Board Policies

The Schalmont Board of Education Policy Manual describes and controls the operation of Schalmont Central School District. Different policies apply to different members of the school community: school board members, district administrators, faculty, staff, students, students’ parents, and those who visit Schalmont schools. All policies must be formally adopted by the board.

A policy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior. In addition to these formally adopted policies, the operation of the school district is governed by and subject to all applicable laws, regulations of the commissioner of education, civil service requirements, school board resolutions, school administrative regulations, and contracts of agreement.

How are policies changed or added?

Under state law, policies in the manual are added to or changed through a formal process. All proposed changes must appear on the agenda of at least two school board meetings before being approved. Proposed changes appear first as a discussion item at one meeting, and board members cannot vote on the change until a subsequent meeting. Policies are reviewed by a policy committee periodically to keep them up to date. If any part of the manual is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the school board. The minutes of school board meetings serve as the official record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the district.

Introduction

Section 1000: Bylaws

Section 2000: Internal Operations

Section 3000: Community Relations

Section 4000: Administration

Section 5000: Noninstructional/ Business Operations

Section 6000: Personnel

Section 7000: Students

Section 8000: Instruction