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School Board Policy


Illini West School District #307  
School Board Policy

The official Board Policy Manual is stored at the Board of Education Office at 600 Main Street, Carthage, Illinois.  

District policies are under continual review and will be updated 
on this site on a monthly basis, as needed, following official board action.

Click on the link(s) below to view and/or print each Policy.

  Policy Index (CLICK HERE)
Section 1 Section 1:  Organization
1:10 School District Legal Status
1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements
1:30 School District Philosophy
  Section 2:  School Board
Section 2 Governance
2:10 School District Governance
2:20 Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification
  Board Member
2:30 School District Elections
2:40 Board Member Qualifications
2:50 Board Member Term of Office
2:60 Board Member Removal From Office
2:70 Vacancies on the School Board -- Filling Vacancies
2:70-E Checklist for Filling Board Vacancies by Appointment - Exhibit
2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct
2:80-E Board Member Code of Conduct - Exhibit
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:120 Board Member Development
2:120-E1 Guidelines for Serving as a Mentor to a New School Board Member-Exhibit
2-120-E2 Website Listing of Development & Training Completed by Board Members-Exhibit
2:125 Board Member Expenses
2:125-E1 Board Member Travel Expense Voucher - Exhibit
2:125-E2 Board Member Travel Expense Purchase Order - Exhibit
  Board Relationships
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship
2:140 Communications To and From the Board
2:140-E Guidance for Board Member Communications, Including E-Mail Use-Exhibit
2:150 Committees
2:160 Board Attorney
2:160-E Checklist for Selection a Board Attorney-Exhibit
2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services
  Board Meetings
2:200 Types of School Board Meetings
2:200-AP Types of School Board Meetings - Administrative Procedure
2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure
2:220-E1 Board Treatment of Closed Meeting Verbatim Records and Minutes-Exhibit 1
2:220-E2 Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting - Exhibit 2
2:220-E3 Closed Meeting Minutes - Exhibit 3
2:220-E4 Open Meeting Minutes - Exhibit 4
2:220-E5 Semi-Annual Review of Closed Meeting Minutes - Exhibit 5
2:220-E6 Log of Closed Meeting Minutes - Exhibit 6
2:220-E7 Access to Closed Meeting Minutes and Verbatim Recordings - Exhibit 7
2:220-E8 School Board Records Maintenance Requirements and FAQs - Exhibit 8
2:230 Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board
  Board Policy
2:240 Board Policy Development
2:240-E1 PRESS Issue Updates - Exhibit 1
2:240-E2 Developing Local Policy - Exhibit 2
  Board Records
2:250 Access to District Public Records
2:250 E1 Written Request for District Records-Exhibit
2:250 E2 Response to Request for District Record Inspection-Exhibit
2:250 E3 Inspection Report for District Records-Exhibit
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure
Section 3 Section 3:  General School Administration
3:10 Goals and Objectives
3:30 Chain of Command
3:40 Superintendent
3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent
3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal
3:70 Succession of Authority
Section 4 Section 4:  Operational Services
  Fiscal and Business
4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
4:15 Identity Protections
4:20 Fund Balances
4:30 Revenue and Investments
4:40 Incurring Debt
4:40 AP Preparing and Updating Disclosures-Administrative Procedure
4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery
4:50 Payment Procedures
4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:70 Resource Conservation
4:80 Accounting and Audits
4:90 Activity Funds
4:100 Insurance Management
4:110 Transportation
4:110 AP1 School Bus Post-Accident Checklist-Administrative Procedure
4:110 AP2 Post-Trip Inspection and Erratic Driving Reports-Administrative Procedure
4:120 Food Services
4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
4:140 Waiver of Student Fees
4:140 AP Fines, Fees, and Charges-Waiver of Students Fees-Administrative Proedure
4:140 E1 Application for Fee Waiver-Exhibit
4:140 E2 Response to Application for Fee Waiver, Appeal, And Response to Appeal-Exhibit
4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs
4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds
4:160 AP1 Hazardous and Infectious Materials-Administrative Procedure
  Safety and Security
4:170 Safety
4:170 AP1 Comprehensive Safety and Crisis Program-Administrative Procedure
4:170 AP2

Criminal Offender Notification Laws-Adminstrative Procedure

4:170 AP3 School Bus Safety Rules-Administrative Procedure
4:170 AP4 Emergency Preparedness Response to Homeland Security Codes-Administrative Procedure
4:170 AP5 Unsafe School Choice Option-Administrative Procedure
4:170 AP6 Plan for Responding to a Medical Emergency at an Indoor Physical Fitness Facility-Administrative Procedure
4:170 E1 Accident or Injury Form-Exhibit
4:170 E2 Memo to Staff Members Regarding Contacts by Media About a Crisis-Exhibit
4:170 E3 Emergency Medical Information for Students Having Special Needs or Medical Conditions Who Ride School Buses-Exhibit
4:170 E4 Letter to Parents Regarding Student Safety-Exhibit
4:170 E5 School Staff AED Notification Letter-Exhibit
4:170 E6 Automatic External Defibrillator Incident Report-Exhibit
4:170 E7 Annual School Safety Review-Exhibit
4:170 E8 Informing Parents About Offender Community Notification Laws-Exhibit
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness
Section 5 Section 5:  Personnel
  General Personnel
5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited
5:20 E Resolution to Prohibit Sexual Harassment-Exhibit
5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
5:50 Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace
5:60 Expenses
5:60-E1 Employee Expense Reimbursement Form - Exhibit 1
5:60-E2 Employee Estimated Expense Approval Form - Exhibit 2
5:70 Religious Holidays
5:80 Court Duty
5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:100 AP Staff Development Program-Administrative Procedure
5:110 Recognition for Service
5:120 Ethics and Conduct
5:125 Personal Technology & Social Media; Usage & Conduct
5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information
5:140 Solicitations By or From Staff
5:150 Personnel Records
5:170 Copyright
5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity
5:185 Family and Medical Leave
  Professional Personnel
5:190 Teacher Qualifications
5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
5:210 Resignations
5:220 Substitute Teachers
5:230 Maintaining Student Discipline
5:240 Suspension
5:250 Leaves of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers
  Educational Support Personnel
5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment
5:280 Duties and Qualifications
5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions
5:300 Schedules and Employment Year
5:310 Compensatory Time-Off
5:320 Evaluation
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves
Section 6 Section 6:  Instruction
  Philosophy and Goals
6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives
6:15 School Accountability
  Educational Calendar and Organization
6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
6:30 Organization of Instruction
6:40 Curriculum Development
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development
6:70 Teaching About Religions
6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues
6:100 Using Animals In the Educational Program
  Special Programs
6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program
6:120 Education of Children with Disabilities
6:130 Program for the Gifted
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:140 AP Education of Homeless Children-Administrative Procedure
6:145 Migrant Students
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction
6:160 English Language Learners
6:170 Title I Programs
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
6:190 AP

Eligibility for Participation in Extracurricular Activities-Exhibit

  Instructional Resources
6:210 Instructional Materials
6:230 Library Resource Center
6:235 Access to Electronic Networks
6:240 Field Trips
6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs
  Guidance and Counseling
6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program
6:280 Grading and Promotion
6:290 Homework
6:300 Graduation Requirements
6:310 Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions
6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency
6:330 Achievement and Awards
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program
Section 7 Section 7:  Students
7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities
7:10-E Equal Educational Opportunities Within the School Community - Exhibit
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited
  Assignment and Admission
7:30 Student Assignment
7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To & From Non-District Schools
7:50 AP School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non=District Schools-Administrative Procedure
7:60 Residence
7:70 Attendance and Truancy
7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
7:90 Release During School Hours
7:100 Health, Eye and Dental Examinations, Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students
  Rights and Responsibilities
7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7:140 Search and Seizure
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
7:160 Student Appearance
7:170 Vandalism
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment
7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
7:190 Student Behavior
7:190 AP1 Student Handbook-Hazing Prohibited
7:190 AP2 Student Handbook-Gang Activity Prohibited
7:190 AP3 Guidelines for Reciprocal reporting of Criminal Offenses Committed by Students-Administrative Procedure
7:190 AP4 Use of Isolated Time Out and Physical Restraint-Administrative Procedure
7:190 AP5 Student Handbook-Electronic Devices
7:190 E Aggressive Behavior Reporting Letter and Form-Exhibit
7:200 Suspension Procedures
7:210 Expulsion Procedures
7:220 Bus Conduct
7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities
7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities
  Welfare Services
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students
7:270 AP Dispensing Medication-Admistrative Procedure
7:270 E School Medication Authorization Form-Exhibit
7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment
7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
7:285 Food Allergy Management Program
7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention
7:300 Extracurricular Athletics
7:300 E1 Agreement to Participate-Exhibit 1
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
7:315 Restrictions of Publications;High Schools
7:325 Student Fundraising Activities
7:330 Student Use of Buildings - Equal Access
7:340 Student Records
Section 8 Section 8:  Community Relations
8:10 Connection with the Community
8:20 Community Use of School Facilities
8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities
8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
8:80 Gifts to the District
8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs
8:95 Parental Involvement
8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies
8:110 Public Suggestions and Complaints


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