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Strafford School Board Policies

A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS - The District's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance.  These policies provide a setting for all of the School Board's other policies and regulations.

B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS - How the School Board is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings; and how the board operates.  This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board's internal operating procedures.

C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION - Policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration - including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school - or site-based management.  It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation - procedures or regulations - are properly referenced.

D: FISCAL MANAGEMENT - Policies on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.

E: SUPPORT SERVICES - Policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

F: FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Policies and regulations on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.

G: PERSONNEL - Policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration).  The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.

H: NEGOTIATIONS - Policies on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the School Board and authorized under state law.

I: INSTRUCTION - Policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects; special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

J: STUDENTS - Policies on students - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

K: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY-HOME RELATIONS - Policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. 

L: EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS - Policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district's relationship with other education agencies - including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies.