South Washington County Schools

District Policies

The following are the newly revised School Board Policies. The policies were developed using the Minnesota School Board Association’s policy services that has Minnesota State Statute as its basis for the model policies. The School Board and Administration of District 833 then worked together to approve policies reflecting the philosophy and beliefs of this organization. A number of policies included are mandatory and are necessary to meet the requirements of state or federal law.

School Board Policy Manuals inform the school community of the school board’s policies on a broad variety of issues ranging from internal school board operations to student conduct to investments and use of school district facilities and equipment. The level of specificity and detail in school board policy is dependent upon the nature and complexity of the subject matter and the philosophy of the school board. Additionally, all policies are in place for all members of the school community. Staff, students and community members are reminded that board decisions are made for everyone based on all policies.

100 School District
200 School Board
300 Administration
400 Employees and Personnel
500 Students
600 Educational Programs
700 Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services
800 Buildings and Sites
900 School District / Community Relations

100 School District Back ]
101 Legal Status of the School District
101.1 Name of the School District
102 Equal Educational Opportunity
102.1 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
103 Complaints: Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons
104 School District Mission Statement
104.1 Strategic Planning Goals
200 School Board Back ]
201 Legal Status of the School Board
201.1 School Board Elections
202 School Board Officers
203 Operation of the School Board – Governing Rules
203.1 School Board Procedures – Rules of Order
203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda
203.6 Consent Agenda
204 School Board Meeting Minutes
205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings
206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings / Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations
207 Public Hearings
208 Development, Adoption and Implementation of Policies
209 Code of Ethics
210 Conflict of Interest – School Board Members
211 Criminal or Civil Action against School District, School Board Member, Employee, or Student
212 School Board Member Development
213 School Board Committees
214 Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members
215 School Board Memberships
216 School District Attorney
300 Administration Back ]
301 School District Administration
301.1 Administrative Organizational Plan
302 Superintendent
303 Superintendent Selection
304 Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation
305 Policy Implementation

Administrator Code of Ethics

Records Retention Schedule
400 Employees and Personnel Back ]
400 Policies Incorporated by Reference
401 Equal Employment Opportunity
402 Nondiscrimination Disability
402.1 Nondiscrimination Title IX
402.2 Nondiscrimination Section 504
403 Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees
404 Employment and Volunteer Background Checks
404.1 Staff Identification Badges
405 Veteran’s Preference
406 Public and Private Personnel Data
407 Employee Right to Know – Exposure to Hazardous Substances
408 Subpoena of a School District Employee
409 Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions and Creations
410 Family and Medical Leave
412 Travel and Expense Reimbursement
413 Harassment and Violence
414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse
415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
416 Drug and Alcohol Testing
417 Chemical Use and Abuse
418 Drug-Free Workplace, Drug-Free School
419 Tobacco Free Environment
420 Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Diseases
421 Gifts to Employees
423 Employee-Student Relationship
424 License Status
425 Teacher Induction
426 Evaluation of Staff
426.1 Job Descriptions
427 WorkLoad Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers
428 Staff Ethics and Conduct
429 Technology Acceptable Use and Safety
430 Anti-Nepotism
431 Staff Development
500 Students Back ]
501 School Weapons Policy
502 Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Student’s Person
503 Student Attendance
504 Student Dress and Appearance
505 Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees
506 Student Discipline
507 Corporal Punishment
507.1 Chemical Use/Abuse (also in 400 series)
508 Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs
509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students
509.1 Intradistrict Transfer
510 Student Activities
510.1 Athletic and Activity Participation
510.2 Athletic and Activity Scholastic Eligibility
510.3 Athletic and Activity Fee Schedule
510.4 Athletic and Activity Field Trips
511 Student Fundraising
512 School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities
513 Student Acceleration, Retention and Program Design
514 Bullying Prohibition Policy
515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
516 Student Medication
517 Student Recruiting
518 DNR-DNI Orders
519 Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies
520 Student Surveys
521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination
522 Student Gender Nondiscrimination
523 Memorials for Deceased Students and Staff
524 Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
525 Violence Prevention
525.1 Harassment and Violence
525.2 Terroristic Threats
526 Hazing Prohibition
527 Student Use and Parking of Motor Vehicles; Patrols, Inspection, and Searches
527.1 Student Conduct on School Busses
528 Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination
529 Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students
530 Immunization Requirements
531 The Pledge of Allegiance
532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEP’s from School Grounds
533 Wellness (also included in 700 series)
600 Educational Programs Back ]
601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals
602 Organization of School Calendar and School Day
603 Curriculum Development
604 Instructional Curriculum
605 Alternative Programs
606 Textbooks and Instructional Materials
606.1 Selection of Media Center Resources
607 Organization of Educational Groupings
607.1 Early Entrance to Kindergarten
608 Instructional Services – Special Education
608.1 Homebound, Hospital or Day Treatment Instruction and Procedural Document
609 Religion
610 Field Trips
611 Home Schooling
612.1 Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs
613 Graduation Requirements
615 Testing Accommodations, Modification and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 Plans and LEP Students
616 School District System Accountability
619 Staff Development for Standards
620 Credit for Learning
623 Summer School Instruction
624 On-Line Learning Options
625 Grants
700 Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services Back ]
701 Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget
701.1 Modification of School District Budget
701.2 Fund Balance
702 Accounting
703 Annual Audit
704 Development and Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets and a Fixed Asset Accounting System
705 Investments
706 Acceptance of Gifts
707 Transportation of Public School Students
708 Transportation of Non-Public School Students
709 Student Transportation Safety Policy
710 Extracurricular Transportation
711 Video Recording on School Buses
712 Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses
713 Student Activity Accounting
713.1 Gate Receipts and Admissions
716 Employee Recognition
717 Receipts and Disbursements
718 District Credit Card Program
719 Authorization to Solicit Bids
720 Vending Machines
721 Nutrition Services Management
721.1 Wellness
721.2 Competitive Foods
721.3 Kitchen Use
721.4 Senior Accounts – End of Year
730 Post-Issuance Debt Compliance
800 - Buildings and Sites Back ]
801 Equal Access to School Facilities for Students
801.1 Site Acquisition Procedures
801.2 Naming of District Facilities
801.3 Retirement of Facilities
801.4 Conducting Bond Campaigns
802 Dispositions of Obsolete Equipment and Material
805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
805.1 District Landscaping
806 Crisis Management Policy
806.2 Building and Grounds Security
806.3 Insurance Recovery and Replacement
806.4 Parking, Traffic, and Safety Controls on District Property
807 Health and Safety
808 Service Animals
900 - School District/Community Relations Back ]
901 Community Education
902 Community Use of School District Facilities and Equipment
903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
903.1 Student Teaching and Internships
903.2 Relations with Other School Districts and Educational Research Centers
903.3 Relations with Governmental Entities
903.4 Public Solicitation in School District Facilities
903.5 Employment and Volunteer Background Checks
904 Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Nonschool Persons
905 Advertising
906 Community Notification of Predatory Offenders
907 Rewards
908 School-Community Relations