P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800    540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:   April 16, 2018          

 

INFORMATION ITEM

SUBJECT

Policy Revisions

RATIONALE

The attached proposed policy revisions are recommended by the administration. 

 

Editorial/Cross Reference/Legal Reference Updates:

AA       School Division Legal Status

AC       Nondiscrimination

AD       Educational Philosophy

CBD    Superintendent’s Contract, Compensation and Benefits

EA       Support Services

EBA     Building and Grounds Inspection - Policy deleted     

EBAZ  Safety:  Hazard Communication Program – Policy deleted      

EEAB  School Bus Scheduling and Routing

GCBB  Supplementary Pay

GCL     Professional Staff Development

GCPB  Resignation of Staff Members

IIAE     Innovative or Experimental Programs

IIBD     School Libraries/Media Centers

IGBE   Remedial and Summer Instruction Program

LC-F    Charter School Application Addendum

LI         Relations with Education Accreditation Agencies

                                               

 

Content changes:

CBG    Evaluation of the Superintendent

            Policy and Legal Reference updated.  Text added stating  

            evaluation must include areas of strengths and weaknesses   

            and recommendations for professional activities. 

 

EB       School Crisis, Emergency Management and Medical  

            Emergency Response Plan

            Policy updated to reflect amendment of 8 VAC 20-131-260.

            Text deleted requiring each school to maintain records of   

            inspections done by health and fire departments.  This text  

            is included in Policy EC.  Text added providing written

            procedures to follow for allergic reactions, referencing Policy

           JHCD.

 

EBCB  Safety Drills

            Policy updated to reflect revision of 8 VAC 20-131-260.

            Legal Reference updated.  Text added stating evacuation

            routes for students are posted in each room. 

 

EC       Buildings and Grounds Management and Maintenance

            Policy, Legal References and Cross References updated.       

            Text in second paragraph of this policy was originally in

            Policy EB, referencing inspection records be maintained.   

 

GCB    Professional Staff Contracts

            Policy and Legal References updated to reflect adoption of 8   

            VAC 20-441-10 et seq. and repeal of 8 VAC 20-440-10 et

            seq.  Text added stating extra-curricular contracts are in a   

            form permitted by the Board of Education and are not

            connected to primary contract. 

 

GCN    Evaluation of Professional Staff

            Policy and Legal References updated.  Text added stating

            teacher evaluations include regular observation and

            evidence that instruction is aligned with curriculum. 

            Evaluation include areas of strengths and weaknesses and

            recommendations of professional activities. 

 

GDD-R Teacher Assistant – Employment Qualifications

            Requirements for teacher assistants changed. 

 

GDQ    School Bus Drivers

            Policy and Legal References updated.

 

IKF      The Virginia Assessment Program and Graduation    

            Requirements

            Policy renamed. Policy, Legal References and Cross

            References updated to reflect amendment of BOE    

            regulations.

 

IKFD    Alternative Paths to Attaining Standard Units of Credit

            New Policy that outlines how our students can receive credit   

            for coursework with fewer than 140 hours of instruction. 

            This would apply to students at Turning Point, in online

            course, independent study, internships, and mentorships.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

As noted on policy.

STAFF CONTACTS

Eugene Kotulka and/or administration

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

Policies will be presented for approval at the May meeting.

 

Attached:

 

AA                    School Division Legal Status

AC                   Nondiscrimination

AD                   Educational Philosophy

CBD                 Superintendent’s Contract, Compensation and Benefits

CBG                 Evaluation of the Superintendent

EA                    Support Services

EB                    School Crisis, Emergency Management and Medical   

EBA                 Building and Grounds Inspection - Policy deleted          

EBAZ               Safety:  Hazard Communication Program    

EBCB               Safety Drills   

EC                   Buildings and Grounds Management and Maintenance

EEAB               School Bus Scheduling and Routing

GCB                 Professional Staff Contracts

GCBB               Supplementary Pay

GCL                 Professional Staff Development

GCN                 Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCPB               Resignation of Staff Members

GDD-R             Teacher Assistant – Employment Qualifications

GDQ                School Bus Drivers

IIAE                  Innovative or Experimental Programs

IIBD                 School Libraries/Media Centers

IGBE                Remedial and Summer Instruction Program

IKF                   The Virginia Assessment Program and Graduation Requirements

IKFD                Alternative Paths to Attaining Standard Units of Credit

LC-F                 Charter School Application Addendum

LI                     Relations with Education Accreditation Agencies