Policies & Regulations
1000 COMMUNITY RELATIONS
This series deals with the school system's external relations - with mass media of communication, with PTA's, with citizens' committees, with complaints concerning school personnel, with community use of school buildings, with other governmental and private groups concerned with education, and the like.
This series deals with the administrative machinery at the executive level. Here is recorded the Board's action in activating all administrative and supervisory jobs - to the extent that the Board has that function under the law.
3000 BUSINESS AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
Here you will find policies for the problems of money: getting it (taxation), planning for spending (budget), spending (purchasing), and keeping records (accounting). In addition, the non-instructional operations of operation and maintenance, of fixed charges like insurance, of transportation, and food services appear in the latter part of this Index.
Find here all the familiar topics of personnel administration: recruitment and selection, contracts, probation, assignment and transfer . . . and so on, till the time of separation from the school system through retirement, resignation, promotion, death, or other causes.
The first part of the Index (4100 Series) deals with general personnel, the second part (4200 Series) with administrative personnel; the third part (4300 Series) with certificated personnel; the fourth part (4400 Series) with classified personnel.
Focus here is upon the student - not on the educational process. He must be admitted; data about him, his parents, and his place of residence recorded; a place in a school assigned; and so on. These are the problems of student personnel administration.
Here are the provisions for teaching and learning. The goals of the schools, curricular matters, instructional arrangements to assist teachers to teach and students to learn, provisions for individual differences and exceptional children - all belong in this series.
7000 NEW CONSTRUCTION
The policies in this series are to help you in your building expansion and modernization efforts. From the early estimating of needs to the final acceptance of the completed project, this index will enable you to keep the needed policies at your fingertips.
8000 INTERNAL BOARD POLICIES
The Board of Education needs some policies about its own operations. These will be different from Bylaws, which are, in effect, rules. What goes here are statements of board purpose, and provisions for matters like induction of board members, in-service development of board members, goals and objectives, and the board's attitude toward policy development. The board's intent makes a great deal of difference in what it ultimately does and how it does it
9000 BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD
As you expect, this series includes the familiar arrangements for meeting procedures, duties of officers, quorum, terms of office of members, and the like - often specified in the law. These rules, as was the case of the policies in the 8000 series, concern only the board itself as an instrument of democracy.