Policy Manual

School Board Policy Manual


Copies of each of the existing Board policies can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate policy number below. The files have been saved in .pdf format. Hard copies of the policies or electronic copies may be obtained through the District Office.

C Series Table of Contents 

1400C Board-Staff Communication
1620C Goals and Objectives
1700C Applicability of Emergency Policy Series
1701C COVID-19 Emergency Policies
2110C Lesson Plan
2210P2C Health Emergency Related School Closure

2370C Homebound, Hospital, and Home Instruction
2720C Participation in Commencement Exercises
3050C Attendance
3255C Student Dress During Health Emergency
3500C Student HealthPhysical ScreeningsExaminations
3520C Contagious and Infectious Diseases
4140C Gatherings, Events, and Visitors
5210C Work Day During Health Emergency
5212C Administrative Process for Employee Telework
5235C Health Examinations and Symptoms of Illness
5400C Personnel Use of Leave
5600C Staff Health During Health Emergency
5610C Prevention of Disease Transmission
8103C Transportation Funds
8120C Bus Routes, Stops, and Non-Transportation Zones
8140C Student Conduct on Buses
8240C School Meals


1000 Legal Status and Operation

1100 Membership

1110 Elections

1110P Candidate Edification

1120 Taking Office

1120P  Oath of Office

1140 Vacancies

1200 Annual Organization Meeting

1205 School Board Powers and Duties

1210 Qualifications, Terms and Duties of Board Officers

1220 Clerk

1230 Duties of the Treasurer

1240 Duties of Individual Trustees

1250 Committees

1260 Authorization of Signatures and Electronic Signatures

1300 District Policy

1313 Conflicting Policies and Procedures

1315 Strategic Planning

1320 Management Rights

1400 Board/Staff Communications

1405 School Board Use of Electronic Mail

1410 Board-Superintendent Relationship

1420 School Attorney

1430 Trustee Insurance

1500 Board Meetings

1500P Board of Trustees

1525 Board Meeting News Coverage

1600 Code of Ethics for School Board Members

1610 Conflict of Interest

1615 Trustee Spouse Employment

1620 Comprehensive Philosophy of Education 

1645 Board Development Opportunities

1700 Charter Schools

1700F1 Application for Employee Transfer from a Public Charter School

1700F2 Application for Student Transfer from a Public Charter School

2000 SERIES Instruction

2000 Goals

2100 Curriculum Development and Assessment

2105 Required Instruction

2110 Lesson Plans

2140 Student and Family Privacy Rights

2140F Student and Family Privacy Rights - Consent Form

2150 Copyright

2150P Copyright Compliance

2160 Computer Science

2210  School Closure

2210P School Closure Procedure

2300 Guidance and Counseling

2302 Student Learning Plans

2305 Nutrition Services

2310 Nutrition Education

2315 Physical Activity Opportunities and Physical Education

2325 Driver Training Education

2335 Digital Citizenship and Safety Education

2340 Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom

2340F Parental Opt-Out Form for Sex Education

2345 Speakers in the Classroom and at School Functions

2355 Release Time

2360 Interscholastic Activities

2365 Participation of Private School Students in Federally Funded District Programs

2370 Homebound, Hospital, and Home Instruction

2375 Service Animals in Schools

2380 Head Start Program Coordination

2385 Limited English Proficiency Program

2390 Migrant Education Program

2395 Idaho Digital Learning Academy Classes

2410 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

2410P Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Compliance

2420 Title I

2420P Title I Parent Involvement Guidelines

2425 Parental Rights

2430 Gifted and Talented Program

2435 Advanced Opportunities

2435F Advanced Opportunities Participation Form

2440 Online Courses and Alternative Credit Options

2450 Contracted Student Services

2450F1 Contracted Student Services Parent Form

2450F2 Contracted Student Services Medical Release

2500 Library Materials

2510 Selection of Library Materials

2520 Curricular Materials

2530 Learning Materials Review

2540 Selection, Adoption and Removal of Curricular Materials 

2550 Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education

2550F1 Parental Approval Form

2550F2 Release for Emergency Medical Treatment

2570 Use of Commercially Produced Video Recordings

2570F Parental Opt-Out/Consent Form Regarding Movies

2580 Standardized Tests

2600 Promotion/Retention

2605 Advancement Requirements (6-9)

2620 Grading and Progress Reports

2625 Parent-Teacher Conferences

2630 Homework

2700 High School Graduation Requirements

2700P High School Graduation Requirement

2710 High School Graduation Requirements

2720 Participation in Commencement Exercises

2800 Accreditation Objectives

3000 SERIES Students

3000 Entrance, Placement and Transfer

3010 Open Enrollment

3010F Open Enrollment Application Form

3010P Open Enrollment Procedures

3010PA1 Open Enrollment Procedures Students

3020 Enrollment and Attendance Records

3030 Part-Time Attendance / Dual Enrollment

3040 Compulsory Attendance

3050 Attendance Policy

3050F1 Compulsory Attendance Prosecutor Letter Form

3050F2 Compulsory Attendance Prosecutor Referral Form

3060 Education of Homeless Children

3070 Homebound, Hospital, and Home Instruction

3080 Foreign Exchange Students

3082 Philosophy

3085 Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Policy

3085F Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form for Students

3085P  Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure

3200 Student Rights and Responsibilities

3210 Uniform Grievance Procedure

3225 Student Clubs

3225F Student Club Risk Management Plan

3240 Student Publications

3255 Student Dress

3260 Bring Your Own Technology Program

3260F Bring Your Own Technology Permission Form

3265 Student-Owned Electronic Communications Devices

3270 District-Provided Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks

3270P Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks

3280 Equal Education, Nondiscrimination and Sex Equity

3285 Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

3290 Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students

3290F Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students Form

3295 Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Menacing

3295P Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Menacing Policy

3295F Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Menacing Form

3300 Drug Free School Zone

3305 Prohibition of Tobacco Possession and Use

3320 Substance and Alcohol Abuse

3330 Student Discipline

3332 Student Conduct and Suspension

3335 Academic Honesty

3340 Corrective Actions and Punishment

3340P Corrective Actions and Punishment Policy

3365 Student Sex Offenders

3370 Searches and Seizure

3380 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Participation Policy

3390 Extra- and Co-Curricular Chemical Use Policy

3400 Extracurricular Activities Drug-Testing Program

3400F1 Extracurricular Consent Form

3440 Student Fees, Fines and Charges/Return of Property

3500 Student Health/Physical Screenings/Examinations

3505 Concussion Protocol

3505F1 Acknowledgement of Receipt of Concussion Guidelines

3505F2 Authorization to Return to Play or Participate

3510 Administering Medicines to Students

3510F1 Authorization for Self-Administered Asthma/Emergency Medication

3510F2 Indemnification/Hold Harmless Agreement for Self-Administration of Medication

3515 Food Allergy Management

3515P Food Allergy Management Policy

3520 Contagious or Infectious Diseases

3525 Immunization Requirements

3530 Suicide

3540 Emergency Treatment

3545 Student Interviews, Interrogations or Arrests

3545F1 Student Arrest Form

3545F2 Student Interview Form

3565 Termination of Driving Privileges

3570 Student Records

3570F Student Records (Notification to Parents and Students of Rights Concerning a Student’s School Records)

3570P Student Records (Maintenance of School Student Records)

3575 Student Data Privacy and Security

3580 Relations with Non-custodial Parents

4000 SERIES Community Relations

4000 Goals

4100 Public Relations

4105 Public Participation in Board Meeting

4105F Request to Address the Board

4110 Public Complaints

4120 Uniform Grievance Procedure

4120F Uniform Grievance Form

4130 Public Access to District Website

4135 Community Relations

4140 Visitors to the Schools

4150 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

4160 District-wide Parental Involvement Policy

4170 District or School Operated Social Media

4175 Community Relations

4200 School-Support Organizations

4210 Community Use of School Facilities

4210F Facility Use Form

4210F2 Community Use of School Facilities

4210F3 Facilities Use Agreement

4210P Community Use of School Facilities Policy

4220 Athletic Equipment Usage

4225 Equipment Usage

4260 Records Available to the Public

4260F District Record Request Form

4300 Conduct on School Property

4310 Contact with Students

4320 Disruption of School Operations

4330 Spectator Conduct and Sportsmanship for Athletic and Co-Curricular Events

4400 Relations with the Law Enforcement and Child Protective Agencies

4410 Investigations and Arrests by Police

4420 Sex Offenders

4420F1 Letter to Parents

4420F2 Letter to Employers

4500 Public Gifts/Donations to the Schools

4500P Public Gifts/Donations to the Schools Policy

4510 Public Gifts to the Schools

4520 Soliciting and Accepting Grants or Donations

4530 Crowdfunding

4530F Crowfunding Request Form

4600 Volunteer Assistance

4600P Volunteer Procedures

4600F1 Volunteer Application

4600F2 Volunteer Background Check

4600F3 Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

5000 SERIES Personnel

5000 Board Goals

5010 Staff Comparability in Schools

5100 Hiring Process and Criteria



5100F3 Request for Verification of Certificate Status

5100P Procedures for Obtaining Personnel Records for Applicants

5105 Certificated Personnel Re-employment

5107 Informal Review

5110 Criminal History / Background Checks

5120 Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

5125 Reporting New Employees

5130 Administrative Leave

5200 Applicability of Personnel Policies

5205 Job Descriptions

5210 Work Day

5220 Assignments, Reassignments, Transfers

5230 Accommodating Individuals With Disabilities

5235 Health Examination

5240 Sexual Harassment/Sexual Intimidation in the Workplace

5240F Sexual Harassment/Intimidation in the Workplace Policy Acknowledgement

5250 Certificated Staff Grievances

5260 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

5260F Report of Suspected Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect

5265 Employee Respinsibilites Regarding Student Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

5270 Personal Conduct

5275 Adult Sexual Misconduct

5280 Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Code of Ethics

5285 Solicitations

5290 Political Activity - Staff Participation

5295 Personnel

5310 Tobacco Free Policy

5320 Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace

5320F1 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Testing Acknowledgement

5320F2 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Testing Agreement

5320P Drug and Alcohol Abuse Testing Program and Procedures

5325 Employee Use of Social Media Sites, Including Personal Sites

5325P Recommended Practices for Use of Social Media Sites, Including Personal Sites

5330 Employee Electronic Mail and On-Line Services Usage

5330F Employee Electronic Mail and On-Line Services Use Policy Acknowledgement

5335 Employee Use of Electronic Communications Devices


5340 Evaluation of Certificated Personnel

5340F Parent or Guardian Input Form—Classroom Teacher Evaluation

5350 Certified Personnel Resignation (Release from Contract)

5360 Dress and Appearance

5370 Non-school Employment by Professional Staff Members

5380 Professional Research and Publishing

5390 Employment Referrals and Prevention of Sexual Abuse

5395 Whistleblowing

5400 Leaves of Absence

5400-R Professional School Business Leave Administrative-Rule

5405 Proof of Illness for Sick Leave

5410 Family and Medical Leave

5410P Family and Medical Leave Procedure

5415 Jury Duty and Court Witness Appearance Leave

5420 Long-Term Illness/Temporary Disability

5420P Long-Term Illness/Temporary Disability

5430 Insurance Benefits for Employees/ Trustees

5440 School Holidays

5450 Vacation Leave

5460 Worker's Compensation Benefits

5470 Leaves of Absence - Military Leave

5480 Other Benefits

5485 Salary Schedule Placement for Certified Personnel

5500 Personnel Files

5500P Procedures for Releasing Personnel Records to Hiring School Districts

5600 Staff Health

5610 Prevention of Disease Transmission

5620 Staff Protection

5700 Substitutes

5710 Teachers’ Aides/Para educators

5720 Volunteers / Contractors

5725 Private Service Providers / Consultants

5730 Volunteer—Authorization to Release Information

5740 Reduction in Force

5740P Reduction in Force Procedures

5750 Employing Retired Teachers and Administrators

5755 Contract Agreements for Extracurricular Personnel

5760 Student/Personnel Ratios

5800 Recognition of Support Staff

5805 Classified Employment, Assignment and Grievance

5805P Classified Employee Grievance Procedure

5810 Compensatory Time and Overtime/Classified Employees

5815A Employee Compensation Non-Annualized Election

5820 Evaluation of Non-Certified Staff

5825 Evaluation of School Bus Drivers

5830 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

5830F1 Department of Transportation Drug Testing Program

5830F2 Controlled Substance Testing Consent Form for Current Employees

5830P Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

5840 Personnel Files of Classified Personnel

6000 SERIES Administration

6000 Goals

6100 Superintendent

6105 Appointment of Acting Superintendent

6200 District Organization

6300 Duties and Qualification of Administrative Staff Other Than Superintendent

6305 Administrative Committees

6310 Employment Restrictions for Administrative Personnel

6320 Evaluation of Administrative Staff

6330 Professional Growth and Development

6400 Principals

7000 SERIES Financial Management

7000 Goals

7010 Equivalence in Instructional Staff and Materials

7100 Budget and Program Planning

7110 Budget Implementation and Execution

7120 Budget Adjustment

7200 Accounting System Design

7210 Accounting System (GASB Statement 34)

7215 Fund Accounting System (GASB Statement 54)

7218 Federal Grant Financial Management System

7220 Documentation and Approval of Claims

7225 Financial Fraud and Theft Prevention

7230 Financial Reporting and Audits

7235 Financial Accountability and IDEA Part B Funds

7235F1 Federal Funds Semi-Annual Certification Form

7235F2 Personnel Activity Report

7235P Written Compensation Procedure

7236 Financial Management

7237 Retention of Records Relating to Federal Grants

7260 Student Activity Fund

7270 Property Records

7300 Revenues

7305 Investment of Funds

7310 Advertising in Schools/Revenue Enhancement

7320 Allowable Uses for Grant Funds

7320P1 Determining Necessity & Reasonableness of Expenses

7320P2 Selected Items of Cost

7400 Purchasing

7400F Time and Effort Documentation

7400P1 Federal Award Requirements

7400P2 Procurement Methods Under a Federal Award

7400P3 Requirements and Restrictions for Procurement Under Federal Award

7400P4 General Procurement Standards for Federal Awards

7405 Public Works Contracting and Procurement

7405P Procuring Public Works, Services, and Personal Property

7407 Public Procurement of Goods and Service

7408 Entering into Professional Service

7409 Acquisition of  Real and Personal Property

7410 Petty Cash Funds

7420 Personal Reimbursement

7430 Travel Allowances and Expenses

7440 District Credit Cards

7440F District Credit Card Holder Agreement

7450 Federal Cash Management

7450P1 Timely Obligation of Funds

7450P2 Program Income

7455 Federal Debarment and Suspension

7460 Human Resources

7500 New Fees or Increase of Fees

7600 Declaration of Financial Emergency

7600FA1 Declaration of Financial Emergency Resolution

7600FA2 Declaration of Financial Emergency

7600P Declaration of Financial Emergency Procedure

7700 Bond Account

7710 Post-Issuance Continuing Disclosure Procedures For Tax-Exempt Bonds

8000 SERIES Non-Instructional Operations

8000 Goals 

8100 Transportation

8105 Extracurricular Transportation

8105F Extracurricular Transportation Liability Waiver

8110 Safety Busing

8115 Maximum Drive Time

Bus Routes, Stops and Non-Transportation Zones

Transportation of Students by Adjoining Districts

Transportation of Students with Disabilities

Student Conduct on Buses

Student Bus Rules

Unauthorized School Bus Entry

Contracting for Transportation Services

District-Owned Vehicles

District-Owned Vehicles Procedure

Driver Training and Responsibility

Use of Wireless Communications Devices by Bus Drivers

Emergencies Involving Transportation Vehicles

District Vehicle Idling

Local School Wellness

District Nutrition Committee

Food Services

8230 Nutrition Standards

School Meals

Non-Instructional Operations

Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales

Emergencies / Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Explosion or Fallen Aircraft Procedure

Hazardous Material Spill

Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat Report Form

Violent or Criminal Behavior


Severe Weather Emergency: Tornado or Lightning

Natural Gas Leak

Broken Water Main

Automated External Defibrillators

Automated External Defibrillator Program Implementation and Procedures

Automated External Defibrillators – Certified Users Form

Automated External Defibrillators – Inspection and Inventory Form

Automated External Defibrillators – Incident Report Form

Fire Drills and Evacuation Plans

Emergency Drills Rules and Procedures

Activity Trips

Risk Management

District Safety

8520 Inspection of School Facilities / Emergency Evacuation Plan

8530 Property Damage

Records Management

8605 Retention of District Records


Computer Software

 9000 SERIES 
School Facilities

9000 Goals

9100 Acquisition, Use, and Disposal of School Property

9200 Contractor License, Surety Bonds, and Insurance

9300 Operation and Maintenance of District Facilities

9400 Safety Program

9500 Security

9600 Facilities Operations

9610 Waste Management and Recycling

9700 District-Wide Asbestos Program

9705 Hazard Mitigation – Chemistry Lab Disposal

9800 Naming of School Facilities

9805 Memorials on School Grounds