This policy manual contains the policies of the board of directors of the West Central Valley Community School District. Policy development is a dynamic, ongoing process. New problems, issues and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones. The use of a loose-leaf manual is to make it easier to keep the policy manual up-to-date.
Each person holding a copy of this manual has a duty to keep the loose-leaf manual current as new and revised policies are distributed by the superintendent’s office.
How To Use This Policy Manual
The West Central Valley Community School District operates according to policies established by its board of directors. The board develops policies after careful deliberation and the school administration implements them through specific regulations and procedures. The board reviews and evaluates its policies and makes revisions as necessary.
The manual is organized according to a numeric codification system. There are nine major classifications bearing a numeric Section Code:
- 100 School District
- 200 Board of Directors
- 300 Administration
- 400 Personnel
- 500 Students
- 600 Education Program
- 700 Noninstructional Operations and Business Services
- 800 Buildings and Sites
- 900 School District - Community Relations
Sub-classifications under each numeric Section are based on a logical sequence and coded by the sub-classification numeric code.
The index pages that follow each tab present the policies included in that section. These index pages serve as a table of contents for each Section.
How To Find A Policy
Review the nine Series and determine which section the policy may be in. By turning to that Series, you can review the table of contents to determine whether the policy is included. If the policy is included, you can turn to the policy by finding the correct code number in the upper right hand corner of the policy.
How To Read The Signs And Symbols
A variety of signs and symbols are used in concert with the numeric codification system. These are explained below:
- -R This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an administrative regulation rather than board policy.
- -E This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an exhibit rather than board policy.
- Legal Reference - This sign indicates the legal references. They tell the user where the user may find the statutes, case law, attorney general opinions, or administrative rules that give authority to a policy.
- Cross Reference - Many policies in the manual relate to other policies in the manual. Cross references are provided to assist the user in finding all of the related policies.
Inquiries about the policies included in this manual may be directed to the board members or to the Superintendent by telephone at (515) 523-2187 or by writing the school district at West Central Valley Community School District, 3299 White Pole Rd., Stuart, IA 50250.
100 Table of Contents 100 Legal Status of the School District 101 Educational Philosophy of the School District . . .
200 Table of Contents 200 Statement of Guiding Principles 201 General Organization 201.1 . . .
300 Table of Contents 301 Administrative Structure 301.1 Administrative Personnel 301.2 . . .
400 Table of Contents 400 Principles of Employment 400.1 Statement of Guiding Principles 400.2 . . .
500 Table of Contents 501 Student Attendance 501.1 Resident Students 501.2 Nonresident Students . . .
600 Table of Contents 600 Goals and Objectives of the Education Program (I & II) 601 General Organization . . .
700 Table of Contents 700 Purpose of Noninstructional and Business Services 701 Financial Accounting System . . .
800 Table of Contents 800 Objectives of Buildings and Sites 801 Site Acquisition and Building Construction 801.1 . . .