Policies

Series 100 – Board of Education

Article 101 – Organization of the District (PDF)
Article 102 – Election and Membership of the Board of Education (PDF)
Article 103 – Board Vacancy (PDF)
Article 104 – Board Officers and Responsibilities (PDF)
Article 105 – Board Committees and Their Responsibilities (PDF)
Article 106 – District Meeting (PDF)
Article 107 – Meetings of the Board of Education (PDF)
Article 107B – Remote Participation in Board Meetings (PDF)
Article 108 – Powers of the Board of Education (PDF)
Article 109 – Development and Changing of Policy (PDF)
Article 110 – Handling of Concerns (PDF)
Article 111 – Superintendent as the Board’s Agent (PDF)
Article 112 – News Media Relations (PDF)
Article 113 – District Records (PDF)
Article 114 – Rules of Order (PDF)
Article 150 – Accounting Procedures (PDF)
Article 151 – Budget Preparation and Purchasing (PDF)
Article 154 – Safeguarding of Cash (PDF)
Article 155 – Petty Cash (PDF)
Article 156 – Financial Procedures (PDF)
Article 156A – Cash Management (PDF)
Article 156B – Purchasing Cards (PDF)
Article 157 – Fund Balance – General Fund (PDF)
Article 158 – Relationship to Vendors (PDF)
Article 159 – District Endorsement of Products and Services (PDF)
Article 160 – Contributions to the District (PDF)
Article 161 – Activity Funds (PDF)
Article 162 – Expulsion Hearing Officer (PDF)
Article 163 – Administrative Evaluation and Contracts (PDF)
Article 164 – Mandatory Reporting (PDF)
Article 165 – Tuition Agreements (PDF)
Article 166 – Open Enrollment Program (PDF)
Article 167 – Returned Checks Policy (PDF)
Article 168 – Grants (PDF)
Article 169 – Public Access Defibrillation Program Policy and Procedure (PDF)
Article 170 – Hiring Practices (PDF)
Article 171 – Assurance of Comparability Under NCLB (PDF)
Article 172 – Bomb Threat Response (PDF)
Article 173 – Inter-district Busing Requests (PDF)
Article 174 – Surveillance Cameras (PDF)
Article 175 – Energy Management Conservation Policy (PDF)
Article 176 – Privacy in Locker Rooms (PDF)
Article 177 – Fraudulent Actions (PDF)
Article 178 – Investigating Employee Misconduct (PDF)
Article 179 – Appointing Impartial Hearing Officers (PDF)
Article 180 – Capitalization (PDF)
Article 181 – Investment Policy (PDF)

Series 200 – Administration

Article 201 – Structure and Flow of Responsibility (PDF)
Article 202 – Specifications for the Superintendent of Schools (PDF)
Article 203 – Specifications for the Director of Business Services (PDF)
Article 204 – Specifications for the Director of Pupil Services (PDF)
Article 205 – Specifications for the Secondary Principals (PDF)
Article 206 – Specifications for Elementary Principals (PDF)
Article 207 – Specifications for Assistant Principals (PDF)
Article 208 – Specifications for the Director of Instructional Services (PDF)
Article 209 – Specifications for Teachers (PDF)
Article 210 – Specifications for Activities Director (PDF)
Article 211 – Specifications for the School Nurse (PDF)
Article 212 – Specifications for the Director of Technology (PDF)
Article 213 – Specifications for Educational Assistants (PDF)
Article 214 – Specifications for LMC Secretaries (PDF)
Article 215 – Specifications for Principal’s Secretary (PDF)
Article 216 – Specifications for Office Secretary I and II (PDF)
Article 217 – Specifications for the Grant Writer (PDF)
Article 218 – Specifications for the Home School Liaison (PDF)
Article 219 – Specifications for ESL Teachers (PDF)
Article 220 – Specifications for Data and Human Resources Specialist (PDF)
Article 221 – Specifications for Unit Leaders/Team Leaders/Department Chairpersons (PDF)
Article 222 – Specifications for the Supervisor of Building and Grounds (PDF)
Article 223 – Specifications for Custodians I and II (PDF)
Article 224 – Specifications for Accountant (PDF)
Article 225 – Specifications for Business Services Secretary (PDF)
Article 226 -Specifications for Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist (PDF)
Article 227 – Specifications for Payroll and Benefits Specialist (PDF)
Article 228 – Specifications for Supervisor of Food Service (PDF)
Article 229 – Specifications for School Guidance Counselors (PDF)
Article 230 – Specifications for School Psychologist (PDF)
Article 231 – Specifications for School Social Worker (PDF)
Article 232 – Specifications for the Service Systems Repairperson (Electrical and Equipment Maintenance) (PDF)
Article 233 – Specifications for the Service Systems Repairperson (HVAC and Other Building Systems) (PDF)
Article 234 – Specifications for the Maintenance Worker (PDF)
Article 235 – Specifications for the District Computer Technician (PDF)
Article 236 – Specifications for the Assistive Technology Support Staff (PDF)
Article 237 – Specifications for the Energy Educator/Manager (PDF)
Article 238 – Specifications for Teacher Mentors (PDF)
Article 239 – Specifications for District Library Media Coordinator (PDF)
Article 240 – Specifications for Dean of Students (PDF)
Article 241 – Specifications for the Secretary to the Superintendent (PDF)
Article 242 – Specifications for the Gifted and Talented Events Coordinator (PDF)
Article 243 – Specifications for Reading Specialist (PDF)
Article 244 – Specifications for Local Vocational Education Coordinator (PDF)
Article 245 – Specifications for Community Education Coordinator (PDF)
Article 246 – Specifications for RtI/PBIS Coach (PDF)
Article 247 – Specifications for Technology Integration Coach (PDF)
Article 248 – Specifications for Effectiveness Coach – Educator Effectiveness System (PDF)
Article 249 – Specifications for Nutrition Services Cook (PDF)
Article 250 – Specifications for Nutrition Team Leader (PDF)
Article 251 – Specifications for 21st Century Community Learning Center Coordinator (PDF)
Article 252 – Specifications for Health Aides (PDF)
Article 253 – Rt I Consultant – Gifted and Talented (PDF)

Series 300 – All Employees

Article 301 – Definition of Employees (PDF)
Article 302 – Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Article-303-Medical-Leave (PDF)
Article 304 – Leave of Absence (PDF)
Article 305 – Compensatory Time Off and Overtime (PDF)
Article 306 – Assignment of Duty (PDF)
Article 307 – Dress and Grooming (PDF)
Article 308 – Medical Documentation (PDF)
Article 309 – Eye Protection (PDF)
Article 310 – Military Leave (PDF)
Article 311 – Meetings and Duties (PDF)
Article 312 – Inventories (PDF)
Article 313 – Property Damage (PDF)
Article 314 – Telephones (PDF)
Article 315 – Errands (PDF)
Article 316 – Budget Preparation and Purchasing (PDF)
Article 317 – Expenses for Staff (PDF)
Article 318 – Intra-District Mileage (PDF)
Article 319 – Equal Employment Opportunity (PDF)
Article 320 – Jury Duty and Court Witness Compensation (PDF)
Article 321 – Employee Physicals (PDF)
Article 322 – Personally Owned Computing Devices (PDF)
Article 323 – Drug Free Workplace (PDF)
Article 324 – Bloodborne Pathogens (PDF)
Article 325 – WIAA State Officiating (PDF)
Article 326 – Substance Abuse Testing Policy (PDF)
Article 327 – Extended Personal Leave (PDF)
Article 328 – Acceptable Use Policy for Staff (PDF)
Article 329 – Harassment of Personnel (PDF)
Article 330 – HIPAA Privacy Policy (PDF)
Article 331 – District Technology Review (PDF)
Article 332 – Reasonable Workplace Accommodations (PDF)
Article 333 – Light Duty Assignments (PDF)
Article 334 – Keys and Building Access (PDF)
Article 335 – Use of Copyrighted Materials (PDF)
Article 336 – Paid Holidays (PDF)
Article 337 – Nepotism Prohibited (PDF)
Article 338 – Identification Badges (PDF)
Article 339 – Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave Policy (PDF)

Series 340 – Administration

Article 341 – Administrator’s Moving Expenses (PDF)

Series 350 – Certified Employees

Article 351 – Definition of Certified Employees (PDF)
Article 352 – Selection and Status (PDF)
Article 353
Article 354 – Supervision of Teaching Staff (PDF)
Article 355 – Certification (PDF)
Article 356 – Compensation for Substitute Teachers (PDF)
Article 357
Article 358 – Professional Advancement and Continuing Education Credits (PDF)
Article 359 – National Conventions (PDF)
Article 360 – Teacher Mentoring (PDF)

Series 380 – Classified Employees

Article 381 – Definition of Classified Employees (PDF)
Article 382 – Selection and Status (PDF)

Series 400 – Instruction

Article 401 – Graduation Requirements (PDF)
Article-402-Graduation-Policy (PDF)
Article 403 – District Grading and Assessment Policy (PDF)
Article 404 – Procedures for Senior Failures and Participation in Commencement Exercises (PDF)
Article 405 – Pupil Records (PDF)
Article 406 – Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship (PDF)
Article 407 – Textbooks and Instructional Materials Selection (PDF)
Article 408 – Entrance Into the School System (PDF)
Article 409 – Entry/Re-Entry into Sparta Public School System from Private Schools and Home-Based Private Educational Programs (PDF)
Article 410 – Policy for Early Admission to Kindergarten (PDF)
Article 411 – Policy for Early Admission to First Grade (PDF)
Article 412 – Admittance to Programs Designed to Accommodate Pupils with Exceptional Education Needs (PDF)
Article 413 – Foreign Exchange Student Policy (PDF)
Article 414 – School Choice Attendance Area (PDF)
Article 415 – Curriculum and Instruction Policy (PDF)
Article 416 – Inclement Weather Procedures (PDF)
Article 417 – No School Due to Inclement Weather (PDF)
Article 418 – Field Trips Not Related to School Curricula (PDF)
Article 419A – Acceptable Use Policy for Students (PDF)
Article 419B – Acceptable Use Policy for Staff (PDF)
Article 420 – Extended Travel for Education (PDF)
Article 421 – Programs for Children At-Risk (PDF)
Article 422 – The Accelerated Student (PDF)
Article 423 – Technology for Students with Special Needs (PDF)
Article 424 – Inter-Library Loan – Resource Sharing (PDF)
Article 425 – Student Commencement Speakers (PDF)
Article 426 – Limited English Proficiency (PDF)
Article 427 – High School Classes Taught at the Middle School (PDF)
Article 428 – Youth Options (PDF)
Article 429 – Homework (PDF)
Article 430 – Commencement (PDF)
Article 431 – Service Learning (PDF)
Article 432 – High School Schedule Requests and Changes (PDF)
Article 433 – E-Learning Opportunities (PDF)
Article 434 – Response to Interventions (PDF)
Article 435 – Course Options (PDF)
Article 436- Parent Opt Out (PDF)

Series 500 – Students

Article 501 – Student Attendance (PDF)
Article 502 – Parttime/Fulltime Pupils’ Attendance (PDF)
Article 503 – Promotion and Retention (PDF)
Article 504 – Elementary Promotion and Retention (PDF)
Article 505 – Middle School Promotion and Retention (PDF)
Article 506A – Promotion and Retention at Fourth Grade (PDF)
Article 506B – Promotion and Retention at Eighth Grade (PDF)
Article 507 – High School Promotion and Retention (PDF)
Article 508 – General Statement on Student Conduct (PDF)
Article 509 – Student Code of Conduct (PDF)
Article 510 – Dress Code Policy (PDF)
Article 511 – Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Article 512 – Off-Campus Activities (PDF)
Article 513 – Student use of Alcohol, Other Drugs and/or Paraphernalia (PDF)
Article 515 – Policy for Dispensing Medicine to Students (PDF)
Article 516 – Student Transportation (PDF)
Article 517 – Student Nondiscrimination (PDF)
Article 518 – Fund Raising Activities (PDF)
Article 519 – Lockers (PDF)
Article 520 – Possession or Use of Cell Phones (PDF)
Article 521 – National Competition Expenses (PDF)
Article 522 – Possession or Use of Weapons (PDF)
Article 523 – Senior Yearbook Pictures (PDF)
Article 524 – Skate Boarding (PDF)
Article 525 – Expelled Students (PDF)
Article 526 – Use of Video Monitoring Systems on School Buses (PDF)
Article 527 – Web Pages Policy (PDF)
Article 528 – In School Interviews -District and Outside Agency Responsibilities (PDF)
Article 529 – Harassment of Students (PDF)
Article 530 – Involvement of Parents and Guardians (PDF)
Article 531 – Homeless Education Program (PDF)
Article 532 – Participation of Non-Public School Students in District Programs/Activities (PDF)
Article 533 – Bullying (PDF)
Article 534 – Cyber Bullying Prohibited (PDF)
Article 540 – Seclusion and Restraint of Students (PDF)
Article 541 – Requests for Specific Classroom Placement (PDF)
Article 542 – Procedures for Withdrawing Students (PDF)
Article 543 – Unexcused Absence and Truancy (PDF)
Article 544 – Relations With College, Career, and Military Recruitment Representatives (PDF)
Article 545 – Summer School Transportation (PDF)
Article 546 – Concussion Management (PDF)
Article 547 – Indigent Student Status (PDF)

Series 600 – Community

Article 601 – Public Relations (PDF)
Article 602 – Communications (PDF)
Article 603 – Use of Facilities (PDF)
Article 604 – Family Night (PDF)
Article 605 – Complaints Regarding Books and Materials Used in the Schools (PDF)
Article 606 – Handling Questions and Complaints (PDF)
Article 607 – Alcoholic Beverages/Smoking in School Buildings/Vehicles (PDF)
Article 608 – Solicitation (PDF)
Article 609 – Presence and Conduct of Persons on School Premises (PDF)
Article 610 – Employee Salary Deferrals (PDF)
Article 611 – Sale and Disposal of School Equipment (PDF)
Article 612 – Public Notice – Directory and Yearbook Information (PDF)
Article 613 – Recycling for Sparta Area School District (PDF)
Article 614 – Education Foundation (PDF)
Article 615 – Mail and Delivery Services (PDF)
Article 616 – Community Options (PDF)
Article 617 – Parent Teacher Organizations and Booster Groups (PDF)
Article 618 – Animals in Schools and Classrooms (PDF)
Article 619 – Commercial Activities and Advertising  (PDF)
Article 620 – School Forest (PDF)
Article 621 – Kiwanis Club of Sparta (PDF)
Article 622 – Distribution of Non-School Materials (PDF)

Series 700 – District Wellness

Article 700 – District Wellness Policy (PDF)
Article 710 – School Food Service (PDF)
Article 720 – Vending Machine Sales (PDF)
Article 730 – Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention (PDF)
Article 740 – Communicable Diseases (PDF)

Series 800 – Safety and Security

Article 810 – Door Security (PDF)
Article 820 – Use of Inflatables (PDF)

Appendix

Appendix C – Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Materials (PDF)
Appendix D – Budgeting Philosophy (PDF)
Appendix E – Staff Development Course Proposal (PDF)
Appendix F – School Board Vacancy Notice (PDF)
Appendix G – Application for Appointment to Fill School Board Vacancy (PDF)
Appendix H – School Bus Discipline Policy (PDF)