Board Policies

Section 1000: By-Laws

Policy 1110: School District and Board of Education Legal Status
Policy 1120: Board of Education Authority
Policy 1130: Number of Members and Terms of Office
Policy 1210: Board of Education Members: Qualifications
Policy 1220: Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election
Policy 1221: Student Serving as an Ex Officio Member of the Gouverneur Central School Board of Education
Policy 1230: Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions
Policy 1240: Resignation and Dismissal
Policy 1250: Legal Qualifications of Voters at School District Meetings
Policy 1260: Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and Special District Meetings
Policy 1310: Powers and Duties of the Board
Policy 1311: Responsibilities of the Board of Education
Policy 1320: Nomination and Election of Board Officers
Policy 1321: Duties of the President of the Board of Education
Policy 1322: Duties of the Vice President of the Board of Education
Policy 1330: Appointments and Designations by the Board
Policy 1331: Duties of the District Clerk
Policy 1332: Duties of the School District Treasurer
Policy 1333: Duties of the Tax Collector
Policy 1334: Duties of the External (Independent) Auditor
Policy 1335: Appointment and Duties of the Claims Auditor
Policy 1336: Duties of the Extraclassroom Activity Fund Central Treasurer and Faculty Auditor
Policy 1337: Duties of the School Attorney
Policy 1338: Duties of the School Physician/Nurse Practitioner
Policy 1339: Duties of the Internal Auditor
Policy 1410: Policy and Administrative Regulations
Policy 1510: Regular Board Meetings and Rules (Quorum and Parliamentary Procedure)
Policy 1511: Agenda Format
Policy 1520: Special Meetings of the Board of Education
Policy 1610: Annual District Meeting and Election/Budget Vote
Policy 1611: Business of the Annual District Election
Policy 1620: Annual Organization Meeting
Policy 1630: Absentee Ballots
Policy 1720: Minutes
Policy 1730: Executive Sessions

Section 5000: Non-Instructional/Business Operations

Policy 5110: Budget Planning and Development
Policy 5120: School District Budget Hearing
Policy 5130: Budget Adoption
Policy 5140: Administration of the Budget
Policy 5210: Revenues
Policy 5220: District Investments
Policy 5230: Acceptance of Gifts, Grants, and Bequests to the District
Policy 5240: School Tax Assessment and Collection/Property Tax Exemptions
Policy 5250: Sale and Disposal of School District Property
Policy 5260: Use of School District Trademarks and Service Marks
Policy 5310: Bonding of Employees and School Board Members
Policy 5320: Expenditures of School District Funds
Policy 5321: Use of the District Credit Card
Policy 5322: Use of the District Cell Phone
Policy 5323: Reimbursement for Conferences, Travel, and Meal Expenses
Policy 5330: Budget Transfers
Policy 5340: Borrowing of Funds
Policy 5410: Purchasing: Competitive Bidding and Offering
Policy 5411: Procurement of Goods and Services
Policy 5412: Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials
Policy 5510: Accounting of Funds
Policy 5511: Reserve Funds
Policy 5512: Maintenance of Fund Balance
Policy 5520: Extraclassroom Activity Fund
Policy 5530: Petty Cash Funds and Cash in School Buildings
Policy 5540: Publication of the District's Annual Financial Statement
Policy 5550: Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (Title I Programs)
Policy 5551: Allocation of Title I, Part A Funds in the District
Policy 5560: Use of Federal Funds for Political Expenditures
Policy 5570: Financial Accountability
Policy 5571: Allegations of Fraud
Policy 5572: Audit Committee
Policy 5573: Internal Audit Function
Policy 5610: Insurance
Policy 5620: Fixed Asset Inventories, Accounting, and Tracking
Policy 5621.1: Capitalization
Policy 5630: Facilities: Inspection, Operation and Maintenance
Policy 5631: Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees
Policy 5632: Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCS)
Policy 5633: Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathrooms
Policy 5640: Smoking, Tobacco, and Cannabis (Marijuana) Use
Policy 5650: Energy/Water Conservation and Recycling of Solid Waste
Policy 5661: Wellness
Policy 5670: Records Management
Policy 5672: Information Security Breach and Notification
Policy 5673: Employee Personal Identifying Information
Policy 5674: Data Networks and Security Access
Policy 5675: Student Grading Information Systems
Policy 5676: Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data
Policy 5680: Safety and Security
Policy 5681: School Safety Plans
Policy 5683: Cardiac Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public School Facilities
Policy 5685: Use of Surveillance Cameras in the School District
Policy 5686: Use of Electrical Equipment in District Facilities
Policy 5687: School Building Access Control
Policy 5690: Exposure Control Program
Policy 5691: Communicable Diseases
Policy 5692: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Related Illnesses
Policy 5693: Pest Management and Pesticide Use
Policy 5710: Transportation Program
Policy 5720: Scheduling and Routing
Policy 5730: Transportation of Students
Policy 5740: Use of Buses by Community Groups
Policy 5750: School Bus Safety
Policy 5760: Qualifications of Bus Drivers
Policy 5761: Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers
Policy 5770: Idling School Buses on School Grounds

Section 6000: Personnel

Policy 6110: Code of Ethics for Board Members and All District Personnel
Policy 6111: Testing Misconduct and Mandatory Reporting Requirements
Policy 6120: Equal Employment Opportunity
Policy 6122: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Policy 6124: Employment of Retired Persons
Policy 6130: Evaluation of Personnel
Policy 6140: Employee Medical Examinations
Policy 6150: Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Other Substances (Staff)
Policy 6151: Drug-Free Workplace
Policy 6160: Professional Growth/Staff Development
Policy 6170: Selection of Athletic Coaches
Policy 6180: Safety of Students (Fingerprinting Clearance of New Hires)
Policy 6182: Safe Mentoring Act
Policy 6190: Staff-Student Relations (Fraternization)
Policy 6210: Certified Personnel
Policy 6212: Certification and Qualifications
Policy 6212.1: Incidental Teaching
Policy 6212.2: Registration and Professional Development
Policy 6213: Probation and Tenure
Policy 6213.1: Disciplining of a Tenured Teacher or Certified Personnel
Policy 6214: Professional Staff: Separation
Policy 6215: Employment of Relatives of Board of Education Members
Policy 6220: Temporary Personnel
Policy 6230: Mentoring Programs for First-Year Teachers
Policy 6310: Appointment – Support Staff
Policy 6330: School Bus Monitors and Attendants
Policy 6410: Maintaining Discipline and Conduct
Policy 6420: Employee Personnel Records and Release of Information
Policy 6430: Employee Activities
Policy 6440: Negotiations
Policy 6450: Theft of Services or Property
Policy 6470: Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources and Email
Policy 6510: Health Insurance
Policy 6511: Provision of Health Insurance Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Policy 6520: Workers' Compensation
Policy 6530: Payroll Deductions
Policy 6540: Defense and Indemnification of Board Members and Employees
Policy 6550: Leaves of Absence
Policy 6551: Family and Medical Leave Act
Policy 6552: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)/Military Leaves of Absence
Policy 6560: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Policy 6570: Mileage Reimbursement
Policy 6580: Tax Sheltered Annuities
Policy 6590: Determination of Employment Status: Employee or Independent Contractor

Section 7000: Students

Policy 7110: Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy
Policy 7120: Age of Entrance
Policy 7121: Diagnostic Screening of Students
Policy 7123: Release of Students to Custodial/Noncustodial Parents and Rights of Noncustodial Parents
Policy 7124: Entitlement to Attend - Age and Residency
Policy 7130: Non-Resident Students
Policy 7133: Education of Students in Foster Care
Policy 7160: School Census
Policy 7210: Promotion and Retention of Students
Policy 7212: Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents who are Hearing Impaired
Policy 7213: Student Membership in the National Honor Society
Policy 7220: Graduation Requirements/Early Graduation/Accelerated Programs
Policy 7221: Participation in Graduation Ceremonies and Activities
Policy 7222: Diploma or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
Policy 7240: Student Records: Access and Challenge
Policy 7250: Designation of Person in Parental Relation
Policy 7310: School Conduct and Discipline
Policy 7313: Suspension of Students
Policy 7318: Students Presumed to Have a Disability for Discipline Purposes
Policy 7320: Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students)
Policy 7330: Searches and Interrogations of Students
Policy 7340: Bus Rules and Regulations
Policy 7350: Corporal Punishment/Emergency Interventions
Policy 7360: Weapons in School and the Gun-Free Schools Act
Policy 7370: Student Use of Computerized Information Resources (Acceptable Use Policy)
Policy 7410: Extracurricular Activities
Policy 7420: Sports and the Athletic Program
Policy 7421: Objectives of the Athletic Program
Policy 7430: Contests for Students, Student Awards and Scholarships
Policy 7450: Employment of Students of Minor Age
Policy 7460: Student Voter Registration and Pre-Registration
Policy 7510: School Health Services
Policy 7512: Student Physicals
Policy 7513: Medication and Personal Care Items
Policy 7514: Student Health Records
Policy 7516: Student Privacy, Parental Access to Information, and Administration of Certain Physical Examinations to Minors
Policy 7517: Head Lice
Policy 7520: Accidents and Medical Emergencies
Policy 7521: Students with Life-Threatening Health Conditions
Policy 7522: Concussion Management
Policy 7530: Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Policy 7531: Sexual Harassment of Students
Policy 7532: Dignity for All Students
Policy 7540: Student Directory Information
Policy 7541: Military Recruiters and Institutions of Higher Education
Policy 7570: Notification of Release of Sex Offenders
Policy 7580: Supervision of Students
Policy 7582: Education of Students in Temporary Housing
Policy 7590: Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools
Policy 7610: Special Education: District Plan
Policy 7611: Children with Disabilities
Policy 7612: Grouping by Similarity of Needs
Policy 7613: The Role of the Board of Education in Implementing a Student's Individualized Education Program
Policy 7614: Preschool Special Education Program
Policy 7616: Extended School Year (July/August) Services and/or Programs
Policy 7617: Prereferral Intervention Strategies
Policy 7618: Response to Intervention (RTI) Process
Policy 7619: Use of Time Out Rooms
Policy 7620: Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs
Policy 7621: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Policy 7622: Least Restrictive Environment
Policy 7631: Appointment and Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Subcommittee on Special Education Members
Policy 7632: Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members
Policy 7640: Student Individualized Education Program (IEP): Development and Provision
Policy 7641: Transition Services
Policy 7642: Declassification of Students with Disabilities
Policy 7643: Transfer Students with Disabilities
Policy 7650: Identification and Register of Children with Disabilities (Child Find)
Policy 7660: Parent Involvement for Children with Disabilities
Policy 7661: Due Process Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Policy 7670: Due Process Complaints; Selection and Board Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officers
Policy 7680: Independent Educational Evaluations
Policy 7690: Special Education Mediation

Section 8000: Instruction

Policy 8110: Curriculum Development, Resources and Evaluation
Policy 8120: Request for Part 100 Variance or Part 200 Innovative Program Waiver from Commissioner's Regulations
Policy 8130: Equal Educational Opportunities
Policy 8211: Prevention Instruction
Policy 8212: Fire and Emergency Drills, Bomb Threats, and Bus Emergency Drills
Policy 8220: Career and Technical (Occupational) Education
Policy 8230: Guidance Program
Policy 8240: Instruction in Certain Subjects
Policy 8241: Patriotism, Citizenship, and Human Rights Education
Policy 8242: Civility, Citizenship and Character Education/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education
Policy 8243: Animals in the School (Instructional Purposes)
Policy 8250: Evaluation of the Instructional Program
Policy 8260: Title I Parent and Family Engagement
Policy 8270: Instructional Technology
Policy 8271: Internet Safety/Internet Content Filtering Policy
Policy 8280: Instruction for English Language Learners
Policy 8290: Continuing Education
Policy 8291: College Credit Tuition Program
Policy 8292: Exploratory Enrichment Program
Policy 8310: Purposes of Instructional Materials
Policy 8320: Selection of Library and Multimedia Materials
Policy 8330: Objection to Instructional Materials and Controversial Issues
Policy 8332: Curriculum Areas in Conflict with Religious Beliefs
Policy 8340: Textbooks/Workbooks/Calculators
Policy 8350: Use of Copyrighted Materials
Policy 8360: B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)
Policy 8410: School Calendar and School Day
Policy 8420: Opening Exercises
Policy 8430: Independent Study
Policy 8450: Home Tutoring (Homebound Instruction)
Policy 8460: Field Trips
Policy 8470: Home Instruction (Home Schooling)