HAMPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES

SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

Section A is a repository for statements related to the District's legal role in providing public education and the underlying principals on which the District operates. The policies in this section provide a setting for all of the School Board's other policies.

Title

School District Legal Status
The People and their School District
Staff Involvement in Decision Making
Student Involvement in Decision Making
Non-Discrimination
Non-Discrimination Grievance Procedures
Commitment to Religious Neutrality
Procedural Safeguards - Non-discrimination on the Basis of Handicap / Disability
Philosophy of the School District
Drug-free Workplace / Drug-free Schools
Tobacco Products Ban (Use and Possession In and On School Facilities and Grounds)
School Safety
Accountability
Accomplishment Reporting to the Public
Recognition for Accomplishment

SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

Section B contains policies on the school board - how it 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.

Title

Evaluation of Board Operational Procedures
School Board Legal Status
School Board Powers and Duties
Statutory Authority; RSA 21-N:9, II(b)
Board Member Authority
School Board Elections
Board Member Qualifications
Board Member or District Officer Resignation
Board Member Removal from Office
Unexpired Term Fulfillment
School Board Member Ethics
Board Member Conflict of Interest
School Attorney
Board Organizational Meeting
Board Officers
Board-Superintendent Relationship
Committees and Delegates
Advisory Committees to the Board
Regular Board Meetings
School Board Meeting Preparation
Special Board Meetings
Non-public Sessions
Public Notifications of School Board Meetings
Agenda Preparation and Dissemination
Quorum
Rules of Order
Minutes
Public Participation
Administration in Policy Absence
Board Policy Process
Policy Development System
Policy Adoption
Policy Review and Evaluation / Manual Accuracy Check
Policy Review of Administrative Regulations
Policy Dissemination
Suspension of Policies
Board-Employee Communications
Payment for Services Rendered by School District Officers
School Board Use of E-Mail
New Board Member Orientation
Board Member Development Opportunities
School Board Conferences, Conventions and Workshops
Board Member Indemnification
School Board Legislative Program
School Board Memberships
Liason with School Board Associations
Bring Your Own Device

SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Section C contains 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.

Title

Administration Goals
School Superintendent
Appointment of Superintendent
Superintendent Contract
Superintendent's Development Opportunities
Evaluation of the Superintendent
Line and Staff Regulations
School Building Administration
Individual School Administrative Personnel
Building Principal(s) Evaluation
Policy Implementation
Development of Regulations
Board Review of Regulations
Administration in Policy Absence
Treatment of Outside Reports
School District Annual Report

SECTION D: FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Section D contains policies on school finances and management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation however, are filed in Section F, Facilities and Development.

Title

Fiscal Management Plan
Administration of Federal Grant Funds
Annual Budget
Budget Preparation
Dissemination of Budget Recommendations
Budget Implementation
Transfer of Appropriation
Taxing and Borrowing Authority / Limitations
Funding Proposals and Applications
Revenues from Local Tax Sources
Investment
Gate Receipts and Admissions
Depository of Funds
Authorized Signatures
School District Credit Cards
Bonded Employees
Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
Fund Balances
Fixed Assets
Audits
Fraud Preventionand Fiscal Management
Purchasing
Purchasing Procedures
Petty Cash Accounts
Cooperative Purchasing
Bidding Requirements
Local Purchasing
Vendor Relations
Sales Calls and Demonstrations
Payment Procedures
Payroll Procedures
Expense Reimbursements
Cash in School Buildings
Equipment and Supplies Sales (School Properties DIsposal Procedure)

SECTION E: SUPPORT SERVICES

Section E contains 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.

Title

Safety Program
Hazardous Materials Disposal / Removal
Safety Procedures / Safe Schools Committee
First Aid (and Emergency Care)
Accident Reports
Indoor Air Quality
Crisis Prevention & Response
Emergency Plans
Fire Drills
Bomb Threats
Emergency Closings
School Closings
Pandemic / Epidemic Emergencies
Buildings and Grounds Management
Buildings and Grounds Security
Access to Buildings
Vandalism
Audio & Video Surveillance on School Buses
Energy Conservation
Educational Television Programming
Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials and Equipment
Employee Use of Electronic Communication Devices
Employee Use of Cellular Telephones (guidelines)
Student Transportation Services
Student Conduct on Buses
Video & Audio Surveillance on School Property
School Bus Safety Program
Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Testing - Bus Drivers
Use of Private Vehicles to Transport Pupils
Receipt & Use of Sex Offender Registry Info & Use of Sexual Pred. Not. Info.
School Vehicle Use
Food Service Management
Availability and Distribution of Healthy Foods
Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
Vending Machines
Copyright Compliance
Copyright Compliance (regulations)
Public Use of School Records
Computer Security, Email and Internet Connections
Data, Governance and Security
Data / Records Retention & Schedule
Risk Management
Liability Insurance and Pooled Risk Management
Insurance

SECTION F: FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Section F contains policies and regulations on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.

Title

Facilities Development Goals / Priority Objectives
Enrollment Projections
Facilities Construction
Educational Specifications
Selection of Design Professional
Site Acquisition Procedure
Naming or Renaming Rights

SECTION G: PERSONNEL

Section G contains policies on all school employees except 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 GO refers to support or classified staff.

Title

Personnel Policies Goals
Employment References and Verification
Equal Opportunity Employment
Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence - Employees
Background Investigation & Criminal Record Check
Board-Employee Communications
Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Staff Ethics
Violations of Staff Ethics
Staff Conduct
Staff Dress Code
Employee-Student Relations
Employee Gifts & Solicitations
Employee Use of Social Networking Websites
Acceptable Use of Technological Systems
Drug-free Workplace / Drug-free Schools
Tobacco Products Ban Use, etc.
Employee Protection
Staff Health
HIV-AIDS
Medical Examination of School Employees - Form
Workers' Compensation Temp. Alt. Work Program
Staff Participation in Political Activities
Personnel Records
Health Insurance Portability - HIPPA
Staff Concerns Complaints and Grievances
Recommendation for Employment
Representation of the District in Court
Professional Staff Positions
Highly Qualified Teachers
Professional Staff Contracts
Military Leave
Professional Staff Visitations and Conferences
Family & Medical Leave Act
Administrative Staff Recruiting
Professional Staff Hiring
Part-Time and Sub Professional Staff Employment
Professional Staff Orientation
Professional Staff Development Opportunities
Professional Activities of Teachers
Professional Staff Assignments & Transfers
Professional Staff Work Load
Supervision of Instructional Staff
Evaluation of Professional Staff
Professional Staff Promotion / Reclassification
Reduction in Instructional Staff Work Force
Resignation of Instructional Staff Member
Retirement of Professional Staff Members
Non-School Employment by Professional Staff Members
Professional Personnel Consulting
Tutoring for Pay
Employment of Non-Certified Personnel
Hiring of Non-Certified Personnel
Non-Certified Personnel Assignment & Reassignment
Non-Certified Staff Development Opportunities
Evaluation of Support Staff
Termination of Non-Certified Personnel
Recognition of Bargaining Units

SECTION G: PERSONNEL

Section G contains policies on all school employees except 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 GO refers to support or classified staff.

Title

Personnel Policies Goals
Employment References and Verification
Equal Opportunity Employment

SECTION I: INSTRUCTION

Section I contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

Title

Academic Freedom
School Year
School Calendar
Instructional Approach
Instructional Needs of Students with Different Talents
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Adoption
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Programs
Student Publications
Contest for Students
Interscholastic Athletics
Exceptions to Use of Specific Course Materials
Physical Education
World Languages
Character and Citizenship Education
Teaching about Religion
Health Education and Exemption from Instruction
Health & Sex Education Exemption: Opt-Out Form
Teaching about Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco
Teaching about Self-Protection (Safety Information)
HIV/AIDS
Programs for Pupils with Disabilities
Evaluation Requirements for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
Determining a Specific Learning Disability
Programs for Gifted Pupils
Limited English Proficiency Instruction
Pregnant Students (also JFE)
Home Education Instruction
Home Education/Dual Enrollment
Extended Learning Opportunities
MOU Extended Learning Opportunities
Summer Activities
Homebound Instruction
Class Size
Instructional Time - Schedule
Instructional Materials
Supplemental Materials Selection and Adoption
Library Materials Selection and Adoption
Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of Library or Classroom Material
Community Resources
Field Trips and Excursions
Volunteers
Earning of Credit
Grading Systems
Progress Reports to Parents
Changing Student Grades
Homework
Promotion and Retention of Students
Awards and Scholarships
Evaluation of Curricular Programs
Assessment of Edcational Programs
Non-Educational Surveys and Questionnaires
Teachers TeachingTheir Own Children
Daily Physical Activity
Distance Education
Alternative Credit Options
High School Credit for 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Coursework
Controversial Speakers and Programs
Patriotic Exercises
Animals in the School

SECTION J: STUDENTS

Section J contains policies on students - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

Title

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
Change of School or Assignment
Compulsory Attendance Age
Age of Entrance
Manifest Educational Hardship
Enrollment
Residency
Technical Assistance Advisory - Residency
Admission of Resident Students
Admission of Tuition and Non-Resident Students
Foreign Exchange Students
Admission of Foreign Exchange Students
Admission of Homeless Students
Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels
Home Education Policy
Attendance, Absenteeism and Truancy
Student Early Release Precautions
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Due Process Rights
Student Involvement in Decision-Making
Student Government
Student Conduct
Student Dress Code
Student Conduct on School Buses
Student Transportation Contract
Student Conduct on School Buses - Regulations
Student Conduct, Discipline, and Due Process - Safe School Zone
Safe School Zone -Memorandum of Understanding
Employee - Student Relations
Student Discipline/ Out of School Actions
Student Publications
Student Productions
Gang Activity
Hazing
Tobacco Products Ban, Use and Possession Inand On School Facilities and Grounds
Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
Weapons on School Property
Unauthorized Communication Devices
Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention - Bullying
Pupil Safety Reporting Form
School District Internet Access for Students
Acceptable Internet Use Procedures - Students
Pregnant Students
Searches of Students
Use of Metal Detectors
Student Interviews and Interrogations
Student Protests, Demonstrations and Strikes
Student Activities & Organizations
Student Fund-raising Activities
Student Gifts and Solicitations
Student Activities Fund Management
Administering Student Activity Funds
Non-School Sponsored Contests for Students
Interscholastic Athletics
Eligibility for School Athletics and Extra-Curricular School Activities
Guidelines for Proper Sportsmanship
Corporal Punishment
Use of Restraints
Detention of Students
Modification of Expulsion
Student Insurance Program
Student Health Services
Screening of Students
Physical Examination of Students
Toilet Training and Diapering
Immunizations of Students
Management of Pediculosis
HIV / AIDS
Administering Medications to Students
Administering Medications to Students - Procedure / Form
Administering Medications to Students During a Field Trip
Emergency Care and First Aid
Use of Automated External Defibrillator(s)
Anaphylaxis Policy
Wellness Policy
School Wellness Implementation
Exclusion of Students from School for Illness or Injury
Return to School Following Long-term Illness / Injury / Surgery
Do Not Resuscitate Orders
Coordinated School Health Program
Concussions and Head Injuries
Special Physical Health Needs of Students
School Guidance and Counseling Program
Behavior Management and Intervention
Suicide Prevention Education
Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Reporting Child Abuse - Procedure / Form
Safety Program
Supervision of Students
Receipt and Use of Sex Offender Registry Information
Receipt and Use of Sex Offender Registry Information - Regulations
Student Awards
Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
Student Fees, Fines, and Charges - Form
Care of School Property by Students
Student Records and Access(FERPA)

SECTION K: SCHOOL / COMMUNITY / HOME RELATIONS

Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relation with the School District are also located in this section.

Title

School, Community and Home Relations
Title I Parent Involvement in Education
Policy on Right-to-Know Law
Community Involvement in Decision Making
Public Gifts / Donations
School District Social Media Websites
Public Information Program
New Media Relations / Releases
Posting of Community Notices
Website Publishing Policy
Use of Students in School Public Information Program
Public Complaints
Complaints about Curriculum or Instruction Material
Public Complaints about School Personnel, Employees, Students or Administration
Facilities or Services - Grievance Procedure (Sec. 504)
Use of School Buildings and Facilities
Community Use of School Facilities - Regulations / Form
Public Conduct on School Property / Assaults
Assaults - Procedure
Public Conduct on School Property - Athletic Events
Civility Policy
Use and Location of Automatic External Defibrillator(s)
Public Solicitations in the Schools
Advertising in the Schools
Visitors to the Schools
Legislative Representative
Relations with State and Local Health Departments
Relations with State and Local Welfare Departments
Relations with Police Authorities
Relations with Fire Department
Relations with State Government Authorities

SECTION L: EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

Section L contains 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.

Title

Interorganizationial Relations
Relations with Education Research Agencies
Student Teaching and Internships