MITCHELL POLICY MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

100                  District Organization and Basic Commitments

102                  Educational Philosophy of the District

 

103                  Equal Educational Opportunity

 

     104.01             Annual School Census

 

200                  School Board

201                  Legal Status of the School Board

     201.01             Board Powers and Responsibilities

     201.02             Board Membership - Elections/Appointment

     201.05             Term of Office

     201.06             Vacancies

     201.07             Board Member Liability (Insurance)

 

202                  School Board Member Conduct

     202.01             Board Member Code of Ethics

     202.02             Board Member Conflict of Interest

     202.03             Board Self-Evaluation

     202.04             Use of Public Resources by Board Members and Employees

 

203                  Organization of the School Board

     203.01             Board Organizational Meeting

     203.02             President

     203.03             Vice President

     203.04             Secretary

     203.05             Treasurer

     203.06             Board Committees

     203.07             Advisory Board Committees

     203.08             School Board Legal Counsel

 

204                  School Board Meetings

     204.01             Regular Board Meetings

     204.02             Special Board Meetings

     204.03             Public Hearings

     204.05             Open Meetings

     204.06             Closed Sessions

     204.07             Meeting Notice

     204.08             Quorum

     204.09             Rules of Order

     204.10             Agenda

     204.11             Meeting Minutes

     204.12             Public Participation at Board Meetings

205                  School Board Policy Process

     205.01             Policy Development

     205.02             Policy Adoption

     205.03             Policy Revision and Review

     205.04             Policy Communication

     205.05             Policy Suspension

     205.06             Administration in the Absence of Policy

 

206                  Board Member Services

     206.01             New Board Member Orientation

     206.03             Board Member Development Opportunities

     206.04             Board Member Compensation and Expenses

 

300                  Administration

301                  Administrative Structure

     301.03             Succession of Authority to the Superintendent

     301.04             Communication Channels

 

302                  Superintendent

     302.01             Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment

     302.02             Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal

     302.04             Superintendent Duties

     302.05             Superintendent Evaluation

     302.08             Superintendent Consulting/Outside Employment

 

303                  Administrative Employees

     303.02             Administrator Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment

     303.03             Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal

     303.05             Administrator Duties

     303.06             Administrator Evaluation

     303.09             Administrator Consulting/Outside Employment

 

400                  Personnel

402                  Employees and Internal Relations

     402.01             Equal Opportunity Employment

     402.02             Employee Orientation

     402.03             Employee Conflict of Interest

     402.04             Nepotism

     402.05             Employee Grievances

     402.06             Employee Records

     402.08             Employee Travel Compensation

     402.09             Recognition for Service of Employees

     402.11             Credit Cards

     402.13             Communications with Employees

     402.15             Employee Background Checks

     402.16             Use of School Facilities and Equipment by Employees

     402.17             Staff Conduct with Students

     402.50             Employee Keys

     402.51             Shredding Consumer Reports

 

403                  Employees and Outside Relations

     403.01             Release of Credit Information

     403.02             Child Abuse Reporting

     403.03             Abuse of Students by School District Employees

     403.04             Gifts to Employees

     403.05             Public Complaints about Employees

     403.06             Employee Outside Employment

     403.50             Employee Solicitations

 

404                  Employee Health and Well-Being

     404.01             Employee Physical Examinations

     404.02             Employee Injury on the Job

     404.03             Employees’ Personal Security and Safety

     404.04             Communicable Diseases - Employees

     404.05             Hazardous Chemical Disclosure

     404.06             Harassment

     404.07             Substance-Free Workplace

     404.10             Disclosure and Protection of Employee Health Information

 

406                  Certificated Employees - General

     406.01             Certificated Employee Defined

     406.02             Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection

     406.03             Certificated Employee Individual Contracts

     406.04             Certificated Employee Continuing Contracts

     406.05             Certificated Employee Work Days

     406.06             Certificated Employee Assignment

     406.08             Certificated Employee Evaluation

     406.09             Certificated Employee Probationary Status/Tenure

 

407                  Certificated Employee Compensation and Benefits

     407.01             Certificated Employee Payroll Procedures

 

408                  Certificated Employee Termination of Employment

     408.01             Certificated Employee Resignation

     408.02             Certificated Employee Contract Release

     408.05             Certificated Employee Reduction-In-Force

 

409                  Certificated Employee Professional Growth

     409.01             Certificated Employee Professional Development

     409.02             Certificated Employee Training, Workshops, or Conferences

 

 

410                  Certificated Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

     410.02             Certificated Employee Sick Leave Bank

     410.03             Certificated Employee Family and Medical Leave

     410.07             Certificated Employee Military Service Leave

     410.08             Certificated Employee Unpaid Leave

     410.50             State Leave for Coaches and Sponsors

 

411                  Other Certified Employees

     411.01             Substitute Teachers

     411.05             Student Teachers

 

412                  Non-certified Staff - General

     412.02             Non-certified Staff Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection

     412.03             Non-certified Staff Contracts

     412.05             Non-certified Staff Assignment

     412.07             Non-certified Staff Evaluation

 

413                  Non-certified Staff Compensation and Benefits

     413.01             Custodial Salary and Vacation

 

414                  Non-certified Staff Termination of Employment

     414.01             Non-certified Staff Resignation

     414.04             Non-certified Staff Dismissal

 

415                  Non-certified Staff Vacations and Leaves of Absence

     415.01             Non-certified Staff Vacations, Holidays and Personal Leave

     415.02             Non-certified Staff Personal Illness Leave

     415.03             Non-certified Staff Family and Medical Leave

 

500                  Students

501                  Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students

 

502                  Student Admissions

     502.01             Resident Students

     502.02             Nonresident Students

     502.03             Entrance – Admissions

     502.05             Student Transfers In

     502.06             Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals

     502.08             Exchange and Foreign Student Admissions

     502.09             Alternative School for Expelled Students

     502.10             Assignment of New Students to Classes and Grade Levels

     502.13             Missing Child Identification Act

 

503                  Student Attendance

     503.01             Compulsory Attendance

     503.02             Student Attendance Records

     503.03             Student Absences - Excused

     503.04             Truancy - Unexcused Absences

     503.05             Student Release During School Hours

     503.09             Homeless Children and Youth

 

504                  Student Rights and Responsibilities

     504.01             Student Due Process Rights

     504.03             Student Conduct

     504.04             Student Conduct on School Buses

     504.06             Student Appearance

     504.07             Care of School Property and Vandalism

     504.08             Freedom of Expression

     504.09             Student Lockers

     504.11             Weapons

     504.14             Secret Societies or Gang Activity

     504.15             Smoking, Drinking, or Drugs

     504.16             Searches, Seizures and Arrests

     504.17             Questioning of Students by Outside Agencies

     504.18             Harassment by Students

     504.19             Student Fees

     504.20             Bullying Prevention

     504.50             Initiations

 

505                  Student Discipline

     505.01             Detention of Students

     505.03             Suspension of Students

     505.04             Expulsion of Students

     505.05             Fines for Lost or Damaged Items

     505.06             Corporal Punishment

 

506                  Student Activities

     506.01             Student Activity Eligibility

     506.02             Student Organizations

     506.03             Student Government

     506.06             Student Publications

     506.08             Student Fund Raising

     506.09             Student Activities Funds

     506.10             Student Physicals for Athletics

 

507                  Student Records

     507.01             Student Records Access

     507.02             Student Directory Information

 

508                  Student Health and Well-Being

     508.01             Student Health and Immunization Checkups

     508.02             Administration of Medication to Students

     508.03             Communicable or Infectious Diseases

     508.04             Student Illness or Injury at School

     508.05             Emergency Plans and Drills

     508.06             Student Insurance

     508.07             Custody and Parental Rights

     508.11             Defibrillators

     508.12             Asthma and Allergic Reaction Protocol

 

509                  Other Student Related Matters

     509.01             Class or Student Group Gifts

     509.02             Open Night

     509.03             Student Memorials

     509.50             Sunday Activities Prohibited

     509.51             Student Driving Over Noon Break

     509.52             Commemorative Scholarship

 

600                  Instruction

601                  Goals and Objectives

 

602                  General Organization

     602.01             School Calendar

 

603                  Curriculum Development

     603.01             Curriculum Development

     603.02             Curriculum Adoption

     603.04             Curriculum Evaluation

 

604                  Instructional Curriculum

     604.01             Basic Instruction Program

     604.03             Special Education

     604.04             Multicultural Education

     604.05             Health Education

     604.06             Physical Education

     604.10             Academic Freedom

     604.11             Citizenship

     604.50             Fire Prevention

 

605                 Alternative Programs

     605.02             Individualized Instruction

     605.03             Program for Talented and Gifted Students

     605.04             Program for At-Risk Students

     605.05             Religious Based Exclusion from a School Program

     605.07             Full-Time and Part-Time Enrollment

 

606                  Instructional Materials

     606.01             Instructional Materials Selection

     606.03             Objection to Instructional Materials

     606.05             Media Centers

     606.06             Acceptable Use of Computers, Technology and the Internet

     606.08             Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials

     606.09             Textbook Loans to Private Schools

 

607                 Instructional Arrangements

     607.02             School Ceremonies and Observances

     607.05             Student Field Trips and Excursions

     607.06             Collection of Money by Teachers

     607.50             Head Coach Limitations

     607.51             Teaching Methods

     607.52             Homework and Assignments

     607.53             Meal Allowances for Students in Activities

 

608                  Instructional Services

     608.02             Student Health Services

 

610                 Testing

     610.01             Test or Assessment Selection

 

611                  Academic Achievement

     611.01             Student Progress Reports

     611.02             Student Promotion, Retention or Acceleration

     611.03             Student Honors and Awards

     611.05             Grading Guidelines

     611.07             Graduation Requirements

 

612                  Special Education Services

     612.01             Free Appropriate Public Education

     612.02             Full Educational Opportunity Goal

     612.03             Childfind

     612.04             Identification, Evaluation and Verification

     612.05             Individualized Education Program and Family Services Plan

     612.06             Early Intervention Transition

     612.07             Participation in Assessments

     612.08             Least Restrictive Environment

     612.09             Children in Non Public Schools

     612.10             Procedural Safeguards and Confidentiality

     612.11             Transportation

     612.12             Personnel Standards

     612.13             Performance Goals and Indicators

     612.14             Suspension and Expulsion Reporting

 

700                 Business Operation

702                  Annual Budget

     702.02             Budget Planning, Preparation and Schedules

     702.03             Budget Adoption Process

 

704                  Accounting System

     704.01             Deposits and Transfers

     704.02             Financial Records

     704.03             Inventories

     704.04             Audits

705                  Revenue

     705.04             Gifts, Grants and Bequests

 

706                  Expenditure

     706.01             Purchasing Procedures

     706.03             Bidding Procedures

     706.04             Vendor Relations

 

800      Support Services

801                  Transportation

     801.01            Student Transportation

     801.02             Special Education Student Transportation

     801.04             Bus Safety Program

     801.05             Bus Driver Supervision

     801.09             Transportation of Nonschool Groups

     801.10             Transportation in Inclement Weather

     801.12             Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

 

802                  School Food Services

     802.01             School Food Program

     802.04             Food Service Records and Reports

     802.05             Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility

 

804                  Data Management

     804.02             Data or Records Retention

 

805                  Risk Management

     805.01             Insurance

 

900                  Buildings and Sites

902                  Site Acquisition and Building Construction

     902.04             Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts

 

903                  Maintenance, Operation and Management

     903.01             Security

 

905                  Safety Program

     905.01             Facilities Inspections

     905.02             Annual Emergency Safety Plan

     905.04             Bomb Threats

     905.06             Accident Reports

     905.07             Safety Drills

     905.08             School Closings and Cancellations

     905.09             Eye Protective Devices

 

 

1000                Community/Educational Agency Relations

1002                District Annual Report

 

1003                Public Examination of District Records

 

1004                Press, Radio and Television News Media

     1004.01           Media Relations

     1004.04           Crisis Management Communications

 

1005                Public Participation in the School District

     1005.01           Public Complaints

     1005.03           Parent Involvement in Decision Making

     1005.04           Community Relations Goals

     1005.06           Community Resource Persons

     1005.07           Visitors to School

     1005.08           Public Conduct on School Premises

     1005.10           Distribution or Posting of Materials

     1005.11           Volunteers in the Schools

     1005.50           Advisory Groups or Committees for the Staff

 

1006                Use of District Facilities and Equipment

     1006.01           Community Use of School District Buildings, Sites and Equipment

     1006.02           Smoke-Free Environment

 

1007                Governmental Agencies