Big Hollow School District 38

Policy Manual

Table of Contents

Section 1 - School Board Organization

1:10 School District Legal Status
1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements
1:30  School District Philosophy


Section 2 - Board of Education

2:10 School District Governance
2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education; Indemnification
2:30 School District Elections
2:40 Board Member Qualifications
2:50 Board Member Term of Office
2:60 Board Member Removal from Office
2:70 Vacancies on the Board of Education - Filling Vacancies
2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:120 Board Member Development
2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship
2:140 Communications To and From the Board
2:150 Committees
2:160 Board Attorney
2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services
2:200 Types of Board of Education Meetings
2:210 Organizational Board of Education Meeting
2:220 Board of Education Meeting Procedure
2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board
2:240 Board Policy Development
2:250 Access to District Public Records
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure
2:265 Title IX Sexual Harrassment Grievance Procedure


Section 3 - General School Administration

3:10 Goals and Objectives
3:30 Chain of Command
3.40 Superintendent
3:50 Administrative Personnel other than the Superintendent
3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal
3:70 Succession of Authority


Section 4 - Operational Services

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
4:15 Identity Protection
4:30 Revenue and Investments
4:40 Incurring Debt
4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery
4:50 Payment Procedures
4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:70 Resource Conservation
4:80 Accounting and Audits
4:90 Student Activity and Fiduciary Funds
4:100 Insurance Management
4:110 Transportation
4:120 Food Services
4:130 Free and Reduced-price Food Services
4:140 Waiver of Student Fees
4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs
4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds
4:170 Safety
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness; Management; and Recovery
4:190 Targeted School Violence Prevention Program


Section 5 - Personnel

General Personnel
5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited
5:20-E Resolution to Prohibit Sexual Harassment
5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
5:50 Drug- and Alcohol-free Workplace; e-cigarette, tobacco, and cannabis prohibition
5:60 Expenses
5:70 Religious Holidays
5:80 Court Duty
5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:110 Recognition for Service
5:120 Employee ethics; conduct; and conflict of interest
5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct
5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information
5:140 Solicitations by or from Staff
5:150 Personnel Records
5:170 Copyright
5:180 Temporary illness or temporary incapacity
5:185 Family and Medical leave
Professional Personnel
5:190 Teacher Qualifications
5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
5:210 Resignations
5:220 Substitue Teachers
5:230 Maintaining Student Discipline
5:240 Suspension
5:250 Leaves of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers
Educational Support Personnel
5:270 Employment at-will, Compensation, and Assignment
5:280 Duties and Qualifications
5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions
5:300 Schedules and Employment Year
5:320 Evaluation
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves


Section 6 - Instruction

6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives
6:15 School Accountability
6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
6:30 Organization of Instruction
6:40 Curriculum Development
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development
6:70 Teaching About Religions
6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues
6:100 Using Animals in the Education Program
6:110 Programs for Students at Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program
6:120 Education of Children with Disabilities
6:135 Accelerated Placement Program
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:145 Migrant Students
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction
6:160 English Learners
6:170 Title 1 Programs
6:180 Extended Instructional Program
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
6:210 Instructional Materials
6:220 Bring Your Own Technology (byot) Program; Responsible Use and Conduct
6:230 Library Media Program
6:235 Access to Electronic Networks
6:240 Field Trips
6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
6:260 Complaints about Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program
6:280 Grading and Promotion
6:290 Homework
6:315 High School Credit for Students in grade 7 or 8
6:330 Achievement and Awards
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program


Section 7 - Students

7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited
7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers to and from Non-District Schools
7:60 Residence
7:70 Attendance and Truancy
7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
7:90 Release During School Hours
7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students
7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7:140 Search and Seizure
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
7:160 Student Appearance
7:170 Vandalism
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harrassment
7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
7:190 Student Behavior
7:192 Use of Isolated Time Out and Physical Restraint
7:200 Suspension Procedures
7:210 Expulsion Procedures
7:220 Bus Conduct
7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities
7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Education
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students
7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment
7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
7:285 Food Allergy Management Program
7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention
7:300 Extracurricular Athletics
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
7:310 Restrictions on Publications; Elementary Schools
7:325 Student Fundraising Activities
7:340 Student Records
7:345 Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security


Section 8 - Community Relations

8:10 Connection with the Community
8:20 Community Use of School Facilities
8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities
8:30 Visitors To and Conduct On School Property
8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
8:80 Gifts to the District
8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs
8:95 Parental Involvement
8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies
8:110 Public Suggestions and Concerns