Policies

School Board Policies

The primary role of the WDMCS Board of Education is to set policy for the school district. Each year, one-fourth of the policies are reviewed and revised as necessary. Policies are first reviewed by the Superintendent’s Policy Advisory Committee, which includes Board members, employees, and a student representative. The committee submits final recommendations to the full Board for approval.

Subject Index

Policies and Procedures

100 Series Educational Philosophy
200 Series Board of Education
300 Series Administrative Personnel
400 Series Personnel
500 Series Student Personnel
600 Series Educational Program
700 Series Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services
800 Series Building and Sites
900 Series School/Community Relations

 

100 Series Policies
Code
Title
100 Identification of School District
101 Mission, Shared Vision and Guiding Principles
101.02 Equity Statement
102 Levels of Instruction
103 Student Learning Goals
104 Long Range Needs Assessment and Goal Development
105 Participatory Management
200 Series Policies
200.01 Legal Status and Organization of the Board
200.02 Powers of the Board of Education
200.03 General Duties and Responsibilities
201 Elections
202.01  Membership and Term of Office
 202.02  Board Vacancies
203 Conflict of Interest
204 Code of Ethics
205 Board Member Liability
206.01 President
206.02 Vice President
206.03 Secretary of the Board
206.04 Treasurer
207 Legal Counsel
208.01 Board-Appointed Citizen Ad-Hoc Committees
208.02 Community Education Advisory Council
209.01 Formulation of Policy
209.02 Review and Revision of Policy
209.03 Administrative Rules and Regulations
210.02 Annual Meeting
210.03 Regular Meetings
210.04 Closed Sessions
210.05 Work Sessions
210.06 Special Meetings
210.07 Notice of Meetings
210.08 Quorum for Meetings
210.09 Rules of Order
210.10 Agenda
210.11 Consent Agendas
211 Public Participation at Board Meetings
212.01 Minutes of Meetings
213.03 Recognition of Past Service on Board of Education
213.04 Gifts to Members of the Board of Directors
213.05 General Complaints by Citizens
300 Series Policies
300 Responsibilities of the Superintendent
301.01 Qualifications of Superintendent
301.03 Table of Organization
302 Administrator Definition
302.1 Superintendent’s Leadership Cadre
302.03 Qualifications of Administrative Leadership Team
302.04 Recruitment/Appointment
303.01 Conditions of Employment
303.03 Probationary Period
303.04 Salaries
303.05 Contract Year
303.06 Evaluation
303.07 Voluntary Transfers
303.08 Professional Development
304.01 Resignation
304.02 Retirement – Lifetime Pass
304.04 Dismissal
305.01 Disability Income Insurance
305.02 Group Health and Major Medical Insurance
305.03 Term Life Insurance
305.04 Dental Insurance
306.01 Vacations
306.02 Holidays
306.03 Personal Leave
306.06 Personal Illness Leave
306.07 Extended Illness Leave
306.08 Serious Illness or Death
306.09 Jury Duty or Legal Leave
306.10 Military Leave
306.11 Absence Without Pay
307.01 Professional Activities – Reimbursement
307.02 Travel Reimbursement
308 Administrator – Designee
400 Series Policies
400 Statement of Guiding Principles
401 Personnel Records
401.01 Equal Opportunity Employment
40102 Job Descriptions
401.03 Access to Personnel File
401.04 Access to Buildings
401.05 Employee Complaint Procedure
401.06 Distribution of Political Materials
401.07 Travel, Food and Lodging Allowance
401.08 Nepotism
401.09 District Landline and Cellular Phone Usage
401.10 Employee Use of Social Media
401.11 Employee Distracted Driving
401.12 Fraternization
401.13 Workplace Inspections
402.01 Organizations
402.02 Participation in Community Life
402.03 Relations to Personnel and Public
402.04 Responsibility for Students
402.05 Reporting of Child Abuse
402.06 Harassment of Employees
402.07 Violence in the Workplace
402.08 Employee Suspension
402.09 Notification of Arrest, Criminal Charge or Child Abuse Complaints
402.10 Equity Grievance Procedure – Employees and Applicants for Employment
402.11 Application and Resume Dishonesty
402.12 Cooperation in Investigations
402.13 Dishonesty
402.14 Abusive or Offensive Language
402.15 Dangerous Weapons
402.16 Insubordination
402.17 Neglect of Duties
403.01 Medical Examinations
403.02 Communicable Disease Policy
403.03 Bloodborne Pathogens
403.04 Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
403.04(1) Drug and Alcohol Policy and Testing Program for Individuals Not Required to Possess A Commercial Driver’s License
403.05 Substance-Free Workplace
403.06 Hazardous Chemical Disclosure
404.01 Retirement – Lifetime Pass
404.02 Military Leave
404.03 Leaves of Absence Under Family and Medical Leave Act
405.01 Certified Personnel Definition
405.02 Certified Personnel – Recruitment and Selection
405.03 Certified Personnel – Qualifications
405.04 Certified Personnel – Certification
405.05 Certified Personnel – Original Contracts
405.06 Certified Personnel – Continuing Contracts
405.07 Certified Personnel – Contracted Day
405.08 Certified Personnel – Assignments
405.09 Certified Personnel – Evaluation
405.10 Certified Personnel – Probationary Period
406.01 Certified Personnel – Compensation
407.01 Certified Personnel – Resignation
407.02 Certified Personnel – Dismissal
408.01 Certified Personnel – Public Service
408.02 Certified Personnel – Instruction for Private Profit
408.03 Certified Personnel – Foreign and Domestic Travel and Study Program Promotion
409.01 Certified Personnel – Student Teachers
409.03 Certified Personnel – Exchange Teachers
410.01 Classified Unit Personnel Definition
410.02 Classified Unit Personnel – Recruitment and Selection
410.03 Classified Unit Personnel – Negotiated Agreement
410.04 Classified Unit Personnel – Qualifications
410.05 Classified Unit Personnel – Compensation
410.06 Classified Unit Personnel – Evaluation
412.01 Classified Unit Personnel – Resignation
412.02 Classified Unit Personnel – Dismissal
413.01 Classified Non-Unit Personnel Definition
413.02 Classified Non-Unit Personnel  – Recruitment and Selection
413.03 Classified Non-Unit Personnel  – Employment Benefits
413.05 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Reassignment Opportunities
413.06 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Employee Evaluation
413.07 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Compensation
413.08 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Hours of Work and Overtime
414.01 Classified Non-Unit Personnel Insurance
415.01 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Resignation
415.02 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Dismissal
415.03 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Staff Reduction
417.01 Classified Non-Unit Personnel – Substitutes
418.01 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel Definition
418.02 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Recruitment and Selection
418.03 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Employment Benefits
418.05 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Reassignment Opportunities
418.06 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Employee Evaluation
418.07  Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Compensation
419.01 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel Insurance
420.01 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Resignation
420.2 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Dismissal
420.03 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Staff Reduction
422.01 Classified Non-Unit Supervisor/Specialist Personnel – Substitutes
424.01 HIPAA – Appropriate Uses and Disclosures
424.02 HIPAA – Breach of Privacy Policy
424.03 HIPAA – Individual HIPAA Rights
424.05 HIPAA – Safeguarding Protected Health Information
424.06 HIPPA – General Policies and Procedures
500 Series Policies
500 Intentions, Objectives and/or Responsibilities
501.01 Resident Students
501.02 Nonresident Students
501.03 Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Sending District
501.04 Open Enrollment Transfers – Procedures as a Receiving District
501.05 Insufficient Classroom Space
501.06 Compulsory Attendance
501.08 Entrance Requirements – Evidence of Age
501.09 School Attendance Areas
501.10 Foreign Exchange Students
501.11 Student Admittance to Buildings
501.12 Absence from School
501.16 Homeless Children and Youth
501.17 Student Transfers In
501.18 Student Transfers Out or Withdrawals
 502 Student Appearance
502.01 Maintenance of Orderly Conduct
502.02 Equal Educational Opportunities: Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, and Sexual Misconduct Towards Students
502.04 Use of Motor Vehicles
502.05 Freedom of Expression
502.06 The Use, Sale and/or Possession of Tobacco and Tobacco Products
502.07A Alcoholic Beverages – Possessing, Using or Being Under the Influence of
502.07B Prohibited Substances – Possessing, Using, or Being Under the Influence of
502.08 Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances – Selling or Distributing
502.09 Search and Seizure
502.10 Cooperation with Law Enforcement Officials, Respecting the Rights of Our Students
502.11 Trespassing
503.1 Discipline
502.51 Student Publication Code
502.52 Freedom of Expression: Procedure for Appeal
502.53 Advertising/Commercial Speech
502.54 Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on Unofficial Student Publications
502.81 Being in the Presence of a Controlled Substance
503.01 Discipline
503.02 Employee Physical Contact with a Student and Employee Use of Reasonable Force with a Student
503.03 Fine-Fees-Charges
504.01 Student Government
504.02 Student Organization
504.03 Social Events
504.04 Activity Program
504.05 Intramural Activities
504.07 Non-School Team Participation
504.08 Inner-Scholastic Competition
504.09 Attendance at Events Outside School
504.10 Public Performances by Students
504.11 Contests for Students
504.12 Miscellaneous Collections
504.21 Equal Access By Student Groups
505.01 Progress Reports of Students
505.02 Promotion and Retention
505.03 Honors and Awards
505.04 Student Assessment, Testing Program and Nondiscriminatory Evaluation
505.05 Student Graduation Requirements
505.06 Graduation Requirements – Types of Credit
505.09 Commencement
505.10 Credit Recognition
505.11 Proficiency Requirements for Dual Enrollment
 506 Student Library Circulation Records
506.01 Attendance Records
506.02 Permanent Records
506.03 Use of Records and Student Rosters
506.04 Student Records
507.01 Health Requirements
507.02 Administration of Medication to Students
507.02E1 Authorization Asthma or Other Airway Constricting Disease Medication or Epinephrine Auto-Injector Self-Administration Consent Form
507.02E2 Parental Authorization and Release Form for the Administration of Medication to Students
507.04 Injury, Illness and Use of Medication at School
507.05 Severe Weather/Emergency Procedures
507.07 Student Insurance, Athletic
507.08 Special Health Services
507.41 Asthma Medication Use by Students
508.01 Class or Group Gifts to School
508.02 Non-Activity Night
600 Series Policies
600 Statement of Guiding Principles
601.01 School Calendar
601.02 Emergency School Closings
602 Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
602.06 Community Education
603.01 Instructional Program
603.04 Summer Learning Programs
603.05 Teaching Controversial Issues
603.06 Religious Neutrality
603.07 Multicultural/Gender Fair Education
604.01 Special Education Services
604.02 Placement Procedures, Integration and Least Restrictive Alternatives
604.03 Extended School Year Programming for Special Education Students
604.05 Procedural Safeguards and Record Keeping for Special Education
604.06 Due Process Procedures – Special Education
604.07 Individual Education Plan
604.08 Program for Talented and Gifted Students
604.09 Grievance Procedure – Students with Disabilities (Section 504)
605.02 Selection of Instructional Materials
605.03 Responsibility and Procedure for Selection of Instructional Materials for Media Center
605.04 Guidelines for Potentially Controversial Material
605.05 Challenged Materials – Media Center
605.06 Challenged Materials – Instructional
605.07 Inspection of Instructional Materials
605.08 Technology Use By Students
605.09 Technology Use By Staff
606.01 Grouping for Instructional Purposes
606.02 Homework
606.03 Field Trips and Excursions
606.04 Outside Resource People
606.05 Research Proposals
608.01 Student Wellness
700 Series Policies
700 Statement of Guiding Principles
701.01 Financial Accounting
701.02 Depository of Funds
701.03 Transfer of Funds
701.06 Cash in School Buildings
702.01 Planning the Budget
702.03 Budget for Capital Improvements
703.01 Revenues
703.03 Supplies
703.04 Investments
703.05 Debt Management
703.06 Gifts, Grants and Bequests
703.07  Student Activity Funds
704.01 Purchasing
704.02 Bids and Quotes
704.04 Approval and Payment for Good and Services
704.05  Unpaid Warrants
704.06  Financial Metrics
705.01 Payroll Periods
705.02 Payroll Deductions
705.03 Overpayment of Salary or Benefits
706.01 Financial Reporting & Publishing Financial Reports
706.02 Fiduciary Responsibility
706.05 Audits
706.06 Credit Cards
707.02 Fixed Assets
708.01 Property and Casualty Insurance Program
708.02 Workers’ Compensation
709.01 Child Nutrition – Purpose of Program
709.02 Meal Charges
710.02 Student Eligibility for Bus Service and Bus Pass Fees
710.03 Special Education Bus Service
710.04 Transportation Discipline
710.05 Extracurricular Activities Bus Service
710.07 Bus Routes
710.08 Transportation During Adverse Weather Conditions
710.09 Transportation Appeal Process
800 Series Policies
800 Statement of Guiding Principles
801.01 Schools Facilities and Site Surveys
801.02 Building Specifications
801.04 Educational Specification for Building
801.06 Selection of an Architect or Engineer
801.07 Facilities Planning
801.08 Financing Sites and Construction
802.01 Maintenance Program
802.02 Requests for Improvements or Alterations
802.03 Emergency Repairs
802.04 Use of Contract Service
802.05 Adaptation of Facilities for Persons with Disabilities
802.06 Environmental Statement
802.07 Waste Reduction and Recycling
803 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment
804 Safety & Building Security
804.01 Asbestos Containing Material
805 Building Plaques
806 Maintenance and Operation – Motor Vehicles on Campus, Parking and Traffic Regulations
807 Vandalism
808 Naming New Schools Buildings, Spacing or Events
808 Naming New School Buildings, Spaces or Events
900 Series Policies
900 Statement of Guiding Principles
901.01 Board – Community Relations
901.02 Access to Public Information
901.03 Formal and Informal Communication
901.04 Electronic Communications
902 News Media Relations
903.04 Volunteer Participation
903.05 Parent-Teacher Organizations
904.01 Fundraising Activities and For-Profit Sales
904.02 Participation in Charitable Activities
904.03 Distribution of Information
904.04 Sponsorship of District Programs/Activities/Facilities
905 Gifts to Employees
906.01 Complaints Concerning School Personnel
907.01 Community Use of School Facilities
907.04 Use of School Equipment
907.06 Supervision of Facilities
907.07 Gratuities to Personnel
907.08 Teaching Controversial Issues – Community Education
908 Tobacco Use Free District
909 Public Conduct on School Premises
910 Crisis Management
911 District and School Names/Logo Usage