School Committee Policy Book


I. Mission, Legal Structure, and System of Governance

A.      Statement of Philosophy

1.  Purpose

2.  Core Beliefs

3.  Goals and Objectives

4.  Strategies 

5.  Vision Statement

B.      Code of Ethical School Standards & Basic Management Principles

1.  Ethical Standards and Principals

2.  Powers & Duties

3.  Policies

4.  Policy Dissemination 

5.  Open Meetings

6.  Minutes

7.  Advisory Committees

8.  School Calendar

9.  Access to Public Records

10.  Negotiated Personnel Agreements/Contracts

11.  Public Complaints

12.  Loitering or Causing Disturbance

13.  Right to Appeal

C.      Bylaws

      1.      Organization

      2.      Meetings

      3.      Duties of Officers

      4.      Order of Meetings

      5.      Orientation

      6.      General

      7.      Policy Procedure and Regulations

      8.      Regulations

      9.      Agenda

      10.      Sub-Committees/Liaisons/Advisory/Committees

      11.      Superintendent’s Responsibilities

D.      Guidelines for the Use and Abandonment of School Buildings

      1.      Naming School Facilities

E.      School Improvement Teams

II.      Administration

A.      Superintendent

1.      Superintendent’s Annual Report

B.      Fiscal Management

1.      Transfer of Budget Appropriations

2.      Audits

a.      Periodic Financial and Related Reports

3.      Funds Management

a.      Grant Management System

4.      Mileage and Expense

5.      Housing Aid

C.      Procurement

1.      Purchasing

2.      Acceptance of Donated Items

D.      School Facilities

1.      Use of Buildings by Non-School Based Organizations

E.      Risk Management

1.      School Pest Management

2.      Bloodborne Pathogens

3.      Access to Buildings & Grounds

a.      Loitering or Causing a Disturbance

4.      School Safety, Emergency and Crisis Response Plans

a.      Comprehensive District and School Safety Plans

b.      Cooperative Efforts of Police & Schools

c.      Weapons and Violence in Schools

5.      School-Based Public Access Defibrillation Program (AEDs)

6.      Fire Prevention/Safety Compliance Policy

III.      Human Resources

A.      Administrative Organization

B.      Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

1.       Section 504

C.      Illegal Harassment

1.       Harassment

2.       Sexual Harassment

D.      Recruitment and Appointment

1.      Staff Vacancies

a.      Staff Hiring

b.      Nepotism

c.      Coaching Appointments

2.      Contracts

3.      Special Education Staffing

E.      Evaluation

1.      Evaluation of Administrators

2.      Evaluation of the Superintendent

3.      Teachers’ Evaluation

F.      HIV Infected Employees

G.      Drug Free Workplace

H.      Smoking

1.      Tobacco-Free Schools

I.      Complaint Resolution Procedure

J.      School Personnel Immunization

K.      Computer Network Acceptable Use

L.      Controlled Substance and Alcohol Abuse

IV.    Instruction

A.      Curricular Policies

1.      Teaching of Controversial Issues

2.      Instructional Mandates

a.      Early Admission to Kindergarten

b.      Home Schooling

c.      Foreign Exchange Students

d.     Title I District Parent Involvement Policy

e.     Personal Literacy Plans

f.  Career and Technical Education Students

3.      Evaluation of the Instructional Program

a.      Annual Review of Program of Studies

4.      Lesson Plan Books and Make-Up Work

5.      Homework

B.      Instructional Resources and Materials

1.      Free Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials

a.      Selection of Instructional Materials

b.      Textbook Replacement and Modernization

2.      Computer Use and Access to the Internet

a.      Computer Technology Responsible Use Policy

b.      Internet Safety Policy

c.      BYOD (Bring Your Own Device Policy)

d.   Narragansett Schools Internet Filtering Policy

3.      Extra Help for Students

a.      Services for Students Temporarily Incapacitated

b.      Sale of Supplementary Materials to Students

4.      Field Trips

C.      Academic Achievement

1.      Academic Progress

2.      High School Graduation

3.      Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

V.      Students

A.      Administrative Policies

1.      Students’ Residence for School Purposes

a.      Residence of Students in Transition (Homeless)

2.      Student Records and Information

a.      Access to Student Records

b.      Student Directory

c.      Student Cumulative Records

3.      Attendance

4.      Transportation

5.      HIV Infected Students

6      School Health Programs

a.      Student Immunization

b.      Wellness

c.      Food Allergy Policy

d.  Gender Identity and Expression (Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth)

e.  Service Animals in School
f. Requirement for Face Coverings During Pandemic

7.      Medications in Schools

a.      Procedures Governing Administering Medications

b.      Procedures Governing Naloxone Administration

8.      Safety and Behavior Rules for School Buses

9.      Extracurricular Fundraising and Commercial Activities

a.      Student Mailed or Carried Home Materials

b.      Fund Raising

10.      Use and Display of Student Social Security Numbers

a.      Confidentiality

11.      Student Gifts and Solicitations

B.      Extracurricular Activities

1.      Athletics

a.      Interscholastic Athletics Program

C.      Disciplinary Policies

1.      Code of Student Conduct

a.      Harassment/Bullying/Cyber-bullying

b.      Student Discipline

c.      Detention

d.      Use of Physical Restraint

e.      Suspension/Expulsion

f.       Inspections

g.      Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Illegal Substances

h.      Student Demonstrations and Strikes

i.   Teen Dating Violence

j.   Vandalism

k.   Tobacco- Free Schools