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Policy Manual

Policy Development

The Board of Education develops policy with the assistance of management, and with input from education partners and the public. The policy development process is outlined in .

There are two other administrative directives and guidance documents:

  • Procedures are developed by senior management to offer clear direction and guidance to carry out board policies, goals and objectives.
  • Practices are developed by staff and approved by department heads to provide information and assistance to various department members to effectively and correctly complete their work.

Numeric Order and Filing of Procedures

The Procedures are numbered and issued using the policy number as the authority for the issuance of a policy; the numbering format, therefore, will be that each procedure under a policy would be given an extension number starting with one.

Section 1000: Foundations & Philosophic Commitments
Includes the district’s mission statement, guiding principles, motto and logo policies

Foundations and Philosophic Commitments

The Foundations section consists of statements which clarify the foundation principles of the public school enterprise. The school board is a legal entity- an autonomous body created by the legislature – intended to function in a democratic manner.

The Philosophic Commitments, stated as an educational philosophy, serve to guide the directions, actions and determinations of staff and Board. The philosophy should be interpreted by goals and specific objectives, the achievement of which should be assessed through a comprehensive and efficient evaluative program.

Section 2000: Board Governance & Operations
Policies addressing the Board's own operations, procedures, practices, and conduct
Section 3000: General District Administration
Policies regarding the organization of the district, including those pertaining to the superintendent and other senior management positions
Section 4000: Finance
Policies concerning the financial aspects of the school district, including those pertaining to the budget, purchasing and accounting procedures
Section 5000: Support Services
Policies regarding non-instructional services and programs, such as critical incident procedures, bus transportation, student records and school equipment
Section 6000: Facilities
Covers new construction, long-range planning, renovating and remodeling, maintenance, and leasing and renting of facilities
Section 7000: Human Resources
Policies dealing with recruitment and selection, contracts, tenure, assignment and transfer, employee benefits, retirement and resignation
Section 8000: Curriculum & Instruction
Policies regarding school courses and other education-specific topics
Section 9000: Students
Policies regarding student registration, placement, health & safety, and school fees
Section 10000: Ҵý-Community Relations
Pertains to relations with the general public, community organizations, and other public agencies
Policies Under Review
The following policies are currently under review. Please verify any items of concern.

The Board of Education has embarked on a process of Board Policy Development and a review of policies for currency and relevancy. This work is underway and guided by Board Policy Development 2500.

Click here to review and provide feedback on policies posted for public consultation.


Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.