Policy Services


WHY HAVE WRITTEN POLICIES?

A school board policy manual that is comprehensive, up-to-date, and legally correct:

  • Assures your policies are valid under Connecticut law.
  • Ensures the district's compliance with legislative requirements and State Department regulations.
  • Establishes a legal record, since policies carry the force of the law for a school system.
  • Ensures that both explicit and implied policies do not get "lost" in the minutes, files or various handbooks.
  • Improves the efficiency of the board and administration by establishing clear guidelines for decision-making.
  • Clarifies board, superintendent and staff relationships.
  • Fosters stability and continuity as board and staff members change.
  • Promotes positive community relations by informing the public of the board's goals and procedures.
  • Provides for fair, reasonable and consistent treatment of issues.
  • Helps the board in assessing the system's educational services.
  • Helps staff members to assess their individual roles within the framework of the system.
  • Improves the orientation process for new board members.
  • Provides an effective method for evaluating superintendent performance.

KEY QUESTIONS ON POLICY - Answers common questions such as:

  • Why do we need policy?
  • What is policy?
  • Where do policies come from?
  • Who can suggest policies?
  • How to make policy better?
  • What is the legal authority for policy?
  • How is policy related to rules and regulations?
  • Who implements policy?
  • Who evaluates the effectiveness of policy?
  • What power do policies have?
  • When is a policy needed?
  • Who approves policy?
  • Who should write policy?
  • Where should the policies be located?

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

  • What is an Administrative Regulation?
  • Administrative Regulation definition.
  • Why is an Administrative Regulation important?

 

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