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1000 Series - Governing Principles
2000 Series - Board Operations
3000 Series - Educational Program
4000 Series - Students
5000 Series - Community Relationships
6000 Series - Support Services
7000 Series - Personnel
8000 Series - Fiscal Management
9000 Series - Facilities


1000 Series - GOVERNING PRINCIPLES

1000 Legal Status of the Board and School District
1010 Board Authority and Duties
1100 Governing Principles
1200 Governing Principle - Student Success
1300 Governing Principle - Parental Involvement
1310/4002 Parental Involvement
1320/3560 Title I Parental Involvement
1400 Governing Principle - School Initiatives
1500 Governing Principle - Safe, Orderly and Inviting Environment
1510/4200/7270 School Safety
          1510/4200/7270R Regulation - Responding to Bomb Threats
1600 Governing Principle - Professional Development
1610/7800 Professional and Staff Development
1700 Governing Principle - Removal of Barriers
1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
1720/4015/7225 Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure
1730/4022/7231 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities
1740/4010 Student and Parent Grievance Procedure
1742/5060 Responding to Complaints
1750/7220 Grievance Procedure for Employees
1760/7280 Prohibition Against Retaliation
1800 Governing Principle - Stewardship of Resources

2000 Series - BOARD OPERATIONS

Board Operations

2000 Operational Goals of the Board
2010 Board and Superintendent Relations

Board Members

2100 Board Member Legal Status
2110 Board Member Elections
2115 Unexpired Term Fulfillment
2116 Removal from Office
2120 Code of Ethics for School Board Members
2121 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2125/7315 Confidential Information
2122 Role of Board Members in Handling Complaints
2123 Board Member Opportunities for Development
2130 Board Member Compensation and Expenses

Officers and Committees

2200 Election of Officers/Organization of Board
2210 Duties of Officers
2220 Official School Spokesperson

Board Meetings

2300 Board Meetings
2302 Remote Participation in Board Meetings
2310 Public Participation at Board Meetings
2320 Compliance with the Open Meetings Law
2321 Closed Sessions
2325 Board Meeting News Coverage
2330 Board Meeting Agenda
2335 Advance Delivery of Meeting Materials
2340 Parliamentary Procedures
2341 Quorum
2342 Voting Methods

Board Policies

2400 Board Policies
2410 Policy Development
2420 Adoption of Policies
2430 Dissemination and Preservation of Policies
2440 Policy Review and Evaluation
2450 Suspension of Board Policies
2460 Administration in Policy Absence
2470 Administrative Procedures
2475 School Rules

Board Hearings

2500 Hearings before the Board

Board Consultants and Liaisons

2600 Consultants to the Board
2610 Board Attorney
2650 Liaison with School Boards Associations

3000 Series - EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Goals and Objectives

3000 Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program

Curriculum Development, Delivery and Evaluation

3100 Curriculum Development
3101 Dual Enrollment
3102 Online Instruction
3103/4131 Cultural Exchange and Non-Immigrant Students
3105 Instructional Presentation
3110 Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction
3115 Curriculum and Instructional Guides
3120 Lesson Planning
3130 Grouping for Instruction
3135 Homework
3140 Evaluation of Instructional Programs

Instructional materials

3200 Selection of Instructional Materials
          3200 Administrative Procedure
3210 Parental Inspection of and Objection to Instructional Materials
          3210 Administrative Procedure
          Inspection and Objection form
3220 Technology in the Educational Program
          3220 Administrative Procedure
3225/4312/7320 Technology Acceptable Use
3226/4205 Internet Safety
3227/7322 Web Page Development
3230/7330 Copyright Compliance
          3230/7330 Administrative Procedure

Time for Learning

3300 School Calendar and Time for Learning
3302 School Day/Instructional Time
3320 School Trips

Student Performance

3400 Evaluation of Student Progress
          3400 Administrative Procedure
3403 Academic Examinations
          3403 Administrative Procedure
3405 Students At-Risk of Academic Failure
3410 Testing and Assessment Program
3420 Student Promotion and Accountability
          3420 Administrative Procedure
3430 School Improvement Plan
          3430 Administrative Procedure
3431 Conflict Resolution
3440 Recognizing Excellence
3450 Class Rankings
          3450 Administrative Procedure
3460 Graduation Requirements
          3460 Administrative Procedure
3462 Required Courses
3464 Commencement Exercises
3470/4305 Alternative Learning Programs/Schools

Special Curriculum Objectives

3510 Religious-Based Exemptions from School Programs
3515 Religion in the Schools
3520 Special Education Programs/Rights of Students with Disabilities
3530 Citizenship and Character Education
3540 Comprehensive Health Education Program
1320/3560 Title I Parental Involvement
3565/8307 Title I Program Comparability of Service

Services and Activities to Support the Educational Program

3610 Counseling Program
3620 Extracurricular Activities and Student Organizations
3621/7304 Extracurricular Program: Personnel and Supervision
3622 Student Organizations
3623 Interscholastic Athletics
3624 Interscholastic Athletics - Financing
          3624a Administrative Procedure
          3624b Administrative Procedure
3625/5016 Non-Employee and Volunteer Athletic Coaches
3629 Enrichment Opportunities and Supplemental Programs

4000 Series - STUDENTS

Student Focus

4000 Focus on Students
4001 Equal Educational Opportunities
1310/4002 Parental Involvement
4003 Translating Policies for Students and Parents
1740/4010 Student and Parent Grievance Procedure
1720/4015/7225 Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure
1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
1730/4022/7231 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities
4023 Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students
4040/7310 Staff-Student Relations
4050 Children of Military Families

Admission and Assignment

4100 Age Requirements for Initial Entry
          4100 Administrative Procedure
4110 Immunization and Health Requirements for School Admission
4115 Behavior Standards for Transfer Students
4120 Domicile or Residence Requirements
          4100 Administrative Procedure
4121 Release of Domiciliary Students
4125 Homeless Students
4130 Discretionary Admission
          4130 Resolution
3103/4131 Cultural Exchange and Non-Immigrant Students
4135 Tuition for Discretionary Admissions
4150 School Assignment
          4150 Administrative Procedure
4152 Unsafe School Choice Transfer
4155 Assignment to Classes
4157 Enrollment

Safety

1510/4200/7270 School Safety
          1510/4200/7270R Regulation - Responding to Bomb Threats
4201/7271 Injury and Loss Prevention
4202/5029/7272 Service Animal
3226/4205 Internet Safety
4210 Release of Students from School
4220 Student Insurance Program
4230 Communicable Diseases - Students
4240/7312 Child Abuse - Reports and Investigations
4250/5075/7316 North Carolina Address Confidentiality Program
4260 Student Sex Offenders
4270/6145 Concussion and Head Injury

Student Behavior

4300 Student Behavior Policies
4301 Authority of School Personnel
4302 School Plan for Management of Student Behavior
4302-R Rules for Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools
4303 Fair and Consistent Discipline Administration
3470/4305 Alternative Schools
4307 Disciplinary Action for Exceptional Children/Students with Disabilities
4310 Integrity and Civility
3225/4312/7320 Technology Acceptable Use
4315 Disruptive Behavior
4316 Student Dress Code
          4316 Administrative Procedure
4318 Use of Wireless Communication Devices
4320 Tobacco Products - Students
4325 Drugs and Alcohol
4328 Gang-Related Activity
4330 Theft, Trespass and Damage to Property
4331 Assaults, Threats and Harassment
4333 Weapons, Bomb Threats, Terrorist Threats and Clear Threats to Safety
4335 Criminal Behavior
4340 School-Level Investigations
4341 Parental Involvement in Student Behavior Issues
4342 Student Searches
4345 Student Discipline Records
4351 Short-Term Suspension
4352 Removal of Student During the Day
4353 Long-Term Suspension, 365 Day Suspension, Expulsion
4362 Requests for Readmission of Students Suspended for 365 Days or Expelled
4370 Student Discipline Hearing Procedures

Attendance

4400 Attendance
4402 Student Attendance - K-12 Requirements
          4402 Administrative Procedure

Student Fees

4600 Student Fees
            Waiver or reduction of fees application form
          4600 Administrative Procedure

Student Records

4700 Student Records
4705/7825 Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information
4705/7825-R Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information (Rules)
4720 Surveys of Students
4800 Student Random Testing Program

5000 Series - COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

Relationship with Parents and the Community

5000 Schools and the Community
5005 School Advisory Council
          5005 Administrative Procedure
5010 Parent Organizations
          5010 Administrative Procedure
5011 Fund-Raising
          5011/8240 Administrative Procedure
5015 School Volunteers
          5015 Regulation
          5015 Background Authorization & Release
3625/5016 Non-Employee and Volunteer Athletic Coaches
5020 Visitors to the Schools
5022 Registered Sex Offenders
5024/6127/7266 Emergency Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices
5025 Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverages
5026/7250 Smoking and Tobacco Products
5027/7275 Weapons and Explosives Prohibited
5028/6130/7267 Automated External Defibrillator
4202/5029/7272 Service Animal
5030 Community Use of Facilities
          5030 School Facility Agreement Invoice
5040 News Media Relations
5050 Emergency Closings
1742/5060 Responding to Complaints
5070/7350 Public Records - Retention, Release and Disposition
5071/7351 Electronically Stored Information Retention
4250/5075/7316 North Carolina Address Confidentiality Program

Relationship with Other Governmental Agencies

5100 Relationship with Other Governmental Agencies
5110 Relationship with County Commissioners
5120 Relationship with Law Enforcement

Involvement with Outside Organizations and Individuals

5210 Distribution of Non-School Material
          5210 Administrative Procedure
5220 Collections and Solicitations
          5220 Administrative Procedure
5230 Participation in Research Projects
5240 Advertising in the Schools

6000 Series - SUPPORT SERVICES

Support Services

6000 Support Services

Student Health Services

6100 Goals of Student Health Services
6110 Organization of the Student Health Services
6120 Student Health Services
6125 Administering Medicines to Students
          6125 Administrative Procedure
5024/6127/7266 Emergency Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices
5028/6130/7267 Automated External Defibrillator
6140 Student Wellness
          6140 Administrative Procedure
          6140 Administrative Regulation DNR
4270/6145 Concussion and Head Injury

Child Nutrition Services

6200 Goals of Student Food Services
6210 Organization of Child Nutrition Services
6220 Operation of Student Food Services
6225 Free and Reduced Price Food Services
6230 School Meal and Competitive Food Standards

Student Transportation Services

6300 Goals of Student Transportation Services
6305 Safety and Student Transportation Services
6306 School Bus Idling
          6306 Administrative Procedure
6310 Organization of Student Transportation Services
6315 Drivers
6320 Use of Student Transportation Services
6321 Bus Routes
6322 Student Assignment to Buses
6325 Parking Areas for Students
6330 Insurance for Student Transportation Services
6340 Transportation Service/Vehicle Contracts
          6340 Administrative Procedure

Purchasing Function

6400 Goals of the Purchasing Function
6401 Ethics and the Purchasing Function
6402 Participation by Historically Underutilized Businesses
6410 Organization of the Purchasing Function
6420 Contracts with the Board
6421 Pre-Audit Certification
6425 Continuing Contracts
6430 State Purchasing Requirements for Equipment, Materials and Supplies
6440 Local Purchasing Requirements for Equipment, Materials and Supplies
6441/9121 Bidders' List
6442 Vendor Lists
6450 Purchase of Services

Equipment, Materials and Supplies

6500 Goals of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Services
6510 Organization of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Services
6520 Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies
6521 Personal Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies
          6521 Administrative Procedure
6522 Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies by Non-School Groups
6524 Network Security
6525 Instructional Materials Services
6530 Resource Conservation
6540 Hazardous Materials
6550 Vandalism
6560 Disposal of Surplus Property

7000 Series - PERSONNEL

Recruitment and Selection of Personnel

7100 Recruitment and Selection of Personnel
7110 Information Provided by Applicant or Employee
7120 Employee Health Certificate
7130 Licensure
          7130R Regulation - Licensure

Work Environment

7210 Staff Involvement in Decision Making
1750/7220 Grievance Procedure for Employees
1720/4015/7225 Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure
1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying
1730/4022/7231 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities
7240 Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace
7241 Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
5026/7250 Tobacco Free Schools
7260 Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
7262 Communicable Diseases - Employees
7265 Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Science Laboratories
5024/6127/7266 Emergency Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices
5028/6130/7267 Automated External Defibrillator
1510/4200/7270 School Safety
          1510/4200/7270R Regulation - Responding to Bomb Threats
4201/7271 Injury and Loss Prevention
4202/5029/7272 Service Animal
5027/7275 Weapons and Explosives Prohibited
1760/7280 Prohibition Against Retaliation

Staff Responsibilities

7300 Staff Responsibilities
7301 Staff Responsibilities - Safe Schools
3621/7304 Extracurricular Program: Personnel and Supervision
4040/7310 Staff-Student Relations
4240/7312 Child Abuse - Reports and Investigations
2125/7315 Confidential Information
4250/5075/7316 North Carolina Address Confidentiality Program
3225/4312/7320 Technology Acceptable Use
          7320 Employee Agreement for Acceptable Use
3227/7322 Web Page Development
3230/7330 Copyright Compliance
          3230/7330 Administrative Procedure
7335 Employee Use of Social Media
7340 Employee Dress and Appearance
5070/7350 Public Records - Retention, Release and Disposition
5071/7351 Electronically Stored Information Retention

Specific Employment Relationships

7400 Job Descriptions
7405 Extracurricular and Non-Instructional Duties
7410 Teacher Contracts
7420 Superintendent Contract
7421 Assistant Superintendent
7425 School Administrator Contracts
7426 Contracts for New Employees
7430 Substitute Teachers
          7430 Administrative Procedure
7435 Student Teachers
7440 Assignments/Reassignments/Transfers
          7440 Administrative Procedure

Workday and Absences

7500 Workday and Overtime
          7500 Administrative Procedure
7505 Compliance with State Board of Education Employment Policies
7510 Leave
          7510 Administrative Procedure
7520 Family and Medical Leave
7530 Military Leave
7540 Voluntary Shared Leave
7550 Absences Due to Inclement Weather
7560 Permitted Salary Deductions for Absences and Discipline of Exempt Employees

Benefits

7600 Salary
7602 Employee Salary Supplements
          7602 Administrative Procedure
7610 Defense of Board Employees
7611 Employees Injured During Episode of Violence
7620 Payroll Deductions
7630 Principal of the Year
7631 Teacher of the Year
7635 Return to Work
7650 Employee Travel and Other Expense Reimbursement

Non-Job Related Activities

7710 Membership in Professional Organizations
7720 Employee Political Activities
7730 Employee Conflict of Interest
7732 Tutoring for Pay

Development and Evaluation

1610/7800 Professional and Staff Development
7801R Proposed Required Staff Development
7805 Superintendent Evaluation
7810 Evaluation of Licensed Employees
          7810 Administrative Procedure
7811 Plans for Growth and Improvement of Licensed Employees
7815 Evaluation of Non-Licensed Employees
          7815 Administrative Procedure
7820 Personnel Files
7821 Petition for Removal of Personnel Records
4705/7825 Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information
4705/7825-R Confidentiality of Personal Identifying Information (Rules)

Separation

7900 Resignation
7910 Retirement
          7910 Administrative Procedure
7920 Professional Personnel Reduction in Force
7921 Classified Personnel Reduction
7930 Professional Employees: Demotion and Dismissal
7940 Classified Personnel: Suspension and Dismissal
          7940 Disciplinary Action Notice
7950 Non-Career Status Teachers: Nonrenewal

8000 Series - FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Fiscal Goals

8000 Fiscal Goals

Budget Process

8100 Budget Planning and Adoption
8110 Budget Resolution

Revenue Sources

8210 Grants and Funding for Special Projects
          8210 Administrative Procedure
8215 Use of Federal Funds
8220 Gifts and Bequests
8230 Penalties, Fines and Forfeitures

Fiscal Accountability

8300 Fiscal Management Standards
8305 Federal Grant Administration
3565/8307 Title I Program Comparability of Service
8310 Annual Independent Audit
8320 Depositories
8325 Daily Deposits
8330 Facsimile Signatures
8340 Insurance
8341 Limited Claim Settlement
8350 Fixed Assets Inventory
          8350 Administrative Procedure

Separate Accounts

8410 Individual School Accounts

Personnel Duties

8510 School Finance Officer
8520 School Treasurer
8530 Fidelity Bonds

9000 Series - FACILITIES

Facility Planning and Construction

9000 Planning to Address Facility Needs
9010 Site Selection
9020 Facility Design
9030 Facility Construction
9031 Change Orders

Selection and Use of Architects and Contractors

9110 Use and Selection of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, and Construction Managers At Risk
9115 Prequalification of Bidders for Construction Projects
9120 Bidding for Construction Work
6441/9121 Bidders' List
9125 Participation by Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses
9130 Supervision of Construction Contracts

Care and Maintenance

9200 Care and Maintenance of Facilities
9205 Pest Management
9210 Care and Maintenance of Grounds and Outdoor Equipment
9220 Security of Facilities
9221 Key Management
9300 Naming of Facilities
          9300 Regulation Code

Sale and Disposal

9400 Sale, Disposal and Lease of Board-Owned Real Property