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Portsmouth School District Policies

Welcome to the Portsmouth School Board Policy Manual.
Please click on a header to expand each section to access PDF files of the following policies listed by CODE, name of policy and date of adoption:

SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
Section A of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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 settling for all the School Board's other policies and regulations.

ACE

PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTING SECTION 504

June 14, 1994

ADB

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

November 22, 2011

ADC

NON-SMOKING/TOBACCO

November 28, 2006

ADD

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENCIES

July 11, 2006

ADD

SAFE SCHOOL ZONES

October 26, 1999

SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS - Part 1

Section B of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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 School Boards internal operating procedures.


NUMBER

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

BBA

Committee of the Whole

January 14, 2014

BBAA

Individual Members

January 14, 2014

BBAAR

Purpose and Role of the Board

May 13, 2014

BBBHR

Organization

March 13, 2012

BCA

Respect

January 14, 2014

BCB

Chairperson Duties

January 14, 2014

BCC

Secretary - Duties

January 14, 2014

BDA

Reorganization Meeting

January 14, 2014

BDB

Vice Chairperson Duties

January 14, 2014

BDD

Formulation of Administrative Regulations

June 11, 1991

BDE

Temporary Board Committees

March 11, 2014

BDF

AREA School Advisory Committee

March 11, 2014

BE

School Board Meetings

March 12, 2013

BEC

Executive Sessions

April 8, 2014

SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS - Part 2

Section B of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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 School Boards internal operating procedures.



NUMBER

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

BEDC

Quorum

June 11, 1991

BEDH

Public Commentary Procedure

February 9, 2010

BG

Formulation of Policies

April 8, 2014

BGB

Adoption and Amendment of Policies

June 11, 1991

BGD

Amendment and Administrative Regulations

June 11, 1991

BGF

Suspension of Policies, Bylaws and Regulations

March 11, 2014

BHC

School Visits

May 13, 2014

BIA

Orientation

May 13, 2014

BIB

Opportunities for Development

May 13, 2014

BID

Remuneration and Reimbursement

May 13, 2014

BNC

Publicity

June 10, 2014

SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Section C of the NEPN/NSBA classification system 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 building administrators. All phases of policy implementation-procedures or regulations-are properly located in this section.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

CBI

SUPERINTENDENT'S EVALUATION

November 13, 2013

 

 

 

SECTION D: FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Section D of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F-Facilities Development.

NUMBER

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

DB

ANNUAL BUDGET

November 12, 2013

DBC

PREPARATION OF BUDGET DOCUMENT

March 14, 2000

DD

FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDS

March 11, 2003

DEA

TUITION FEES

June 26, 2001

DJF

LOCAL PURCHASING

September 13, 2001

DN

SALE AND DISPOSAL OF BOOKS

September 13, 2001

DO

OUTSIDE FUNDING

March 14, 2000



SECTION E: SUPPORT SERVICES

Section E of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation and food services.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

EB

SAFETY

September 13, 2001

EBB

SLIP TRIP AND FALL

March 8, 2011

EBBC

FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL

June 10, 2008

EBCC

BOMB THREAT

January 12, 2010

EC

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

September 13, 2001

ECA

SECURITY OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

November 12, 2013

EDC

PERSONAL NETWORK DEVICE

June 23, 2009

EEA

TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES

November 13, 2001

EEAA

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

September 10, 2013

EEL

MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT BELT USE

March 8, 2012

EF

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

May 8, 2012

EFA

MEAL CHARGING

August 12, 2014

EFE

SCHOOL NUTRITION

May 8, 2012

EH

ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL RECORDS

February 9, 2010

EHAA

ACCEPTABLE USE

June 23, 2008

EHB

DATA RECORDS RETENTION

September 13, 2011

SECTION F: FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

Section F of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction and renovation; it also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

FF

NAMING, DEDICATING BUILDINGS, SCHOOL SPACES OR OTHER AREAS

July 10, 2012

SECTION G: PERSONNEL

Section G of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support of classified staff.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE ADOPTED

GBAA

HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

September 13, 2011

GBCD

BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

December 13, 2010

GBEBB

PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIPS

November 24, 1998

GBEBC

GIFTS TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL

June 10, 2014

GBED

NON-SMOKING/TOBACCO

November 28, 2006

GBGD

TEMPORARY/ALTERNATE DUTY

March 8, 2011

GBI

POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

November 12, 2002

GBJ

PERSONNEL RECORDS

September 11, 2012

GCO

EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF

April 13, 2010

GCQC

RESIGNATION OF STAFF MEMBER

February 9, 2010

GCQE

GIFTS FROM THE BOARD

November 12, 2002

GBCD

BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

December 13, 2010

GBEBB

PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIPS

November 24, 1998

 

SECTION I: INSTRUCTION - Part 1

Section I of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE APPROVED

ICA

SCHOOL CALENDAR

March 23, 2004

IFA

INSTRUCTION NEEDS WITH DIFFERENT TALENTS

February 9, 2010

IGA

CURRICULUM

May 11, 2004

IGD

EXTRA CURRICULAR

June 14, 2011

IGE

PARENTAL OBJECTION TO SPECIFIC COURSE MATERIAL

July 8, 2014

IHAK

CHARACTER AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

June 8, 2010

IHAL

TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION

June 10, 2014

IHAM

HEALTH EDUCATION AND EXEMPTION FROM INST.

September 13, 2011

IHBA

504

June 14, 1994

IHBAA

CHILD FIND

January 11, 2011

IHBAB

Special Education Independent Evaluations

October 8, 2013

IHBI

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PLANS

February 9, 2010

IHCA

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

June 8, 2010

IHCD

ADVANCED COURSE WORK

February 9, 2010

IIC

SCHEDULES

May 27, 2003

SECTION I: INSTRUCTION - Part 2

Section I of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE APPROVED

IJ

SUBJECT AREAS

March 23, 2004

IJO

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

September 13, 2011

IJOA

FIELD TRIPS

February 12, 2008

IJOC

VOLUNTEERS

November 9, 2010

IK

EARNING OF CREDIT

February 9, 2010

IKAA

INDERDISCIPLINARY CREDIT

February 9, 2010

IKAD

CHANGING STUDENT GRADES

September 13, 2012

IKB

HOMEWORK

February 9, 2010

IKE

PROMOTION OR RETENTION

March 27, 2007

IKF

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

June 8, 2010

IKF

AWARDS FOR ACHIEVEMENT

March 27, 2007

IKG

AWARDS TO STUDENTS

December 10, 2002

IL

EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

March 8, 2005

ILBA

ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS

November 7, 2011

IMAH

DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

June 8, 2010

IMGA

ANIMALS IN THE CLASSROOM

October 8, 2013

IMGA

SERVICE ANIMALS

September 13, 2011

INAA

EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

February 9, 2010

SECTION J: STUDENTS - Part 1

Section J of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students-admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare and school-related activities.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE APPROVED

JBAA

HARASSMENT

August 12, 2003

JCA

CHANGE OS SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT

March 12, 2002

JFAA

ADMISSION

November 10, 2003

JFAB

ADMISSION AND ATTENDANCE

November 10, 2003

JFABD

ADMISSION OF HOMELESS STUDENTS

May 8, 2007

JG

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS

May 8, 2007

JH

ATTENDANCE

January 12, 2010

JIA

DUE PROCESS

August 24, 2010

JIC

RESPECT

February 11, 2003

JIC

STUDENT CONDUCT

September 25, 2007

JICA

CHEATING

February 13, 2001

JICA

STUDENT DRESS

January 12, 2009

JICD

EXPELLED STUDENTS READMIT TO SCHOOL

January 24, 1998

JICD

SUSPENSION OF PUPILS

October 26, 1999

JICDAA

EMPLOYEE STUDENT RELATIONS

January 12, 2010

JICDD

VIOLENT ACTS BY STUDENTS

January 12, 2010

JICEA

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

November 12, 2013

JICEA

STUDENT PRODUCTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES

December 10, 2002

JICG

NON-SMOKING/TOBACCO

November 28, 2006

SECTION J: STUDENTS - Part 2

Section J of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students-admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare and school-related activities.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE APPROVED

JICH

DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE BY STUDENTS

August 24, 2010

JICI

WEAPONS

May 22, 2007

JICK

STUDENT SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION

December 14, 2010

JICL

RESPONSIBLE USE

August 24, 2010

JIE

MARRIED PREGNANT STUDENTS

May 27, 2007

JIH

SEARCHES AND SEIZURES OF STUDENTS/PROPERTY

August 8, 2006

JJE

FUND RAISING

May 8, 2011

JJG

NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS

December 10, 2002

JKAA

PHYSICAL RESTRAINTS

August 14, 2012

JLCD

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO STUDENTS

June 24, 2008

JLCF

WELLNESS

May 8, 2012

JLCJ

CONCUSSIONS AND HEAD INJURIES

March 12, 2013

JLD

SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM

September 13, 2011

JLDBA

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT AND INTERVENTION

September 13, 2011

JLF

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

June 8, 2010

JLGC

SPECIAL PHYSICAL HEALTH NEEDS OF STUDENTS

Sept 11, 2012

JLI

SAFETY PROGRAM

November 22, 2011

JRA

ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS (FERPA)

January 1, 2012

SECTION K: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY-HOME RELATIONS

Section K of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section too.

CODE

POLICY NAME

DATE APPROVED

KA

COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC

September 10, 2002

KA

PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY LIFE

November 12, 2002

KB

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

December 9, 2006

KBC

SCHOOL MEDIA INFORMATION

March 12, 2002

KCD-R

GRANTS, GIFTS, AND BEQUESTS

September 13, 2001

KDA

NEW RELEASES

March 12, 2002

KEB

PUBLIC COMPLAINTS

January 12, 2010

KED

504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

November 7, 2011

KF

FACILITIES USE

June 14, 2010

KHB

ADVERTISING IN SCHOOLS

May 8, 2012

KI

SCHOOL VISITS AND LOITERING

March 12, 2002

KJ

PUBLICATIONS, RADIO AND TELEVISION

November 12, 2002