P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800     540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:   April 18, 2016     

 

INFORMATION ITEM

SUBJECT

Policy Revisions

RATIONALE

The attached proposed policy revisions are recommended by the administration. 

 

BBFA   Conflict of Interests and Disclosure of Economic Interests

            Policy updated to reflect revisions to the State and Local

             Government Conflict of Interests Act by HB 2070 which went into

             effect on January 1, 2016.  Allows Board members to seek written

             opinions from local Commonwealth’s attorney, local county

             attorney, or the Council.

 

CLA     Reporting Acts of Violence and Substance Abuse

            Policy updated to reflect the evolution of the Safe and Drug-Free

             Schools and Communities Act.

 

GCBE  Family and Medical Leave

             Footnote emphasizing the connection between this policy and

             Policy GCQA Non-school Employment by Staff Members added.

             Legal References and Cross References updated.  Links to some

             forms included in the Attachments updated.

 

IIAA     Textbook Selection, Adoption and  Purchase

            Policy updated to reflect Legal References.  Outlines process for

             School Board to approve textbooks.

 

IKF       Standards of Learning Tests and Graduation Requirements

            Policy updated to reflect amendments to 8 VAC 20-131-110

             and new optional policy IKFD Alternative Paths to Attaining

             Standard Units of Credit.

 

IKH      Retaking SOL Assessments

            Policy revised to reflect amendment of 8 VAC 20-131-110.

            Legal References updated.

 

JBA     Section 504 Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint                        Procedures

             Policy reviewed as part of routine 5-year review and updated to  

             reflect current OCR interpretation, enforcement and guidance. 

 

JEG     Exclusions and Exemption from School Attendance

            Gives oversight to superintendent/designee for written requests

            from parents for their child to start school a year later even if they

            have reached the age requirement for starting school.

 

JGD/JGE  Student Suspension/Expulsion

             Reference to the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994                   removed to reflect evolution of federal education laws.  

 

JGE      Make-up Work During Absences

             Text added to state make-up work is not available for

             performance-based classes and labs.

 

JGE-R  Guidelines for Make-up Work During Absences

             No change to this policy.  Only provided as a cross-reference

             for Policy JGE.

 

JHCH   School Meals and Snacks

             Policy updated to reflect BOE Resolution to Implement an

             Amendment to § 22.1-207.4 of the Code of Virginia, Nutritional

             Guidelines for Competitive Foods—School-sponsored Fundraisers

             (December 4, 2015).

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

As noted on policy.

STAFF CONTACTS

Eugene Kotulka and/or administration

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

These policies are provided as an information item this month and will be considered for approval at the May meeting.

 

 

Attached:        

BBFA   Conflict of Interests and Disclosure of Economic Interests

CLA      Reporting Acts of Violence and Substance Abuse

GCBE   Family and Medical Leave

IIAA      Textbook Selection, Adoption and  Purchase

IKF       Standards of Learning Tests and Graduation Requirements

IKH       Retaking SOL Assessments

JBA      Section 504 Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures

JEG      Exclusions and Exemption from School Attendance

JGD/JGE  Student Suspension/Expulsion

JGE      Make-up Work During Absences

JGE-R  Guidelines for Make-up Work During Absences

JHCH   School Meals and Snacks