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District Policies

By Nathan Humphrey

SECTION A – FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

Section A contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations. Included in this section are policies on nondiscrimination, educational philosophy, and accountability.


SECTION B – SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

Section B contains policies, regulations, and exhibits about the school board — how it is elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings; and how it operates. This section includes policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures as well as policies on board communications and policy adoption.


SECTION C – GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Section C contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration. It includes the administrative aspects of special programs and system wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also contains personnel policies regarding the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals.


SECTION D – FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Section D contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds. It includes policies on budget, banking, accounting, purchasing, and payroll. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F – Facilities Development.


SECTION E – SUPPORT SERVICES

Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management, safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services. Also included are policies on busing, fire drills, vandalism, data management, and insurance programs.


SECTION F – FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Section F contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities, school closings, bond campaigns, and naming facilities.


SECTION G – PERSONNEL

Section G contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees except the superintendent (found in Section C – General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB contains policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.


SECTION H- NEGOTIATIONS

Section H contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.


SECTION I – INSTRUCTION

Section I contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program. This section covers basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement. It includes policies about the school year, school day, grading, graduation requirements, home schooling, school library and media center, textbook selection and adoption, field trips, teaching methods, and school ceremonies.


SECTION J – STUDENTS

Section J contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students — admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, suspension and expulsion, health and welfare, records, publications, and school-related activities.


SECTION K – SCHOOL-COMMUNITY-HOME RELATIONS

Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with school districts also are located in this section. Policies found in this section include parents’ rights, public information and complaints, community use of school facilities, advertising in the schools, and public information and communications.


SECTION L – EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

Section L contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies. This section also contains policies on student teaching, charter schools, and BOCES.

ADA Compliance Errors0

Garfield County School District 16

460 Stone Quarry Road

PARACHUTE, CO 81635

(970) 285-5711
In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Garfield County School District 16 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and community members. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District. Todd Ellis, Assistant Superintendent Garfield County SD 16, 0460 Stone Quarry Road, Parachute, CO 61635.970-285-5701. tellis@garfield16.org Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Denver, CO 80204-3582 Telephone: 303-844-5695. OCR.Denver@ed.gov En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condadode Garfield Distrito Escolars 16 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados, y los miembros de la comunidad. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Todd Ellis, Asistente de Superintendente Garfield County SD 16, 0460 Stone Quarry Road, Parachute, CO 61635.970-285-5701. tellis@garfield16.org Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Denver, CO 80204-3582 Telephone: 303-844-5695. OCR.Denver@ed.gov
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