Policies

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Please note the Policies Section is a work in progress

Section A

Foundations and Basic Commitments

Contains policies on the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school committee governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school committee’s other policies.
Section B

School Committee Governance and Operations


Contains policies on the School Committee and how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how it operates.
Section C

General School Administration

Contains policies on school management, administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on administrators.
Section D
Fiscal Management

Contains policies on school finances and the management of funds.
Section E
Support Services
Contains policies on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those of business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.
Section F Facilities Planning and Development Contains policies on facility planning, financing, construction and renovation.
Section G
Personnel

Contains policies on all school employees.
Section I
Instruction
Contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects; special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.
Section J
Students
Contains policies on students admission, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.
Section K School ­Community Home Relations Contains policies on parent and community involvement in schools.
Section L Education Agency Relations Contains policies on the school district’s relationship with other educational agencies.

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