Policy Manual Index


Title Series Number
Educational Philosophy – Section 100  

Statement of Guiding Principles


Educational Philosophy


Educational Goals


District Mission, Vision


School Board – Section 200


Statement of Guiding Principles


School District Name


District Policy


Strategic Planning


Public Charter Schools


Public Charter School Petition




Composition of the Board


Board Authority


Functions of the Board

Duties of the Board 215
Duties of Board Officers 216
Code of Ethics 218
Ethics in Government 219
Advisory Committees 220
Complaint Resolution 222
Membership in State and National Associations 224
Compensation for Expenses 226
Board Member Conflict of Interest 228
School District Trustee Zones 240
Trustee Qualifications 242
Trustee Nomination and Election 244
Trustee Vacancy 246
New Trustee Orientation 247
Agenda Preparation 260
Board Meetings 262
Annual Meeting of the Board 264
Regular Meetings of the Board 266
Special Meetings of the Board 268
Public Hearings 269
Executive Sessions 270
Minutes of the Meeting 272
Quorum at Board Meetings 274
Access to Public Records 276
Public Records Request Form 276F3
Record Retention and Destruction 277
Waivers of State Board of Education Rules
Discrimination Prohibited 290
Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities 292
Civil Rights Grievance Procedure 294
Administration – Section 300  
Statement of Guiding Principles 300
Administrative Appointment 302
Superintendent Appointment 304
Superintendent Evaluation 305
Superintendent Authority 306
Principal Contracts 308
Principal Evaluations 310
Administrative Personnel Expenses 312
Employing Retired Administration 314
School Calendar 350
District Organization 352
Emergency School Closure 354
Health or State/National Emergency Plan 355
School Holidays 356
Electronic Signature and Filing 358
Personnel – Section 400   
Statement of Guiding Principles 400
Organizational Chart (Line of Authority) 400.1
Idaho State Veteran Employment Preference 400.10
Reporting New Employees 400.50
Reasonable Workplace Accommodations to Qualified Individuals with Disabilities 401
Criminal History Checks for Employees, Volunteers & Contractors 402
Equal Opportunity Assurance 402.15
Reporting of Criminal Offense 402.5
Employee Drug and Alcohol Use 403
Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing 403.50
Employer Recommendations 404
Access to Applicant’s Employment History 404.10
Employee’s Child Interaction 404.15
Applicants: Information on Past Job Performance 404.50
Applicants: Information on Past Job Performance Release Form (Without Prior Public School Work) 404.50F1
Applicants: Information on Past Job Performance Release & Authorization Form 404.50F2
Gifts to Employees 405
Investigating and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect 406
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Legal Attachment 407
Sick Leave 407.50
Jury Duty 408
Military Leave 409
Administrative Leave for Certificated Employees 409.50
Non-Discrimination in Employment 410
Personnel Files 411
General Personnel Regulations 412
Delegation of Responsibility and Authority 412.5
Political Activities 413
Sexual Harassment 414
Whistle Blower 416
Employee Volunteers 417
Participation by School Groups in Public Events 417.5
Personnel Conflict of Interest 418
Complaints Concerning School Personnel 418.5
Fund Raising Drives 419
Supplementation of Worker’s Compensation Benefits 419.10
Employee Behavior 419.5
Safety Management Program 420
HIPPA Privacy Rule 421
Name Clearing Hearing 422
Name Clearing Hearing Procedure 422P1
Immunity from Motor Vehicle Liability 425
Teacher Responsibilities and Duties 426
Employees Dress and Conduct 427
Qualifications & Training Requirements of Instructional Paraprofessionals 430
Definition of Certificated Employee 440
Professional Growth and Teacher Responsibility 440.5
Assignment and Transfer of Certificated Employees 441
Code of Ethics for Certificated Employees 442
Code of Ethics for Certificated Employees: Acknowledgment of Receipt 442F1
Suspension of Certificated Professional Employees 442.5
Certificated Employees Evaluations 443
Professional Insurance For Educators 443.10
Employment Contracts with Certificated Employees 444
Probation of Certificated Employees 445
Negotiated Agreement Terms 446
Provisions of Employment 446.5
Recruitment of Certificated Employees 447
Reduction in Force Regarding Certificated Employees 448
Release from Contract of Certificated Employees 449
Release Time for Certificated Employees 450
Substitute Teacher 451.5
Suspension of Teaching Certificate 452
Support Programs 453
Certificated Discharge 454
Teacher of the Year and Application 455
Reading Programs In-Service Training 456
Supplemental Contracts 457.10
Reassignment of Administrative Employees 459
Informal Review Procedure for Certificated Employees 460
Qualifications of Certificated Personnel 461
Staffing Patterns 462
Title I Professional Development 463
FLSA: Exempt Employees 464
Employing Retired Teachers 465
Leadership Premiums for Instructional Employees 466
Definition of Non-Certificated Personnel 470
Non-Certificated Employees: At-Will Employment 471
Salary Schedules for Non-Certificated Personnel 472
Group Health Insurance for Non-Certificated Employees 473
Retirement and Workman’s Compensation and Disability 473.5
Evaluation of Non-Certificated Employees 474
FLSA: Non-Exempt Employees and Overtime Requirements 475
Grievance Procedure for Non-Certificated Employees 476P1
Absence Without Pay for Non-Certificated Employees 477
Illness or Death in Immediate Family: Non-Certificated Employees 478
Classified Employee of the Year 481
Employee Use of Electronic Communication And Social Media 490
Acceptable Use of Internet, Computer and Network Resources for Employees 491
Resources for Employees: User Agreement 491F1
Outside Employment 492
Outside Employment: Request for Approval Form 492F1
Students – Section 500  
Statement of Guiding Principles 500
Standard Dress Code 501
Student Handbooks 502
Student Publications 504
Student Harassment 506
Prohibition Against Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying 506.50
Juvenile Sex Offenders 507
Foreign Exchange Students 508
Tracking Foreign Exchange Students and Foreign Exchange Visitors 509
School Climate 512
Evacuation/Fire Drills 514
Freedom of Speech and Expression 516
Restraint or Seclusion of a Student 518
Proof of Age and Identification 520
Attendance Zones 521
School Attendance & Habitual Truancy 522
Truancy 522.5
Attendance Records 523
Student Driving Privileges 524
Divorced or Estranged Parents: Rights and Responsibilities 528
Maintenance of Orderly Conduct 540
Prohibition of Weapons 541
Searches by School Officials 542
Student Suspension 543
Student Expulsion/Denial of Enrollment 544
Disciplining Students with Disabilities (IDEA) 545
Disciplining Students with Disabilities (Section 504) 546
Corporal Punishment 547
Theft or Destruction of School Property 548
Prohibition of Gang Activities 549
Assault and Battery 550
Student Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use 551
Hazing Prohibition 552
Student Use of Electronic Communication And Entertainment Devices 553
Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault 554
Food Allergies 559
Administering Medication 561
Accidents and Illness of Students 561.1
Exclusion for Communicable Diseases 562
Exclusion for Head Lice 563
Health Records and Emergency Care 564
Immunization Requirements 565
Student Suicidal Prevention 566
Students with a Living Will and Durable Power of  Attorney for Health Care 567
School Wellness Policy 568
 Concussions 569.50
Concussion Procedures 569.50P1
Extracurricular Student Activities & Fee Schedule 570
Interscholastic Activities 571
Eligibility and Participation in Interscholastic Activities 572
Athletic Activities Insurance 573
Extracurricular Awards 574
Transportation to School-Sponsored Activities 575
Field Trips 576
Extended Student Trips 577
Student Groups in School Facilities 579
Student Tracking Safety Devices
Educational Programs – Section 600  
 Statement of Guiding Principles 600
 Accreditation 602
Personnel Standards 604
Curriculum Standards, Alignment & Assessment 605
Selection of Curriculum Materials 606
Teacher/Time Request 607
Elementary School Required Instruction 607.50
Middle School/Junior High School Required Instruction 608
Middle School/Junior High School Credit 609
Awarding High School Credit for Courses Taken Before Ninth Grade 609.50
High School Graduation Requirements 610
High School Graduation Requirements: Alternate Measures for Demonstrating Proficiency 611
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Program 612
Commencement 614
Early Graduation 616
Correspondence Courses 618
Credit Acceptance for Transferring Students 620
Credit by Examination 622
Rapha W. Brown Memorial Scholarship & Application 623
Participation in Statewide Assessments 624
Promotion of Students 626
Dual Enrollment 630
Open Enrollment 631
8 in 6 Program 632
Master Advancement Program (MAP) 632.50
Dual Credit Programs 633
Advanced Opportunities Participation Form 633F1
Advanced Opportunities-Student Registration Instruction 633P1
Postsecondary Enrollment Options 634
Postsecondary Enrollment Options: Acknowledgment of Counseling Prior to Enrollment 634F1
K-12 Early Out Program 635
Student Safety Measures 635.50
 Student Fees 638
Parental Rights and Involvement 639
Curriculum 640
Citizenship, U.S. Constitution, National Flag & Colors 641
Communication Skills 642
Controversial Issues 644
Guest Speakers 646
Health/Wellness 648
Lesson Plans 650
Library and Resource Center Materials 652
Audio Visual Aides 655
Sex Education 656
Social Studies 658
Musical Instruments & Rental Agreement 659
Technology 660
Prohibition Against Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials 661
Vocational Education 663
Workforce Skills 664
Special Education Services to Private School Students 669
Special Education(IDEA) 670
Special Education – Written Agreements 670.10
Section 504 671
Section 504: Notice of Rights 671F1
Section 504: Hearing Procedure 671P1
Gifted/Talented Education 672
Reading Assessment and Intervention Program 673
English Learner Programs 674
Career Technical Schools 675
Placement of Secondary Students at Alternative Schools 676
Title I – Development of Parental Involvement Policy 677
Title I Parental Involvement 677.10
Federal Impact Aid 677.50
Release Time 678
Religion In Schools 679
Homeless Student Education 679.50
Homeless Student Education – Notification of Enrollment Decision Form: 679.50F1
Homeless/Unaccompanied Youth Student Education – Appeal of Enrollment Decision Form: 679.50F2
Out-of-State Students in Residential Facilities 679.60
Transfer of Student Records 680
Student Surveys and Medical Exams 680.50
Student Privacy and Parental Access to Information: PPRA Annual Notice of Rights 680.50F1
Student Privacy and Parental Access to Information: PPRA Consent/Opt-Out Form 680.50F2
Student Records 681
Student Records: FERPA Annual Notice of Rights 681F1
Student Records: FERPA Annual Notice of Directory Information 681F2
FERPA Directory Information Opt-Out- Form 681F3
Student Data Privacy and Security 681.50
Class Record Book 682
Grading 684
Permanent Student Records 686
Report Cards 688
Student Learning Plans 690
Computer Software 696
Acceptable Use of Internet, Computer and Network Resources for students 698
Acceptable Use of Internet, Computer and Network Resources for students: User Agreement 698F1
Technology Instruction and Determining Average Daily Attendance (ADA) 699
Student Transportation 710
Student Transportation System 712
Transportation of Nonpublic School Students 714
Transportation Liability Insurance 716
Transportation Vehicle Purchase Fund 717
Contracts for Student Transportation Service 718
Activity Busing 720
 Kindergarten Bus Routes 721
Alternate School Bus 722
Unauthorized School Bus Entry 722.5
School Bus Rental Authorization 723
Student Bus Conduct 730
School Bus Emergencies 732
School Bus Driver 738
Duties of School Bus Drivers 740
Bus Driver Conduct 742
Bus Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing Program 744
Bus Warning Violations 746
Vehicle Accidents 747
 Supervisor of School Food Service 769
School Lunch Meals 770
Student Nutrition & Physical Activity 771
Charging School Meals 771.50
Business Procedures – Section 800  
Statement of Guiding Principles 800
Fidelity Bond 802
Insurance 804
Bond & Licensure Requirements for Public Works 806
Conditions for Use of District Vehicles 808
Budget Planning and Adoption 810
Budget Adjustments 812
District Telephone Usage 813
Monthly Budget and Treasurer’s Report 814
Disclosure Requirements for Bond and Levy Elections 816
Annual Statement of Financial Condition 820
Audit of Financial Statements 822
Financial Emergency 824
Gifts, Grants and Bequests 830
Income from Sale or Use of School Property 832
Increase in Fees 834
Investments 836
Activity Funds 838
Intellectual Property 839
Payroll Deductions 840
Payroll Periods 842
Supplemental Pay 844
Travel Allowance & Travel Form 846
Purchasing 850
Purchasing or Leasing Personal Property 850.30
Service Contracts 850.60
Public Works Construction 850.90
Supplemental Bidding Procedures 851
Internal Business Controls & Procedures 852
Bond Account 852.50
Signature Authority 862
Commercial Vendors 863
HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance 864
Use of School District Credit Cards 868
Board of Trustee Records 870
Storage and Retrieval of Business Records 871
Inventory Records of Fixed Assets 872
Property Disposal Procedures 873
Personnel Records 874
District Expenditures Website 876
Time and Effort Reporting Requirements 877
Time and Effort Reporting Procedure 877P1
Time and Effort Supervisor’s Certification/Assurance Form 877F1
Electronic Signatures and Records 880
Buildings and Sites – Section 900  
Statement of Guiding Principles 900
Building and Grounds Maintenance and Development 902
Uniform Public School Building Safety 904
Asbestos Management Plan 906
Rental/Use of School District Facilities 910
Key Distribution and Usage 911
Acquisition and Sale of Personal Property 920
Acquisition and Sale of Real Property 922
Excision and Annexation of Territory 927
Contracts for Recreational Facilities 930
Use of Contract Services 932
Trespass on School District Properties 934
Electronic Surveillance 940
Tobacco Use on District Property 950
Employee Use of School District Equipment 960
Service Animals 970
Animals in School 971
Community Relations – Section 1000  
Statement of Guiding Principles 1000
Parent Involvement in Educational Process 1002
Cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies 1004
Registered Sex Offenders 1006
Community Involvement 1010
Patron Complaint 1012
Public Relations 1014
Activity Exempt Night & Sunday Activities 1016
Student Community Involvement 1020
Public Performance by Students 1022
Contests for Students 1024
Participation in Fund Drives 1026
Money-Raising Activities in School 1028
Gifts to Personnel 1040
Loan of School Equipment 1042
Advertising in the Schools 1044
Patron Conduct at District Programs & Activities 1046
Parental Notification of Teacher Qualifications 1050
Recruitment of High School Students 1054
Drones – Unmanned Aircraft Systems 1055