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Policy Handbook

Section A - Foundations and Basic Commitments
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance.  

Section B - School Board Governance and Operations
 
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits 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.

Section C - General School Administration
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits 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.  

Section D - Fiscal Management
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds.

Section E - Support Services
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, buildings and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

Section F - Facilities Planning and Development
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.  It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

Section G - Personnel
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees except for the superintendent.  This section includes instructional and administrative staff and support staff.

Section H - Negotiations
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.  Currently RSU #71 has no policies in this section.

Section I - Instruction
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program:  basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

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

Section K- School - Community - Home Relations
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools.  Policies include those on public concerns and complaints, community use of school facilities, visitors to the schools, and public information and communications.

Section L- Education Agency Relations
Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district's relationship with other education agencies.  Currently RSU #71 has no policies in this section.