District Policies

Table of Contents
Series 1000 – Board of Directors
Series 2000 – Instruction
Series 3000 – Students
Series 4000 – Community Relations
Series 5000 – Personnel
Series 6000 – Management Support

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Series 1000

Board of Directors


1000 Legal Status and Operation
1005 Key Functions of the Board


1150 Electoral Systems   1105P Procedures
1110 Election   1110P Procedures
1111 Oath of Office
1112 Director Orientation
1113 Board Member Residency
1114 Board Member Resignation and Vacancy   1114P Procedures

Board Organization

1210 Annual Organizational Meeting
1220 Board Officers and Duties of Board Members
1225 School Director Legislative Program
1240 Committees
1250 Students on Governing Boards   1250P Procedures

Methods of Governance

1310 Policy Adoption, Manuals and Administrative Procedures
1320 Suspension of a Policy
1330 Administration in the Absence of Policy and Procedure


1400 Meeting Conduct, Order of Business, and Quorum   1400P Procedures
1410 Executive or Closed Sessions
1420 Proposed Agenda and Consent Agenda   1420P Procedures
1440 Minutes
1450 Absence of a Board Member

Principles of Operation

Conflicts of Interest

  • 1610 1st Class Districts
  • 1610 2nd Class Districts

1620 The Board-Superintendent Relationship   1620P Procedures
1630 Evaluation of the Superintendent

Board Member Benefits

1731 Board Member Expenses   1731P Procedures
1732 Board Member Insurance
1733 Board Member Compensation   1733P Procedures

Board Development

1810 Annual Governance Goals and Objectives
1820 Board Self-Assessment   1820P Procedures

Series 2000


Program Development and Resources

2000 Student Learning Goals

2004 Accountability Goals

2005 School Improvement Plans

2020 Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials
  2020F-1 Curriculum Reviewer Form
  2020F-2 Citizen’s Request Form
  2020F-3 Request for Curriculum Adaptation Form
  2020P Procedures

2021 Library Media Centers    2021P Procedures

2022 Electronic Resources   2022F   2022P Procedures

2024 Online Learning    2024P Procedures

2025 Copyright Compliance    2025P Procedures

2029 Animals as Part of the Instructional Program    2029P Procedures

2030 Service Animals in Schools    2030P Procedures

2090 Program Evaluations    2090P Procedures

Learning Programs and Supports

2100 Educational Opportunities for Military Children    2100P Procedures

2104 Federal and/or State Funded Special Instructional Programs    2104P Procedures

2106 Program Compliance

2108 Remediation Programs    2108P Procedures

2110 Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program    2110P Procedures

2121 Substance Abuse Program    2121P Procedures

2125 Sexual Health Education    2125P Procedures

2126 HIV/AIDS Prevention Education

2140 Guidance and Counseling    2140P Procedures

2145 Suicide Prevention    2145P Procedures

2150 Co-Curricular Program    2150P Procedures

2151 Interscholastic Activities    2151P Procedures
   2151F-1 Cheerleading Safety
   2151F-2 Cheerleading Agreement
   2151F-3 Cross County Safety
   2151F-4 Cross Country Agreement
   2151F-5 Football Safety
   2151F-6 Football Agreement
   2151F-7 Soccer Safety
   2151F-8 Soccer Agreement
   2151F-9 Volleyball Safety
   2151F-10 Volleyball Agreement
   2151F-11 Basketball Safety
   2151F-12 Basketball Agreement
   2151F-13 Wrestling Safety
   2151F-14 Wrestling Agreement
   2151F-15 Baseball/Fastpitch Safety
   2151F-16 Baseball/Fastpitch Agreement
   2151F-17 Golf Safety
   2151F-18 Golf Agreement
   2151F-19 Tennis Safety
   2151F-20 Tennis Agreement
   2151F-21 Track and Field Safety
   2151F-22 Track and Field Agreement

2153 Non-curriculum Related Student Groups    2153P Procedures

2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students    2161P Procedures

2162 Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504    2162P Procedures

2165 Home or Hospital Instruction    2165P Procedures

2170 Career and Technical Education    2170P Procedures

2178 Traffic Safety Education   2178F-1 Insurance Form   2178F-2 Contract Agreement Form   2178P Procedures

2190 Highly Capable Programs    2190P Procedures

2195 Highly Capable Programs   2195P Procedures

School Organization

2220 School Calendar

2240 Summer School

2255 Alternative Learning Experience Programs   2255F Request for Alternative Learning Form   2255P Procedures

Program Supplements

2320 Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education
  2320F-1 Parent Permission Form
  2320F-2 Out of State Overnight Request
  2320F-3 Day Trip Authorization Form
  2320P Procedures

2331 Controversial Issues/Guest Speakers

2333 Flag Exercises

2336 Required Observances

2340 Religious-Related Activities and Practices

Requirements and Assessments

2409 Credit for Competency/Proficiency    2409P Procedures

2410 High School Graduation Requirements
  2410F-1 Request for Credit Form
  2410F-2 Petition for Waiver/Graduation Form
  2410F-3 Request for Work Experience Form
  2410F-3 Request for Correspondence of College Credit Form
  2410P Procedures

2411 Certificate of Educational Competency

2412 Diplomas for Veterans   2412F Operation Recognition Form

2413 Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses

2420 Grading and Progress Reports

2421 Promotion and Retention    2421P Procedures


Series 3000


Admission and Attendance

3110 Termination of Employment   3110P Procedures

  1. Age of Admission
  2. Entrance Qualification
  3. Admission of Students Aged 21 or Older
  4. Placement of Students on Admission

3114 Part-time, Home-based, or Off-campus Students    3114F Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-Based Instruction    3114P Procedures

3115 Students Experiencing Homelessness – Enrollment Rights and Services    3115P Procedures

3120 Enrollment    3120P Procedures

3122 Excused and Unexcused Absences    3122P Procedures

3123 Withdrawal Prior to Graduation

3124 Removal/Release of Student During School Hours    3124P Procedures

3126 Child Custody

3131 Transfers

3140 Release of Resident Students

3141 Nonresident Students

3142 International Student Exchange    3124P Procedures

3143 District Notification of Juvenile Offenders

3144 Release of Information Concerning Student Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders    3144F    3144P Procedures

Rights and Responsibilities

3200 Rights and Responsibilities

3205 Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited    3205P Procedures

3207 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying    3207P Procedures

3210 Nondiscrimination    3210P Procedures

3211 Gender-Inclusive Schools    3211P Procedures

3220 Freedom of Expression   3220P Procedures

  1. Student Publications
  2. Distribution of Materials

3223 Freedom of Assembly

3224 Student Dress    3224P Procedures

3225 School-Based Threat Assessment    3225P Procedures

3226 Interviews and Interrogations of Students on School Premises    3226P Procedures

3230 Student Privacy and Searches    3230P Procedures

3231 Student Records   3231P Procedures
3231F-1 Release Form
3231F-2 Record Access to Student Records Form
3231F-3 Notification of Rights Form

3232 Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys, Analysis or Evaluations    3232F Protection of Rights Form    3232P Procedures

3240 Student Conduct    3240P Procedures

3241 Student Discipline

3242 Closed Campus

3243 Student Driving    3243P Procedures

3244 Prohibition of Corporal Punishment

3245 Students and Telecommunication Devices    3245P Procedures

3246 Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force    3246P Procedures

Student Welfare

3410 Student Health

3411 Accommodating Students with Seizure Disorders or Epilepsy

3412 Automated External Defibrillators (AED)    3412P Procedures

3413 Student Immunization and Life-Threatening Health Condition  3413P Procedures

3414 Infectious Diseases    3414P Procedures

3415 Accommodating Students With Diabetes

3416 Medication at School   3416F   3416P Procedures

3417 Catheterization    3417P Procedures

3418 Emergency Treatment    3418P Procedures

3419 Self-Administration of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Medications    3419F Asthhma Medication Authorization and Treatment Plan M   3419P Procedures

3420 Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response    3420P Procedures

3421 Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention    3421P Procedures

3422 Student Sports – Concussion and Head Injuries    3422P Procedures

3424 Opioid Related Overdose Reversal    3424P Procedures

3432 Emergencies   3432P Procedures

  1. Fire
  2. Lockdowns
  3. Evacuations
  4. Shelter-in-Place
  5. Earthquakes
  6. Bomb Threats
  7. Emergency School Closure or Evacuation
  8. Pandemic/Epidemic

Student Activities

3510 Associated Student Bodies    3510P Procedures

3515 Student Incentives    3515P Procedures

3520 Student Fees, Fines, or Charges    3520P Procedures

3530 Fundraising Activities Involving Students    3530P Procedures


Series 4000

Community Relations

Communications with the Public

4000 Public Information Program    4000P Procedures

4020 Confidential Communications

4040 Public Access to District Records    4040P Procedures

4060 Distribution of Materials    4060P Procedures

Public Participation in the Schools

4110 Citizen Advisory Committees and Task Forces    4110P Procedures

4120 School Support Organizations    4120P Procedures

4130 Title I Parent Involvement

Public Access to Schools, Staff and Students

4200 Safe and Orderly Learning Environment    4200P Procedures

4210 (A) Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises

4215 Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Substances

4217 Effective Communication    4217F    4217P Procedures

4218 Language Access Plan

4220 Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs    4220P Procedures

4235 Public Performances

4237 Contests, Advertising and Promotions

4260 Use of School Facilities    4260F Facility Use Form

4265 Community Education Program

Relations with Other Agencies and Schools

4310 Relations with the Law Enforcement and Other Government Agencies   4310P Procedures

4314 Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm    4314P Procedures

4315 Release of Information Concerning Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders

4400 Election Activities    4400P Procedures


Series 5000


Recruitment and Personnel Selection

5000 Recruitment and Selection of Staff    5000P Procedures

5001 Hiring of Retired School Employees

5005 Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval    5005P Procedures

5006 Certification Revocation

5010 Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action    5010P Procedures

5011 Sexual Harassment    5011P Procedures

5020 Collective Bargaining

5021 Conflicts Between Policies and Bargaining Agreements

5050 Contracts

  1. Certificated Staff Contracts
  2. Provisional Employment
  3. Retires-Rehires and Persons Replacing Certificated Staff on Leave
  4. Adjustments
  5. Supplemental Employment Agreements
  6. Consultants
  7. Title I Employees

Employment Practices

5201 Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace

5202 Federal Highway Administration Mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Program    5202P Procedures

5203 Staff Assistance Program

5222 Job-Sharing Staff Members

5231 Length of Work Day    5231P Procedures

5240 Evaluation of Staff

5251 Conflicts of Interest

5252 Staff Participation in Political Activities    5252P Procedures

5253 Maintaining Professional Staff/Student Boundaries    5253-F1    5253P Procedures

5260 Personnel Records    5260P Procedures

5270 Resolution of Staff Complaints    5270P Procedures

5271 Reporting Improper Governmental Action (Whistleblower Protection)    5271P Procedures

5280 Termination of Employment

  1. Release from Contract
  2. Resignation
  3. Retirement
  4. Probation, Non-renewal or Termination
  5. Program and Staff Reduction

5281 Disciplinary Action and Discharge


5310 Compensation
5315 Garnishment and Personal Credit Problems    5315P Procedures


5400 Personnel Leave

5401 Sick Leave

5403 Emergency and Discretionary Leave

5404 Family, Medical and Maternity Leave

5406 Leave Sharing    5406P Procedures

5407 Military Leave    5407P Procedures

5408 Jury Duty and Subpoena Leave

5410 Holidays

5411 Staff Vacations


5510 Retirement Programs

5521 Teacher Assistance Program    5521P Procedures

5525 Professional, Civic and Service Organization Memberships

Auxiliary Personnel

5610 Substitute Employment    5610P Procedures

5612 Temporary Administrators

5630 Volunteers    5630P Procedures

5641 Student Teachers    5641P Procedures

5642 Administrative Internships    5642P Procedures

Series 6000

Management Support

Financial Planning and Management

6000 Program Planning, Budget Preparation, Adoption and Implementation    6000P Procedures

6020 System of Funds and Accounts    6020P Procedures

6021 Interfund Loans

6022 Minimum Fund Balance

6030 Financial Reports

6040 Expenditures in Excess of Budget


6100 Revenues from Local, State and Federal Sources    6100P Procedures

6101 Federal Cash and Financial Management    6101P Procedures

6102 District Fundraising Activities    6102P Procedures

6106 Allowable Costs for Federal Programs    6106P Procedures

6111 Tuition

6112 Rental or Lease of District Real Property

6114 Gifts or Donations    6114P Procedures

6120 Investment of Funds


6210 Purchasing: Authorization and Control    6210P Procedures

6212 Charge Cards    6212F-1    6212F-2    6212P Procedures

6213 Reimbursement for Travel Expenses    6213F-1    6213F-2    6213P Procedures

6215 Voucher Certification and Approval    6215P Procedures

6216 Reimbursement for Goods and Services: Warrants

6220 Bid Requirements    6220F   6220P Procedures

6230 Relations with Vendors

6240 Recognition Activities and Food and Beverages

6250 Cellular Telephones

Risk Management

6500 Risk Management    6500P Procedures

6511 Staff Safety    6511P Procedures

6512 Infection Control Program    6512F-1    6512F-2    6512F-3    6512F-4    6512P Procedures

6513 Workplace Violence Prevention    6513P Procedures

6530 Insurance

6535 Student Insurance

6540 School District’s Responsibility For Privately-Owned Property

6570 Property and Data Management    6570P Procedures


6600 Transportation    6600P Procedures

6605 Student Safety Walking, Biking and Riding Buses to School    6605P-1 Procedures    6605P-2 Procedures

6608 Video Cameras on School Buses    6608P Procedures

6620 Special Transportation

6625 Private Vehicle Transportation

6630 Driver Training and Responsibility

6640 School-Owned Vehicles

6690 Contracting for Transportation Services

Food Services

6700 Nutrition, Health, and Physical Fitness    6700P Procedures

School Property

6800 Safety, Operations and Maintenance of School Property    6800P Procedures

6801 Capital Assets/Theft-Sensitive Assets

6810 Energy Management, Education and Conservation

6881 Disposal of Surplus Equipment and/or Materials

6882 Sale of Real Property

6883 Closure of Facilities

6890 State Environmental Policy Act Compliance

6895 Pesticide Notification, Posting and Record Keeping    6895P Procedures

Capital Projects

6900 Facilities Planning

6905 Site Acquisition

6910 Construction Financing    6910P Procedures

6920 Construction Design    6920P Procedures

6925 Architect and Engineering Services

6950 Contractor Assurances, Surety Bonds and Insurance

6955 Maintenance of Facilities Records

6959 Acceptance of Completed Project

6970 Naming Schools and Facilities

6971 Works of Art