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School BoardThomas Scott, District 5 (Chairman)
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 3 (Vice Chairman)
Mary Fischer, District 1
Jeanne S. Dozier, District 2
Don H. Armstrong, District 4

Attn: School Board Members
2855 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Phone: (239) 337-8303 or (239) 337-8304

Board Policies

Chapter 1 - School Board Governance

1.01 Scope of District
1.02 Philosophy
1.03 School Board Responsibilities
1.04 Strategic Plan
1.05 Quality Focus for Continuous Improvement
1.06 Authority of the School Board
1.061 Evaluation of the Superintendent and School Board Attorney
1.07 Policy Development
1.08 School Board Policies
1.09 Board Meetings
1.10 Compliance and Implementation of Statutes and Regulations
1.11 Opening and Closing of Schools
1.12 Emergencies
1.13 Legal Counsel
1.14 School Board Internal Audit Function
1.15 Alternative Assignment and Expulsion of Students
1.16 Employee Discipline Hearings Before the School Board
1.17 Community Engagement
1.18 Community Involvement Opportunities
1.19  
1.20 Equity Among Schools
1.21 Equity in School Programs and Employment Practices
1.22 Prohibition of Harassment
1.23 Civility - Conduct of Parents Guardian and Other Visitors to School District Facilities
1.24 Assessment of Customer Service
1.25 Support Services

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Chapter 2 - School Administration

2.01 District-Wide Sign-In Procedures
2.02 Civility - Conduct of Parents Guardians and Visitors
2.03 Campus Disorders and Trespassing
2.04 Campaigning on School District Grounds
2.05 Animals on School Property
2.06 Family Involvement
2.061 Title 1 Parent Involvement
2.07 School Advisory Councils
2.08 Enrollment of Military Children
2.09 Extracurricular Programs
2.10 Fundraising Activities by Schools and on School Property
2.11 Safety
2.111 Emergency Maintenance/Building Procedures
2.112 Emergency Transportation Procedures
2.12 Site Procedures for Emergency Egress Drills
2.13 Safety Training Program
2.14 Monitoring Safety and Security of District Facilities
2.15 Eye Protection Devices
2.16  
2.17 School Management of Educational Related Materials
2.18 District Management and Selection of Instructional Materials
2.19  
2.20 Acceptable Use Policy Governing Internet and Technology Access
2.201 Acceptable Use Policy Governing Cellular Phones
2.202 Acceptable Use Policy Governing Student Use of Personal Electronic Mobile Devices
2.21 Inspection and Copying of Public Records
2.22 Retention of Records, Reports and Correspondence
2.23 Copyright
2.24 Advertising
2.25 Program of Awards
2.26 Promotion and Public Relations Funds
2.27  
2.28 Charter Schools
2.29 Internal Disputes Within the Head Start Program's Executive Leadership
2.30 Wellness
2.31 Vandalism and Malicious Mischief
2.32 Lost or Stolen Property
2.33 School Uniforms

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Chapter 3 - Curriculum and Instruction

3.01 Academic Standards
3.02 Educational Program
3.03 Student Progression Plan
3.031 Deleted 11/17/2009
3.04 Curriculum
3.05 Instruction
3.06 Assessment
3.07 PreK-12 Physical Education
3.08 School Improvement and Education Accountability
3.09 Deleted 11/17/2009
3.10 Grant Development and Review Process

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Chapter 4 - Students

4.01 Learning Environment
4.02 Student Discipline
4.03 Student Detention, Search and Seizure
4.04 Suspension and Expulsion
4.05 Student Discipline Hearing Officers
4.06 Satisfactory Conduct to Participate in Athletics
4.07 Participation of Private School, Home Education and Charter School
4.08 Zero Tolerance for School-Related Crimes
4.09 Threats of Violence
4.10 Teen Dating Violence or Abuse
4.11 Educational Alternative Programs
4.12 Complaint Procedures for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination by Students
4.13 Complaint Procedures for Harassment and Discrimination Based on Race, Color, National or Ethnic Origin, Disability, Age, Sexual Orientation, Religion and Marital Status by Students
4.14 Bullying and Harassment
4.15 Student Organizations – Secret Organizations – Club Initiation Ceremony and Hazing
4.16 Student Attendance for Grades PreK-12
4.17 Student Attendance Reporting
4.18 Enrollment of Students
4.19 Student Records
4.20  
4.21 Permission to Leave School Campus
4.22 Health Services, Students’ Illnesses, Injuries and Access to Educational Programs
4.23 Students With AIDS or HIV
4.24 Responsibility of Students and Parents/Guardians for Instructional Materials
4.25 Distribution of Handouts by Students
4.26 Exceptional Student Education
4.27 Home Education Program
4.28 Homeless Students
4.29 Admission of Foreign Exchange Students
4.30 Multi-Zone School Admissions
4.31 Student Assignment Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
4.32 Student Fees, Donations and Contributions
4.33 Fee-Based Programs
4.34 Vocational, Adult and Community Education Course Fees
4.35 Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection and Enrollment
4.36 By-Laws of the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council

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Chapter 5 - Human Resources

5.01 Personnel
5.02 Professional Standards
5.03 General Requirements for Appointment or Employment
5.04 Fingerprinting and Background Screening
5.05 Conditions of Employment
5.06 Appointment and Reappointment
5.07 Appointment of Noninstructional Personnel
5.08 Noncertificated Instructional Personnel
5.09 Substitute Teachers
5.10 Hiring of School Bus Operators
5.11 Qualifications for Full-Time Teachers of Career Programs
5.12 Subject Area Expertise
5.13 Official Personnel Files
5.14 Year of Service Defined
5.15 Payroll Deductions and Reductions
5.16 Terminal Pay for Accumulated Sick Leave
5.17 Leave of Absence
5.18 Notification of Absence - Administrative and Confidential Staff
5.19 Notification of Leave
5.20 Family and Medical Leave
5.21 Vacation Policy for Twelve-Month Employees
5.22 Personnel Assessment
5.23  
5.24 Resignation
5.25 Reprimand
5.26 Managerial Discipline Guidelines for Transportation Employees
5.27 Transfer
5.28  
5.29 Complaints Relating to Employees
5.30 Complaint Procedures for Sexual Harassment by Employees
5.31 Complaint Procedures for Harassment by Employees
5.32 Injury
5.33 Personal Business on School Time
5.34 Private Instruction and Tutoring
5.35 Outside Employment
5.36 Employment of Athletic Coaches Who Are Not Full-Time Employees of the School Board
5.37 Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco-Free Workplace
5.38 Employees with AIDS or HIV
5.39 Professional Development
5.40 Overtime/Compensatory Time Off Under Certain Circumstances

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Chapter 6 - Business Services

6.01 Authorized Travel Expense Reimbursement
6.02 School Budget System
6.03 Internal Funds
6.04 Petty Cash Funds
6.05 Investment of Funds
6.051 Electronic Transfer of Funds
6.06 Audits
6.07 Purchasing and Bidding
6.071 Debarment
6.08 Bid Disputes
6.09 Advertising, Contracting and Bidding Construction Projects
6.10 Construction Change Orders
6.11 Risk Management Insurance
6.12 Inventories and Property Records
6.13 Utilization of School Impact Fees

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Chapter 7 - Transportation

7.01 Transportation Program
7.02 Student Transportation
7.03 Transportation of Students in Vehicles Other Than School Buses
7.04 Driving and Replacing District Vehicles

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Chapter 8 - Food and Nutrition Services

8.01 General Food Service Requirements
8.02 Competitive Food Sales

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Chapter 9 - Facilities and Maintenance

9.01 Site Selection, Acquisition and Planning
9.02 Educational Facilities Planning
9.03 Educational Specifications
9.04 Renovations and Modifications to Facilities
9.05 Use of Facilities
9.06 Commemorative Plaque and Building Name
9.07 Inspections
9.08 School Fire Safety
9.09 Energy and Natural Resource Consumption

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