Valley School District
School Board Policy Index
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SECTION A: Foundations and Basic
Section A describes the district's legal role in providing public education and the underlying principles on which the district operates. The policies in this section provide a setting for all the school board's other policies.
SECTION B: School Board Governance and Operations
Section B relates to the school board - how it is elected, organized; how it conducts its meetings and operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board's internal operating procedures.
SECTION C: General School Administration
Section C describes the school district's management, the administrative structure, school building and department administration. It also is the location for personnel policies that pertain to the superintendent.
SECTION D: Fiscal Management
Section D describes district fiscal affairs and the management of district funds. Statements relating to the financing of school construction, however, are filed in the F (Facilities Development) section.
SECTION E: Support Services
Section E describes non-instructional services and programs, including most of those that fall in the area of business management such as safety, buildings and management (not construction), transportation, food services.
SECTION F: Facilities Development
Section F relates to school construction, remodeling and modernizing, temporary facilities and facilities retirement plans.
SECTION G: Personnel
Section G relates to personnel policies. This section has three main subdivisions: subsection GB presents policy topics that pertain to all employees; subsection GC is for policies that pertain to professional personnel who must hold certification by the state to serve in their positions; subsection GD is for policies pertaining to support or non-certified personnel.
SECTION H: Negotiations
Section H describes the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.
SECTION I: Instruction
Section I describes the instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources, academic achievement.
SECTION J: Students
Section J relates to student issues - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare services. However, all policies pertaining to the instruction of students, and extracurricular programs and the curriculum are filed in the I (Instruction) section.
SECTION K: School-Community Relations
Section K describes relations with the general public and with other community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.
SECTION L: Education Agency Relations
Section L describes the district's relationship with other education agencies - other school districts, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, educational research organizations, and state and national education agencies.