Policy Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
Section AFOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
AASchool District Legal Status
AAAOfficial Seal
ABThe People and Their School District
ACNondiscrimination
ACANondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex
ACABSexual Harassment
ACENondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap
ADVision and Mission Statement
ADBDrug Free Schools Program
ADDAC.O.R.I./S.O.R.I. Policy
ADFSchool District Wellness Program
Section B (BA-BE)BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
BASchool Committee Operational Goals
BAAEvaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures
BBASchool Committee Powers and Duties
BBA-RPowers of a Regional School District
BBAAIndividual Members and the Community
BBABComposition of the Regional District School Committee
BBBASchool Committee Member Qualifications/Oath of Office
BBBCSchool Committee Member Resignation
BBBEUnexpired Term Fulfillment
BCASchool Committee Members Ethics
BDASchool Committee Organizational Meetings
BDB/BDCSchool Committee Officers/Appointed Officials
BDBASubcommittees of the School Committee
BDDSchool Committee-Superintendent Relationship
BDFAdvisory Committees to the School Committee
BDFBRepresentation on External Committees
BDGLegal Counsel
BDHProfessional and Consultant Services
BESchool Committee Meetings
Section B (BEB-BK)BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS cont.
BEBSpecial Meetings
BECExecutive Sessions
BEDBAgenda
BEDB-ESample Agenda Format
BEDBAOrder of Business for Regular Meetings
BEDC/BEDFQuorum and Voting
BEDDRules of Order
BEDGMinutes
BEDKReporting Committee Meeting Business
BEESpecial Procedures for Conducting Hearings
BGSchool Committee Policy Development
BGDSchool Committee Review of Regulations
BGEPolicy Dissemination
BGFSuspension of Policies
BHCSchool Committee-Staff Communications
BIANew School Committee Member Orientation
BIBBoard Members Developmental Opportunities
BIBASchool Committee Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops
BIDSchool Committee Member Compensation and Expenses
BJSchool Committee Legislative Program
BKSchool Committee Memberships
Section CGENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
CAAdministration Goals
CBBRecruitment and Selection of Superintendent-Director
CBCPowers and Authority of Superintendent-Director
CBC-EResponsibilities of Administration
CBEBenefits for Administrators
CBEAIndemnification of Administrators
CBGProfessional Growth for Administrators
CBI (2320)Evaluation of Superintendent-Director
CBKCode of Ethics: Administration
CBLSupport of the Superintendent-Director
CEAdministrative Councils, Cabinets, and Committees
CHPolicy Implementation
CHADevelopment of Regulations
CHCRegulations Dissemination
CHCAApproval of Handbooks and Directives
CHCA-EApproval of Handbooks and Directives
CHDAdministration in Policy Absence
CLAdministrative Reports
CMReports to Commissioner of Education and School Committee
Section DFISCAL MANAGEMENT
DAFiscal Management Goals
DAAFiscal Responsibility of School Committee
DBGBudget Adoption Procedures
DBIBudget Operation and Control
DBJBudget Transfer Authority
DC-RTaxing and Borrowing
DDFunding Proposals and Applications
DIFiscal Accounting and Reporting
DIBTypes of Funds
DIEAudits
DJPurchasing
DJEBidding Requirements
DKPayment Procedures
DNADisposing of Equipment
Section ESUPPORT SERVICES
EBSafety Program/Emergency Action
EBABOperational Health Plan
EBBAccident Prevention and Safety Procedures
EBBCEye Protection Devices
EBCEmergency Plans
EBCBBuilding Evacuation Plan
EBCBAFire Drills
EBCBBEmergency Weather Provisions
EBCDEmergency Closings
ECBuildings and Grounds Management
ECABuildings and Grounds Security
ECACVandalism and Arson Policy
ECE (6510)Student Use of Motor Vehicles
ECFEnergy Conservation
EDCUse of School Materials
EEATransportation Services
EEA-R (7600)Transportation Services Reference
EEAAWalkers and Riders
EEAESchool Bus Safety Program
EEAEABus Driver Examination and Training
EEAEA-1Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
EEAECStudent Conduct on School Buses
EEAEC-RStudent Conduct on School Buses
EEAJMotor Vehicle Idling on School Grounds
EEBAUse of School Vehicles
EECTransportation as Regional Operating Cost
EF-RSchool Food Service Program
EFCFree and Reduced Price Food Services
EGAFTelephone Use
EIBLiability Insurance
Section FFACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
FAFacilities Development Goals
FA-EFacilities Development Goals
FBFacilities Planning
Section G (GA-GCJ)PERSONNEL
GAPersonnel Policies Goals
GBAEqual Employment Opportunity
GBDSchool Committee-Staff Communications
GBEBStaff Conduct
GBEBAEmployee Conduct Regarding Drugs and Alcohol
GBEBCGifts to and Solicitations by Staff
GBEBEResponsibility for Supervision of Classes
GBEBFStaff Responsibility for Work of Substitutes
GBEBGCare of School Property
GBECDrug-Free Workplace Policy
GBED/ADCTobacco Use on School Property by Staff Members/Smoking on School Premises
GBGAHealth and Protection of Teachers
GBGAAPhysical and Mental Health Examinations
GBGB (3520)Examination and Leave Because of Tuberculosis
GBIStaff Participation in Political Activities
GBJPersonnel Records
GBKStaff Complaints and Grievances
GCAProfessional Staff Positions
GCBE-RIndemnification of School Employees
GCCCProfessional Staff Family and Medical Leave
GCEProfessional Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies
GCEAPhilosophy of Recruitment and Selection of Instructional Personnel
GCEAARecruitment and Selection of Instructional Personnel
GCEACApplication for Position
GCEADFamily Relationships and Employment
GCFProfessional Staff Hiring
GCFBRecruitment and Selection of Administrators
GCGPart-Time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment
GCGASubstitute Teachers and Interns
GCIAPhilosophy of Staff Development
GCJProfessional Teacher Status
Section G (GCK-GDQD)PERSONNEL cont.
GCKProfessional Staff Assignments
GCO-2-REvaluation of Administrators
GCQDResignation of Professional Staff Members
GCQERetirement of Professional Staff
GCQFSuspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members
GDASupport Staff Positions
GDBSupport Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans
GDBDSupport Staff Fringe Benefits
GDCCSupport Staff and Family Medical Leave
GDESupport Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies
GDFSupport Staff Hiring
GDFAA (4050)Physical Examinations for Noninstructional Personnel
GDISupport Staff Probation
GDJSupport Staff Assignments and Transfers
GDKSupport Staff Time Schedules
GDOEvaluation of Support Staff
GDQCRetirement of Support Staff Members
GDQCAPlacement, Assignment, Transfer, Termination and Retirement
GDQDSuspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members
Section HNEGOTIATIONS
HANegotiations Goals
HBNegotiations Legal Status
HC-RNegotiation Agreements and School Committee Policies
HFSchool Committee Negotiating Agents
HFA-RExclusive Representation
Section I (IA-IIN)INSTRUCTION
IBAcademic Freedom
IC/ICASchool Year/School Calendar
IGACurriculum Development and Program Operation and Evaluation
IGDCurriculum Adoption
IGFElimination of Vocational-Technical Program
IHABasic Instructional Program
IHAA (5200)Mandated Programs of Study
IHAEPhysical Education
IHAIASchool Off Campus Project Policy
IHAIA-EOff Campus Project Application
IHAMHealth Education
IHAM-1Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education
IHAMCAIDS/HIV Prevention Education Program
IHBAPrograms for Students with Disabilities
IHBAA v.2In-School Observations by Parents and Their Designees
IHBDCompensatory Education (Title 1)
IHBEAEnglish Language Learners
IHCA/IHBHCEvening, Summer and Other Programs
IIACLibrary Resources
IIAE (5550)Challenged Library Materials
IIN (5430)Cooperative Education
Section I (IJ-IMG)INSTRUCTION cont.
IJInstructional Materials
IJKSupplementary Materials Selection and Adoption
IJLLibrary Materials Selection and Adoption
IJMSpecial Interest Materials Selection and Adoption
IJNDBAcceptable Use Policy - Technology
IJNDB-RAcceptable Use Policy - Technology (Administrative Procedures for Implementation)
IJOAField Trips
IJOBCommunity Resource Persons/Speakers
IJOCSchool Volunteers
IKAcademic Achievement
IKABStudent Progress Reports to Parents
IKB (5130)Homework and Independent Study
IKEPromotion and Retention of Students
ILEvaluation of Instructional Programs
IMATeaching Activities/Presentations
IMDSchool Ceremonies and Observances
IMGAnimals in School
Section J (JA-JIE)STUDENTS
JAStudent Policies Goals
JBEqual Educational Opportunities
JBAStudent Harassment
JFAAdmission Procedure
JFAAAdmissions Policy
JFABCAdmission of Transfer Students
JFABDHomeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
JFBB-1School Choice
JHAttendance Policy
JHDExclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
JIStudent Rights and Responsibilities
JIAStudent Due Process Policy
JIAATitle IX Process for Filing an Internal Complaint
JIBStudent Involvement in Decision-Making
JICStudent Conduct
JICAStudent Dress Code
JICCStudent Conduct on School Buses
JICC-RStudent Conduct on School Buses
JICEStudent Publications
JICFGang Activity/Secret Societies/Disruptive Groups
JICFA Anti-Hazing
JICHDrug/Alcohol Use by Students
JICHAAlcoholic Beverages
JIEPregnant Students
Section J (JIH-JRD)STUDENTS
JIHInterrogations and Searches
JJCo-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities
JJAStudent Organizations
JJFStudent Activity Accounts
JJGContests for Students
JJHStudent Travel
JJH-RStudent Travel Regulations
JJIBInterscholastic Athletics
JJIFAthletic Concussion Policy
JJIF-RAthletic Concussion Regulations
JKStudent Discipline
JKACorporal Punishment
JKAAVerbal De-escalation/Physical Restraint Policy and Procedures
JLStudent Welfare
JLAStudent Insurance Program
JLCStudent Health Services and Requirements
JLCAPhysical Examination of Students
JLCAAAnnual Health Screening
JLCBInoculations of Students
JLCCCommunicable/Infectious Diseases
JLCCAChildren and Adolescents with HIV Infection/AIDS
JLCDAdministering Medicine to Students
JLCEIllness and First Aid
JLDGuidance Program
JOATrips Outside the School District
JRA (5610)Confidentiality of Student Records
JRDStudent Photographs
Section KCOMMUNITY RELATIONS
KASchool-Community Relations Goals
KBASchool/Parent Relations Goals
KBBANon-Custodial Parents' Rights
KBERelations with Parent Organizations
KCBCommunity Involvement in Decision-Making
KCDPublic Gifts and Donations to the School
KDCommunity Relations
KDBPublic's Right to Know
KDBA (1140)Public Records
KDDNews Media Relations/News Releases
KDDASchool District Newsletters
KEPublic Complaints
KFUse of School Facilities
KHAPublic Solicitations in the School
KHBAdvertising in the School
KIUnauthorized Persons on School Property
KJARelations with Booster Organizations
KLGRelations with Police Authorities
KLJRelations with Planning Authorities
KLKRelations with Local Governmental Authorities
Section LEDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS
LAEducation Agency Relations Goals
LBRelations with Other School and School Districts
LDAStudent Teaching and Internships