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Bement CUSD 5 School Board Policy Manual

Section 1: School District Organization

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

Section 2: School Board

2:10 School District Governance
2:20 Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification

Board Member
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 School Board - Filling Vacancies
    2:70-E Exhibit-Checklist for Filling Board Vacancies by Appointment
2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct
    2:80-E Exhibit-Board Member Code of Conduct
2:90 OPEN
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:120 Board Member Development
    2:120-E1 Exhibit-Guidelines for Serving as a Mentor to a New School Board Member
    2:120-E2 Exhibit-Website Listing of Development and Training Completed by Board Members
2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses
    2:125-E1 Exhibit-Board Member Expense Reimbursement Form
    2:125-E2 Exhibit-Board Member Estimated Expense Approval Form
    2:125-E3 Exhibit-Reserved

Board Relationships
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship
2:140 Communications To and From the Board
    2:140-E Exhibit-Guidance for Board Member Communications, Including Email
2:150 Committees
2:160 Board Attorney
    2:160-E Exhibit-Checklist for Selecting a Board Attorney
2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services
2:180 OPEN

Board Meetings
2:190 OPEN
2:200 Types of School Board Meetings
2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure
    2:220-E1 Exhibit-Board Treatment of Closed Meeting Verbatim Recordings and Minutes
    2:220-E2 Exhibit-Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting
    2:220-E3 Exhibit-Closed Meeting Minutes 
    2:220-E4 Exhibit-Open Meeting Minutes
    2:220-E5 Exhibit-Semi-Annual Review of Closed Meeting Minutes
    2:220-E6 Exhibit-Log of Closed Meeting Minutes
    2:220-E7 Exhibit-Access to Closed Meeting Minutes and Verbatim Recordings
    2:220-E8 Exhibit-School Board Records Maintenance Requirements and FAQs
2:230 Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board

Board Policy
2:240 Board Policy Development
    2:240-E1 Exhibit- PRESS Issue Updates
    2:240-E2 Exhibit- Developing Local Policy

Board Records
2:250 Access to District Public Records

Uniform Grievance Procedure
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure

Section 3-General School Administration
3:10 Goals and Objectives
3:20 OPEN
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

Fiscal and Business
4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
4:15 Identity Protection
4:20 OPEN
4:30 Revenue and Investments
4:40 Incurring Debt
4:50 Payment Procedures
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:70 Resource Conservation
4:80 Accounting and Audits
4:90 Activity Funds
4:100 Insurance Management

4:110 Transportation
4:120 Food Services
4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
    4:130-E Exhibit-Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications
4:140 Waiver of Student Fees
4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs
4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

Safety and Security
4:170 Safety
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness

Section 5- Personnel

General Personnel
5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited
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; Tobacco Prohibition
5:60 Expenses
    5:60-E1 Exhibit-Employee Expense Reimbursement Form
    5:60-E2 Exhibit-Employee Estimated Expense Approval Form
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
5:160 OPEN
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 Substitute 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
5:310 Reserved
5:320 Reserved
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves

Section 6- Instruction

Philosophy and Goals
6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives
6:15 School Accountability

Educational Calendar and Organization
6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
6:30 Organization of Instruction

6:40 Curriculum Development
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:70 Teaching About Religions
6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues
6:90 OPEN
6:100 Using Animals in the Educational Program

Special Programs
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
6:130 Program for the Gifted
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:145 Migrant Students
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction
6:160 English Learners
6:170 Title I Programs
6:180 Reservered
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

Instructional Resources
6:200 OPEN
6:210 Instructional Materials
6:220 OPEN
6:230 Library Media Program
6:240 Field Trips and Recreational Class Trips
6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs

Guidance and Counseling
6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program 

6:280 Grading and Promotion
6:290 Homework
6:300 Graduation Requirements
6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students
6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grades 7 or 8
6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency
6:330 Achievement and Awards
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

Section 7-Students

7:10 Equal Education Opportunities
    7:10-E Exhibit-Equal Educational Opportunities Within the School Community
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

Assignment and Admission
7:30 Student Assignment
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
7:110 OPEN
7:120 OPEN

Rights and Responsibilities
7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7:140 Search and Seizure
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
7:160 Student Appearance
7:165 Reserved
7:170 Vandalism
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
7:190 Student Behavior
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

Welfare Services
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Education
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students
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 Concussion and Head Injuries
7:310 Restrictions on Publications; Elementary Schools
7:315 Restrictions on Publications; High Schools
7:320 OPEN
7:325 Student Fundraising Activities
7:330 Reserved

7:340 Student Records

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
8:40 OPEN
8:50 OPEN
8:60 OPEN
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 Reserved
8:110 Public Suggestions and Concerns









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