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209.1 Development of Policy

The board has jurisdiction to legislate policy for the school district. Board policy provides the general direction as to what the board wishes to accomplish and why it wishes to accomplish it while allowing the administration and staff the professional prerogative to implement board policy where appropriate. 


The written policy statements contained in this manual provide guidelines and goals to the citizens, administration, employees and students in the school district community.  The policy statements are the basis for the formulation of regulations by the administration.  The board will determine the effectiveness of the policy statements by evaluating periodic reports from the administration.  


Policy statements may be proposed by a board member, administrator, employee, student or member of the school district community.  Proposed policy statements or ideas will be submitted to the superintendent's office for possible placement on the board agenda.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to bring these proposals to the attention of the board. 







Legal Reference:    Iowa Code §§ 274.1; 279.8; 280.12.  

                              281 I.A.C. 12.3(2).  


Cross Reference:    101 Educational Philosophy of the School District 

                              200.2 Powers of the Board of Directors 

                              200.3 Responsibilities of the Board of Directors 

                              209 Board of Directors' Management Procedures 


Approved   11-18-02    Reviewed   4-18-05, 2-20-06, 2-21-11, 05-18-15     Revised 7-22-19