School District Policies

ABOUT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

Generally, the role of a school board is to set policy and the role of the administration is to implement it.  Written policies are the chief means by which a school board governs the schools, and regulations are one of the means by which the board's policies are carried out.  Here are the definitions set forth by the National School Boards Association, which provide a distinction between these two types of statements: 

Policies are principles adopted by the board to chart a course of action.  They tell what is wanted and may include why and how much.  They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of day-after-day problems; they need to be narrow enough to give the administration clear guidance. 

Regulations are detailed directions usually developed by the administration to put policy into practice.  They tell how, by whom, where, and when things are to be done.

 

Wessington Springs School District #36-2

 

Policy Manual Index

 

SECTION A:

FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

AA

School District Legal Status

ABA (KC)

Community and Parent Involvement in Decision Making

ABAA

Parent Involvement in Title I

ABAB

Parent Involvement Policy

ABAC

Relations with Parents

AC

Nondiscrimination

ACAA

Sexual Harassment Policy

ACB

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap/Disability

AD

Educational Philosophy

AE (IGAJ)

Wellness Policy

AFA (BK)

Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures

AFA-E (BK-E)

Operational Procedures Form

AFB (CBG)

Evaluation of the Superintendent

AFB-E (CBG-E)

Evaluation of the Superintendent Form

AFC (GCN)

Evaluation of Professional Staff

AFD (GDN)

Evaluation of Support Staff

AFE (IM)

Evaluation of Instructional Programs

AFF

Complaint Policy for Federal Programs

AH

Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Authorization

 AH-E (1)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

 AH-E (2)

School Board Action on Conflict of Interest Disclosure of a Direct Benefit

   

SECTION B:

BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

BA

Board Operational Goals

BB

School Board Legal Status

BBA

School Board Powers and Duties

BBAA

Board Member Authority

BBB

School Board Elections

BBBA

Board Member Qualifications

BBBB

Board Member Oath of Office

BBBB-E

Board Member Oath of Office Form

BBC

Board Member Resignation/Removal from Office

BBE

Unexpired Term Fulfillment

BBE-E

Application for Board of Education Membership Form

BBF

Board Member Ethics

BBFA

Board Member Conflict of Interest

BCA

Board Organizational Meeting

BCB

Board Officers

BCC

Appointed Board Officials

BCD

Board – Superintendent Relationship

BCDA

Board – Superintendent Relationship Functions

BCE

Board Committees

BCF

Advisory Committees to the Board

BD

School Board Meetings

BDA

Electronic Communication by Board Members

BDC

Executive Sessions

BDDA

Notification of Board Meetings

BDDB

Agenda Format

BDDC

Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

BDDD

Quorum

BDDE

Rules of Order

BDDF

Voting Method

BDDG

Minutes

 BDDH-E(1)

Public Participation at Board Meetings - School Board Meeting Speaker Sign-in Sheet

 BDDH-E(2)

Public Participation at Board Meetings - Introduction to Public Forum

BF

Board Policy Development

BFB

Preliminary Development of Policies

BFC

Policy Adoption

BFCA (CHB)

Board Review of Regulations (Approval for Issuance)

BFD

Policy Dissemination

BFE (CHD)

Administration in Policy Absence

BFF

Suspension of Policies

BFG

Policy Review and Evaluation

BHA

New Board Member Orientation

BHAA

Board Member Education

BHB

Board Member Development Opportunities

BHD

Board Member Compensation and Expenses

BJ

School Board Memberships

BK (AFA)

Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures

BK-E (AFA-E)

Operational Procedures Form

 

 

SECTION C:

GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

CA

Administration Goals

CBA

Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent

CBB

Recruitment and Appointment of Superintendent

CBC

Superintendent Contract, Compensation and Benefits

CBG (AFB)

Evaluation of the Superintendent

CBG-E (AFB-E)

Evaluation of the Superintendent Form

CC

Administrative Organization Plan

CCB

Lines of Authority and Staff Relations

CD

Management Team

CE

Administrative Councils, Cabinets and Committees

CF

School Building Administration

CH

Policy Implementation

CHA

Development of Regulations

CHB (BFCA)

Board Review of Regulations (Approval for Issuance)

CHC

Regulations Dissemination

CHCA

Approval of Handbooks and Directives

CHD (BFE)

Administration in Policy Absence

CK

Program Consultants

CM

School District Annual Report

 

 

SECTION D:

FISCAL MANAGEMENT

DA

Fiscal Management Goals

DB

Annual Budget

DBB

Fiscal Year

DBC

Budget Deadlines and Schedules

DBD

Budget Planning

DBH

Budget Adoption Procedures

DBJ

Budget Implementation

DBK

Budget Transfer Authority

DC

Taxing and Borrowing Authority - Limitations

DD

Funding Proposals and Applications

DE

Revenues from Tax Sources

DFA

Revenues from Investments

DFB

Revenues from School-Owned Real Estate

DG

Depository of Funds

DGA

Authorized Signatures

DH

Bonded Employees and Officers

DI

Fiscal Accounting and Reporting

DIB

Types of Funds

DIC

Financial Reports and Statements

DID

Inventories

DIE

Audits

DJ

Purchasing

DJB

Petty Cash Accounts

DJBA

Incidental Accounts

DJC

Bidding Requirements

DJD

Local Purchasing

DJF

Purchasing Procedures

DJFA

Code of Conduct

DJG

Vendor Relations

DK

Payment Procedures

DLB

Salary Deductions

DLC

Expense Reimbursements

DM

Cash in School Buildings

DN

School Properties Disposal Procedure

 

 

SECTION E:

SUPORT SERVICES

EA

Support Services Goals

EB

Safety Program

EBA

Buildings and Grounds Inspections

EBB

Accident Prevention and Safety Procedures

EBBA

First Aid

EBBB

Accident Reports

EBC

Emergency Plans

EBCA

Bomb Threats

EBCB

Fire Drills

EBCC

Emergency Lockdowns

EBCD

Emergency Closings

ECA

Buildings and Grounds Security

ECAA

Equal Access Policy

ECAB

Vandalism

 ECAC

Video Surveillance

ECB

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

 ECB-R

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

 ECB-R(1)

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

ECF

Energy Conservation

EDBA

Maintenance and Control of Instructional Materials

EEA

Student Transportation Services

EEAA

Walkers and Riders

EEAB

School Bus Scheduling and Routing

EEAC

School Bus Safety Program

 EEACA

Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers

EEACC (JFCC)

Student Conduct on School Buses

EEAD

Special use of School Buses

EEADA

Use of Private Vehicles

EF

Food Services Management

EGAA

Printing and Duplication Services – Reproduction of Copyright Materials

 EH

Service Animals at School

 EH-E(1)

Service Animals at School - Informational Sheet

EI

Insurance Management

EIBA

Indemnification of Employees

 

 

SECTION F:

FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

FA

Facilities Development Goals

FB

Facilities Planning

FC

Facilities Capitalization Program

FD (KBE)

Bond Campaigns

FEA

Educational Specifications

FEB

Selection of Architect

FEC

Facilities Development Plans and Specifications

FECA

Site Plans and Specifications

FED

Construction Cost Estimates and Determinations

FEE

Site Acquisition Procedure

FEFA

Contractor’s Fair Employment Clause

FEFB

Contractor’s Affidavits and Guarantees

FEG

Supervision of Construction

FL

Retirement of Facilities

 

 

SECTION G:

PERSONNEL

GA

Personnel Goals

GB

General Reference Policy

GBA

Equal Opportunity Employment

GBC

Staff Ethics

GBCA

Staff Conflict of Interest

GBCB

Staff Conduct

GBCBA

Freedom of Expression

GBCBAA (JFAA)

Search and Seizure

GBE

Staff Health and Safety

GBEB

Employee Communicable Diseases

GBEC

Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs by Employees – Drug Free Workplace

GBG

Staff Participation in Political Activities

GBI

Staff Gifts and Solicitations

GBK (KGC)

Smoking on School Premises

GBL

Personnel Records

GBM

Staff Complaints and Grievances

GCA

Professional Staff Positions

GCB

Qualifications of Teachers

GCBA

Professional Staff Salary Schedules

GCBB

Professional Staff Supplementary Pay Plans

GCBD

Professional Staff Leaves and Absences

GCBDC

Jury Duty

GCBDD

Military Leave

GCBDE

Family and Medical Leave

GCC

Professional Staff Recruiting

GCD

Professional Staff Hiring

GCDB

Employee Criminal Background Check

GCDB-E(1)

Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights

GCE

Part-Time and Substitute Employment – Professional Staff

GCJ

Professional Staff Time Schedules

GCK

Professional Staff Work Load

GCL

Professional Staff Development Opportunities

GCN (AFC)

Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCPB

Resignation of Professional Staff Members

GCPC

Retirement of Professional Staff Members

GCPCA

Hiring Retired Employees

GCPD

Suspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members

GCQAB

Tutoring for Pay

GCQB

Professional Research and Publishing

GDA

Support Staff Positions

GDB

Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans

GDBC

Support Staff Fringe Benefits

GDBD

Support Staff Leaves and Absences

GDC

Support Staff Recruiting, Posting of Vacancies & Hiring

GDJ

Support Staff Time Schedules

GDL

Support Staff Development Opportunities

GDN (AFD)

Evaluation of Support Staff

GDPA

Reduction in Support Staff Work Force

GDPB

Resignation of Support Staff Members

GDPC

Retirement of Support Staff Members

GDPD

Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members

 

 

SECTION H:

NEGOTIATIONS

HA

Negotiations Goals

HB

Negotiations Legal Status

HC

Scope of Negotiations

HD

School Board Negotiating Powers and Duties

HE

Board Negotiating Agents

HH

Privileges of Staff Negotiating Organizations

HJ

Negotiations Procedures

HL

Preliminary Negotiated Agreement Disposition

HN

Impasse Procedures

HO

Staff Job Actions

 

 

SECTION I:

INSTRUCTION

IA

Instructional Goals

IB

Academic Freedom

IC

School Year – School Calendar

ID

School Day

IE

Organization of Instruction

IF

Curriculum Development

IFB

Pilot Projects

IFD

Curriculum Adoption

IGA

Basic Instructional Program

IGAA

Citizenship Education

IGAB

Human Relations Education – Moral and Character Instruction

IGAC

Teaching About Religion

IGAD

General and Specific Occupational Education

IGAG

Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

IGAH

Family Life and Sex Education

IGAJ (AE)

Wellness Policy

IGBA

Programs for Handicapped Children

IGBC

Limited English Proficiency Instruction

IGBH

Alternative School Programs

IGC

Extended Instructional Programs

IGCA

Summer Schools

IGCB

Distance Learning

IGCD (LEB)

Advanced College Placement

IGD

Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities

IGDA

Student Organizations

IGDB

Student Publications

IGDD

Student Performances

IGDF

Student Fund-Raising Activities

IGDG

Student Activities Funds Management

IGDI

Interscholastic Athletics

IGDJ

Dual Sports Policy

IHB

Class Size

IHC

Scheduling for Instruction

IIA

Instructional Materials

IIAA

Textbook Selection and Adoption

IIAC

Library Materials Selection and Adoption

IIBA

Teacher Aides

IIBD

School Libraries

IIBE

Instructional Television

IIBG

Use of Computers and Networks

 IIBGB

Internet Safety Instruction

IIBH

Tablet Program

IIC (KF)

Community Instructional Resources

IICC

School Volunteers

IIGBA

District Owned Computers

IJ

Guidance Program

IK

Academic Achievement

IKA

Grading Scale

IKAA

Honor Roll

IKAB

Student Progress Reports to Parents

IKB

Homework

IKE

Promotion and Retention of Students

IKF

Graduation Requirements / Early Graduation

IL

Testing Programs

ILB

State Required Assessments

IM (AFE)

Evaluation of Instructional Programs

INB

Teaching About Controversial Issues

IND

School Ceremonies and Observances

INDA

Patriotic Exercises & Flag Displays

ING

Animals in Schools

 

 

SECTION J:

STUDENTS

JA

Student Goals

JB

Equal Educational Opportunities

JEA

Compulsory Attendance Ages

JEAA

Students Alternative Instruction

JEAB

Participation of Alternative Instruction Students

JEAC

Attendance

JEB

Entrance Age

JEC

School Admissions

JECA

Admission of Resident Students

JECAA

Admission of New Residents and Students From Unaccredited Schools (Open Enrollment)

JECB

Admission of Nonresident Students

JECBA

Admission of Exchange and Foreign Students

JECC

Assignment of Students to Schools

JECE

Student Withdrawal from School

JED

Student Absences and Excuses

JEDA

Truancy

JEDB

Student Dismissal Precautions

JEE

Student Attendance Accounting

JEF

Released Time for Students

JEG

Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

JF

Student Rights and Responsibilities

JFA

Student Due Process Rights

JFAA (GBCBAA)

Search and Seizure

JFB

Education of Homeless Children

JFC

Student Conduct

JFCA

Student Dress Code

JFCB

Gangs

JFCC (EEACC)

Student Conduct on School Buses

JFCD

Cyber Bullying

JFCE

Student Bullying

JFCF

Hazing

JFCG

Smoking by Students

JFCH

Alcohol and Other Drug use by Students

JFCI

Student Drug Abuse

JFCJ

Dangerous Weapons in the School

JFG

Interrogations and Searches

JFH

Student Complaints and Grievances

JG

Student Discipline

JGA

Prohibition of Corporal Punishment

 JGB-E(1)

Incident Report Form

 JGB-E(2)

Restraint and Seclusion-Debriefing Form

JGD

Student Suspension / Expulsion

JHC

Student Health Services and Requirements

JHCA

Physical Examinations and Inoculations of Students

JHCC

Student Communicable Diseases

JHCD

Administering Medicines to Students

JHD

Student Psychological Services

JHFA

Supervision of Students

JHG

Reporting Child Abuse

JL

Student Gifts and Solicitations

JN

Student Fees, Fines, and Charges

JO

Student Records

JOA

Student Recruitment – Access to Students and Directory Information

JO-N

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

 

SECTION K:

SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS

KA

School & Community Relations Goals

KB

Public Relations Program

KBA

Public’s Right to Know

KBC

News Media Relations

KBCA

News Releases

KBE (FD)

Bond Campaigns

KC (ABA)

Community and Parent Involvement in Decision Making

KD (BDDH)

Public Participation at Board Meetings

KDG

Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages on School Property

KF (IIC)

Community Instructional Resources

KG

Community Use of School Facilities

KGB

Public Conduct on School Property

KGC (GBK)

Smoking on School Premises

KH

Public Gifts to Schools

KI

Public Solicitations and Advertising in the Schools

KIA

Distribution and Posting of Promotional Materials

KK

Visitors to the Schools

KL

Public Complaints

KLB

Public Complaints about the Curriculum or Instructional Materials

KLD

Public Complaints About School Personnel

KMA

Relations with Parents Organizations

KMB

Title I Parent Involvement

KMI

Relations with Political Organizations (Public Funds)

KN

Relations with Governmental Authorities

 KO

Patriotic and National Organizations

 

 

SECTION L:

EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

LA

Education Agency Relations Goals

LB

Relation with Other Schools and School Districts

LBB

Cooperative Educational Programs

LEB (IGCD)

Advanced College Placement

LI

Relations with Education Accreditation Agencies

 

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302 Dakota Ave. N, PO Box 449
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
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