TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

POLICY MANUAL

 

NOTE: The Board Secretary maintains the official Board Policy Manual.  Recent policy changes may not be included in this listing.  Please check with the Board Secretary to confirm the most recent revision of an individual policy.

 

(All policies are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format)

 

  000   LOCAL BOARD PROCEDURES

 

001                 Name And Classification (Revised June 13, 2005)

002                 Authority And Powers

003                 Functions

004                 Membership

005                 Organization

006                 Meetings

007                 Distribution

008                 Organizational Chart (Revised August 15, 2010)

009                 School Board Policies

010                 Anti-Nepotism Policy

011                 Code of Ethics


 

  100  PROGRAMS

 

101                 Philosophy Of Education (Revised June 13, 2005)

102                 Academic Standards (Revised March 13, 2000)

103                 Affirmative Action Program For School And Classroom Practices

104                 Affirmative Action Program For Employment/Contract Practices

105                 Curriculum Development and Evaluation (Revised February 18, 2008)

105.1              Curriculum Review by Parents and Students

105.2              Exemption from Instruction

105.3              Animal Dissection

106                 Course Guides

107                 Adoption Of Courses Of Study

108                 Adoption Of Textbooks

109                 Library Materials

110                 Instructional Supplies

111                 Lesson Plans

113                 Special Education

113.1              Behavior Management for Exceptional Students (Adopted November 20, 2000)

115                 Vocational Education

116                 Tutorial Instruction

117                 Homebound Instruction

118                 Independent Study

118.1              Distance Learning-Virtual-Online-Dual Enrollment Courses (Adopted August 18, 2008)

119                 Academic Freedom

120                 Human Development Program

121                 Field Trips

121.1              Overnight/Out-Of-State Educational Trips (Revised August 20, 2001)

122                 Co-Curricular Activities (Revised November 20, 2000)

123                 Interscholastic Athletics (Revised March 20, 2006)

124                 Summer School

125                 Adult Education

126                 Class Size

127                 Assessment Of Educational Program

130                 Homework

137                 In-Home Instruction

137.1              Extracurricular Participation by Home Education Students (Adopted March 20, 2006)

138                 Limited English Proficiency Program (Adopted Febraury 19, 2004)

142                 Migrant Students (Adopted September 20, 2004)

143                 Standards for Persistently Dangerous Schools (Adopted Febraury 19, 2004)

144                 Standards for Victims of Violent Crimes (Adopted Febraury 19, 2004)

 


  200  PUPILS

 

201                 Admission Of Beginners

202                 Eligibility Of Nonresident Students (Revised August 20, 2007)

203                 Communicable Diseases And Immunization (Revised October 15, 2001)

203.1              AIDS

204                 Attendance

205                 Postgraduate Students

206                 Assignment Within District

207                 Exceptional Children - Due Process Hearing

208                 Withdrawal From School

209                 Health Examinations (Revised January 21, 2008)

210                 Use Of Medications

210.1              Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers/Epi-Pens (Revised October 15, 2007)

211                 Student Accident Insurance

212                 Reporting Pupil Progress

213                 Assessment Of Student Progress

214                 Class Rank

215                 Promotion And Retention (Revised August 18, 2008)

216                 Student Records

216.1              Supplemental Discipline Records (Adopted September 20, 2004)

217                 Graduation Requirements (Revised September 16, 2002)

218                 Student Discipline (Revised December 6, 2004)

218.1              Weapons And Dangerous Instruments

218.2              Terroristic Threats/Acts                      

219                 Student Complaint Process

220                 Student Expression

221                 Dress And Grooming

222                 Use Of Tobacco Products

223                 Use Of Motor Vehicles

224                 Care Of School Property

225                 Students And The Police

226                 Locker Search

227                 Alcohol/Drugs And Controlled Substances

228                 Student Government

229                 Student Fund Raising

230                 Public Performances/Appearance By Students

231                 Social Events And Class Trips

232                 Participation In School Affairs

233                 Suspension And Expulsion

234                 Married/Pregnant Students

235                 Student Rights And Responsibilities

235.1              Protection Of Student Rights In Testing

238                 Missing Children Registration

239                 Release Of Students

240                 Awards And Scholarships

240A              Student Contests

246                 Student Wellness

247                 Hazing

248                 Sexual Harassment

249                 Bullying/Cyberbulling

251                 Homeless Students


  300  ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES

 

301                 Creating A Position

302                 Employment Of Superintendent

303                 Employment Of Administrators

304                 Background Check

308                 Employment Contract

309                 Assignment And Transfer

310                 Abolishing A Position

311                 Furloughs

312                 Evaluation Of Superintendent

313                 Evaluation Of Administrative Employees

314                 Physical Examination

314.1              AIDS

315                 Disqualification By Reason Of Health

316                 Nontenured Employees

317                 Disciplinary Procedures

319                 Outside Activities

320                 Freedom Of Speech In Nonschool Settings

321                 Political Activities

322                 Gifts

323                 Smoking

324                 Personnel Files

325                 Dress And Grooming

326                 Complaint Policy

327                 Management Team

328                 Wage And Salary/Benefits

331                 Job Related Expenses

333                 Professional Growth Guidelines

334                 Sick Leave

335                 Family and Medical Leaves

337                 Vacation

338                 Sabbatical Leave

338.1              Compensated Professional Leaves

339                 Uncompensated Leave

348                 Sexual Harassment

351                 Alcohol/Drugs And Controlled Substances

351.1              Drug-Free Workplace


  400   PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES

 

401                 Creating A Position

403                 Background Check

404                 Employment Of Professional Employees

405                 Employment Of Substitute Professional Employees (Substitute Pay Schedule)

406                 Employment Of Summer School Staff

407                 Student Teachers

408                 Employment Contract

409                 Assignment And Transfer

410                 Abolishing A Position

411                 Furloughs

412                 Evaluation Of Professional/Temporary Professional Employees

414                 Physical Examination

414.1              AIDS

415                 Disqualification By Reason Of Health

416                 Nontenured Staff Members

417                 Disciplinary Procedures

418                 Penalties For Tardiness

419                 Outside Activities

420                 Freedom Of Speech In Noninstructional Settings

421                 Political Activities

422                 Gifts

423                 Smoking

424                 Personnel Files

425                 Dress And Grooming

426                 Complaint Policy

428                 Salary Determination

429                 Substitute Compensation

431                 Job Related Expenses

432                 Working Periods

433                 Professional Growth Guidelines

434                 Sick Leave

435                 Family and Medical Leaves

438                 Sabbatical Leave

438.1              Compensated Professional Leaves

439                 Uncompensated Leave

440                 Responsibility Of Staff For Student Welfare

442                 Jury Duty

448                 Sexual Harassment

451                 Alcohol/Drugs And Controlled Substances

451.1              Drug-Free Workplace


  500  CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

501                 Creating A Position

503                 Background Check

504                 Employment Of Classified Employees

505                 Employment Of Substitute And Short-Term Employees (Substitute Pay Schedule)

508                 Employment Contract

509                 Assignment And Transfer

511                 Layoffs

512                 Evaluation Of Classified Employees

514                 Physical Examination

514.1              AIDS

515                 Disqualification By Reason Of Health

517                 Disciplinary Procedures

518                 Penalties For Tardiness

519                 Outside Activities

522                 Gifts

523                 Smoking

524                 Personnel Files

525                 Dress And Grooming

526                 Complaint Policy

528                 Wage And Salary Determination

529                 Substitute Compensation

530                 Overtime

531                 Job Related Expenses

532                 Working Periods

533                 Staff Development

534                 Sick Leave

535                 Family and Medical Leaves

537                 Vacation

539                 Uncompensated Leave

541                 Benefits For Regularly Employed Part-time Personnel

542                 Jury Duty

543                 Paid Holidays

548                 Sexual Harassment

551                 Alcohol/Drugs And Controlled Substances

551.1              Drug-Free Workplace


  600   FINANCES

 

601                 Fiscal Management

602                 Budget Planning

603                 Budget Preparation

604                 Budget Hearing

605                 Tax Levy

606                 Tax Collection

607                 Tuition Income

608                 Bank Accounts

609                 Investments

610                 Purchases Subject To Bid

611                 Purchases Budgeted

612                 Purchases Not Budgeted

613                 Cooperative Purchasing

614                 Payroll Authorization

615                 Payroll Deductions

616                 Payment Of Claims

617                 Petty Cash

618                 Internal Funds

619                 District Audit - Public

620                 Capital Reserve Fund

622                 GASB 34

 

 

 

  700  PROPERTY

 

701                 Facilities Planning

702                 Gifts, Grants, Donations

703                 Sanitary Management

704                 Maintenance

705                 Safety

706                 Property Records

707                 Use Of School Facilities

708                 Lending Of School Owned Equipment And Books

709                 Building Security

710                 Use Of Facilities By Staff

713                 Liability For Personal Property

715                 Use of FAX Machines

716                 Integrated Pest Management


  800   OPERATIONS

 

801                 Public Records

802                 School Organization

803                 School Calendar

804                 School Day

805                 Emergency Evacuation Of Schools

806                 Child/Student Abuse

807                 Opening Exercises

808                 Food Services

810                 Transportation

810.1              Testing For Alcohol And Controlled Substances

810.2              Transportation Video Monitoring

810.3              School Bus Idling

811                 Bonding

812                 School Insurance

813                 Group Insurance

814                 Copyright Material

815                 Acceptable Use Of Internet

816                 Blood Borne Pathogens

818                 Contracted Services

819                 Suicide (At-Risk)

 

 

 

  900   COMMUNITY

 

901                 Public Relations Objectives

902                 Publications Program

903                 Public Participation In Board Meetings (Revised 09-21-2009)

904                 Public Attendance At School Events

905                 Citizen Advisory Committees

906                 Public Complaints

907                 School Visitors

908                 Relations With Parents

909                 Municipal Government Relations

910                 Community Relations

911                 News Media Relations

912                 Relations With Educational Institutions

913                 Relations With Special Interest Groups

914                 Relations With Intermediate Unit

916                 School Volunteers

918                 Title 1 Parental Involvement

919                 District School Report Cards