Brunswick School Department Policies

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A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS– This section contains policies on Brunswick’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations.
AC: Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action 
AC-R: Grievance Procedures for Persons with Disabilities
ACAA: Harassment & Sexual Harassment of Students 
ACAA-R: Student Nondiscrimination/Harassment Complaint Procedure 
ACAB: Harassment & Sexual Harassment of School Employees 
ACAB-R: Employee Discrimination & Harassment – Complaint Procedure 
ACAD: Hazing 
AD: Philosophy/Vision of the Brunswick Public Schools
ADA: School System Goals & Objectives 
ADAA: School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical & Responsible Behavior 
ADC: Tobacco Use and Possession
ADC-R: Tobacco Use and Possession-Administrative Procedure
ADF: Commitment to Maine’s Learning Results 

B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS– This section contains policies on how the school board is appointed or elected, how it is organized, how it conducts meetings, and how it operates. It includes bylaws and policies establishing the Board’s internal operating procedures.
BBA: Board Powers & Responsibilities

BBBAB: Student Liaison to the School Board
BCB: Board Member Conflict of Interest
BDB: Board Officers 
BDE: Board Committees 

BDE-R: Standing Committee Operating Procedures 
BEA: Board Member Use of Electronic Communication 
BEDB: Agenda 

BEDB-R: Agenda-Format 
BEDD: Rules of Procedure 
BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings 
BG: School Board Policy Process 
BG-R: Policy Adoption Process 
BH: Board Communications 
BHC: Board Communications with Staff 
BIA: New Board Member Orientation 
BIC: Board Member Freedom of Access Law
BIC-E: Certification of Completion of Freedom of Access Training

C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION– This section contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration, including the administrative aspect of special programs and systemwide reforms such as school- or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals. It also contains all phases of policy implementation (procedures or regulations).
CBC: Superintendent Powers and Responsibilities 
CBE: Superintendent’s Salary, Compensation, and Benefits 
CBI: Evaluation-Superintendent of Schools 
CBI-R: Evaluation-Superintendent of Schools 
CBI-E: Evaluation Form-Superintendent of Schools 

CE: Administrative Councils, Cabinets & Committees 

– This section contains policies on school finances and the management of funds (policies on financing of school construction & renovation are in SECTION F).

DB: Annual Budget
DBJ: Bidding/Purchasing Requirements
DFD: Gate Receipts and Admissions 
DBJ: Bidding/Purchasing Requirements
DJH: Purchasing and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct
DN: School Properties Disposition

E: SUPPORT SERVICES– This section contains policies on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.
EBAA: Chemical Hazards

EBAB: Hazardous Materials 
EBABA: Chemical Hygiene Policy 
EBABA-E1: Brunswick Junior High School Chemical Hygiene Plan (with Appendix A&B) 
EBABA-E2: Brunswick High School Chemical Hygiene Plan (with Appendix A&B) 
EBB: Workplace Safety 
EBCA: Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 
EBCC: Bomb Threats 
ECB: Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds 
ECB-R: Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds-Regulations 
ECB-E1: Annual Pest Management Notification 
EE: Transportation 
EEAEAA: Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers
EEAEC: Video Cameras on Transportation Vehicles 
EEAEC-R: Video Cameras on Transportation Vehicles-Procedures 
EEAEC-E1: Video Cameras on Transporation Vehicles-Letter to Parent
EEAEC-E2: Video Cameras on Transportation Vehicles-Warning Video Surveillance 
EEAEC-E3: Bus Video/Audio Tape Viewing Log 
EEAEC-E4: Request Form to View School Bus Video/Audio 
EEBB: Employee Use of Private Vehicles to Transport Students 
EEBB-R: Use of Private Vehicles on School Business-Procedures 
EEBB-E1: Employee Request to Use Personal Vehicle for School Business 
EEBB-E2: Personal Vehicle Checklist 
EEBB-E3: Parent/Guardian Permission 
EEBB-E4: Parent/Guardian Permission 
EF: Student Nutrition Policy for Food Services 

EF-R: Student Nutrition Policy – Regulations 
EFE: Competitive Food Sales-Sales of Foods in Competition with the School Food Service Program 
EGAD: Copyright Compliance 
EHB: Records Management 

F: FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT– This section contains policies on facility planning, financing, construction and renovation; it also includes temporary facilities and school closings.
FF: FF: Naming of Facilities 

G: PERSONNEL– This section contains policies on all school employees (except for Superintendent, see SECTION C). There are 3 divisions: the first has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; the second refers to instructional and administrative staff; and the last refers to support or classified staff.
GBA: Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action 
GBA-R: Affirmative Action Plan
GBEA: Staff Ethics/Conflict of Interest 

GBEB: Staff Conduct with Students 
GBEC: Drug-Free Workplace 
GBO: Leave for Family and Medical Reasons   
GBO-R: Leave for Family and Medical Reasons-Regulations 
GCBC: Professional Staff Supplementary Pay Plans/Overtime 
GCF: Professional Staff Hiring 
GCFA: Hiring of Instructional Staff 
GCFB: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff 
GCFB-R: Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff-Procedures 
GCFC: Professional Staff Certification and Credentialing Requirements
GCG: Substitute Teachers 
GCI: Personnel Development Policy 
GCL: Professional Staff Schedules and Calendars 
GCOA Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff
GCOC: Evaluation of Administrative Staff 
GCQC: Resignation of Brunswick School Department Employees 
GCS: Professional Research and Publishing 
GCSA: Employee Computer and Internet Use 
GCSA-R: Regulations for Employee Computer and Internet Use 
GCSA-E: Employee Computer and Internet Use-Memo/Acknowledgement

H: NEGOTIATIONSThis section contains policies relating to process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.

I: INSTRUCTIONThis section contains policies on instructional programs, including basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.
ICA: School Calendar

ICA-E: School Calendar (updated yearly
IGA: Curriculum Development and Adoption 
IGA-R Curriculum Development and Adoption Process 
IHBA: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) 
IHBAA: Referral/Pre-Referral of Students with Disabilities 
IHBAA-R: Referral Procedures and General Education Interventions 
IHBAC: Child Find 
IHBE: English as a Second Language 
IHBG: Home Schooling
IHBGA: Home Schooling-Participation in School Programs 
IHCDA: Post-Secondary Enrollment Options 
IIB: Guidelines for Class Size
IJJ: Selection and Adoption of Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials 
IJJ-R: Selection and Adoption of Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials-Regulations 
IJJ-E: Textbook/Core Instructional Material-Recommendation Review Form 
IJL: Library Materials Selection and Adoption 
IJL-R: Library Materials Selection and Adoption-Regulations 
IJND: Electronic Presence Policy 
IJND-R: Electronic Presence Guidelines-Regulations 
IJND-E1: Parent/Guardian Agreement to Publish Student Information/Photos/Student Work on the Brunswick School Department Electronic Presence and in Newspapers (PDF)
IJNDB: Student Computer Internet Use Online Safety
IJNDBA: Laptop Computer Use 
IJNDBA-R: Laptop Computer Use 
IJNDBA-E: Student Laptop Computer Home Use-Permission Form 
IJOA: Field Trips 
IJOA-R: Field Trip-Administrative Procedure 
IJOA-E: Field Trip Permission Form
IJOAA: Educational Field Trips Requiring Extended Travel 
IJOC: School Volunteers 
IKB: Homework Policy 
IKB-R: Homework Policy “Administrative Guidelines”-Reasons for Homework 
IKC: Class Rankings/Grade Point Averages 
IKC-R: Weighted Academic Averages for Brunswick High School 
IKE: Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students
IKF: Graduation Requirements 
IKF-R: Community Service Regulation 
IKF-E: Brunswick High School Community Service Log 
ILA: Student Assessment 
ILD: Educational Research-Student Submission to Surveys, Analyses, or Evaluations 
IMBB: Exemption from Required Instruction 
IMD: School Ceremonies and Observances 
IMG: Animals in School 
IMGA: Service Animals in School

J: STUDENTS – This section contains policies on admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.
JB: Equal Educational Opportunity 

JBA: Nondiscrimination of Students 
JCA: Assigning Students to Schools 
JE: Student Attendance 
JEA: Compulsory Attendance 
JFAA: Admission of Resident Students 
JFAB: Admission of Non-Resident Tuition Students 
JFABA: Enrollment of Non-Resident Children of School Employees 
JFABD: Admission of Homeless Students 
JFC: Dropout Prevention-Student Withdrawal from School 
JFCE: Use of Personal Electronic Devices 
JH: Student Absences and Excuses 
JHB: Truancy 
JHB-E1: Interim Notification to Superintendent-Form A 
JHB-E2: Truancy Referral Form-Form B 
JHB-E3: Student Unexcused Absence Record-Form C 
JIC: Code of Ethics and Student Conduct 

JICE: Student Publications 
JICH: Substance Use by Students
JICIA: Weapons, Violence and School Safety
JICK: Bullying
JICK-R: Bullying-Administrative Procedure 
JICK-E1: Bullying Report Form 
JICK E2: Bullying & Cyberbullying Responding Form 
JICK-E3: Bullying Documentation
JICK-E4: Bullying & Cyberbullying Flowchart 
JJE: Student Fundraising Activities 

JJE-E: Student Fundraising Activities-Form 
JJIAA: Private School Students-Access to Public School Co-Curricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities 
JJIAA-E1: Private School Student Application for Participation in Brunswick School Department Co-curricular Activitiess 
JJIAA-E2: Private School Student Application for Participation in Brunswick School Department Extracurricular Activities 
JJID: Student Physicals for School Athletics 
JJIF: Management of Concussions & Other Head Injuries
JJIF-E: Concussion Information Sheet 
JK: Student Discipline
JKAA: Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion 
JKAA-R: Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion 
JKAA-E: Incident Report 

JKD: Suspension of Students 
JKE: Expulsion of Students 
JKE-R: Expulsion Guidelines 
JKF: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities 
JKF-R: Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities-Administrative Procedure 
JL: Student Wellness
JLCB: Immunization of Students 
JLCC: Communicable/Infectious Diseases 
JLCD: Administering Medicines to Students
JLCDA: Medical Marijuana
JLDBG: Reintegration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities 
JLF: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect 
JRA: Student Records & Information 
JRA-R: Student Education Records and Information-Administrative Procedure 
JRA-E: Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights (FERPA)

K: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY AND HOME RELATIONS – This section contains policies on parent and community involvement in schools, plus statements on public sector relations with the school district (except for policies concerning education agencies).
KA: Classroom Observation Policy

KA-R: Administrative Procedures for Formal Classroom Observation
KA-E1: Parent/Provider Request for Classroom Observation
KBF: Parent Involvement in Title I 

KBF-R: Brunswick Parent Involvement in Title I 
KDB: Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of Access
DC: School-Sponsored Recording of Events in Brunswick Schools 
KDDB: Sports and Special Events Media Coverage 
KF: Community Use of School Facilities 
KHB: Paid Advertising 
KHC: Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials 
KLK: Relations with Local Government Authorities

L: EDUCATION AND AGENCY RELATIONS – This section contains policies on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies, including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies.