 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
EEAEC Student Conduct on School Buses
EEAEC-R Student Conduct on School Buses
EEAJ Motor Vehicle Idling on School Grounds
EEBA Use of School Vehicles
EEC Transportation as Regional Operating Cost
EF-R School Food Service Program
EFC Free and Reduced Price Food Services
EGAF Telephone Use
EIB Liability Insurance
Section F FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
FA Facilities Development Goals
FA-E Facilities Development Goals
FB Facilities Planning
Section G (GA-GCJ) PERSONNEL
GA Personnel Policies Goals
GBA Equal Employment Opportunity
GBD School Committee-Staff Communications
GBEB Staff Conduct
GBEBA Employee Conduct Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
GBEBC Gifts to and Solicitations by Staff
GBEBE Responsibility for Supervision of Classes
GBEBF Staff Responsibility for Work of Substitutes
GBEBG Care of School Property
GBEC Drug-Free Workplace Policy
GBED/ADC Tobacco Use on School Property by Staff Members/Smoking on School Premises
GBGA Health and Protection of Teachers
GBGAA Physical and Mental Health Examinations
GBGB (3520) Examination and Leave Because of Tuberculosis
GBI Staff Participation in Political Activities
GBJ Personnel Records
GBK Staff Complaints and Grievances
GCA Professional Staff Positions
GCBE-R Indemnification of School Employees
GCCC Professional Staff Family and Medical Leave
GCE Professional Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies
GCEA Philosophy of Recruitment and Selection of Instructional Personnel
GCEAA Recruitment and Selection of Instructional Personnel
GCEAC Application for Position
GCEAD Family Relationships and Employment
GCF Professional Staff Hiring
GCFB Recruitment and Selection of Administrators
GCG Part-Time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment
GCGA Substitute Teachers and Interns
GCIA Philosophy of Staff Development
GCJ Professional Teacher Status
Section G (GCK-GDQD) PERSONNEL cont.
GCK Professional Staff Assignments
GCO-2-R Evaluation of Administrators
GCQD Resignation of Professional Staff Members
GCQE Retirement of Professional Staff
GCQF Suspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members
GDA Support Staff Positions
GDB Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans
GDBD Support Staff Fringe Benefits
GDCC Support Staff and Family Medical Leave
GDE Support Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies
GDF Support Staff Hiring
GDFAA (4050) Physical Examinations for Noninstructional Personnel
GDI Support Staff Probation
GDJ Support Staff Assignments and Transfers
GDK Support Staff Time Schedules
GDO Evaluation of Support Staff
GDQC Retirement of Support Staff Members
GDQCA Placement, Assignment, Transfer, Termination and Retirement
GDQD Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members
Section H NEGOTIATIONS
HA Negotiations Goals
HB Negotiations Legal Status
HC-R Negotiation Agreements and School Committee Policies
HF School Committee Negotiating Agents
HFA-R Exclusive Representation
Section I (IA-IIN) INSTRUCTION
IB Academic Freedom
IC/ICA School Year/School Calendar
IGA Curriculum Development and Program Operation and Evaluation
IGD Curriculum Adoption
IGF Elimination of Vocational-Technical Program
IHA Basic Instructional Program
IHAA (5200) Mandated Programs of Study
IHAE Physical Education
IHAIA School Off Campus Project Policy
IHAIA-E Off Campus Project Application
IHAM Health Education
IHAM-1 Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education
IHAMC AIDS/HIV Prevention Education Program
IHBA Programs for Students with Disabilities
IHBAA v.2 In-School Observations by Parents and Their Designees
IHBD Compensatory Education (Title 1)
IHBEA English Language Learners
IHCA/IHBHC Evening, Summer and Other Programs
IIAC Library Resources
IIAE (5550) Challenged Library Materials
IIN (5430) Cooperative Education
Section I (IJ-IMG) INSTRUCTION cont.
IJ Instructional Materials
IJK Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption
IJL Library Materials Selection and Adoption
IJM Special Interest Materials Selection and Adoption
IJNDB Acceptable Use Policy – Technology
IJNDB-R Acceptable Use Policy – Technology (Administrative Procedures for Implementation)
IJOA Field Trips
IJOB Community Resource Persons/Speakers
IJOC School Volunteers
IK Academic Achievement
IKAB Student Progress Reports to Parents
IKB (5130) Homework and Independent Study
IKE Promotion and Retention of Students
IL Evaluation of Instructional Programs
IMA Teaching Activities/Presentations
IMD School Ceremonies and Observances
IMG Animals in School
Section J (JA-JIE) STUDENTS
JA Student Policies Goals
JB Equal Educational Opportunities
JBA Student Harassment
JFA Admission Procedure
JFAA Admissions Policy
JFABC Admission of Transfer Students
JFABD Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
JFBB-1 School Choice
JH Attendance Policy
JHD Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
JI Student Rights and Responsibilities
JIA Student Due Process Policy
JIAA Title IX Process for Filing an Internal Complaint
JIB Student Involvement in Decision-Making
JIC Student Conduct
JICA Student Dress Code
JICC Student Conduct on School Buses
JICC-R Student Conduct on School Buses
JICE Student Publications
JICF Gang Activity/Secret Societies/Disruptive Groups
JICFA Anti-Hazing
JICH Drug/Alcohol Use by Students
JICHA Alcoholic Beverages
JIE Pregnant Students
Section J (JIH-JRD) STUDENTS
JIH Interrogations and Searches
JJ Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities
JJA Student Organizations
JJF Student Activity Accounts
JJG Contests for Students
JJH Student Travel
JJH-R Student Travel Regulations
JJIB Interscholastic Athletics
JJIF Athletic Concussion Policy
JJIF-R Athletic Concussion Regulations
JK Student Discipline
JKA Corporal Punishment
JKAA Verbal De-escalation/Physical Restraint Policy and Procedures
JL Student Welfare
JLA Student Insurance Program
JLC Student Health Services and Requirements
JLCA Physical Examination of Students
JLCAA Annual Health Screening
JLCB Inoculations of Students
JLCC Communicable/Infectious Diseases
JLCCA Children and Adolescents with HIV Infection/AIDS
JLCD Administering Medicine to Students
JLCE Illness and First Aid
JLD Guidance Program
JOA Trips Outside the School District
JRA (5610) Confidentiality of Student Records
JRD Student Photographs
Section K COMMUNITY RELATIONS
KA School-Community Relations Goals
KBA School/Parent Relations Goals
KBBA Non-Custodial Parents’ Rights
KBE Relations with Parent Organizations
KCB Community Involvement in Decision-Making
KCD Public Gifts and Donations to the School
KD Community Relations
KDB Public’s Right to Know
KDBA (1140) Public Records
KDD News Media Relations/News Releases
KDDA School District Newsletters
KE Public Complaints
KF Use of School Facilities
KHA Public Solicitations in the School
KHB Advertising in the School
KI Unauthorized Persons on School Property
KJA Relations with Booster Organizations
KLG Relations with Police Authorities
KLJ Relations with Planning Authorities
KLK Relations with Local Governmental Authorities
Section L EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS
LA Education Agency Relations Goals
LB Relations with Other School and School Districts
LDA Student Teaching and Internships