Board Policies

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Key: Board Policy (BP), Administrative Regulation (AR), Exhibit (E)



0000 PHILOSOPHY-GOALS-OBJECTIVES AND COMPREHENSIVE PLANS This series deals with concepts, roles, vision, philosophy, goals and objectives for the school district and students. The series also includes various comprehensive plans, including charter schools, accountability, intervention for underperforming schools, school performance awards, special education, school site councils, technology, safety and accountability report card.


1000 COMMUNITY RELATIONS This series deals with the school system’s external relations: media, web sites, volunteers, parent/faculty organizations, citizens committees, community complaints, community use of school facilities, governmental and private organizations concerned with education, relationships with private industries, access to district records, solicitation of funds, advertising, promotion and educational foundations.

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2000 ADMINISTRATION This series deals with responsibilities of the administrative staff of the school district. It includes the role of administration and its relationship to the Board of Trustees and administrative staff organization. Also included are the roles, responsibilities, duties, recruitment and selection, contract, and evaluation of the Superintendent.

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3000 BUSINESS & NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS This series of policies provides guidelines for the financial and support operations of the District. The financial topics include accounting for and reporting on the receipt and expenditure of funds; student activity funds; reimbursement of expenses; sale, lease, rental of District-owned real property; and accounting for and reporting of assets, liabilities and equity positions of the District. In addition, this series provides policy guidance for the operation of certain non-instructional operations of the District, including facilities maintenance and operations, transportation, emergency and disaster preparedness plan, sex offender notification, consultants and food services.

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4000 PERSONNEL The series on personnel administration includes policies which govern the staff management functions, i.e. recruitment and selection, contracts, tenure, promotion, assignment, transfer, retirement, resignation, etc. Section 4000 covers issues that relate to all personnel, Section 4100 covers certificated personnel, Section 4200 covers classified personnel, and Section 4300 covers management, confidential and supervisory personnel.

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5000 STUDENTS  Focus of this section is the STUDENT—not the educational process. These policies include parent rights and responsibilities, admission, enrollment, assignment, attendance, evaluation, promotion, retention, acceleration, health, student records, conduct, discipline, freedom of speech and non-discrimination within our educational system.  Legal rights and obligations are described.

5000-bp Concept and Roles in Student Personnel
5020 BP Parent Rights and Responsibilities
 5021-bp Noncustodial Parents
 5022-bp Student and Family Privacy Rights
5030-bp | AR Student Wellness
 5111-bp Admission
 5111-1-ar District Residency
 5111-12-ar Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment
 5112-1-bp Exemption from Attendance
 5112-5-bp Open/Closed Campus
 5113-bp Absences and Excuses
 5113-1-bp Truancy
 5113-2-bp Work Permits
 5113-4-bp Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs
 5116-bp School Attendance Boundaries
 5116-1-bp Intradistrict Attendance (Choice)/Open Enrollment
5117-bp Interdistrict Attendance
 5118-bp Open Enrollment Act Transfers
 5119-bp Students Expelled from Other Districts
 5121-bp Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement
 5123-bp | AR Promotion/Acceleration/Retention
 5124-bp Communication with Parents/Guardians
 5125-bp | AR Student Records
 5125-1-bp | AR Release of Directory Information
 5125-2-bp Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts
 5125-3-ar Challenging Student Records
 5126-bp Awards for Achievement
 5127-bp Graduation Ceremonies and Promotion Activities
 5131-bp Conduct
 5131-1-bp | AR Bus Conduct
 5131-2-bp Bullying
 5131-4-bp Campus Disturbances
 5131-5-bp Vandalism and Graffiti
 5131-6-bp Alcohol and Other Drugs
5131-62-bp Tobacco
5131.7 BP | AR Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
 5131-9-bp Academic Honesty
 5132-bp | AR Dress and Grooming
 5136-bp Gangs
 5137-bp | AR Positive School Climate
5138-bp Conflict Resolution
5141-bp Health Care and Emergencies
5141-21-bp Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions
 5141-22-bp | AR Infectious Diseases
 5141-23-bp Asthma Management
 5141-24-bp Specialized Health Care Services
 5141-26-bp Tuberculosis Testing
 5141-3-bp Health Examinations
 5141-31-bp | AR Immunizations
 5141-32-bp Health Screening For School Entry
 5141-33-bp Head Lice
 5141-4-bp | AR Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting
 5141-52-bp Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion
5141-6-bp Student Health and Social Services
 5142-bp Safety
 5142-1-bp Identification and Reporting of Missing Children
 5142-2-bp Safe Routes to School
 5143-bp Insurance
 5144-bp Discipline
 5144-1-bp | AR Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process
 5145-11-bp Questioning and Apprehension by Law Enforcement
 5145-12-bp Search and Seizure
5145-2-bp | AR Freedom of Speech and Expression
 5145-3-bp | AR Nondiscrimination/Harassment
 5145-4-bp | AR Human Dignity
 5145-6-bp Parental Notifications
 5145-7-bp | AR Sexual Harassment
 5145-8-bp Refusal to Harm or Destroy Animals
 5145-9-bp Hate-Motivated Behavior
 5146-bp Pregnant/Parenting Students
 5147-bp Dropout Prevention
5148-bp Child Care and Development
 5148-2-bp Before/After School Programs
5148-3-bp Preschool/Early Childhood Education
5149-bp At-Risk Students

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6000 INSTRUCTION This series provides policy guidelines related to teaching and learning. Matters pertaining to classroom instruction, curriculum, standards of performance, instructional support programs, instructional materials, school calendar and day, student organizations, graduation requirements, testing, provisions for individual differences, and means of meeting the needs of exceptional children are included.

6000 Concepts and Roles in Instruction
6010 Goals and Objectives
6011 Academic Standards
6020 Parent Involvement (Spanish / Vietnamese)
6111 School Calendar
6112 School Day
6115 Ceremonies and Observances
6116 | AR Classroom Interruptions
6120 Response to Instruction and Intervention
6141 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
6141-2 Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs
6141-6 Cultural Relevant Teaching
6142-1 | AR Family Life Education
6142-6 Visual and Performing Arts Education
6142-7 Physical Education
6142-8 Comprehensive Health Education
6142-91 Reading/Language Arts Instruction
6142-92 Mathematics Instruction
6142-93 Science Instruction
6142-94 History-Social Science Instruction
6143 Courses of Study
6144 | AR Controversial Issues
6145 Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities
6145-5 Student Organizations and Equal Access
6145-8 Assemblies and Special Events
6146-3 Reciprocity of Academic Credit
6146-4 Differential Graduation and Competency Standards for Students with Disabilities
6146-5 Eighth Grade School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency
6151 Class Size
6152 Class Assignments
6153 | AR School-Sponsored Trips
6154 Homework/Makeup Work
6158 | AR Independent Study Program
6159 Individualized Education Program
6159-1 Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education
6159-2 Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education
6159-3 Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students
6159-4 AR (no BP) Behavioral Interventions For Special Education Students
6161 Equipment, Books and Materials
6161-1 | AR | Exhibit Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
6161-11 Supplementary Instructional Materials
6161-2 Overdue, Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials
6161-3 Toxic Instructional Supplies
6162-31 Student Aides
6162-5 Student Assessment
6162-51 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
6162-54 Test Integrity/Test Preparation
6162-6 | AR Use of Copyrighted Materials
6162-8 Research
6163-1 Library Media Centers
6163-2 Animals at School
6163-4 Student Use of Technology
6164-2 Guidance/Counseling Services
6164-4 Identification of Individuals for Special Education
6164.41  Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private School
6164-5 Student Success Teams
6164-6 Identification and Education Under Section 504
6170-1 Transitional Kindergarten
6171 | AR Title I Programs
6172 Gifted and Talented Student Service
 6173 | AR Education for Homeless Children
6173-1 Education for Foster Youth
6173-2 Education of Children of Military Families
6174 Education for English Language Learners
6175 Migrant Education Program
6176 Weekend/Saturday Classes
6177 Summer School
6179 Supplemental Instruction
6181 Alternative Schools/Programs
6183 Home and Hospital Instruction
6185 Community Day School
6190 Evaluation of the Instructional Program

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7000 FACILITIES  The policies and regulations in this series are to help in district building expansion and modernization efforts. Topics include facility master plan, relations with local agencies, facilities financing, developer fees, general obligation bonds, and naming facilities.

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9000 BOARD BYLAWS  This series covers the election of Board members, terms of office, conflict of interest, governance, governance standards, Board self-evaluation, meeting regulations and procedures, and policy development. The formulation and adoption of Board Policies shall constitute the method of governance by the Board.

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