Policies

Series 100 – Board of Education

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

Series 200 – Administration

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

Series 300 – All Employees

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

Series 340 – Administration

Article 341 – Administrator’s Moving Expenses

Series 350 – Certified Employees

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

Series 380 – Classified Employees

Article 381 – Definition of Classified Employees
Article 382 – Selection and Status

Series 400 – Instruction

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

Series 500 – Students

Article 501 – Student Attendance
Article 502 – Parttime/Fulltime Pupils’ Attendance
Article 503 – Promotion and Retention
Article 504 – Elementary Promotion and Retention
Article 505 – Middle School Promotion and Retention
Article 506A – Promotion and Retention at Fourth Grade
Article 506B – Promotion and Retention at Eighth Grade
Article 507 – High School Promotion and Retention
Article 508 – General Statement on Student Conduct
Article 509 – Student Code of Conduct
Article 510 – Dress Code Policy
Article 511 – Rules and Regulations
Article 512 – Off-Campus Activities
Article 513 – Student use of Alcohol, Other Drugs and/or Paraphernalia

Article 515 – Policy for Dispensing Medicine to Students
Article 516 – Student Transportation
Article 517 – Student Nondiscrimination
Article 518 – Fund Raising Activities
Article 519 – Lockers
Article 520 – Possession or Use of Cell Phones
Article 521 – National Competition Expenses
Article 522 – Possession or Use of Weapons
Article 523 – Senior Yearbook Pictures
Article 524 – Skate Boarding
Article 525 – Expelled Students
Article 526 – Use of Video Monitoring Systems on School Buses
Article 527 – Web Pages Policy
Article 528 – In School Interviews -District and Outside Agency Responsibilities
Article 529 – Harassment of Students
Article 530 – Involvement of Parents and Guardians
Article 531 – Homeless Education Program
Article 532 – Participation of Non-Public School Students in District Programs/Activities
Article 533 – Bullying
Article 534 – Cyber Bullying Prohibited
Article 540 – Seclusion and Restraint of Students
Article 541 – Requests for Specific Classroom Placement
Article 542 – Procedures for Withdrawing Students
Article 543 – Unexcused Absence and Truancy
Article 544 – Relations With College, Career, and Military Recruitment Representatives
Article 545 – Summer School Transportation
Article 546 – Concussion Management
Article 547 – Indigent Student Status

Series 600 – Community

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

Series 700 – District Wellness

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

Series 800 – Safety and Security

Article 810 – Door Security

Article 820 – Use of Inflatables

Appendix

Appendix C – Citizen’s Request for Reconsideration of Materials
Appendix D – Budgeting Philosophy
Appendix E – Staff Development Course Proposal
Appendix F – School Board Vacancy Notice
Appendix G – Application for Appointment to Fill School Board Vacancy
Appendix H – School Bus Discipline Policy
Appendix J – Administrative Rule 329
Appendix K – Administrative Rule 529