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Columbia Local Schools Board Policies

WELLNESS POLICY
SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
AA School District Legal Status

AB The People and Their School District
ABA Community Involvement in Decision-Making (also KC)
ABB Staff Involvement in Decision-Making (also GBB)
ABC Student Involvement in Decision-Making (also GBB)

AC Nondiscrimination
AC-R Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicaps
ACA/ACAA
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex/Sexual Harassment
ACA-R/ACAA-R Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex/Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures
ACAB Harassment
ACB Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability (504/ADA Grievance Procedure)

AD Development of Philosophy of Education
ADA Educational Philosophy

AE Mission and Goals of Columbia Schools

AF Evaluation of School Operations
AFA Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures (also BK)
AFA-E Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures (also BK-E)
AFB Evaluation of the Superintendent (also CBG)
AFB-E Evaluation of the Superintendent
AFBA Evaluation of the Treasurer (also BCCB)
AFBA-E Evaluation of the Treasurer
AFC Evaluation of Professional Staff (also GCN)
AFC-1 Evaluation of Professional Staff (Ohio Teachers Evaluation System) (also GCN-1)
AFC-2 Evaluation of Professional Staff (also GCN-2)
AFC-2-R
Evaluation of Professional Staff (Administrators Both Professional and Support) (also GCN-2-R)
AFCA
Evaluation of School Counselors (Also GCNA)
AFD Evaluation of Support Staff (also GDN)
AFE Evaluation of Instructional Programs (also IM)
AFI Evaluation of Educational Resources
 
SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
BA Board Operational Goals
 
BB School Board Legal Status
BBA School Board Powers and Duties
BBAA Board Member Authority (and duties)
BBB School Board Elections
BBBA/BBBB Board Member Qualifications/Oath of Office
BBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment
BBF School Board Member Ethics
BBF-E Board Member Code of Ethics
BBFA Board Member Conflicts of Interest
 
BCA Board Organizational Meeting
BCB Board Officers
BCC Qualifications and Duties of Treasurer
BCCA Incapacity of Treasurer
BCCA-R Incapacity of Treasurer
BCCB Evaluation of the Treasurer
BCCC Treasurer's Contract
BCD Board-Superintendent Relationship
BCE Board Committees
BCF Advisory Committees to the Board
BCF-R Advisory Committees to the Board
BCG School Attorney
BCH Consultants to the Board
 
BD School Board Meetings
BDA Regular Board Meetings
BDC Executive Sessions
BDD Board Meeting Procedures
BDDA Notification of Board Meetings
BDDB-E Agenda Format
BDDC Agenda Preparation and Dissemination
BDDD/BDDE
Quorum/Rules of Order
BDDF Voting Method
BDDF-E Voting Method
BDDG Minutes
BDDH Public Participation at Board Meetings (also KD)
BDDJ Broadcasting and Taping of Board Meetings (also KBCD)
 
BF Board Policy Development
BFB Preliminary Development of Policies
BFC Policy Adoption
BFCA Board Review of Regulations (also CHB)
BFD Policy Dissemination
BFE Administration in Policy Absence
BFF Suspension of Policies
BFG Policy Review and Evaluation
BFG-R Maintenance of Policies
 
BG Board-Staff Communications (also GBD)
 
BHA New Board Member Orientation
BHBA School Board Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops
BHD Board Member Compensation and Expenses
 
BI School Board Legislative Program
 
BJ School Board Memberships
 
BK Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures (also AFA)
BK-E Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures (also AFA-E)
 
SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
CB School Superintendent
CBA Qualifications and Duties of Superintendent (Job Description)
CBAA Incapacity of the Superintendent
CBC/CBD Superintendent’s Contract/Superintendent’s Compensation and Benefits
CBE Superintendent’s Development Opportunities
CBG Evaluation of the Superintendent (also AFB)
 
CC Administrative Organization Plan
CCA-E Organizational Chart
CCB Line and Staff Relations
 
CD Management Team
 
CE Administrative Councils and Committees
 
CG Special Programs Administration
CGC State and Federal Programs Administration
 
CH Policy Implementation
CHA Development of Regulations
CHB Board Review of Regulations (also BFCA)
CHC Regulations Dissemination
CHCA Approval of Handbooks and Directives
CHD Administration of Policy Absence (also BFE)
 
CL Administrative Reports
 
CM School District Annual Report
 
SECTION D: FISCAL MANAGEMENT
DA Fiscal Management Goals
 
DB Annual Budget (Annual Appropriation Measure)
DBB Fiscal Year
DBD Budget Planning
DBG Budget Hearings and Reviews
DBH Budget Adoption Procedures
DBK Budget Transfer Authority
 
DC Taxing and Borrowing Authority/Limitations
 
DD Funding Proposals and Applications
 
DE Revenues from Tax Sources
DECA
Administration of Federal Grant Funds
 
DFA Revenues from Investments
DFB Revenues from School Owned-Real Estate
 
DG Depository of Funds
 
DH Bonded Employees and Officers
 
DI Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
DID Inventories (Fixed Assets)
DIE Audits
 
DJ Purchasing
DJB Petty Cash/Change Accounts
DJC Bidding Requirements
DJE Cooperative Purchasing
DJF Purchasing Procedures
DJF-R Purchasing Procedures
DJH Credit Cards
DJH-R Credit Cards
 
DK Payment Procedures
 
DL Payroll Procedures
DLB Salary Deductions
DLB-R Policies and Procedures, Annuities and Deferred Compensation Plans
DLC Expense Reimbursements for Conferences/Workshops/Clinics
DLC-R Expense Reimbursement for Conferences/Workshops/Clinics
 
DM Cash in School Buildings
 
DN School Properties Disposal
DNA Records Disposal Policy
 
SECTION E: SUPPORT SERVICES
EA Support Services Goals
 
EB Safety Program
EBAA Reporting of Hazards
EBBA First Aid
EBBA-R First Aid
EBBB Accident Reports
EBBC Blood borne Pathogens
EBBC-R Blood borne Pathogens, Handling and Disposing of Contaminated Fluids
EBC Emergency Plans
EBC-R Columbia Local Schools Emergency Procedures
EBCD Emergency Closings
EBCD-R Emergency Closings
EBD Crisis Management
EBCE Protection for Reporting Safety and Fraud Violations (Whistleblowers)
EBCE-R Protection for Reporting Safety and Fraud Violations (Whistleblowers)
EBCE-E-1 Protection for Reporting Safety and Fraud Violations (Whistleblowers)
EBCE-E-2 Protection for Reporting Safety and Fraud Violations (Whistleblowers)
 
EC Buildings and Grounds Management
ECA Buildings and Grounds Security
ECA-R Buildings and Grounds Security
ECAB Vandalism
ECF Conservation of Energy
ECG Integrated Pest Management
ECG-R Integrated Pest Management
 
ED Material Resources Management
EDBA Musical Instruments - Maintenance Fee
EDE Columbia Local Schools Acceptable Use Network/Internet Policy
EDE-E Columbia Local Schools Internet Policy Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
EDE-R Computer/On-Line Services
 
EE Transportation Services Management
EEA School Bus Idling
EEAA Walkers and Riders
EEAB School Bus Scheduling and Routing
EEAC School Bus Safety Program
EEACA Bus Driver Examination and Training
EEACC Student Conduct on School Buses (also JFCC)
EEACC-R Student Conduct on School Buses (also JFCC-R)
EEACCA Video Cameras on School Buses
EEACCA-R Video Cameras on School Buses
EEACD Drug Testing for School Bus Drivers
EEACD-R Drug Testing for Employees Required to Hold a Commercial Driver’s License
EEAD Special Use of School Buses
EEAE Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
EEBC Business and Personnel Transportation Insurance
 
EF/EFB Food Services Management
EFF Food Sale Standards
EFG Student Wellness Program
 
EG Office Services Management
EGAAA Copyright
EGAAA-R Copyright
EGAC Telephone Services
 
EHA Data and Records Retention
EHA-E
Records Retention and Distruction Schedule (Form RC-2)
EHA-R Data and Records Retention (Electronic Mail)
 
EI Insurance Management
EIB Liability Insurance
 
SECTION F: FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
FA Facilities Development Goals
 
FB Facilities Planning
 
FD Tax Issues (Also KBE)
 
FF Naming New Facilities
 
SECTION G: PERSONNEL
GA Personnel Policies Goals
 
GB General Personnel Policies
GBA Equal Opportunity Employment
GBB Staff Involvement in Decision-Making (also ABB)
GBCA Staff Conflict of Interest
GBCB Staff Conduct
GBCC Employee Substance Abuse
GBD Board-Staff Communications (also BG)
GBE Staff Health and Safety
GBE-R Staff Health and Safety
GBEA Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (also JHCCA)
GBG Staff Participation in Political Activities
GBH Staff-Student Relations (also JM)
GBI/GBIA Staff Gifts and Solicitations
GBK Tobacco Use on District Property
GBL Personnel Records
GBM Staff Complaints and Grievances
GBN Extended Group Health Coverage
GBO Verification of Employment Eligibility
GBP Drug-Free Workplace
GBQ Criminal Record Check
GBR Family and Medical Leave
GBR-R Family and Medical Leave
GBS Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA)
GBS-E Notice of Privacy Practices
 
GC Professional Staff
GCA Professional Staff Positions
GCB Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans
GCB-1 Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans (Teachers)
GCB-2 Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans (Administrators)
GCB-2-R Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans (Administrators)
GCBA Professional Staff Salary Schedules
GCBAA Professional Staff Salary Schedule Credit
GCBB Professional Staff Supplementary Pay Plans
GCBC Professional Staff Fringe Benefits
GCBD Professional Staff Leaves and Absences
GCBE Professional Staff Vacations and Holidays
GCC Professional Staff Recruiting
GCD Professional Staff Hiring
GCDA Employment of Retired Personnel (Administrative)
GCE Part-Time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment
GCG Professional Staff Probation and Tenure (Continuing Contract Status)
GCH Professional Staff Seniority
GCI Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
GCJ/GCK Professional Staff Time Schedules/Professional Staff Workload
GCKB Professional Staff Meetings
GCL Professional Staff Development Opportunities
GCN Evaluation of Professional Staff
GCN-1 Evaluation of Professional Staff (Ohio Teachers Evaluation System) (Also AFC-1)
GCN-2 Evaluation of Professional Staff (Administrators Both Professional and Support) (Also AFC-2)
GCN-2-R Evaluation of Professional Staff (Administrators Both Professional and Support) (Also AFC-2-R)
GCNA
Evaluation of School Counselors (Also AFCA)
GCP Professional Staff Termination of Employment
GCP-R Professional Staff Termination of Employment
GCPA Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force
GCPA-2 Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force (Administrators)
GCPA-2-R Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force
GCPB Resignation of Professional Staff Members
GCPC Retirement of Professional Staff Members
GCPE Nonrenewal of Limited Contracts
GCQAB Tutoring for Pay
 
GD Support Staff
GDA Support Staff Positions
GDAA Support Staff Dress Code
GDB Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans
GDBA Support Staff Salary Schedules
GDBAA Credit for Previous Experience (non certificated)
GDBB Support Staff Supplementary Pay Plans (Overtime)
GDBC Support Staff Fringe Benefits
GDBD Support Staff Leaves and Absences
GDBE Support Staff Vacations and Holidays
GDC/GDCA/GDD Support Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies/Hiring
GDE Part-Time, Temporary and Substitute Support Staff Employment
GDEA Arrangements for Support Staff Substitutes
GDG Support Staff Probation and Tenure
GDI Support Staff Assignments and Transfers
GDJ/GDK Support Staff Time Schedules/Workload
GDL Support Staff Development Opportunities
GDN Evaluation of Support Staff (also AFD)
GDP Support Staff Termination of Employment
GDPA Reduction in Support Staff Work Force
GDPB Resignation of Support Staff Members
GDPC Retirement of Support Staff Members (Severance Pay)
GDPD Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members
GDPE Nonrenewal of Support Staff
 
SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS
HA Negotiations
 
HB/HC Negotiations Legal Status/Scope of Negotiations
 
HD School Board Negotiating Powers and Duties
 
HE Board Negotiating Agents
HE-R Board Negotiating Agents
 
HF Superintendent’s Role in Negotiations
 
HG Staff Negotiating Organizations
 
HH Privileges of Staff Negotiating Organizations
 
HI Payment of Negotiations Costs
 
HJ Negotiations Procedures
 
HN Impasse Procedures
 
HO Work Stoppage
 
SECTION I: INSTRUCTION
IA Instructional Goals
IAA Instructional Objectives
 
IB Academic Freedom
 
IC/ICA School Year/School Calendar
 
ID School Day
 
IE Organization of Facilities for Instruction
 
IF Curriculum Development
IFD Curriculum Adoption
IFD-R Procedures to Implement Curriculum Revision
 
IGA Basic Curricular Program
IGAB Human Relations Education
IGAC Teaching About Religion
IGAD Career and Technical Education
IGAE Health Education
IGAEA First Aid Instruction
IGAG Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
IGAH/IGAI Family Life/Sex Education
IGB Local Educational Agency Special Education
  Model Special Education Policies and Procedures
  Section 504 Handbook
IGB-R Independent Educational Evaluation Guidelines
IGBA Programs for Handicapped Students
IGBA-F1 Identification of Individual Student Needs
IGBA-R Parent/Student Rights in Identification, Evaluation and Placement
IGBAA Participation of Handicapped Students in Competency Based Education Programs (CBE)
IGBB Programs for Students Who Are Gifted
IGBB-R Programs for Gifted and Talented Students
IGBC-R Programs for Disadvantaged Students
IGBE Remedial Instruction
IGBEA Reading Skills Assessments and Intervention (Third Grade Reading Guarantee)
IGBEA-R Reading Skills Assessments and Intervention (Third Grade Reading Guarantee)
IGBG Homebound Instruction
IGBH Educational Options
IGBH-1 Correspondence School Courses and Tutorial Work
IGBH-2 Educational Travel
IGBH-3 Independent Study and Mentor Programs
IGBH-4 Summer School Credits
IGBH-5 Armed Forces Courses and G.E.D.
IGBH-6 Study Abroad Program
IGBH-F Application for Educational Option
IGBI English Learners
IGBJ Title I Programs
IGBK Latchkey Program (Not Established by District)
IGBL Parental Involvement in Education
IGBM Credit Flexibility
IGBM-R Credit Flexibility
IGCA Summer Schools
IGCB Experimental Programs
IGCC Honors Program
IGCD Educational Options (also LEB)
IGCF Home Instruction
IGCH College Credit Plus (also LEC)
IGCH-R College Credit Plus (also LEC-R)
IGD Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities
IGDB Student Publications
IGDC Student Social Events
IGDF Student Fund-Raising Activities
IGDG Student Fund-Raising Activities/Activities Funds Management
IGDJ Interscholastic Athletics
IGDJ-R Interscholastic Athletics
IGDJA Drug Testing of Students in Interscholastic Athletics
IGDJA-R Drug Testing of Students in Interscholastic Athletics
IGDJB Interscholastic Athletic Policy - Middle School
IGDK Extracurricular Eligibility
IGE Adult Education Programs
IGED Adult Education Diploma
IGED-R Adult Education Diploma
IGEE Awarding of High School Diplomas to Veterans of War
 
IHA Assignment for Instruction
IHB Class Size
IHH Individualized Instruction
 
IIA Instructional Materials
IIAA Textbook Selection and Adoption
IIAB Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption
IIAC Educational Media Materials Selection and Adoption
IIAC-R Procedures for Selection of Educational Materials for Library / Media Centers and the Curriculum
IIB Instructional Services
IIBH District Websites
IIC Community Instructional Resources (also KF)
IICA Field Trips
IICA-R Field Trips
IICC School Volunteers
 
IJ Guidance Program
IJA
Career Advising
 
IK Academic Achievement
IKA Student Evaluation and Grade Reporting
IKA-R Grading Scales and Grade Reporting
IKAB Student Progress Reports to Parents
IKAD Parent Conferences
IKB Homework
IKB-R Homework
IKC/IKD Class Rankings/Honor Rolls
IKE Promotion and Retention of Students
IKEA Make-Up Opportunities
IKF Graduation Requirements
IKF-PE Physical Education Waiver Policy
IKF-PE Appl Physical Education Waiver Application
IKF-R        
Graduation Requirements (Opt Out)
IKFA Early Graduation
IKFB Graduation Exercises
IKFC Diploma With Honors
IKFD Academic Acceleration, Early Entrance to Kindergarten, and Early High School Graduation
IL Testing Programs
IL-R Testing Programs
ILB Provisions for the Participation of Students with Handicapping Conditions in the Achievement/Ability Tests and in the Ninth and Twelfth Grade Proficiency Tests
ILBA-R Security Procedures for the Proficiency Tests
 
IM Evaluation of Instructional Programs (also AFE)
 
INA Teaching Methods
INB Teaching About Controversial Issues
IND/INDA School Ceremonies and Observances/Patriotic Exercises
ING Animals in the Schools
ING-R Animals in the Schools
INH Class Interruptions
 
SECTION J: STUDENT
JA Student Policies Goals
 
JB Equal Educational Opportunities
 
JE Student Attendance
JE-R Lorain County Public Schools Attendance Response Procedures
JEA Compulsory Attendance Ages
JEB Entrance Age
JEBA Early Entrance To Kindergarten
JEC School Admissions
JEC-R School Admissions
JECAA Admission of Homeless Students
JECAA-R
Admission of Homeless Students (Enrollment Dispute Resolution Process)
JECB Admission of Nonresident Students
JECBA Admission of Exchange Students
JECBA-R
Admission of Exchange Students
JECBB Admission of Interdistrict Transfer Student (Open Enrollment)
JECBB-R Admission of Interdistrict Transfer Student Administrative Regulations
JECBC Admission of Students from Nonchartered or Home Schooling
JECBC-R Admission of Students from Nonchartered or Home Schooling
JECBD Intradistrict Open Enrollment
JECC Assignment of Students to Schools
JECE Student Withdrawal from School (Loss of Driving Privileges)
JED Student Absences and Excuses
JED-R Student Absences and Excuses
JEDA Truancy
JEDB Student Dismissal Precautions
JEE Student Attendance Accounting (Missing and Absent Children)
JEFB Released Time for Religious Instruction
JEG Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
JEGA Permanent Exclusion
JEH Columbia High School Attendance Policy
 
JF Student Rights and Responsibilities
JFA Student Due Process Rights
JFB Student Involvement in Decision-Making (also ABC)
JFC Student Conduct Code (Zero Tolerance)
JFC-R Student Code of Conduct
JFCA Student Dress Code
JFCA-R Student Dress Code
JFCB Care of School Property by Students
JFCC Student Conduct on School Buses (also EEACC)
JFCC-R Student Conduct on School Buses (also EEACC-R)
JFCE Secret Societies
JFCF Hazing and Bullying (Harassment, Intimidation and Dating Violence)
JFCF-R Hazing and Bullying (Harassment, Intimidation and Dating Violence)
JFCG Tobacco Use by Students
JFCI Alcohol Use by Students/Student Drug Abuse
JFCI-R Student Substance Abuse
JFCJ Dangerous Weapons in the Schools
JFCJ-E Updated Flowchart for Disciplining Gun-Toting Students with Disabilities
JFCK Use of Electronic Communications Equipment by Students
JFCL Unsafe Schools (Persistently Dangerous Schools)
JFE Pregnant Students
JFG Interrogations and Searches
JFG-R Interrogations and Searches
JFGA Locker Searches
 
JG Student Discipline
JGA Corporal Punishment
JGD Student Suspension
JGE
Student Expulsion
JGD-E Notice of Intent to Suspend
JGD-E Notice of Suspension to Student, Parent/Guardian/Custodian
JGD-E Notice of Expulsion
JGD-E Notice of Intent to Expel
JGD-R Regulations For Student Class Work During Suspension
JGDA Emergency Removal of Student
 
JH Student Welfare
JHA Student Insurance Program
JHC Student Health Services and Requirements
JHCA Physical Examinations of Students
JHCB Immunizations
JHCCA Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (also GBEA)
JHCD Assisting Students with Self Medication
JHCD-E Medication Guidelines
JHCD-R Administering Medicines to Students
JHCD-R-F Physician/Parent Medication Form
JHCDA Control of Head Lice
JHCDA-E Pediculosis (Head Lice Control Practices)
JHF Student Safety
JHF-F Building Safety Checklist
JHF-R Student Safety
JHFA Supervision of Students
JHFC Student Bicycle Use
JHFD Student Driving
JHFD-R Student Driving Regulations
JHG Reporting Child Abuse
JHH Notification About Sex Offenders
 
JI Student Awards and Scholarships
 
JK Employment of Students
 
JL Student Gifts and Solicitations
 
JM Staff-Student Relations (also GBH)
 
JN Student Fees, Fines and Charges
JN-R Student Fees, Fines and Charges
JN-F Application for Waiver of Student Instructional Materials Fees
 
JO Student Records
JO-E Denial of Permission to Release Directory Information Without Prior Written Consent
JO-R Student Records, Definitions
   
JP Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (Restraint and Seclusion)
 
SECTION K: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS
KA School-Community Relations Goals
 
KB Public Information Program (Policy on Communications)
KBA Public’s Right to Know
KBCA News Releases
KBCD Broadcasting and Taping of Board Meetings (BDDJ)
KBE Tax Issues
 
KC Community Involvement in Decision-Making (also ABA)
KCB Community Involvement in Decision Making
 
KD Public Participation at Board Meetings (also BDDH)
 
KF Community Instructional Resources (also IIC)
 
KG Community Use of School Facilities
KG-R Community Use of School Facilities
KG-R-1 Rental Rates for After-School Use of Buildings
KG-R-2 Basic Rules and Regulations for the Rental of Columbia School Facilities
KGB Public Conduct on District Property
KGC Smoking on School Premises
 
KH Public Gifts to the Schools
 
KI/KJ Advertising in the Schools
KJ-R
Advertising In The Schools
  
KK Visitors to the Schools
KK-E Visitors to the Schools
 
KL Public Complaints
KLB Public Complaints About the Curriculum or Instructional Materials
KLB-E Complaints About the Curriculum or Instructional Materials
KLD Public Complaints About School Personnel
KMA Relations with Parent Organizations
KMB Relations with Booster Oganizations
KMK Relations With Columbia Historical Society
   
 
SECTION L:  EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS
LB
Relations with Other Schools and School Districts
LBB
Cooperative Educational Programs
   
LE
Relations with Colleges and Universities
LEA
Student Teaching and Internships
LEB
Educational Options
LEC
College Credit Plus (Also IGCH)
LEC-R
College Credit Plus (Also IGCH-R)
   
LF
County Education Agency Relations
Our Mission
“To provide the students of our community with the opportunity for a balanced education from a staff dedicated to each student’s success.”
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