Cullman City Schools Board Policies

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  • CULLMAN CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY MANUAL

    The Cullman City Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

    Title : Russell Raney, Chief School Financial Officer
    Address : 301 1st Street, NE., Cullman, AL 35055
    Telephone No.: (256) 734-2233 Ext. 9020

     ADOPTED 10/20/15

     
    Table of Contents
    Preface and Definitions
    I. Governing Principles
    II. School Board Operations     2.1          Board Composition and Organization
             2.1.1     Composition
             2.1.2     Officers
             2.1.3     Committees
         2.2           Duties and Authority of Board Members
         2.3           Board Member Compensation
         2.4           Board Member Training
         2.5           Board Meetings
             2.5.1      General Provisions
             2.5.2      Time and Place
             2.5.3      Special (Called) Meetings
             2.5.4      Rules of Order
             2.5.5      Public Participation
         2.6           Superintendent’s Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Appointment
             2.6.1      Role, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Term
             2.6.2      Scope of Executive and Administrative Authority
         2.7           Recordkeeping and Retention of Board Records
         2.8           Association Membership
    III. Fiscal Management
         3.1           Chief School Financial Officer
         3.2           Budget
         3.3           Accounting
         3.4           Finance Manual Authorized
         3.5           Fund Balance Policy in Accordance with GASB Statement No. 54
              3.5.1      Governmental Funds Definition
              3.5.2      Fund Balances
              3.5.3      Priority
              3.5.4      Review and Reporting
         3.6           Audits
         3.7           Inventories
         3.8           Purchasing
         3.9           Deposit and Expenditure of Funds
              3.9.1      Deposits
              3.9.2      Investments
              3.9.3      Expenditures
              3.9.4      Competitive Bid Law
              3.9.5      Authorized Signatures
         3.10        Employee Compensation
              3.10.1   Salaries and Pay Rates
              3.10.2   Local Supplements
              3.10.3   Salary Administration
              3.10.4   Salary Deductions
              3.10.5   Minimum Wage and Overtime
          3.11        Expense Reimbursement
          3.12        Fees, Payments, and Rentals
              3.12.1   Facility Use Fees
              3.12.2   Copying and Other Charges
         3.13        School Accounts
         3.14        Authority to Execute Contracts
              3.14.1   General Authority
              3.14.2   Limitation on Authority to Bind the Board
         3.15        Affiliated Organizations
              3.15.1   School Sponsored Organizations
              3.15.2   Booster Clubs, Parent-Teacher Associations, and Other Affiliated Organizations
         3.16        Fundraising
         3.17        Child Nutrition Procurements
         3.18        Worthless Checks
         3.19        Classroom Instructional Support
    IV. General Administration
         4.1           Security / Access to Schools
              4.1.1      Security Measures Authorized
              4.1.2      Access Restrictions Authorized
              4.1.3      Adult Sex Offenders
         4.2           Safe Schools Policy (Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Weapons)
              4.2.1      Prohibition on the Possession of Firearms
              4.2.2      Prohibition on the Possession of Weapons
              4.2.3      Illegal Drugs and Alcohol
              4.2.4      Tobacco
              4.2.5      Searches
              4.2.6      Drug and Alcohol Free Environment
              4.2.7      Adoption of Statutory Penalties and Consequences
         4.3           Accreditation
         4.4           Use of Board Property
              4.4.1      Equipment, Supplies, Materials, Vehicles
              4.4.2      Use of Board Facilities
              4.4.3      Advertising
         4.5           Naming Board Facilities
         4.6           Complaints and Grievances
              4.6.1      General Complaints (Grievances)
              4.6.2      Limitations Regarding Availability and Application of General Complaint/Grievance Policy
              4.6.3      Student Complaints and Grievances
              4.6.4      Student Disciplinary Matters
              4.6.5      Public Complaints
              4.6.6      Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Procedure
         4.7           Risk Management
         4.8           Emergency Closing of Schools
              4.8.1      Authority of Superintendent to Close Schools
              4.8.2      Make-Up Dates
         4.9           Internet Safety and Use of Technology
              4.9.1      Access to Technology Resources
              4.9.2      Restriction or Loss of Technology Privileges
              4.9.3      Ownership of Technology Resources and Data
              4.9.4      Adoption of Rules and Regulations
              4.9.5      Disclaimer
         4.10        Data Governance and Use
         4.11        Political Activity
         4.12        Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
         4.13        Service Animals
              4.13.1   Purpose
              4.13.2   General Statement of Policy
              4.13.3   Definition of Service Animal
              4.13.4   Procedures/Requirements
    V. Personnel
         5.1           Employee Qualifications and Duties
              5.1.1      General Requirements
              5.1.2      Special Requirements
         5.2           Hiring
              5.2.1      Application Procedures
              5.2.2      Qualifications
              5.2.3      Hiring Authority
              5.2.4      At-Will Employment
              5.2.5      Nepotism
         5.3           Probationary Employment
         5.4           Non-Teaching Supplemental Duties
         5.5           Professional Development
         5.6           Employee Conflicts of Interest
         5.7           Employee Gifts
         5.8           Employee Evaluations
              5.8.1      Certified Personnel
              5.8.2      Non-Certified Personnel
              5.8.3      Use of Evaluations in Connection with Employment Decisions
              5.8.4      Special Evaluation Situations
              5.8.5      Exempt Personnel
         5.9           Personnel Records
              5.9.1      Content of Personnel Files
              5.9.2      Alternate Data Storage
              5.9.3      Confidentiality
              5.9.4      Access to Personnel Files
         5.10        Employee Leave
              5.10.1   Work Attendance an Essential Job Function
              5.10.2   Absences
              5.10.3   Paid Sick Leave
              5.10.4   On-The-Job Injury Leave
              5.10.5   Personal Leave
              5.10.6   Vacation
              5.10.7   Professional Leave
              5.10.8   Military Leave
              5.10.9   Court Leave
              5.10.10   Unpaid Study Leave
         5.11        Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
              5.11.1   Eligible Employees
              5.11.2   Medical Leave Provided By the Act
              5.11.3   Serious Health Conditions
              5.11.4   Military Family Leave Provided by the Act
              5.11.5   Spouse Employed by the Board
              5.11.6   Intermittent Leave
              5.11.7   Use of Accrued Paid Leave
              5.11.8   Notice
              5.11.9   Certification for Medical or Military Caregiver Leave
              5.11.10 Certification for Qualifying Exigency Leave
              5.11.11 Return to Work
              5.11.12 Maintenance and Benefits
              5.11.13 Instructional Employees
         5.12        Sick Leave Bank
         5.13        Administrative Leave
         5.14        Equal Employment Opportunity
              5.14.1   Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited
              5.14.2   Implementing Regulations Authorized
         5.15        Sexual Harassment (Title VII)
              5.15.1   Definition of Sexual Harassment
              5.15.2   Examples of Prohibited Conduct
              5.15.3   Employee Complaint Resolution Procedure
              5.15.4   Formal Complaint Procedure
              5.15.5   Confidentiality
              5.15.6   Retaliation Prohibited
              5.15.7   Penalties for Violation
         5.16        Reduction-In-Force
              5.16.1   Definition and Scope
              5.16.2   Criteria for Implementing Layoffs
              5.16.3   Recall
              5.16.4   Notice
         5.17        Unauthorized Payments
              5.17.1   Notification to the Employee
              5.17.2   Retention and Recovery Authorized
              5.17.3   Repayment Required as a Condition of Reemployment
              5.17.4   Procedures Not Exclusive
         5.18        Drug and Alcohol Testing of Safety Sensitive Employees
              5.18.1   Scope
              5.18.2   Prohibited Alcohol and Controlled Substance-Related Conduct
              5.18.3   Testing Program Authorized
              5.18.4   Administration of Programs
          5.19        Searches (Personnel)
    VI. Students
          6.1           Admissions and Attendance
              6.1.1      Compulsory Attendance and Entrance Age
              6.1.2      Admission to Schools
              6.1.3      Attendance Zone and Class Assignment
              6.1.4      Absences and Excuses
              6.1.5      Truancy
         6.2           Transfers and Withdrawals
              6.2.1      Transfers
              6.2.2      Withdrawals
         6.3           Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
         6.4           Concussions
         6.5           Extracurricular Activities
              6.5.1      General
              6.5.2      Athletics
              6.5.3      No Pass/No Play
         6.6           Off-Campus Events
         6.7           Student Publications
         6.8           Equal Educational Opportunities
         6.9           Title IX
              6.9.1      Prohibition
              6.9.2      Title IX Coordinator
         6.10        Voluntary Religious Expression
         6.11        Student Sexual Harassment
              6.11.1   Sexual Harassment Prohibited
              6.11.2   Definition
              6.11.3   Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures Authorized
              6.11.4   Initial Confrontation of Accused Harasser Not Required
              6.11.5   Notice of Policy to be Promulgated
         6.12        Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
              6.12.1   Consent
              6.12.2   Notice and Option to Opt Out
              6.12.3   Inspection
              6.12.4   Special Provisions for Certain Students
              6.12.5   Additional Policies and Procedures Authorized
         6.13        Student Records
         6.14        Student Health Services
         6.15        Student Conduct
         6.16        Searches (Students)
         6.17        Corporal Punishment
         6.18        Physical Restraint
              6.18.1   Policy Purpose
              6.18.2   Definitions
              6.18.3   Prohibitions
              6.18.4   Requirements
              6.18.5   Clarifications
         6.19        Student Suspension (including Students with Disabilities)
         6.20        Student Expulsion (including Students with Disabilities)
         6.21        Personal Mobile Communication Devices
         6.22        Drivers’ License
              6.22.1   Drivers’ License
             6.22.2   Administrative Procedures Authorized
         6.23        Student Competitive Extracurricular Activity Substance Abuse Policy
              6.22.1   General
              6.22.2   Policy Objectives
              6.22.3   Actions for Failed Drug Screens
         6.24        Harassment, Violence, and Threats of Violence Prohibited
              6.24.1   Prohibition
              6.24.2   Definitions
              6.24.3   Description of Behavior Expected of Students
              6.24.4   Consequences for Violations
              6.24.5   Reporting, Investigation, and Complaint Resolution Procedures
              6.24.6   Promulgation of Policy and Related Procedures, Rules, and Forms
              6.24.7   Construction of Policy
    VII. Instructional Program
         7.1           Curriculum
         7.2           Textbooks
         7.3           Academic Standards and Expectations
              7.3.1      General Grade Scale
              7.3.2      Advanced Placement and Pre-AP Grade Scale
              7.3.3      Special Education Grading Standards
              7.3.4      Report Cards
              7.3.5      Promotion
              7.3.6      Class Rankings
              7.3.7      Credit Recovery
         7.4           Testing
         7.5           Summer School Operations
         7.6           Dual Enrollment
         7.7           Correspondence or Online Courses
         7.8           Virtual School Option
              7.8.1      Scope and Delivery of Services
              7.8.2      Student Eligibility Criteria
              7.8.3      Monitoring Performance and Testing Requirements
              7.8.4      Attendance
         7.9           Career and Technical Education Programs
              7.9.1      Work-Based Learning Experience
              7.9.2      Live Work
              7.9.3      Safety
         7.10        Foreign Exchange Programs
         7.11        Extended Programs: Community Education
         7.12        Graduation, Certificate of Completion, and Commencement
              7.12.1   Honor Graduates
              7.12.2   Valedictorian/Salutatorian
              7.12.3   Fifth Year Seniors
         7.13        School Wellness
              7.13.1   Nutrition Education and Promotion
              7.13.2   Nutrition Standards and Guidelines
              7.13.3   Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities
              7.13.4   Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness
              7.13.5   Administrative Implementation
         7.14        Selection of Instructional Materials and Materials for the School Libraries
         7.15        Parent/Family Involvement
              7.15.1   Parental Involvement, Partnerships Encouraged
              7.15.2   Annual Evaluation of Initiatives
              7.15.3   Impediments to Parent Participation to be Identified
              7.15.4   Elementary and Secondary Education Act Compliance
              7.15.5   Notice of Rights and Information

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