School Board - Policies

Due to the transition to a new website platform providing viewers with greater access and searchability, policies in the Kearsarge Regional School District are located in one of two areas within this website:

  1. School Board Policies  - All policies newly adopted by the Board after August 1, 2018 are located in a searchable formatClick on each policy title to review the policy.
  2. Click Here ----> School Board Policy Archives  - If you are looking for a policy and do not find it in the searchable section noted above, the remainder of the District policies adopted prior to August 1, 2018, and which remain active, are located in the Policy Archives linked to this title in RED  (Please note that these .PDF documents offer limited searchability).

General Information:

School Board policies define, guide, and direct the practices and expectations for the Kearsarge School District.  A policy with an asterisk (*) after the title denotes that an accompanying procedure (resource) can be found in the “Resource” section after Section L.

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

BBFA - Board Member Conflict of Interest

BBFE - School Board Member Ethics

BCA - Board Organization Meeting

BCB - Board Officers

BCD - Board - Superintendent Relationship

BCE - Permanent Board Committees

BCEA - Temporary Board Committees

BDC - Executive Sessions

BDDD - Quorum

BDDE - Rules of Order

BEA - Regular Board 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

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.

F Policies:

 

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

GBCD - Background Investigation Criminal Records Check

GBEA - Staff Ethics

GBEF - School District Internet Access for Staff

GCC - Family Medical Leave Act

GCQB - Exit Interviews


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.

H Policies:

 

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:

 

IK - Earning of Credit

IKE - Promotion and Retention of Students

IKF - High School Graduation

ILBA - Assessment of Educational Programs

ILBAA - High School Graduation Competencies

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

IGE - Parental Objections to Specific Course Materials

IHAM - Health Education and Exemption From Instruction

IHBG - Policy for Home Schooled Students

IHBI - Alternative Learning Plans

IHCD - Advanced Coursework / Advanced Placement

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

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

JEB - Age of Entrance

JFA - Residency

JFAA - Admission of Resident Students

JICFA - Hazing

JICL - School District Internet Access for Students

JICG / ADC - Tobacco Products Ban - Use and Possession

JJA - Student Activities

JLC - Student Health Services

JLCB - Immunizations

JLCE / EBBC - Emergency Care and First Aid

JLDBB - Suicide and Prevention

JLF - Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

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:

 

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:

 

Resources (-R Procedures for Existing Policies):


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

DJ-R -Purchasing

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

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

IKF-R - High School Graduation Procedure

IHAM- R - Health Education and Exemption From Instruction Procedure

ILBA- R - Assessment of Educational Programs Procedure

JFA-R - Residency Procedure

JFABD- Homelessness Procedure and Technical Advisory

JLC-R - Health Services Procedure

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

JLDBB-R - Suicide Prevention and Response Model Procedure

JLF-R - Procedures for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

KR-R - Buiding and Facilities Use and Application Form

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