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District Policy Manual For

The School Board of Highlands County

 

Last revision: July 11, 2017

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POLICY NUMBER and TITLE

CHAPTER 1.00:    DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY
     1.10 District's Philosophy
 
CHAPTER 2.00:    SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATION
Searchable document - Chapter 2
     2.10* Scope of the School District
     2.11 Orientation of Board Members
     2.20 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board
     2.21 Organization and Officers of the Board
     2.22* Board Meetings - Rev. 2/25/14
     2.23* School Board Rules
     2.24 Collective Bargaining Agreements
     2.25+ School Board Adopted Plans
     2.26*+ School Improvement and Education Accountability
     2.261* Family and School Partnership for Student Achievement - Rev. 1/19/10
     2.27 Special Committees of the School Board
     2.28 Schedule for Legal Advertisements - Rev. 2/07/12
     2.30* School Advisory Councils
     2.40 Legal Counsel - Board
     2.41 Legal Counsel - Superintendent
     2.42 Legal Services for Employees
     2.60 Program of Awards - Rev. 12/14/10
     2.70 Prohibition of Discrimination Including Sexual Harassment - Rev. 06/14/2016
     2.80 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited - Repealed
     2.82 Reporting Child Abuse
     2.90 Tobacco Use in District Facilities - Rev. 7/28/14
     2.95 Wellness Program
     2.98 Portable Facilities
 
CHAPTER 3.00:    SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
Searchable document - Chapter 3
     3.10* Administrative Organization
     3.11* Administrative Organization
     3.12 School Site Decision Making
     3.18+ School Calendar - Rev. 2/07/12
     3.20 Responsibilities of Superintendent
     3.201*+ Performance Grade Schools
     3.21 Directives, Procedures, and Administrative Manuals
     3.22* Opening and Closing of Schools -Rev. 2/07/12
     3.23 Emergencies - Rev. 2/25/14
     3.25 Automatic External Defibrillators
     3.30 Responsibilities of Principals
     3.40 Civility Policy
    3.401 Campus Disorders and Trespassing
     3.41 Disruptions at School Board Functions
     3.42   Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substance on School Property, on School-Sponsored Transportation, or at any School-Related Function or Activity
     3.43 Advertisement of Non-School Events
     3.44 Domestic Security
     3.47 Animals on Campus
     3.48+ Service Animals - Rev 06/14/2016
     3.50 Public Information and Inspection of Records - Rev. 2/25/14
     3.51+ Copying of Public Records
     3.52+ Copyrighted Materials
     3.60 Flag Display and Pledge
     3.61 A Moment of Silence
     3.70 Agents, Solicitors and Salespersons
     3.701 Visitor Identification Measure -Rev. 2/07/12
     3.80+ School Volunteers - Rev. 7/28/14
     3.90 Charter Schools - Rev. 12/14/10

 

CHAPTER 4.00:    CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Searchable document - Chapter 4

     4.10*

The Curriculum - Rev. 7/08/14

     4.11*+ Student Progression Plan - Rev. 7/08/14
     4.115 Grade Forgiveness - **New**4/25/17
     4.117*+ Early High School Graduation - Rev. 2/25/14
     4.12+ Exceptional Student Education
     4.121 Special Program and Procedure Document
     4.13+ Dropout Prevention Program
     4.15 Advanced Academics
     4.17 Summer School
     4.18 Academic and Career Planning - Rev. 7/08/14
     4.20* Allocation of Instructional Material
     4.21+ Instructional Materials Selection - Rev. 7/28/15
     4.22 Educational Media Materials Selection
     4.30 Challenged Materials - Rev. 11/2/15
     4.32*+ Public School Educational Instruction/Physical Education - Rev. 7/08/14
     4.40 Extracurricular Program
     4.41 Non-School Related Trips
     4.42 Public Appearance of School Groups
     4.43 Field Trips
     4.431 Field Trip Manual/Procedures - Rev. 7/21/10
     4.44 School Functions
     4.45 Chaperones for School Functions
     4.46 Band Activities
     4.50 Student Clubs and Organizations
     4.51 Student Publications
     4.60+ District and State-Wide Assessment Program - Rev. 06/14/2016
     4.61 Security of Tests - Rev. 11/2/15
     4.65 Virtual Instruction - Rev. 4/25/17
     4.70 Home Education Program
     4.71 Participation of Home Schooled Students in Extracurricular Activities - Rev. 1/15/2013
     4.80*+ Report Cards

     4.81

District Choice Plan for schools not meeting AYP

 
CHAPTER 5.00:    STUDENTS
Searchable document - Chapter 5
     5.10 Requirements for Original Entry
     5.11 Admission to Kindergarten
     5.12 Admission to First Grade
     5.14 Homeless Students - Rev. 5/26/15
     5.16*+ Educational Stability for Children on Foster Care - **New** 5/23/17
     5.17 Postsecondary Vocational Programs
     5.18 Children of Military Families
     5.20+ Student Assignment
     5.25 Classroom Transfer - **New** 4/25/17
     5.30+ Student Control - Rev. 3/14/11
     5.31 Student Detention, Search, and Seizure
     5.32* Zero Tolerance for School Related Crimes - Rev. 3/14/11
     5.321 Bullying and Harassment - Rev. 10/11/16
     5.325 Dating Violence and Abuse
     5.327 Hazing - Adopted 11/2/15
     5.34 Expulsion of Students
     5.341 Use of Time-Out, Isolation, and Secured Seclusion For Students with Disabilities - Rev. 2/07/12
     5.35 Granting Permission for Students to Leave the School Campus
     5.36+ Vehicle Use By Students
     5.37 Student Dress Code - Rev. 3/14/11
     5.40 Student Attendance
     5.50 School Health Services
     5.55*+ Notification of Involuntary Examination
     5.57 Special Dietary Needs
     5.60 Student Injuries
     5.61 Student Illness
     5.62*+ Administration of Medication During School Hours - Rev. 2/25/14
     5.621 Administration of Medication During School Hours
     5.63 Students With Aids or HIV Disease
     5.64 Eye Protection Devices
     5.70 Student Records - Rev. 11/2/15
     5.71 Directory Information
     5.711+ Parental Access to Information
     5.72 Legal Name of Student
     5.75+ Foreign Exchange Students
     5.80 Athletics
     5.82 Anabolic Steroid Testing for Student Athletes
     5.90

Random Drug & Alcohol Testing of Students

 
CHAPTER 6.00:    PERSONNEL
Searchable document - Chapter 6
     6.00 In-House Certification
     6.10* Employment of Personnel - Rev. 2/07/12
     6.11 Employment Defined
     6.111 Definition of Personnel
     6.12 Nepotism
     6.13* Year of Service Defined for Administrative and Instructional Personnel
     6.14* The Instructional Staff
     6.141* Employment of Athletic Coaches Who Are Not Full-Time Employees of the School Board
     6.142 Non-Certified Instructional Personnel
     6.143* Employment of Non-Degreed Vocational and Adult Instructional Personnel
     6.144* Educational Paraprofessional - Rev. 06/14/2016
     6.145* Substitute Teachers - Rev. 10/11/16
     6.146 In-House Certification
     6.16+ Assisting Teachers to become Highly Qualified - Rev. 1/19/10
     6.17* Appointment or Employment Requirements
     6.171 Physical Examinations
     6.172 License of School Bus Operator
     6.173* Responsibilities of School Bus Operator - Rev. 2/25/14
     6.18* Contracts: Instructional and Administrative Personnel - Rev. 2/07/2012
     6.181 Probationary Status for Non-Instructional Personnel
     6.20* Certification of Administrative and Instructional Personnel
     6.21* District Certificates
     6.22 Teaching Out-of-Field - Rev. 4/25/17
     6.27 Professional Ethics - Rev. 6/28/16
     6.29 Report of Misconduct - Rev. 3/23/16
     6.30 Violation of Local, State, and / or Federal Laws - Rev. 6/28/16
     6.301 Conflict of Interest in Purchasing - Rev. 4/25/17
     6.31* Records and Reports
     6.32+ Telephone Calls Electronic Communications and Facsimiles - Rev. 1/19/10
     6.33+ Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace - Rev. 11/2/15
     6.34 Political Activities of Employees
     6.35* Grievance Procedure for Personnel
     6.36 Complaints Against Employees
     6.37 Suspension and Dismissal - Rev. 10/04/12
     6.38 Suspension Without Pay - Rev. 10/04/12
     6.40 Assessment of Employees - Rev. 2/07/12
     6.41* Instructional Employee Performance Criteria
     6.45 Staff Conduct-Relationships with Students
     6.50*+ Leave of Absence
     6.501* Leave Application
     6.502* Approval of Leaves
     6.51* Notification of Absence
     6.511* Absence Without Leave
     6.52 Resignations
     6.521* Effective Date For Leave, Suspension, or Termination - Rev. 7/08/15
     6.53 Retirement of Employees
     6.541* Annual / Vacation Leave - Rev. 8/26/13
     6.542* Family and Medical Leave -Rev. 12/14/10
     6.543 Illness-Or-Injury-In-Line-Of-Duty Leave
     6.544* Jury / Witness Duty
     6.545* Military Leave - Rev. 12/14/10
     6.546* Personal Leave
     6.547* Sabbatical Leave
     6.549* Sick Leave
     6.55*+ Temporary Duty
     6.551 Temporary/Modified Duty After Worker's Compensation Injury/Illness
     6.553 Natural Disaster Leave
     6.60* Transportation Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing
     6.61+ School Board Employees With HIV, AIDS, or Other Communicable Diseases
     6.62 AIDS, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Environmental Hazards
     6.65+ Nursing Mothers
     6.70 Staff Training

     6.75

Whistleblower Protection

     6.80 Name and Address of Employee
     6.88 Social Security Numbers - Rev. 4/20/10
     6.90 Personnel Files - Rev. 6/24/13
     6.91* Salary Schedule - Rev. 2/07/12
     6.911 Sick Leave Pool
     6.912 Terminal Pay - Rev. 7/11/17
     6.913 Lump-Sum Payment of Vacation Leave
     6.914 Use of Sick Leave by Family Members or Employees - Rev. 6/04/13
     6.92 Health Insurance Premiums
 
CHAPTER 7.00:     BUSINESS SERVICES
Searchable document - Chapter 7
     7.10 School Budget System - Rev. 2/07/12
     7.20 Financial Records
     7.25 Grant Management
     7.30* Educational Enhancement Funds
     7.31* School Food Service Funds
     7.32*+ Internal Funds
     7.33* Petty Cash Fund - Rev. 2/07/12
     7.34 Hospitality Funds
     7.35 Investment of Funds
     7.36 Indebtedness Created Against a School or the School Board
     7.37* Bonded Personnel
     7.38 Facsimile Signature - Rev. 3/14/11
     7.40 Fund-Raising for School Projects and Activities
     7.41 Donations
     7.42 After School Daycare Program
     7.50 Payment of Vouchers
     7.51 Payroll Procedures
     7.52*+ Travel Expense Reimbursement - Rev. 1/19/10
     7.60* Audits
     7.65+ Antifraud - Rev. 10/11/16
     7.70* Purchasing, Bidding, and Selecting Professional Services
     7.72 Acquisition, use & Extension of School Property
     7.73 Acquisition of Real Property
     7.74 Lease and Lease Purchase of Land and Facilities and Equipment
     7.75*+ Sale, Transfer or Disposal of Property
     7.76*+ Property of the Board

     7.90

Education Foundation

 
CHAPTER 8.00:    AUXILIARY SERVICES
Searchable document - Chapter 8
     8.10*+ Safety - Rev. 2/25/14
     8.11 Safety Program
     8.12+ Toxic Substances in School Work Areas
     8.13 Infection Control Guidelines
     8.14* Inspections - Rev. 7/08/14
     8.15* Facility Fire Safety Inspection
     8.16*+ Emergency Evacuation Drills - Rev. 9/07/10
     8.17*+ Emergency Disaster
     8.171 Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Shelters
     8.18 Emergency Closing of Schools
     8.19+ Security Plan
     8.20 Occasional Bus Riders/Unauthorized Passengers
     8.22 Vandalism and Malicious Mischief
     8.30*+ Purpose and Functions of the Transportation Program - Rev. 10/11/16
     8.31 Student Transportation
     8.311 Student Transportation to Day Care
     8.32 Bus Routes
     8.33* Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills and Instruction
     8.34 Drivers Involved in Accidents and Traffic Violations
     8.35 Transportation Liability
     8.36 Transporting Students in Private Vehicles - Rev. 2/25/14
     8.37 Seat Belts
     8.38 Automotive Equipment - Rev. 2/25/14
     8.39 Vehicle Maintenance Program
     8.40* General Food Service Requirements - Rev. 01/15/2013
     8.41* Meal Patterns
     8.42* Free and Reduced Price Meals
     8.44+ Summer Nutrition Program
     8.45 School Breakfast Program - Rev. 01/15/2013
     8.502 Prequalification's of Contractors for Educational Facilities - Rev. 3/1/10
     8.51 Renovations or Remodeling of Facilities
     8.52 Naming Facilities - Rev. 12/8/15
     8.60+ Telecommunication Plan and Electronic Communication - Rev. 2/07/12
     8.70+ Management Information System
     8.80*+ Records Retention and Disposal

     8.90

Conservation of Resources - Rev. 12/14/10
 
CHAPTER 9.00:     SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS
Searchable document - Chapter 9
     9.10 Parent Organizations and School Support Groups
     9.20 Public Information
     9.201 Broadcast Policy
     9.21+ Annual School Report - Rev. 2/25/14
     9.30*+ Use of Facilities
     9.31 Use of School Bus
     9.40 Advertising and Ticket Sales in Schools
     9.50 Distribution of Literature and Materials to Students - Rev. 2/25/14
     9.60 Visitors
     9.70 Relations With Governmental Authorities

     9.80+

School Concurrency - Rev. 6/24/13

 

NOTES - The following symbols are used with certain policies to indicate special information about the policy

 

    * (ASTERISK) DENOTES POLICIES WHICH ARE REQUIRED BY STATUTES OR OTHER REGULATIONS.

    + (PLUS) SIGN DENOTES THAT PLANS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS MUST BE DEVELOPED.

 

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