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District Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. LINE OF AUTHORITY
    2. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
    3. PREFACE 
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. SECTION C: PHILOSOPHY / OBJECTIVES – PDF Download
    7. 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
    8. Framework For Teaching
      ……….Elementary Teacher Evaluation Form
      ……….Secondary Personnel Teacher Evaluation Form
      ……….Counselor’s Evaluation Form
      ……….Librarian Evaluation Form
      D11…Signature Page
  • SECTION E: STUDENT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM – PDF Download
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SECTION K: STUDENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – PDF Download
  • Section L: Title IX & Sexual HarassmentPDF Download
    L1….Policy
    L2….Title IX Grievance Procedure
    L7….Respondent’s Grievance Answer
  • Section M: Internet Acceptable Use and Access Policy – PDF Download
    M1….For Parents, Students, and Staff
  • Section N: Admission of Non-Resident Students – PDF Download
    N1….Assignment of Resident Students
  • SECTION P: DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN THE SCHOOLS – PDF Download
  • SECTION Q: REPORTING CHILD ABUSE – PDF Download
  • SECTION R: EMPLOYEE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK – PDF Download
  • SECTION S: MILITARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE – PDF Download
  • SECTION T: WELLNESS POLICY – PDF Download
  • SECTION U: NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION – LIMITATIONS AND TERMS – PDF Download
  • SECTION V: FRAUD POLICY – PDF Download
  • SECTION W: HIRING GUIDELINES – PDF Download
  • Statement on Evaluation of Coaches
  • 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
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