The Board shall develop and maintain a policy manual that provides a codification of its policy actions. Board policy provides the general direction as to what the Board wishes to accomplish while allowing the Superintendent to implement Board policy. Policies shall be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure relevance to current practices and compliance with the law.
The written policy statements contained in this manual provide guidelines and goals to the citizens, administration, employees and students in the District community. The policy statements shall be the basis for the formulation of regulations by the administration. The Board shall determine the effectiveness of the policy statements by evaluating periodic reports from the administration.
Policy statements may be proposed by a Board member, administrator, employee, student or member of the District community. Proposed policy statements or ideas shall be submitted to the Superintendent’s office for possible placement on the Board agenda. It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to bring these proposals to the attention of the Board.
The policies of the Board may be amended or revised by resolution adopted at any regular meeting, provided notice of such change shall have been given at a previous meeting. The Superintendent is authorized to submit written recommendations for revision of any existing policies as he deems necessary for the most efficient operation of the District. The Superintendent will notify all employees whenever revisions, additions or amendments are made. This notice procedure shall be required except for emergency situations, which shall be determined solely by the Board.
Approved: September 15, 1997
Revised/Reviewed: March 28, 2016