Fredonia Central School District

Fredonia Central School District Policy Manual

  • Section 1000 - By Laws

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    ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    1.1 School District and Board of Education Legal Status and Authority........................1110

    1.2 Board of Education Members: Qualifications, Numbers and Terms of Office .........1120


    NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

    2.1 Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election.........................................1210

    2.2 Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions ...........................................................1220

    2.3 Resignation and Dismissal.........................................................................................1230


    THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    3.1 Powers and Duties of the Board ................................................................................1310

    3.2 Nomination and Election of Board Officers and Duties of the President and Vice President ...........1320

    3.3 Appointments and Designations by the Board of Education.....................................1330

    3.3.1 Duties of the District Clerk............................................................................1331

    3.3.2 Duties of the School District Treasurer .........................................................1332

    3.3.3 Duties of the Tax Collector............................................................................1333

    3.3.4 Duties of the External (Independent) Auditor ...............................................1334

    3.3.5 Appointment and Duties of the Claims Auditor ............................................1335

    3.3.6 Duties of the Extraclassroom Activity Fund Treasurer .................................1336

    3.3.8 Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner........................................1338

    3.3.9 Duties of the Internal Auditor........................................................................1339

    BOARD POLICY

    4.1 Policy and Administrative Regulations .....................................................................1410

    MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    5.1 Regular Board Meetings and Rules (Quorum and Parliamentary Procedure)...........1510

    5.3 Minutes ......................................................................................................................1530

    5.4 Executive Sessions.....................................................................................................1540

    MEETINGS OF THE DISTRICT

    6.1 Annual District Meeting, Elections and Budget Vote ...............................................1610

    6.2 Annual Organizational Meeting.................................................................................1620

    6.4 Absentee Ballots ........................................................................................................1640

    6.5 Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and Special District Meetings...........1650

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  • Section 2000 - Internal Operations

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    INTERNAL OPERATIONS

    1.2 Board Member Training ............................................................................................2120


    BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEES

    2.1 Committees of the Board ...........................................................................................2210


    BOARD OF EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

    3.1 Membership in Associations......................................................................................2310

    3.2 Attendance by Board Members at Conferences, Conventions and Workshops ........2320

    3.3 Compensation and Expenses .....................................................................................2330

    3.4 Board Self-Evaluation................................................................................................2340

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  • Section 3000 - Community Relations

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    SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    1.1 Media/Municipal Governments/Senior Citizens .......................................................3110

    1.2 School District Standards and Guidelines for Web Page Publishing ........................3120

    1.4 Flag Display...............................................................................................................3140


    PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC

    2.1 Visitors to the School.................................................................................................3210

    2.3 Public Complaints......................................................................................................3230

    2.5 Parent-Teacher Associations......................................................................................3250

    2.6 Site-Based Planning and Shared Decision Making ...................................................3260

    2.7 Solicitations 2.7.1 Solicitation of Charitable Donations..............................................................3271

    2.7.2 Advertising in the Schools.............................................................................3272

    2.8 Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment...................................................3280

    2.9 Operation of Motor-Driven Vehicles on District Property........................................3290


    DISTRICT RECORDS

    3.1 Public Access to Records...........................................................................................3310


    PUBLIC ORDER ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

    4.1 Code of Conduct on School Property ........................................................................3410

    4.2 Anti-Harassment in the School District.....................................................................3420

    4.3 Uniform Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting System (VADIR)....................3430


    EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

    5.1 Emergency School Closings ......................................................................................3510

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  • Section 4000 - Administration

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    ADMINISTRATION

    1.1 Administrative Personnel...........................................................................................4110


    ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

    2.1 Administrative Organization and Operation..............................................................4210

    2.1.1 Organizational Chart......................................................................................4211

    2.2 Administrative Authority...........................................................................................4220

    2.3 District Committees ...................................................................................................4230

    2.4 Evaluation of the Superintendent and Other Administrative Staff............................4240


    CENTRAL OFFICE AND BUILDING ADMINISTRATION

    3.1 Superintendent of Schools .........................................................................................4310

    3.2 Superintendent-Board of Education Relations ..........................................................4320


    COMPENSATION AND RELATED BENEFITS

    4.1 Professional Development Opportunities ..................................................................4410

    4.2 Compensation and Related Benefits ..........................................................................4420

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  • Section 5000 - Non-Instructional Operations

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    BUDGET

    1.1 Budget Planning and Development ...........................................................................5110

    1.2 School District Budget Hearing.................................................................................5120

    1.3 Budget Adoption........................................................................................................5130

    1.5 Contingency Budget ..................................................................................................5150


    INCOME

    2.2 District Investments ...................................................................................................5220

    2.3 Acceptance of Gifts, Grants and Bequests to the School District .............................5230

    2.4 School Tax Assessment and Collection/Property Tax Exemptions...........................5240

    2.5 Sale and Disposal of School District Property...........................................................5250


    EXPENDITURES

    3.1 Bonding of Employees and School Board Members.................................................5310

    3.2.3 Reimbursement for Meals/Refreshments.......................................................5323

    3.3 Budget Transfers........................................................................................................5330


    PURCHASING

    4.1 Purchasing..................................................................................................................5410

    4.1.1 Use of District Credit-Card............................................................................5411


    FISCAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING

    5.1 Accounting of Funds..................................................................................................5510

    5.1.1 Reserve Funds................................................................................................5511

    5.2 Extraclassroom Activity Fund ...................................................................................5520

    5.3 Petty Cash Funds and Cash in School Buildings.......................................................5530

    5.4 Publication of District's Annual Financial Statement................................................5540

    5.7 Financial Accountability............................................................................................5570

    5.7.1 Allegations of Fraud ......................................................................................5571

    5.7.2 Audit Committee............................................................................................5572

    5.7.3 Internal Audit Function..................................................................................5573

    5.7.4 Medicaid Compliance Program .....................................................................5574

    NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

    6.1 Insurance....................................................................................................................5610

    6.2 Inventories and Accounting of Fixed Assets .............................................................5620

    6.3 Facilities: Inspection, Operation and Maintenance...................................................5630

    6.3.1 Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees ...........5631

    6.4 Smoking/Tobacco Use...............................................................................................5640

    6.5 Energy and Resource Conservation in the Schools ...................................................5650

    6.6 School Food Service Program (Lunch and Breakfast) ..............................................5660

    6.6.1 District Wellness Policy.................................................................................5661

    6.7.2 Information Security Breach and Notification...............................................5672

    6.7.3 Employee Personal Identifying Information..................................................5673

    6.8 Safety and Security ....................................................................................................5680

    6.8.1 School Safety Plans .......................................................................................5681

    6.8.2 Cardiac Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public School Facilities.....................5682

    6.8.3 Fire Drills, Bomb Threats and Bus Emergency Drills...................................5683

    TRANSPORTATION

    7.1 Transportation Program .............................................................................................5710

    7.2 Transportation of Students.........................................................................................5720

    7.3 School Bus Safety Program .......................................................................................5730

    7.3.1 Idling School Buses on School Grounds .......................................................5731

    7.4 Qualifications of Bus Drivers ....................................................................................5740

    7.4.1 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers and Other Safety-Sensitive Employees .........5741

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  • Section 6000 - Personnel

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    PERSONNEL

    1.1 Code of Ethics for Board Members and All District Personnel ................................6110

    1.2 Equal Employment Opportunity................................................................................6120

    1.2.1 Sexual Harassment of District Personnel.......................................................6121

    1.2.2 Complaints and Grievances by Employees ...................................................6122

    1.3 Evaluation of Personnel ............................................................................................6130

    1.4 Employee Medical Examinations ..............................................................................6140

    1.5 Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances (School Personnel)........................................6150

    1.5.1 Drug-Free Workplace ....................................................................................6151

    1.6.1 Conference/Travel Expense Reimbursement.................................................6161

    1.7 Safety of Students (Fingerprinting Clearance of New Hires)....................................6170

    1.7.2 Identification Badges .....................................................................................6172

    1.8 Staff-Student Relations (Fraternization)....................................................................6180


    CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

    2.1.1 Employment of Relatives of Board of Education Members..........................6211

    2.1.2 Certification and Qualifications.....................................................................6212

    2.1.3 Professional Certification: 175 Hours of Professional Development Requirement ................6213

    2.1.4 Incidental Teaching........................................................................................6214

    2.1.6 Disciplining of a Tenured Teacher or Certified Personnel............................6216


    ACTIVITIES

    4.1 Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources...................................................6410

    4.3 Employee Activities...................................................................................................6430

    4.4 Negotiations...............................................................................................................6440

    4.5 Theft of Services or Property.....................................................................................6450

    4.6 Jury Duty....................................................................................................................6460


    COMPENSATION AND RELATED BENEFITS

    5.1 Health Insurance ........................................................................................................6510

    5.4 Defense and Indemnification of Board Members and Employees ............................6540

    5.5 Leaves of Absence.....................................................................................................6550

    5.5.1 Family and Medical Leave Act......................................................................6551

    5.5.2 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)/Military Leaves of Absence ...6552

    5.6 Determination of Employment Status Employer or Independent Contractor............6560

    5.6.1 Professional Services Providers.....................................................................6561

    5.6.2 Employment of Retired Persons ....................................................................6562

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  • Section 7000 - Students

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    ATTENDANCE

    1.1 Attendance Policy......................................................................................................7110

    1.2 Age of Entrance .........................................................................................................7120

    1.3 Entitlement to Attend -- Age and Residency.............................................................7130

    1.3.1 Education of Homeless Children and Youth .................................................7131

    1.3.2 Non-Resident Students ..................................................................................7132


    STUDENT PROGRESS

    2.1 Student Evaluation.....................................................................................................7210

    2.1.1 Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents Who Are Hearing Impaired .....7211

    2.2 Graduation Requirements/Early Graduation .............................................................7220

    2.2.2 Credential Options for Students with Disabilities .........................................7222

    2.3 Dual Credit for College Courses................................................................................7230

    2.4 Student Records: Access and Challenge...................................................................7240

    2.4.1 Student Directory Information.......................................................................7241

    2.4.2 Military Recruiters' Access to Secondary School Students and Information on Students............7242

    2.5 Student Privacy, Parental Access to Information, and Administration of Certain Physical Examinations to Minors .........7250

    2.6 Designation of Person in Parental Relation ...............................................................7260

    2.7 Class Size, Grades K-5 ..............................................................................................7270

    2.8 Minimum Student Enrollment in a Course................................................................7280


    STUDENT CONDUCT

    3.1 School Conduct and Discipline

    3.1.1 Loss or Destruction of District Property or Resources ..................................7311

    3.1.2 Student Dress Code........................................................................................7312

    3.1.3 Suspension of Students ..................................................................................7313

    3.1.4 Students Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes .................7314

    3.1.5 Student Use of Computerized Information Resources (Acceptable Use Policy) .............7315

    3.1.7 Student Return of Loaned District Property ..................................................7317

    3.2 Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students)......................................7320

    3.4 Bus Rules and Regulations ........................................................................................7340

    3.6 Weapons in School and the Gun-Free Schools Act...................................................7360

    STUDENT ACTIVITIES

    4.1 Extracurricular Activities...........................................................................................7410

    4.2 Sports and the Athletic Program................................................................................7420

    4.5 Fund Raising by Students ..........................................................................................7450

    4.6 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools ...........................................7460


    STUDENT WELFARE

    5.1 School Health Services ..............................................................................................7510

    5.1.1 Immunization of Students..............................................................................7511

    5.1.2 Student Physicals ...........................................................................................7512

    5.1.3 Administration of Medication........................................................................7513

    5.1.4 Student Health Records .................................................................................7514

    5.1.5 Pediculosis (Head Lice).................................................................................7515

    5.2 Accidents and Medical Emergencies.........................................................................7520

    5.2.1 Students with Life-Threatening Health Conditions.......................................7521

    5.2.2 Concussion Management...............................................................................7522

    5.3 Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment ....................................................................7530

    5.5 Dignity for All Students Act......................................................................................7550

    5.5.1 Sexual Harassment of Students......................................................................7551

    5.5.2 Bullying: Peer Abuse in the Schools ............................................................7552

    5.5.3 Hazing of Students.........................................................................................7553

    5.6 Notification of Sex Offenders....................................................................................7560

    5.7 Supervision of Students .............................................................................................7570

    5.8 Safe Public School Choice Option to Students who are Victims of a Violent Criminal Offense.............7580


    STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    6.1 Special Education: District Plan ...............................................................................7610

    6.1.1 Children with Disabilities ..............................................................................7611

    6.1.2 Grouping by Similarity of Needs...................................................................7612

    6.1.3 The Role of the Board in Implementing a Student's Individualized Education Program ......7613

    6.1.4 Preschool Special Education Program...........................................................7614

    6.1.5 Least Restrictive Environment.......................................................................7615

    6.1.6 Prereferral Intervention Strategies in General Education (Prior to a Referral for Special Education) ..7616

    6.1.7 Declassification of Students with Disabilities ...............................................7617

    6.1.8 Response to Intervention (RTI) Process ........................................................7618

    6.1.9 Use of Time Out Rooms ................................................................................7619

    6.2 Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs .......................7620

    6.2.1 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ..............................................7621

    6.3 Appointment and Training of CSE and CPSE Members

    6.3.1 Appointment and Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/ Subcommittee on Special Education Members .....................7631

    6.3.2 Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members ....................................................7632

    6.4 Student Individualized Education Program (IEP): Development and Provision......7640

    6.4.1 Transition Services ........................................................................................7641

    6.4.2 Extended School Year (July/August) Services and/or Programs ..................7642

    6.4.3 Transfer Students with Disabilities................................................................7643

    6.5 Identification and Register of Children with Disabilities (Child Find) .....................7650

    6.6 Parent Involvement for Children with Disabilities....................................................7660

    6.7 Impartial Due Process Hearings/Selection of Impartial Hearing Officers ................7670

    6.8 Independent Educational Evaluations........................................................................7680

    6.9 Special Education Mediation.....................................................................................7690

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  • Section 8000 - Instruction

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    CURRICULUM (GENERAL)

    1.1 Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation...............................................8110

    1.2 Request for Part 100 Variance or Part 200 Innovative Program Waiver From Commissioner's Regulations..........................8120

    1.3 Equal Educational Opportunities...............................................................................8130


    ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTRUCTION

    2.2 Career and Technical (Occupational) Education .......................................................8220

    2.3 Guidance Program .....................................................................................................8230

    2.4.2 Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education..........8242

    2.5 Animals in the School (Instructional Purposes) ........................................................8250

    2.6 Title I Parent Involvement Policy..............................................................................8260

    2.7 Instructional Technology ...........................................................................................8270

    2.7.1 Children's Internet Protection Act: Internet Content Filtering/ Safety Policy..........................8271

    2.8 Instruction for English Language Learners or Students with Limited English Proficiency.................8280


    INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

    3.2 Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials.........................................................8320

    3.3 Objection to Instructional Materials ..........................................................................8330

    3.3.1 Controversial Issues.......................................................................................8331

    3.4 Textbooks/Workbooks/Calculators/Instructional Computer Hardware ....................8340

    3.5 Use of Copyrighted Materials....................................................................................8350

    3.6 Religious Expression in the Instructional Program/Holiday Observance .................8360


    INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

    4.2 Opening Exercises .....................................................................................................8420

    4.3 Independent Study .....................................................................................................8430

    4.5 Home Tutoring (Homebound Instruction).................................................................8450

    4.6 Field Trips..................................................................................................................8460

    4.7 Home Instruction (Home Schooling).........................................................................8470

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