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District Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. LINE OF AUTHORITY
    2. PREFACE 
    3. Section A: School Board – PDF Download
      A1….School Board Defined
      A1….Meetings of Board, Election of Officers, Designation of Depository & Newspaper, Special Meetings
      A1….Order of Business at the School Board Meeting
      A1….Duties of President of School Board
      A1….Majority Required for Action by School Board, Effective Date of Action
      A1….Approval and Signing of Minutes of School Board
      A2….Publication of Minutes of Board–Contents–Changes after Publication–Business Manager to Sign
      A2….Compensation of Board Members
      A2….Travel Allowance of School Board Members
      A2….Management of Schools by Board–General Powers
      A2….Amendment or Suspension of School Board Policy
      A2….Rules of State Agencies
      A2….Handbooks
      A2….Availability of Handbooks
      A2….Board meetings are open to the public
      A2….Audit
      A3….Political Activity
      A3….Cash Resources
      A3….Restricted Resources
    4. Section B: Administrative Organization – PDF Download
      B1….Superintendent
      B1….Duties of Superintendent of Schools
      B1….School Board-Superintendent Relationship
      B1….Principals
      B1….Records of Business Manager Open to Public Inspection
      B2….Sick Leave Bank
      B2….Retirement Policy
      B3….Advanced Study Reimbursement
    5. SECTION C: PHILOSOPHY / OBJECTIVES – PDF Download
    6. Section D: Sioux Valley Instructional Personnel Negotiated Agreement – PDF Download
      D1….Recognition and Parties
      D1….Professional Qualifications of Instructional Personnel
      D1….Teachers Certificate and Transcript of Credits (must be on file in the Superintendent’s office)
      D1….Contract for Instructional Personnel
      D1….Evaluation of Instructional Personnel
      D1….Instructional Personnel Work Day
      D1….Staff Reduction Policy
      D2….Recall
      D2….Salary Schedule for Instructional Personnel
      D3….Salary Schedule for 2012-2013
      D3….Extra Pay Schedule
      D4….Co-curricular Activity and Salary Index
      D5….Professional Compensation
      D5….Negotiation Procedures
      D5….Health Insurance
      D5….Mileage
      D5….Extra Duty Pay
      D6….Professional Dues
      D6….Cafeteria Plan (Section 125 Plan)
      D6….Payroll Deductions
      D6….177 Day Contract
      D6….Sick Leave for Instructional Personnel
      D6….Sick Leave Bank
      D7….Leave of Absence
      D7….Personal Leave for Instructional Personnel
      D7….Calendar
      D7….Early Retirement Policy
      D8….In-service Education for Instructional Personnel
      D8….Graduate Leave for Instructional Personnel
      D8….Advanced Study Reimbursement Policy
      D8….Grievance Procedure Policy
      D10…Vacancy Transfer Policy
      D10…Safety
      ……….Elementary Teacher Evaluation Form
      ……….Secondary Personnel Teacher Evaluation Form
      ……….Counselor’s Evaluation Form
      ……….Librarian Evaluation Form
      D11…Signature Page
    7. SECTION E: STUDENT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM – PDF Download
    8. Section F: Classified Personnel – PDF Download
      F1….Workweek Defined
      F1….Classified Personnel Defined
      F1….Duties and Responsibilities of Classified Personnel
      F1….Length of Working Day for Classified Personnel
      F1….Salary Schedule for Classified Personnel
      F1….Sick Leave for Classified Personnel
      F1….Sick Leave Bank
      F2….Vacation for Classified Personnel
      F2….Holidays for Classified Personnel Employed Minimum of 20 Hours per Week
      F2….Health Insurance for Classified Personnel
      F2….Cafeteria Plan (Section 125 Plan) for Classified Personnel
      F2….Payroll Deductions
      F3….Bus Driver Physicals
      F3….Suspension and Dismissal of Classified Personnel
      F3….Grievance Procedures Policy
    9. Section G: Student Administration – PDF Download
      G1….Classification of Pupils
      G1….Promotion and Retention of Pupils
      G1….Interrogation of Students by Police
      G1….Transfer of Academic Credit
      G1….Select High
      G1….Participation of Alternative Instruction Students
    10. Section H: Auxiliary Agencies – PDF Download
      H1….School Lunch Program
      H1….Transportation
      H1….Trust and Agency
      H1….Federal Program Title I:  Consultation With Parents and Teachers
    11. Section I: School-Community Relations – PDF Download
      I1….The gymnasium
      I1….Gymnasium Rental
      I1….Other groups may use the facilities
      I1….Saturday Use of Building
      I1….The Music Masters, Booster Club, and Junior Class Parent Organization
      I1….There shall be no scheduled activity on Wednesday nights
      I1….Rental of School Property
      I1….Selling and Advertising
      I1….Textbook Loan
      I1….Returned Check
      I1….School Lunch Account Balance
      I1….Volunteers
    12. Section J: Miscellaneous – PDF Download
      J1….Activity Fees
      J1….Student Handbook
      J1….School Board Policy Handbook
      J1….School Dance
      J1….High School Commencement
      J1….Transportation of Activity Groups
      J1….Rates for Substitutes
      J1….Travel Policy and Rates
      J1….Use of tobacco products is prohibited on the school grounds
      J1….Telephone Calls
      J2….Use of Alcohol, Drugs, and Controlled Substances By Employees (Drug Free Workplace)
      J2….Staff and Community Relationships and Complaints
      J3….Building Security
      J3….General Operational Procedures
      J4….Banner & Plaques
      J4….Electronic Recording of Grades
      J4….Cell Phone or Other Electronic Communication Devices Usage
    13. SECTION K: STUDENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – PDF Download
    14. Section L: Title IX & Sexual HarassmentPDF Download
      L1….Policy
      L2….Title IX Grievance Procedure
      L7….Respondent’s Grievance Answer
    15. Section M: Internet Acceptable Use and Access Policy – PDF Download
      M1….For Parents, Students, and Staff
    16. Section N: Admission of Non-Resident Students – PDF Download
      N1….Assignment of Resident Students
    17. SECTION P: DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN THE SCHOOLS – PDF Download
    18. SECTION Q: REPORTING CHILD ABUSE – PDF Download
    19. SECTION R: EMPLOYEE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK – PDF Download
    20. SECTION S: MILITARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE – PDF Download
    21. SECTION T: WELLNESS POLICY – PDF Download
    22. SECTION U: NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION – LIMITATIONS AND TERMS – PDF Download
    23. SECTION V: FRAUD POLICY – PDF Download
    24. SECTION W: HIRING GUIDELINES – PDF Download
    25. Appendices: Evaluation Instruments
      Appendix A….Board of Education Self Evaluation
      Appendix B….Superintendent
      Appendix C….Business Manager
      Appendix D….Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal
      Appendix E….Activities Director
      Appendix F….Bus Manager, Bus Drivers
      Appendix G….Food Service Manager, Head Cook, Cooks
      Appendix H….Maintenance Supervisor, Custodians
      Appendix I……Secretaries, Secondary Teacher Assistants
      Appendix M….Elementary Teacher Assistants
      Appendix N…..Coaches/Advisors