ORGANIZATION, PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
Policy Development and Review
The development and adoption of policies to govern
operation of the School District are the responsibility of the Board of
Education. In developing policy, the Board may solicit input from the
community, staff and other professionals.
At any meeting of the Board,
policies governing the schools may be enacted, amended or repealed by a
majority vote. The formal adoption of policies shall be recorded in the
minutes of the Board. Only those written statements so adopted and so
recorded shall be regarded as official Board policy.
The Superintendent of Schools is assigned the responsibility for insuring
that all Board policies, rules and regulations are implemented. The Board
authorizes the Superintendent to develop administrative guidelines in order
to implement Board policy. The Superintendent shall notify all employees and
students of their need to abide by Board policies and regulations.
Administrators shall prepare staff, student and parent handbooks that
interpret Board policies and state rules and regulations which affect each
population set. The handbooks shall be revised annually and distributed
within the first month of the school term.
The Board shall review written policies on a continuing basis to ensure
consistency and legality of Board action and administrative decisions.
Policies shall be reviewed and revised as a result of newly enacted state
and/or federal legislation, court decisions, as a result of research and/or
policy development as presented by state and/or national organizations and
agencies, or for other reasons as determined by the Board.
Board Policies and Student Handbooks
During periods of time in
which the District maintains a District web site, the Board’s policies and
regulations along with student handbooks will be posted on the web site.