Approved revisions align with state law providing eligible employees with up to six (6) weeks of paid leave for the birth (including still birth) of the employee's child or adoption of a newly placed minor child
Strengthen the definition of “emergency purchases” to include purchases due to unforeseen conditions that (1) create an imminent threat to life, health, safety, or property and/or (2) must be made to prevent or minimize a major disruption to District, including school, operations
Clarify that splitting a single purchase transaction to avoid bidding or other purchasing requirements is prohibited
Revises purchasing threshold provisions for invoice and purchase orders
Invoice for individual purchases: change from up to $500 to up $3500 (exceptions may apply)
Purchase order: change from over $500 to over $3500
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on October 24, 2023.
In addition to the links provided below, all policies can be accessed online in BoardDocs here.
Aligns with law requiring charter school authorizers to adopt a policy that outlines intervention decisions and actions that will be taken by the Board against a charter school for violation of their charter agreement or for performance deficiencies
Renames the Policy to Non-Traditional Schools (Including Alternative Schools or Programs)
Provides guidance for the assignment of students to non-traditional schools including provisions relative to students who have committed zero-tolerance offenses, threatened violence, or are transitioning from incarceration
Administrative Rules and Regulations
Provides guidance for assigning to and serving students in alternative schools or programs and non-traditional schools
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on August 29, 2023.
4063 Employment of Relatives (Nepotism) - This NEW POLICY prohibits (1) the practice of favoring relatives or close relationships in employment practices and (2) employees who are relatives/family members from being placed within the same direct line of supervision in which one relative is responsible for supervising the job performance or work activities of the other. Additionally, the policy requires disclosure of relationships that may be in violation of the policy to the Superintendent or designee and outlines possible sanctions for violation of the policy.
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on February 7, 2023.
6051 Interscholastic Athletics - Revisions provide clarity specific to student athletes, coaches, and good sportsmanship. Revisions to the administrative rules and regulations outline provisions specific to (1) required information for student participation in interscholastic athletics and requirements for sports-related injuries/concussions and sudden cardiac arrest.
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on December 6, 2022.
4015 Acceptable Use - Revisions align guidance for acceptable use of the District's digital and technology resources with federal and state statutory requirements.
5020 Maintaining Test Security - This new policy establishes guidance aligned with state requirements to ensure state-mandated tests are administered in a secure manner.
6022 Student Conduct - Revisions align with federal requirements related to students who bring or possess a firearm to school. Revisions also update the requirements relative to student withdrawal and revocation of a driver license/permit.
provision for middle school students to receive graduation credit
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on July 22, 2022.
6037 Medical Homebound Instruction Program - Revisions to the policy adds a provision allowing students who miss an aggregate number of instructional days over the period of the school year due to a medical condition to be eligible for homebound instruction.
Please be advised that revisions to the following policies were approved by the Board on June 28, 2022.
Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations:
Clarify courses for which JROTC may be substituted for high school credit
Revise the current “industry certification” language to the new “industry credential” terminology
Clarify credits needed to meet early graduation requirements
Clarify requirements for the four (4)-year plan of study
5005 Advanced Courses - establishes guidelines for equitable student access to advanced courses and outlines eligibility criteria for enrollment in such courses (grades 7-12). Specifies criteria provided for automatic enrollment in Honors ELA, math, and science courses (grades 7-12)
Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations: clarify that high school credit shall be awarded for successful completion of college level courses aligned to a graduation requirement course and that advanced courses, advanced programs, and career-technical pathways offer equitable opportunities without barriers for all students to be challenged with a rigorous curriculum
Revisions to the Administrative Rules and Regulations: aligns with state requirements for promotion and retention for grades K-8 and clarifies that (1) summer learning programs include any available summer intervention offered by the District (e.g. summer school; summer learning academy), (2) retained 2nd grade students who complete an available summer learning program will be promoted, and (3) the District will provide extended learning opportunities for retained High School students to master standards required for course credit