Policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell WHAT is wanted and may include WHY and HOW MUCH. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of problems day after day; they should be narrow enough to give the administration clear guidance.
RULES, REGULATIONS OR PROCEDURES are the detailed directions that are developed by the administration and staff to put policy into practice. They tell HOW, WHEN, WHERE and BY WHOM things are to be done. They are not adopted by the Board, but, rather, are allowed to be changed, as needed, by the administration to meet the needs of day-to-day policy enforcement and administration of the schools.
This philosophy was incorporated into the thinking that produced the model and guided the Board and the District's staff in developing the final, adopted policies and review of rules.
The bylaws and policies are kept in a binder containing nine sections of policies and, where appropriate, administrative rules.
These sections are as follows: