Note: Policies in Progress are after the last section of the manual below.
Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments – pertains to the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations.
Section B: School Board Governance and Operations – pertains to the school board – how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures.
Section C: General School Administration – pertains to school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration – including the administrative aspect of special programs and systemwide 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.
Section E: Support Services – pertains to non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation and food services.
Section G: Personnel – pertains to all school employees except for the superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). This section is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified.
Section I: Instruction – pertains to the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.
Section J: Students – pertains to students – admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.
Section K: School, Community, and Home Relations – pertains to parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are also located in this section.