School Board Policies 18-19

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The efficient operation of the Van Buren Public Schools requires the adoption of policies and procedures that apply to all phases of the school program. These policies and regulations set the pattern for the program of education in Van Buren. The carrying out of these policies is the responsibility of all teachers and employees of the Van Buren Public Schools.The policies and regulations contained in this manual will serve as a guide for the staff in performing their duties. Teachers and other employees of the district will find the information particularly helpful.


Board Governance and Operations

1.1 -- Duties of the Board.pdf

1.2--Organization of the Board of Education.pdf

1.3- - School Attendance Zones.pdf

1.31--Administration of School Attendance Zones.pdf

1.31F1 Application for Attendance Area Exception.pdf

1.31F2--Attendance Area Exception Approval Form.pdf

1.31F3--Spanish Application for Attendance Area Exception Form.pdf

1.4--Board Meetings.pdf

1.4.1--Board Member Voting.pdf

1.4.2--Attending Meetings Remotely.pdf

1.5 -- Policy Formulation.pdf

1.6 -- Transportation.pdf

1.7 -- Bus Routes.pdf

1.8--Use of School Buses.pdf

1.8F1--Transportation Request.pdf

1.8F2--Field Trip Reimbursement.pdf

1.9 -- Drug and Alcohol Program for Bus Drivers.pdf

1.9F1 -- Drug Testing Form.pdf

1.10--Child Nutrition Services.pdf

1.12--Food Service Prepayment.pdf

1.21--Date of Annual School Board Election.pdf



Administration

2.1--Superintendent of Schools.pdf

2.2 School Calendar17-18.pdf

2.3 -- Deputy Superintendent of Schools.pdf

2.4--Assistant Superintendent.pdf

2.5--Director of Curriculum.pdf

2.6 -- Director of Athletics and Student Activities.pdf

2.7 -- Duties of Principals.pdf

2.7.1--Employment of Principals.pdf

2.7.2--Administrator Evaluator Certification.pdf

2.8 -- Duties of Assistant Principals.pdf

2.9 -- Duties of Curriculum Coaches.pdf

Certified Personnel

3.1--Salary Schedule.pdf

3.2--Evaluations.pdf

3.3--Personnel Policy Committee.pdf

3.4--Reduction In Force.pdf

3.4.3--Licensure Fees.pdf

3.6--Employee Training.pdf

3.7 -- Personnel Records.pdf

3.8--Sick Leave.pdf

3.8.2--Certified Stipend Schedule17 -18.pdf

3.8.3--Administrative Salary Schedule17-18.pdf

3.9--Sick Leave Bank.pdf

3.9F1--Sick Leave Bank Request Form.pdf

3.9F2--Sick Leave Bank Contribution Form.pdf

3.9.1 -- Background Checks for Certified Prsonnel.pdf

3.9.3 -- Non-Instructional Duties.pdf

3.9.3F1 – Certified employee documentation form for non-instructional duty, duty-free lunch, instructional planning, and media specialist administrative time assignment.pdf

3.9.3F2 – Certified employee documentation form for supplemental non-instructional duty.pdf

3.11--Personal and Professional Leave.pdf

3.11.1--Placement of Instructional Personnel.pdf

3.11.2--Licensed Personnel Dismissal and Non-Renewal.pdf

3.13--Public Office.pdf

3.14--Jury Duty.pdf

3.15--Leave-Injury From Assault.pdf

3.15.2--Leave of Absence.pdf

3.15.7 -- Leave of Absence Due To Assault.pdf

3.18--Outside Employment.pdf

3.19--Employment.pdf

3.21--Tobacco Use.pdf

3.24--Licensed Personnel Debts.pdf

3.25--Grievances.pdf

3.25F--Level Two Grievance Form.pdf

3.26--Sexual Harassment.pdf

3.28--Computer Use Policy.pdf

3.28F--Employee Internet Use Agreement.pdf

3.31--Drug Free Workplace.pdf

3.31F--Drug Free Workplace Policy Acknowledgement.pdf

3.32 Family Medical Leave.pdf

3.43--Duty of Licensed Employees to Maintain License in Good Standing.pdf

3.44--Workplace Injuries and Workers' Compensation.pdf

3.45--Social Networking and Ethics.pdf

3.46--Vacations.pdf

3.47--Depositing Collected Funds.pdf

3.54--Voluntary Teaching During Planning Period and or of More Than the Max Number of Students Per Day.pdf


Students

4.1--Admission of Pupils.pdf

4.1.1--Admission of Nonresident Home School Students.pdf

4.1.2--School Choice Policy.pdf

4.1.2.1--Policy for Acceptance and Rejection of School Choice Nonresident Students.pdf

4.1.3 -- Homeless Policy.pdf

4.1.4 -- Student Transfer -- Student Assignment to Class.pdf

4.1.5 -- Student Expelled in a Former District.pdf

4.1.6--Placement of Multiple Birth Siblings PK-Grade Six.pdf

4.2--Student Attendance.pdf

4.2.1 -- Attendance.pdf

4.2.3--Attendance-Elementary K-5.pdf

4.2.4--Attendance-Middle School-Grades 6, 7, and 8.pdf

4.2.5--Attendance-Senior High School-Grades 9, 10, 11, 12.pdf

4.2.6--VBHS Closed Campus.pdf

4.3-- Student Conduct Behavior Code.pdf

4.3.1--Student Discipline-General Statement of Jursidiction.pdf

4.3.2 -- Rules and Regulations.pdf

4.3.3--Chemical Screen Policy.pdf

4.3.3F1--Chemical Screen Consent Form.pdf.pdf

4.3.3F2--Chemical Screen Notification of Violation.pdf

4.3.4--Appearance Code.pdf

4.3.5--Student Disipline-Sexual Harassment-Act 1108 of 1997.pdf

4.3.6--Student Conduct-Bullying.pdf

4.3.7--Authority for Student Discipline July 2013.pdf

4.3.9 Process for Resolving Parental Concerns and or Other Complaints.pdf

4.4 -- Personal and Property Searches.pdf

4.5--Suspension.pdf

4.5.1 -- Emergency Suspension.pdf

4.6 -- Student Discipline -- Assault and Abuse of Students.pdf

4.7--Student Discipline-Gangs and Gang Activity.pdf

4.9--Tobacco and Tobacco Products.pdf

4.10 -- Expulsion.pdf

4.11--Equal Educational Opportunity.pdf

4.12--Health Services.pdf

4.14--Communicable Diseases.pdf

4.15 -- Student Records.pdf

4.15.1--Student Records-Child Abuse.pdf

4.16 -- Questionnaires and Surveys.pdf

4.17 -- Solicitations.pdf

4.18--Student Visitors.pdf

4.19--Contact With Students While At School.pdf

4.29--Internet Safety and Electronic Device Use Policy.pdf

4.29F--Student Electronic Device and Internet Use Agreement.pdf

4.45--Smart Core Graduation 2017.pdf

4.45.1--Smart Core Curriculum and Grad Requirements-Class of 2018 and Thereafter.pdf

4.45.1F1--Smart Core Informed Consent Form (Class of 2018 and After).pdf

4.45.2--Van Buren High School Diplomas.pdf

4.54--STUDENT ACCELERATION.pdf

Curriculum and Instruction

5.1 -- Philosophy.pdf

5.2 -- Assessment and Accountability.pdf

5.3 -- Curriculum.pdf

5.3.1--Field Trips.pdf

5.3.1F1--Field Trip Request.pdf

5.4 -- Smart Core Curriculum Policy.pdf

RESCIND 5.5--Advanced Placement Curriculum.pdf

5.6 -- Interscholastic Activities.pdf

5.8 -- Schedules.pdf

5.9 -- Student Early Release.pdf

5.10--Grading Policy.pdf

5.11 -- Homework Policy.pdf

5.12--Student Activities Policy.pdf

5.13--Promotion Policies.pdf

5.14 -- GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.pdf

5.14.1--Concurrent Credit.pdf

5.15 -- Graduation Exercises.pdf

5.15.1--Semester Test Exemption.pdf

5.17--Prayer.pdf

5.18 -- Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials.pdf

5.18F -- Request for Reconsideration Form.pdf

5.19 -- GED.pdf

5.20 -- SELECTION POLICY FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY MATERIALS.pdf

5.20F1-- Checklist for Reconsideration of a Work.pdf

5.20F2 -- PATRON’S REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS.pdf

5.20F3 -- CHECKLIST FOR BUILDING MATERIALS EVALUATION COMMITTEE’S RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTION MATERIAL – NONFICTION.pdf

5.20F4 -- CHECKLIST FOR BUILDING MATERIALS EVALUATION COMMITTEE’S RECONSIDERATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL -- FICTION AND OTHER LITERARY FORMS.pdf

5.20F5 -- MATERIALS EVALUATION COMMITTEE REPORT FORM.pdf

5.21--Grade Point Average.pdf

5.22--Alternative Learning Environments.pdf

5.23--ALE Program Evaluation.pdf

5.29--District Wellness Policy.pdf

School, Home, and Community Relations

6.1 -- Relations with Parents' Organizations.pdf

6.2 -- Citizen's Advisory Committees.pdf

RESCIND 6.3--Utilization of Volunteers.pdf

RESCIND 6.4--Parent-Teacher Involvement and Consultation.pdf

6.4--Volunteer Policy.pdf

6.5 -- PARENT CONFERENCE.pdf

6.6--Use of School Facilities.pdf

6.6.1--Joint Use Agreement.pdf

6.6F1--Use of Facilities Form.pdf

6.7 Parent Involvement Plan.pdf

6.7.1 -- Parental Involvement Policy.pdf

6.8--VBSD Fine Arts Center Operating Manual.pdf

6.8.1 -- Rules of Use -- District FAC.pdf

6.8.2 -- Rules of Use -- Non-District FAC.pdf

6.8.3 -- Student Use Contract FAC.pdf

6.8.4--VBSDFAC Use Request.pdf

6.8.5--VBSDFAC Rental Rate Sheet.pdf

6.8.6--VBSDFAC-Ticket Sales for Commercial Events.pdf

6.9--Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.pdf

6.9F1--Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center Art Gallery Contract.pdf

6.9F2--Record of Consignment.pdf

6.9F3--Bill of Sale for Art.pdf

6.10--Sex Offenders On Campus (Megan's Law).pdf

6.11--Visitors To The Schools.pdf

6.12--POLICY FOR SERVICE ANIMALS IN DISTRICT FACILITIES.pdf

Business Management

7.1--Fiscal Year.pdf

7.2--Annual Operating Budget.pdf

7.2.1 -- Revenues from Federal Funds.pdf

RESCIND 7.2.2--Documentation of Personnel Expenses for Federal Programs.pdf

7.2.2--Documentation of Personnel Expenses for Federal Programs.pdf

7.3 -- Millage Rate.pdf

RESCIND 7.4--Financial Management.pdf

7.4 -- Financial Management.pdf

RESCIND 7.4.1--Expenditures and Financial Records.pdf

7.4.1--Expenditures and Financial Records.pdf

RESCIND 7.4.2--Determining Allocability of Costs for Federal Programs.pdf

7.4.2--Determining Allocability of Costs for Federal Programs.pdf

RESCIND 7.4.3--Procurement Standards for Federal Programs.pdf

7.4.3--Procurement Standards for Federal Programs.pdf

7.5--Purchases and Procurement.pdf

7.5F--Commodities Bidder Affidavit.pdf

7.5F2--Food Service Commodities Bidder Affidavit.pdf

7.6--Activity Account.pdf

RESCIND 7.7--School Activity Funds.pdf

7.7 -- School Activity Funds.pdf

7.7.1--STUDENT AWARDS-NET ATHLETIC EVENT GATE RECEIPTS.pdf

RESCIND 7.8--Funds Used to Support Athletic Programs.pdf

7.8--Personal Property.pdf

RESCIND 7.9--District Insurance Protection.pdf

7.9--Property Insurance.pdf

7.10 -- Purchasing Authority.pdf

7.11--Electronic Fund Transfers.pdf

7.11F1--Electronic Fund Transfers Form.pdf

RESCIND 7.12--Purchasing of School Materials.pdf

7.12 -- Purchasing of School Materials.pdf

7.12F1--Requisition and Purchase Order System.pdf

7.12F2--Budget Transfer Request Form.pdf

7.12.1--Certified Personnel Reimbursement for Purchase of Supplies.pdf

RESCIND 7.13--Inventory Fixed Assets Policy.pdf

7.13--Management and Disposal of District Property.pdf

RESCIND 7.13F1--Inventory Fixed Assets Guidelines.pdf

7.13F1 -- Inventory Fixed Assets Guidelines.pdf

7.13F2--Inventory Fixed Assest Statement of Assurance.pdf

RESCIND 7.13F3--Fixed Assets Disposal and Transfer Form.pdf

7.13F3--Fixed Assets Disposal and Transfer Form.pdf

7.14 -- Disbursements.pdf

7.15--Record Retention and Destruction.pdf

RESCIND 7.16--Sales Calls and Demonstrations.pdf

7.16 -- Sales Calls and Demonstrations.pdf

7.17--Expense Reimbursement.pdf

RESCIND 7.18--Distribution of Materials from Outside Organizations.pdf

7.18 -- Distribution of Materials from Outside Organizations.pdf

RESCIND 7.19--Temporary Employment.pdf

7.19 -- Temporary Employment.pdf

RESCIND 7.20--Off-contract Compensation for Certified Personnel.pdf

7.20--Off-Contract Compensation for Certified Personnel.pdf

7.20F1--Off Contract Compensation for Certified Personnel Request and Documentation Form.pdf

7.21--Naming School Facilities.pdf

7.21.1--Internal Audit Guidelines for Booster Clubs, Support Groups.pdf

7.21.2--Recommended Internal Control Guidelines for Booster Clubs..pdf

7.24--Advertising on School Buses.pdf

Classified Personnel

8.1 -- Personnel Policies Committee -- Classified.pdf

8.2--Classified Salary Schedule 17 -18.pdf

8.2.1--Overtime, Leave of Absence, and Compensatory Pay for Employees Subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.pdf

8.2.1F2 -- Overtime Documentation Form.pdf

8.2.1F3 -- Compensatory Time Documentation Form.pdf

8.2.2--Classified Personnel Evaluations.pdf

8.4--Drug Testing.pdf

8.5--Sick Leave.pdf

8.6--Sick Leave Bank.pdf

8.6.1--Leave of Absence.pdf

8.6.1F1--Leave of Abscence Form.pdf

8.7--Personal and Professional Leave.pdf

8.8--Responsibilities in Dealing with Sex Offenders on Campus.pdf

8.9--Public Office.pdf

8.10--Jury Duty.pdf

8.12--Outside Employment.pdf

8.13--Classified Employment.pdf

8.14--Classified Personnel Reimbursement of Travel Expenses.pdf

8.15--Tobacco Use.pdf

8.16--Classified Personnel -- Dress of Employees.pdf

8.17--Classified Employee Political Activity.pdf

8.18-Debts.pdf

8.19--Grievances.pdf

8.19F--Level Two Grievance Form.pdf

8.20--Sexual Harassment.pdf

8.21--Classified Personnel -- Supervision of Students.pdf

8.22--Computer Use Policy.pdf

8.22F--Internet Use Agreement.pdf

8.23--Family Medical Leave.pdf

8.25--Classified Personnel Requriements for Paraprofessionals.pdf

8.26--Responsibilities Governing Bullying.pdf

8.27--Leave-Injury From Assault.pdf

8.28--Drug-Free Workplace.pdf

8.28F--Drug-Free Workplace Policy Acknowledgement.pdf

8.30--Reduction in Force.pdf

8.31 - CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL.pdf

8.32 – CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS.pdf

8.33--Assignment of Teacher Aides.pdf

8.34--Mandatory Reporters Duty to Report Child Abuse, Maltreatment or Neglect.pdf

8.36--Workers' Compensation.pdf

8.37--Social Networking and Ethics.pdf

8.38--Vacations.pdf

8.39--Depositing Collected Funds.pdf

8.41--Written Code of Conduct for Employees Involved in Procurement in the Child Nutrition Program.pdf

8.42--School Bus Driver Procedures.pdf

8.42F1--Bus Passing Violation.pdf