Policies

DISCLAIMER

The Moultonborough School District Policy Manual is public information. It is available on-line through the Moultonborough School District website. A hard copy is available in the Superintendent's Office. As policies are reviewed, revised and created on an on-going basis in response to District needs, to changes in educational philosophy and practice and to changes in local, state and federal laws and regulations and court decisions; and since the content of policies is interrelated, contradictions between and among policies will inevitably occur. In the event of a contradiction, the information, directives or actions described in the most recently adopted policy will take precedence.


Section A

FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

Contains policies, on the District's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the schoolboard's other policies and regulations

Section B

SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

Contains policies, on the school board - how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board's internal operating procedures.

Section C

GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration -- including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school- or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators -- (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are properly referenced and found in the appendix
Section D

FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Contains policies on school finances andthe management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction andrenovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.

Section E

SUPPORT SERVICES

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits onnon-instructional services and programs, particularly those on businessmanagement such as safety, building and grounds management, office services,transportation, and food services.

Section F

FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Contains policies and regulations, on facility planning,financing, construction, and renovation.

Section G

PERSONNEL

Contains policies on all school employees except for theSuperintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, GeneralAdministration). The category ispided into three main pisions: GB has policies applying to all schoolemployees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional andadministrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.

Section H

NEGOTIATIONS

Contains policies, on the processof negotiating with Bargaining units recognized by the School Board andauthorized under state law

Section I

INSTRUCTION

Contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs,instructional resources, and academic achievement

Section J

STUDENTS

Contains policies on students -- admissions, attendance, rights andresponsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

Section K

SCHOOL - COMMUNITY -
HOME RELATIONS

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relationswith the school district are located in this section, too.

Section L

EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district's relationship with other education agencies -- including other school systems,regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies.


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