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BROKEN BOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS


100 DISTRICT ORGANIZATION AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
101 Legal Status of the School District
102 Educational Philosophy of the District
103 Equal Educational Opportunity
104 Educational and Operational Planning
104.01 Annual School Census


200 SCHOOL BOARD
201 Legal Status of the School Board
201.01 Powers and Responsibilities of the Board
201.02 Board Membership - Elections/Appointment
201.03 Qualifications
201.04 Oath of Office
201.05 Term of Office
201.06 Vacancies
201.07 Board Member Liability
202 School Board Member Conduct
202.01 Board Member Code of Ethics
202.02 Board Member Conflict of Interest
202.02E1 Potential Conflict of Interest Statement
202.02E2 Employment of Immediate Family Members Disclosure Statement
202.03 Board Self-Evaluation
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
206.02 Board Association Membership
206.03 Board Member Development Opportunities
206.04 Board Member Compensation and Expenses


300 ADMINISTRATION
300.01 Role of Administration
301 Administrative Structure
301.01 Structure of Management
301.02 Administrative Team
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
302.06 Superintendent Professional Development
302.08 Superintendent Consulting/Outside Employment
303 Administrative Employees
303.02 Administrator Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment
303.03 Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal
303.06 Administrator Evaluation
303.07 Administrator Professional Development
303.09 Administrator Consulting/Outside Employment
304 Policy Implementation
304.01 Development and Enforcement of Administrative Regulations
304.02 Monitoring of Administrative Regulations
304.03 Handbooks and Directives


400 PERSONNEL
401 Role of and Guiding Principles for Employees
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
402.05R1 Employee Grievance Procedure
402.06 Employee Records
402.08 Employee Travel Compensation
402.09 Recognition for Service to the District
402.10 Employee Political Activity
402.11 Credit Cards
402.13 Communications with Employees
402.14 Employee Use of Electronic Communications Devices
402.15 Staff Conduct with Students
403 Employees and Outside Relations
403.01 Release of Employee Information
403.01E1 Employee Information Release Form
403.02 Child Abuse Reporting
403.02R1 Child Abuse Reporting Regulation
403.03 Abuse of Students by School District Employees
403.03R1 Abuse of Students by School District Employees Regulation
403.03E1 Complaint Form
403.03E2 Witness Disclosure Form
403.04 Gifts to Employees
403.05 Public Complaints about Employees
403.06 Employee Outside Employment
404 Employee Health and Well-Being
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/Bullying by Employees
404.06R1 Harassment/Bullying Investigating and Reporting
404.06E1 Employee Harassment/Bullying Complaint Form
404.06E2 Employee Witness Disclosure Form
404.07 Substance-Free Workplace
404.08 Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
404.09 Injured Employee Alternative Duty Review
404.10 Disclosure and Protection of Employee Health Information
405 Employee Conduct and Appearance
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
406.08R1 Certificated Evaluation Procedure
407 Certificated Employee Compensation and Benefits
407.01 Certificated Employee Salary Schedule
407.02 Certificated Employee Salary Schedule Advancement
407.07 Negotiations
408 Certificated Employee Termination of Employment
408.01 Certificated Employee Resignation
408.03 Certificated Employee Retirement
408.04 Certificated Employee Suspension
408.05 Certificated Employee Reduction-In-Force
408.06 Certificated Employee Longevity Incentive
408.06R1 Application for Longevity Incentive
409 Certificated Employee Professional Growth
409.01 Certificated Employee Professional Development
409.02 Certificated Employee Training, Workshops, or Conferences
409.04 Certificated Employee Publication or Creation of Materials
409.05 Certificated Employee Tutoring
410 Certificated Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence
410.01 Certificated Employee Personal Time Off
410.03 Certificated Employee Family and Medical Leave
410.06 Certificated Employee Jury Duty Leave
410.08 Certificated Employee Unpaid Leave
411 Other Certified Employees
411.01 Substitute Teachers
411.02 Summer School Certificated Employees
412 Classified Staff - General
412.01 Classified Staff Defined
412.02 Classified Staff Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection
412.04 Classified Staff Licensing/Certification
412.05 Classified Staff Assignment
412.07 Classified Staff Evaluation
413 Classified Staff Compensation and Benefits
413.01 Classified Staff Compensation
413.02 Classified Staff Wage and Overtime Compensation
414 Classified Staff Termination of Employment
414.01 Classified Staff Resignation
414.02 Classified Staff Retirement
414.04 Classified Staff Suspension and Dismissal
415 Classified Staff Vacations and Leaves of Absence
415.01 Classified Staff Vacations, Holidays and Personal Time Off
415.01R1 Classified Staff Time Off
415.03 Classified Staff Family and Medical Leave
415.04 Classified Staff Bereavement Leave
415.06 Classified Staff Jury Duty Leave


500 STUDENTS
501 Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students
502 Student Admissions
502.01 Resident Students
502.02 Nonresident Studen
502.02R1 Resolution Regarding Incoming Enrollment Option Students
502.03 Entrance – Admissions
502.05 Student Transfers In
502.06 Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals
502.08 Exchange and Foreign Student Admissions
502.10 Assignment of New Students to Classes and Grade Levels
503 Student Attendance
503.01 Compulsory Attendance
503.01R1 Discontinuation of Enrollment of Students Younger Than Seven
503.01E1 Application for Discontinuation of Enrollment
503.02 Student Attendance Records
503.03 Student Absences - Excused
503.04 Addressing Barriers to Attendance
503.04E1 Excessive Absenteeism Report
503.05 Student Release During School Hours
503.07 Pregnant Students
503.08 Married Students or Students with Children
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
504.12 Student Use of Electronic Communications Devices
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 and Removal From
School Grounds

504.18 Harassment/Bullying by Students
504.18R1 Harassment/Bullying by Students Investigation Procedures
504.18E1 Student Harassment/Bullying Complaint Form
504.18E2 Student Witness Disclosure Form
504.19 Student Fees
504.19R1 Student Fee Waiver Procedures
504.19R2 Student Fee Assessments
504.19E1 Sharing Information With Other Programs
504.19E2 Fee Waiver Request Form 
504.21 Dating Violence Prevention
504.24 Suicide Awareness
505 Student Discipline
505.01 Detention of Students
505.02 Probation of Students
505.03 Suspension of Students
505.04 Expulsion of Students
505.05 Fines for Lost or Damaged Items
505.06 Corporal Punishment
505.07 Restraint and Seclusion
506 Student Activities
506.01 Student Activity Eligibility
506.02 Student Organizations
506.06 Student Publications
506.07 Student Performances
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
507.02R1 Procedure for Release of Student Directory Information
507.02E1 Student Directory Information Waiver
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
508.09 Guidance and Counseling
508.10 Referral of Students to Other Agencies
508.11 Defibrillators
508.13 Wellness and Nutrition
508.13R1 Wellness and Nutrition
508.14 Latex Exposure Minimization
508.15 Concussion Awareness
509 Other Student Related Matters
509.01 Class or Student Group Gifts


600 INSTRUCTION
601 Goals and Objectives
602 General Organization
602.01 School Calendar
603 Curriculum Development
603.01 Curriculum Development
603.02 Curriculum Adoption
603.03 Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines
603.04 Curriculum Evaluation
603.05 Pilot, Experimental or Innovative Projects
604 Instructional Curriculum
604.01 Basic Instruction Program
604.03 Special Education
604.04 Multicultural Education
604.05 Health Education
604.10 Academic Freedom
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 Dual Enrollment
605.07R1 Dual Enrollment Procedure
605.07E1 Request for Part-time or Dual Enrollment
606 Instructional Materials
606.01 Instructional Materials Selection
606.02 Instructional Materials Inspection
606.03 Objection to Instructional Materials
606.06 Acceptable Use of Computers, Technology and the Internet
606.06R1 Regulations Associated with Acceptable Use of Computers
606.08 Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
606.08R1 Copyright Compliance Procedures
607 Instructional Arrangements
607.01 Class Size - Class Grouping
607.02 School Ceremonies and Observances
607.04 Student Production of Materials and Services
607.05 Student Field Trips and Excursions
608 Instructional Services
608.01 Student Guidance and Counseling Program
608.02 Student Health Services
609 School Improvement Plan
609.01 Evaluation of Instructional Programs
610 Testing
610.01 Test or Assessment Selection
610.02 Assessment
611 Academic Achievement
611.01 Student Progress Reports
611.02 Student Promotion, Retention or Acceleration
611.03 Student Honors and Awards
611.04 Parent Conferences
611.05 Grading Guidelines
611.07 Graduation Requirements
611.50 Students Allowed to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
612 Special Education Services
612.01 Free Appropriate Public Education
612.02 Full Educational Opportunity Goal
612.03 Childfind
612.04 Evaluation Procedures
612.05 Individualized Education Program and Family Services Plan
612.06 Transition of Children From Part C to Preschool Programs
612.07 Participation in State and District Wide Assessments
612.08 Least Restrictive Environment
612.09 Children in Non Public Schools
612.10 Procedural Safeguards
612.11 Transportation
612.12 Personnel Qualifications
612.13 Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
612.14 Suspension and Expulsion Rates
612.15 Access to Instructional Materials
612.16 Over-Identification and Disproportionality
612.17 Prohibition of Mandatory Medication


700 BUSINESS OPERATION
701 Fiscal Management Goals and Objectives
702 Annual Budget
702.01 Fiscal Year
702.02 Budget Planning, Preparation and Schedules
702.03 Budget Adoption Process
703 Management of Cash Funds
704 Accounting System
704.01 Deposits and Transfers
704.02 Financial Records
704.03 Inventories
704.04 Audits
704.05 Settlement of Legal Claims
705 Revenue
705.01 Local, State, Federal or Miscellaneous Revenue
705.02 Usage Fees, Admissions and Royalties
705.04 Gifts, Grants and Bequests
705.03 Memorials
705.05 Naming Rights
705.06 Corporate Sponsorship
705.07 Donor Sponsor Recognition
706 Expenditure
706.01 Purchasing Procedures
706.02 Petty Cash
706.03 Bidding Procedures
706.04 Vendor Relations
707 Payroll
707.01 Payroll Procedures
707.02 Salary Deductions
707.03 Expense Authorization and Reimbursement
708 Employee Benefits Administration
708.01 Insurance Program
710 Disposition of School Property


800 SUPPORT SERVICES
801 Transportation
801.01 Student Transportation
801.02 Special Education Student Transportation
801.03 Bus Scheduling and Routing
801.04 Bus Safety Program
801.05 Bus Driver Supervision
801.06 Student Transportation for Extracurricular Activities
801.09 Transportation of Nonschool Groups
801.10 Transportation in Inclement Weather
801.12 Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
801.50 Cell Phone Usage in Student Transportation Vehicles
802 School Food Services
802.01 School Food Program
802.03 Student Lunch Accounts
802.03R1 Lunch Account
802.04 Food Service Records and Reports
802.05 Free or Reduced Cost Meals Eligibility
804 Data Management
804.02 Data or Records Retention
804.03 E-Mail Retention
805 Risk Management
805.01 Insurance and Loss Control


900 BUILDINGS AND SITES
901 Objectives of Buildings and Sites
902 Site Acquisition and Building Construction
902.02 Construction Plans and Specifications
902.04 Bids and Awards for Construction Contracts
902.05 Construction Management At-Risk Contracts
903 Maintenance, Operation and Management
903.01 Security
903.02 Access to Buildings
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
905.50 Open Flame in Buildings


1000 COMMUNITY/EDUCATIONAL AGENCY RELATIONS
1001 Principles and Objectives for Community Relations
1002 District Annual Report
1003 Public Examination of District Records
1004 Press, Radio and Television News Media
1004.01 Media Relations
1004.02 News Conferences and Interviews
1004.03 Live Broadcast or Videotaping
1004.04 Community Response Communications
1005 Public Participation in the School District
1005.01 Public Complaints
1005.03 Parent Involvement in the Schools
1005.04 Community Relations Goals
1005.05 Community Involvement in Decision Making
1005.07 Visitors to School
1005.08 Public Conduct on School Premises
1005.10 Distribution or Posting of Materials
1006 Use of District Facilities and Equipment
1006.01 Community Use of School District Buildings, Sites and Equipment
1006.01E1 Use of Facilities Rental Agreement
1006.01E2 Contract for Use of Weight Room
1006.01E3 Use of Equipment Rental Agreement
1006.02 Tobacco-Free Environment
1007 Education Agency Relations

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