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SeriesNamePolicies & Documents
The Board of Education has two primary responsibilities: hiring and evaluating the Superintendent; and to develop and monitor policy. The Associate Superintendent works with the Board Policy Committee to adopt, review, and/or revise policy that governs the education process and operational procedures. Policies are recommended by the Board Policy Committee to the Board for approval at each Board meeting. Most policy is mandated by legislation and other policies are practices and procedures that govern the educational system to ensure a safe, orderly, learning environment for staff, students, and patrons.
Grand Island Public Schools policies are organized by number.
Below you will see a list of policies ordered by numbers 1000 – 9000
These policies are organized by content – an example would be if you are looking for a policy on student discipline, you click on "8000 – Students" then scroll to find 8400-Student Conduct and Discipline, click on 8400 and the policy will open as a pdf.
The policy menu:
- 1100 Philosophy
- 1200 Legal Status
- 1300 People Equity
- 2100 Purpose, Function, and Operations
- 2200 Organization
- 2300 Membership
- 2400 Meetings
- 3100 Administration Goals
- 3200 Superintendent
- 3300 Other
- 4100 Goals
- 4200 Budget
- 4300 Funds Management
- 4400 Audits and Procedures
- 4500 Facilities
- 4600 Miscellaneous
- 5100 Goals: Student Safety
- 5200 Welfare
- 5300 Transportation
- 5400 Buildings, Grounds, and Material Management
- 5500 Food and Office Support
- 6100 Goals: Personnel Policy Goals
- 6200 Working Conditions
- 6300 Compensation and Benefits
- 6400 Hiring and Separation
- 6500 Assignments
- 6700 Evaluation
- 7100 Goals and Philosophy
- 7200 Organization
- 7300 Curriculum
- 7400 Program
- 7500 Program Delivery
- 7600 Evaluation
- 7700 Services for Students with Disabilities
- 7800 Other
- 8200 Admissions
- 8300 Attendance
- 8400 Student Conduct and Discipline
- 8500 Student Welfare
- 8600 Student Activities and Employment
- 8700 Student Records, Grades, Transcripts
- 8800 Miscellaneous
- 9100 Parents
- 9200 Public Information
- 9300 Fund-raising and Donations
- 9400 Advertising
POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
The role of the Board of Education is to establish a philosophy or direction of the district through policies. The role of administration is to implement those policies through a system of administrative procedures. According to the National School Boards Association, policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what the Board wants to happen and explain why it should happen. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken in meeting a variety of day-to-day situations, but they are narrow enough to give administrative guidance.
Administrative procedures are detailed directions developed by administration to put policies into practice. Policies are therefore actions of the board, while administrative procedures are actions of administration used to implement actions of the Board. Policies may contain sufficient directions as to not warrant any further administrative procedure. Administrative procedures do not, however, exist without a policy–the only purpose is to implement a specific policy.
Although policies are generally to impart a direction and philosophy, many situations exist where the implementation, usually reserved for administrative procedures, will actually be contained in the policy. State and federal regulations often require development of detailed procedures in policy. Policies involving discipline, due process, and sometimes special education may fall into this category.
Occasionally, the Board may determine that it is in the best interest to expand on specific procedures within policy, particularly when a sensitive issue is involved.
Changing statutes, regulations, needs, and philosophies dictate that School Board policies be frequently modified and updated. The Grand Island Board of Education endeavors to insure compliance with statutes and regulations through a standing committee of the Board. However, the scope and magnitude of updating policy makes complete day-to-day compliance impractical. Each policy is followed by an "adopted" or "revised" date. Compliance is assured only by statutes and regulations issued prior to that date.
This document replaces the document dated July 2008 and any previous versions. Please discard earlier documents.