Policies Overview

  • The following is a description of each policy section. To view or search any of District 38's policies, please click here: Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Policies

     

    SECTION A – FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

    Section A contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on 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. Included in this section are policies on nondiscrimination, educational philosophy, and accountability.


    SECTION B – SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

    Section B contains policies, regulations, and exhibits about the school board -- how it is elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings and how it operates. This section includes policies establishing the board’s internal operating proce­dures as well as policies on board communications and policy adoption.


    SECTION C – GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

    Section C contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school management, ad­ministrative organization and school building and department administration. It in­cludes the administrative aspects of special programs and system-wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also contains personnel policies re­garding the superintendent, senior administrators (management team) and school principals.


    SECTION D – FISCAL MANAGEMENT

    Section D contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds. It includes policies on budget, banking, accounting, pur­chasing, and payroll. Policies on the financing of school construction and renova­tion, however, are filed in Section F - Facilities Development.


    SECTION E – SUPPORT SERVICES

    Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management, safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation and food services. Also in­cluded are policies on busing, fire drills, vandalism, data management and insur­ance programs.


    SECTION F – FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Section F contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities, school closings, bond campaigns and naming facilities.


    SECTION G – PERSONNEL

    Section G contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees ex­cept the superintendent (found in Section C - General Administration). The cate­gory is divided into three main divisions: GB contains policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; GD refers to support or classified staff.


    SECTION I – INSTRUCTION

    Section I contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program. This section covers basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional re­sources and academic achievement. It includes policies about the school year, school day, grading, graduation requirements, homeschooling, school library, and media center, textbook selection and adoption, field trips, teaching methods and school ceremonies.


    SECTION J – STUDENTS

    Section J contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students -- admissions, at­tendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, suspension and expul­sion, health and welfare, records, publications and school-related activities.


    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 relations with school districts also are located in this section. Policies found in this section include parents’ rights, public information, and com­plaints, community use of school facilities, advertising in the schools and public in­formation and communications.


    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. This section also contains policies on student teaching, charter schools, and BOCES.