School Board - Policies

​​​​​General Information:

Kearsarge Regional School District School Board policies define, guide, and direct the practices and expectations for the Kearsarge School District.  

Kearsarge School Board policies are typically identifed and catagorized using the NEPN Policy Classification System when practicable.  

 


Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

Section A of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system is a repository for statements related to 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 of the school boards other policies.

A Policies:


AC - Non-Discrimination

ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAB - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Staff

ACE - Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Handicap or Disability

ADB-GBEC - Drug Free Workplace & Drug Free Schools

ADC / JICG - Tobacco Products Ban - Use and Possession

AE - School Improvement Planning and Implementation

AFA - Evaluation of Board Operational Procedures

AFE / IM - Evaluation of Instructional Programs

Section B: Board Governance and Operations

Section B of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system is a repository for statements about 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.

B Policies:


BA - Annual Goals and Objectives

BAAA - School Board Policies and Administrative Procedures

BBA - Board Powers and Duties

BBBC - Board Member or District Officer Resignation

BBFE - School Board Member Ethics

BCA - Board Organization Meeting

BCB - Board Member Conflict of Interest

BCD - Board - Superintendent Relationship

BCE - Permanent Board Committees

BCEA - Temporary Board Committees

BDB - Board Officers

BDC - Executive Sessions

BDDD - Quorum

BDDE - Rules of Order

BEA - Regular Board Meetings

BEC - Non-Public Meetings

BEDB - Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

BEDG - Minutes

BEDH - Public Participation at School Board Meetings

BFF - Amendment of Policies and By-Laws

BG - Board Policy Development

BGA - Policy Development System

BGB - Policy Adoption

BGC - Policy Review and Evaluation / Manual Accuracy Check

BGD - Board Review of Administrative Regulations

BGE - Policy Dissemination

BGF - Suspension of Policies

BHC - Board - Staff Communications

BHDA - Written Communication Policy

BHDB - Electronic Communications

BIA - School Board Orientation

Section C: General School Administration

Section C of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements about the school district management, the administrative structure, and school building and departmental administration. It also is the location for personnel policies that pertain to one individual - the superintendent.

C Policies:


CB - School Superintendent

CBI - Evaluation of the School Superintendent

CC - Administrative Organization

CF / ECA - Principals

CHA - Formulation of Administrative Regulations

CHCA - Approval of Handbooks and Directives

Section D: Fiscal Management

Section D of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements concerning 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.

D Policies:
 

DA - Fiscal Management Goals

DAA - Fiscal Management

DAF-1 - Administration of Federal Grants - Allowability

DAF-2 - Cash Management

DAF-3 - Procurement

DAF-4 - Food Services

DAF-5- Conflict of Interest

DAF-6- Inventory Management

DAF-7- Travel Reimbursement

DAF-8- Certifications

DAF-9- Time Effort Reporting

DAF-10 - Compensation and Grant Reconcilliation

DAF-11 - Administration of Federal Grant Sub Recipient Monitoring

DB - Annual Budget

DBC - Annual Budget Preparation

DBJ - Budget Transfers

DDA - Gift Policy

DFA - Investment of School District Funds

DFC - Grant Application Policy

DIA - Fund Balance

DJ- Purchasing

DJE- Bidding Requirements

DJEA- School Food Authority Code of Conduct

DLA - Employee Benefits - Administration

DN - School Properties Disposal Procedure

Section E: Support Services


Section E of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements on noninstructional services and programs, including most of those that fall in the area of business management such as safety, buildings and their management (not construction), transportation, and food services.

E Policies:


EB / JLI - Safety Program

EBBB - Accident Reports - Students

EBBC / JLCE - Emergency Care and First Aid

EBBD - Indoor Air Quality

EBCA - Emergency Plans

EBCB - Fire Drills

EBCC - Bomb Threats

EBCD - Emergency Closings

EBCF - Pandemic/Epidemic/Communicable Diseases/ Emergencies

ECA / CF - Principals

ECAB - Program Accessibility at Public Events

EEA - Operation of School Bus System

EEAA - Video and Audio Surveillance on School Property

EEAEA - Mandatory Drug / Alcohol Test School Bus Drivers

EEAEC - Student Conduct on School Buses

EEAG - Use of Private Vehicles to Transport Students

EEAJ - Video and Audio Recording on School Buses

EFA - Availability, Distribution, and Charging of Healthy Foods

EGAG - Internet File Log Retention

EH - Public Access to School District Records

EHAA - Computer Security, Email and Internet Communications

EHAB - Data Governance and Security

EHB- Data-Records Retention

Section F: Facilities Development

Section F of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements on school construction, remodeling and modernizing temporary facilities, and facilities retirement plans.  There are currently no policies in this category.

Section G: Personnel

Section G of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for 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, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their position; subsection GD is for policies pertaining to all other personnel.

G Policies:


GADA - Employment References and Verification

GBA - Equal Opportunity Employement

GBCB - Drug Free Workplace

GBCD - Background Investigation Criminal Records Check

GBD - Board / Staff Communications

GBEA - Staff Ethics

GBEAA - Appropriate Staff and Student Boundaries

GBEBD / KD - Social Media 

GBEF - School District Internet Access for Staff

GBGA - Personnel Infected with HIV

GBJ - Personnel Records

GBK - Smoking - Use of Tobacco Products

GCC - Family Medical Leave Act

GCK - Professional Educator Assignments

GCO - Teacher Performance and Evaluations

GCQAB - Tutoring

GCQB - Exit Interviews

GCQC - Resignation of Instructional Staff Member

GWP - Workplace Privacy

GWW - Workplace Violence

Section H: Negotiations

Section H of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements pertaining to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board. There are currently no policies in this category.

Section I: Instruction

Section I of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements on the instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources, academic achievement.

I Policies:
 

IA - Instructional Goals

ICA - School Calendar

ID - School Day  - POLICY REPEALED 

IDA - School Day - POLICY REPEALED 

IF - Instructional Approach

IFA - Intstructional Needs of Students with Different Talents

IFKA - Early Graduation

IGA - Grade Level Acceleration

IGDA - Organizations / Gambling

IGDF / JJE - Student Fund Raising Activities

IGDG / JJF - Student Activities Fund Management 

IGE - Parental Objection to Specific Course Material

IGEA - Adult Education

IHAK - Character and Citizenship Education

IHAM - Health Education - Exemption from Instruction

IHB - Class Size

IHBAA - Evaluation Requirements for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

IHBF - Home Instruction Programs

IHBG - Policy for Home Schooled Students

IHBH - Extended Learning Opportunities

IHBI - Alternative Learning Plans

IHCA - Summer Activities

IHCD - Advanced Coursework / Advanced Placement

IHJ - Required Summer Reading

IJNDB - Technology Integration

IJL - Library and Instructional Materials Selection and Reconsideration Policy

IJOA - Student Trips

IJOC / GBCD - Background and Criminal History Checks

IK - Earning of Credit

IKA - Grading System 

IKAA - Academic Honesty

IKAB - Progress Reporting to Parents Regulations

IKB - Homework

IKE - Promotion and Retention of Students

IKF - High School Graduation

IL - Testing Programs

ILBA - Assessment of Educational Programs

ILBAA - High School Graduation Competencies

ILD - Non Educational / Non-Academic Questionnaires, Surveys and Research

IM / AFE - Evaluation of Instructional Programs

IMAH - Daily Physical Activity

IMBA - Distance Learning

IMBC - Alternative Credit Options

IMBD - High School Credit for 7th-8th Grade Coursework

IMG - Service Animals

INDA - School Ceremonies and Observances

Section J: Students

Section J of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements concerning students - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health, and welfare services. However, all policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are filed in the I (Instruction) section.

J Policies:


JBAC - Student Physical Privacy

JBAD - Pronoun Policy

JCA - Change of School or Assignment

JEB - Age of Entrance

JFA - Residency

JFAA - Admission of Resident Students

JFAB - Admission of Non-resident Tuition and Tuition Free Students

JFABD - Admission of Homeless Students

JFC - Maintainance of Orderly Conduct

JFCH / JFCI - Alcohol and Drug Use by Students

JG - Elementary School Placement

JH- Attendance, Absenteeism, and Truancy

JHFE - Abused and Neglected Children

JI- Student Rights and Responsibilities 

JICC - Student Conduct on School Buses

JICFA - Hazing

JICD - Student Discipline and Due Process Procedures

JICDD - Student Discipline / Out of School Actions

JICG / ADC - Tobacco Products Ban - Use and Possession

JICI - Safe School Zone

JICK - Pupil Violence and Safety / Bullying Prevention

JICL - School District Internet Access for Students 

JIH - Searches of Students and Their Property

JIHB - Searches of Student Automobiles

JJA - Student Activities

JJE / IGDF - Student Fundraising Activities

JJF - Student Activity Fund Management

JJIC - Co-Curricular Academic Eligibility Support

JKA - Corporal Punishment

JKAA - Seclusions and Intentional Physical Contact

JKB - Detention of Students

JLC - Student Health Services

JLCB - Immunizations

JLCD - Administering Medication to Students 

JLCE / EBBC - Emergency Care and First Aid

JLCF - Wellness

JLCJ - Concussions and Head Injuries

JLCJA – Emergency Action Plan for Sports Related Injuries and Additional Protocols for Athletics Participation

JLCK - Special Physical Health Needs of Students

JLDBA - Behavior Management and Intervention

JLDBB - Suicide and Prevention

JLF - Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

JLI / EB - Safety Program

JLIA  - Supervision of Students

JQ - Care of School Property by Students

JRA - Student Records and Access

Section K: School-Community Relations

Section K of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements on relations with the general public and with other community and public agencies except for other educational agencies and groups.

K Policies:


KA - School / Family Partnerships

KB - Title I Parent Involvement in Education

KBA - Releasing Names

KBC - Policy on Media Blackout

KBCA - Public Relations 

KBD - Outside Speakers

KBF - Use of Students in Public Information

KCD / KCF - Facilities Naming Rights

KD / GBEBD - Social Media

KDE - Crisis Prevention, Intervention, Awareness

KEB - Public Complaints About School Personnel

KEC -  POLICY REPEALED: See IJL and IJL-R

KED - Public Complaints about Facilities or Services

KGA - Senior Citizens 

KR - Building Use

Section L: Education Agency Relation

Section L of the EPS/NSBA policy classification system provides a repository for statements which concern 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.

L Policies:
 

LBC / IHBG - Policy for Homeschooled Students

Resources and Procedures:

Resources and procedures provide access to the "-R" related items identified by policy.  These items include, but are not limited to: Forms, procedures, and resources supporting district Policy.  

AC - R - Anti-Discrimination Plan

AC - R - Anti-Discrimination Posting

ACAA - R - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAB - R  - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Employees

BCD - R - Procedures for Board - Board - Superintendent Relationship

BIA-R - Board Member Orientation Packet Materials

DJ - R - Purchasing

EEAG - R - Use of Private Vehicles to Transport Students Procedure (Approval Form)

EFA-R - Charging Procedures 

EH-R -  Administrative Procedures for Public Access to Records (FOIA Request Procedure)

EHAB- R - Data Governance and Security Procedure

EHB - R - Data-Records Retention Procedure

GCC - R - Family Medical Leave Act Procedure

GCQB - R - Exit Interviews Procedure

IJL - R - Library and Instructional Materials Selection and Reconsideration Procedure

IJOA - R - Field Trip Manual

IKE - R -  Retention of Students Procedures

IKF- R - High School Graduation Procedure

IHAM - R - Health Education and Exemption From Instruction Procedure

ILBA- R - Assessment of Educational Programs Procedure

JEB-R - Age of Entrance Procedure

JFA - R - Residency Procedure

JFAB - R - Admission of Non-Resident and Tuition Free Students

JFABD - R Homelessness Procedure and Technical Advisory

JLC - R - Health Services Procedure

JLCD - R - Administration of Medicine to Students Procedure

JICK-R - School Bullying Investigation Form

JICL - R / GBEF-R - School District Internet Access for Students Procedure / School District Internet Access for Staff Procedure

JIH - R - Search of Students and their Property Procedure

JIHB - R - Search of Student Automobile Form

JJF - R - Student Activity Account Management Procedures

JLCJA – R -  Emergency Action Plan for Sports Related Injuries and Additional Protocols for Athletics Participation Procedures

JLDBB - R - Suicide Prevention and Response Model Procedure

JLF - R - Procedures for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

KEC - R -  Reconsideration of Objectionable Materials Request

KR - R - Buiding and Facilities Use and Application Form

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