New Your State School Boards Association

Policy Index

(as of 1/23/12)

Sample policies on the following topics are available at the NYSSBA office.
(Policy numbers followed by "-R" or "-E" refer to sample Regulations or Exhibits) 

Please call (518-783-0200) or email (policy@nyssba.org) to request a sample.

A
Absences, 5100
Academic Intervention Services, 4325
Accountability, 0300
Administrative Goals, 3000
Administrative Organization, 3240
Agenda Preparation and Dissemination, 2342
AIDS/HIV
      Instruction, 4315.1
      Persons with, 0150, -E
Alcohol
      Teaching about, 4317
      Testing of Bus Drivers, 8414.5, -R
      Use/Abuse - Students, 5440
Allocation of Space, 4321.3
Alternative Formats, 6700; 4321.6
Alternative Instruction, 5300.45
Animals in the Schools, 4850
Annual District Meeting and Election, 1050
Assessments, Districtwide and Statewide, 4321.7
Athletics, 5280
Attendance, 5100
      Compulsory Ages, 5130
Attorney, 2270
Audit
      Claims, 6650
      Committee, 6690
      Independent, 6660
      Internal Function, 6680
Authorized Signatures, 6410
Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials and Equipment, 8330

B
Board (see School Board)
Booster Organizations, 1222
Budget, 6100
      Contingency, 6135
      Hearing, 6120
      Planning, 6110
      Transfers, 6150
Bullying Prevention, 0115
Bus (see School Bus)
Buildings and Grounds, 8220 

C
Cell Phones and Personal Electronics Use
      of District Phones, 8332
      Staff Use of Personal Electronic Devices
      Student Personal Electronic Devices, 5695
Ceremonies and Observances in School, 4821
Charging School Meals, 8505
Child Abuse
      in a Domestic Setting, 5460, -R
      in an Educational Setting, 9620
Citizens’ Advisory Committees, 2260
Civic Mission, 4311
Claims Auditor, 6650
Co-curricular Activities, 5200, 5205
Code of Conduct, 5300
Code of Ethics for Board Members and Employees, 2160
Committees
Audit, 6690
      Board, 2250
      Citizens’ Advisory, 2260
      Health and Safety, 8112
Communicable Diseases, 5420
Community
      Involvement, 1200
      Relations Goals, 1000
Compensation and Benefits, 9500
Compensatory Education (see Academic Intervention Services)
Complaints
      about Curriculum or Instructional Materials, 1420
      by the Public, 1400
      by Staff, 9140.1, -R
      by Students, 5030, -R
Computers
      Acceptable Use, 4526, -R (see also Internet Safety)
      Computer Resources and Data Management, 8630
      Information Security Breach and Notification, 8635
Concussion Management, 5420, 5280
Conditional/Emergency Conditional Hiring, 9260
Confidentiality and Access to IEP, IESP and SP, 4321.5
Conflict of Interest, 9120.1
Construction
      Contracts, Bidding, Awards, 7360
      Safety, 7365, -E
Contingency Budget, 6135
Controversial Issues, 4810
Corporal Punishment, 5300.55
Credit Cards, (Staff Use of District Cards), 8334
Curriculum Management, 4200 

D
Declassification of Students with Disabilities, 4321.9
Disabilities
      Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired Parents, 1925
      Students With – Programs, see Special Education
      Students With – Accommodation, 5020.3
Discipline
      of Students with Disabilities, 5300.50
Disposal of District Property, 6900
Disproportionality, Public Report, 4321.11
District Clerk, 2230
District Treasurer, 2230
Dress Code, 5300.25
Drugs
      in the Workplace, 9320
      Teaching about, 4317
      Testing of Bus Drivers, 8414.5, -R
      Use/Abuse - Students, 5440 

E
Educational Philosophy, 0000
Emergency
      Closings, 8134
      Plans, 8130
Equal Opportunity, 0100
Equivalence in Instructional Staff and Materials, 4010
Essential Partners, 5300.20
Evaluation
      School Board Operational Procedures, 0310
      Staff, 9420
      Superintendent of Schools, 0320
Expense Reimbursement, 6830
Extra-curricular Activities, 5200, 5205 

F
Facilities
      Development Goals, 7000
      Naming, 7500
      Planning, 7100
      Public Use of, 1500
Family Medical Leave, 9520.2
Field Trips, 4531
Fiscal Accounting and Reporting, 6600
Food Services, 8500, 8520
Flag display, 4311.1
Fund Raising, 5251 

G
Gifted and Talented, 4322
Gifts from the Public, 1800
Goals
      Administration, 3000
      Board Operational, 2000
      Community Relations, 1000
      Facilities Development, 7000
      Fiscal Management, 6000
      Instructional, 4000
      Personnel, 9000
      Student, 5000
      Support Services, 8000
Grading, 4710
Graduation, 4770
      Early, 4771
      IEP Diplomas, 4773
Guidance Programs, 4600

H
Hazards, 8111
Health and Safety Committee, 8112
Health Services for Students, 5420, -R, -E
HIV/AIDS
      Instruction, 4315.1
      Persons with, 0150, -E
Home Schooling, 1741
Homebound Instruction, 4327
Homeless Students, 5151

I
Immunizations, 5420, -R
Impartial Hearing Officers, 4321.8
Independent Auditor, 6660
Independent Educational Evaluations, 4321.4
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
      Diplomas, 4773
      Distribution, 4321.5
Information Security Breach and Notification, 8635
Instruction
      Advanced Placement, 4334
      AIDS/HIV, 4315.1
      College Courses, 4334.1
      Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, 4317
      Equivalence in Staff and Materials, 4010
      Gifted and Talented, 4322
      Goals, 4000
      Homebound, 4327
      Limited English Proficient, 4326, -R
      Summer School, 4331
Insurance, 8700
Internal Audit Function, 6680
Internet Safety, 4526.1, -R
Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired Parents, 1925
Interscholastic Athletics, 5280
Inventory, 6640
Investments, 6240 

L
Library Materials Selection, 4513
Limited English Proficiency, 4326
Local Education Foundation, Relationship with, 1225

M
Maintenance, 8220
Meals
      Charging School Meals, 8505
      Providing Meals and Refreshments, 9170
Medicaid Compliance, 6685
Medical Exams, 5420, -R
Medication, 5420, -R
Military Recruiters Notice, 5500
Minutes, school board meeting, 2360
Missing Children, 4570
Mission Statement, 0000 

N
News Media Relations, 1130
Nondiscrimination, 0100
Nonpublic Schools, 1740
Non-resident Students, 5152 

O
Organizational Chart, 3230 

P
Parental Involvement, 1900
Parental Placement in Nonpublic Schools, 4321.10
Payroll Procedures, 6800
Pesticides and Pest Management, 8115, -E
Petty Cash, 6670
Pilot Projects, 4220
Personnel. Special Education, 4321.14
Preschool Special Education, 4321.13
Professional Services Contracts, 6741
Progress Reports, 4712
Promotion, 4750
Public
      Complaints, 1400
      Participation at Board Meetings, 1230
      Use of School Facilities, 1500
Publications
      District Compliance with Copyright Law, 8650
      Student Publications, 5220
Purchasing, 6700
      Purchasing Authority, 6710
      Sweatshop-Free, 6705 

Q
Quorum, 2351 

R
Recruiting and Hiring, 9240
Records
      School District, 1120, -R
      Students, 5500, -R, -E
Regulations, 3310
Relations
      with Booster Organizations, 1222
      with News Media, 1130
Religious Exemption to Immunization, 5420
Reporting Violations, 5300.35
Retention, 4750 
Retiree Benefit Procedures, 6850

S
Safety
      Committee, 8112
      Hygiene Precautions, 8123
      Pandemic Planning, 8131
      Plans and Teams, 8130
      School Building, 8110
School Attorney, 2270
School Admissions, 5150
School Board
      Committees, 2250
      Communication Among Members, 2710
      Elections, 2120
      Evaluation of Operational Procedures, 0310
      Legal Status, 2100
      Officer & Employee Ethics, 2160
      Officers, 2220
      Officials, 2230
      Operational Goals, 2000
      Powers and Duties, 2110
School Board Meetings, 2300
      Agenda Preparation and Dissemination, 2342
      Broadcasting and Taping of, 2382
      Executive Sessions, 2330
      Minutes, 2360
      Notice of, 2340
      Organizational Meeting, 2210
      Procedures, 2350
      Public Participation at, 1230
      Quorum, 2351
      Regular Meetings, 2310
      Rules of Order, 2352
      Special Meetings, 2320
School Board Member
   Authority, 2111
      Candidates and Campaigning, 2120.1
      Conferences, Conventions, Workshops, 2521
      Election, 2120.2
      Orientation, 2510
      Removal from Office, 2140
      Resignation, 2130
      Training, 2520
      Qualifications, 2121
School Board Policies
      Formulation, Adoption, and Amendment of, 2410
      Implementation, 3300
School Bus
      Driver Drug Testing, 8414.5, -R
      Idling, 8414.6
      Safety, 8414
      Scheduling and Routing, 8411
School District Records, 1120
School Meals, Charging, 8505
School-wide Pre-referral and Intervention, 4321.2
Section 504, 5020.3
Searches and Interrogations, 5300.60
Sex Offender Notification, 5450.1, -E
Sexual Harassment, 0110
Smoking on School Premises, 1530
Special Education
      Allocation of Space, 4321.3
      Alternative Format Instructional Materials Availability, 4321.6 and 6700
      Assessments, Districtwide and Statewide, 4321.7
      Declassification, 4321.9
      Disproportionality, Public Report, 4321.11
      Impartial Hearing Officers, 4321.8
      Independent Educational Evaluations, 4321.4
      Individualized Education Program (IEP) Diplomas, 4773
      Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Confidentiality and Access, 4321.5
      Least Restrictive Environment, 4321.1
      Parental Placement in Nonpublic Schools, 4321.10
      Personnel, 4321.14
      Pre-referral Approaches and Interventions, 4321.2
      Preschool, 4321.13
      Programs for Students with Disabilities, 4321
      Time-Out Rooms, Physical Restraints and Aversives, 4321.12
Staff
      Complaints and Grievances, 9140.1
      Conditional/Emergency Conditional Hiring, 9260
      Development, 9700
      Evaluation, 9420
      Goals, 9000
Student
      Activities Fund Management, 5252
Complaints and Grievances, 5030, -R
      Dismissal Precaution, 5162, -R
      Expression, School-Sponsored, 5220
      Expression, Personal, 5225
Fund Raising, 5251
      Goals, 5000
      Government, 5215
      Health Services, 5420, -R, -E
Non-Resident Admission, 5152
      Organizations, 5210
      Privacy, 5550
      Records, 5500, -R, -E.1, -E.2
      Wellness, 5405
      With Disabilities – Programs, 4321
      With Disabilities under Section 504 – Accommodation, 5020.3
Summer School, 4331
Superintendent of Schools, 3100
      Duties of, 3120
      Evaluation of, 0320
      Recruitment of, 3111 

T
Textbook Selection, 4511
Time-Out Rooms, Physical Restraints and Aversives, 4321.12
Title I funds, 6231
Transportation, 8400, 8411
Travel Reimbursement, 6830
Treasurer, 2230
Tuition - Non-resident, 6254 

U
Unexpired Term Fulfillment, 2150
Unsafe School Transfer Choice, 8140
Use of District Cell Phones, 8332
Use of District Credit Cards, 8334
Use of School-Owned Materials and Equipment, 8330
Use of School Facilities, 1500 

V
Vandalism, 8212
Visitors to the Schools, 5300.65
Violent or Disruptive Incident Reporting, 5710
Volunteers, 4532
Voting, 2120.2 

W
Wellness, 5405
Whistleblower (Disclosure of Wrongful Conduct), 9645

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