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Table of Contents

Section 1 School District Organization

Section 2 School Board

2:10 School District Governance

2:20 School Board: Powers & Duties of the School;Indemnification

2:30 School Board: School District Elections

2:40 Board Member Qualifications

2:50 Board Member Term of Office

2:60 Board Member Removal from Office

2:70 School Board: Vacancies on the Board-Filling Vacancies

2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct

2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest

2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban

2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers

2:120 Board Member Development

2:125 School Board: Board Member Expenses

2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship

2:140 Communications To and From the Board

2:150 Committees

2:160 School Board Attorney

2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services

2:200 School Board: Types of School Board Meetings

2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting

2:220 School Board: School Board Meeting Procedure

2:230 Public Participation at School Board Meetings and Petitions to the Board

2:240 Board Policy Development

2:250 School Board: Access to District Public Records

2:260 School Board: Uniform Grievance Procedure

Section 3 General School Administration

Section 4 Operational Services

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management

4:15 Identity Theft

4:20 Operational Services-Fund Balances

4:30 Operational Services-Revenue & Investments

4:40 Incurring Debt

4:45 Operational Services-Insufficient Fund Checks & Debt Recovery

4:50 Operational Services-Payment Procedures

4:55 Operational Services-Use of Credit & Procurement Cards

4:60 Operational Services-Purchases & Contracts

4:70 Resource Conservation

4:80 Operational Services-Accounting & Audits

4:90 Activity Funds

4:100 Insurance Management

4:110 Transportation

4:120 Operational Services-Food Services

4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services

4:140 Operational Services: Waiver of Student Fees

4:150 Facility Management and Building Programs

4:160 Operational Services-Environmental Quality of Buildings & Grounds

4:170 Operational Services: Safety

4:175 Operational Services-Convicted Child Sex Offender;Screening;Notifications

4:180 Operational Services-Pandemic Preparedness

Section 5 General Personnel

5:10 General Personnel-Equal Employment Opportunity & Minority Recruitment

5:20 General Personnel-Workplace Harassment Prohibited

5:30 General Personnel:Hiring Process and Criteria

5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act

5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

5:50 Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace;Tobacco Prohibition

5:60 General Personnel- Expenses

5:70 Religious Holidays

5:90 General Personnel-Abused & Neglected Child Reporting

5:100 General Personnel: Staff Development Program

5:110 General Personnel-Recognition for Service

5:120 General Personnel-Ethics & Conduct

5:125 General Personnel-Personal Technology & Social Media: Usage & Conduct

5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information

5:140 General Personnel- Solicitations By or From Staff

5:150 Personnel Records

5:170 General Personnel-Copyright

5:180 General Personnel-Temporary Illness ot Temporary Incapacity

5:185 General Personnel: Family & Medical Leave

5:190 Professional Personnel-Teacher Qualifications

5:200 Professional Personnel-Terms and Conditions of Employment & Dismissal

5:210 Professional Personnel- Resignations

5:220 Substitute Teachers

5:230 Professional Personnel- Maintaining Student Discipline

5:240 Professional Personnel-Suspension

5:250 Professional Personnel- Leaves of Absence

5:260 Professional Personnel-Student Teachers

5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment

5:280 ESP-Duties & Qualifications

5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

5:290 ESP-Employment Termination & Suspensions

5:300 ESP-Schedules & Employment Year

5:310 Compensatory Time-Off

5:320 ESP-Evaluation

5:330 ESP-Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves

Section 6 Instruction

Section 7 Students

7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities

7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights

7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

7:30 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer

7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students

7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools

7:60 Residence

7:70 Attendance and Truancy

7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance

7:90 Release During School Hours

7:100 Students: Health, Eye & Dental Exams; Immunizations; & Exclusion of Students

7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities

7:140 Students: Search & Seizure

7:160 Student Appearance

7:170 Vandalism

7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

7:190 Student Behavior (Formerly Student Discipline)

7:200 Student Suspension

7:210 Student Expulsion Procedures

7:220 Bus Conduct

7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities

7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities

7:250 Student Support Services

7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity

7:270 Administering Medicines to Students

7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment

7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

7:285 Food Allergy Management Program

7:290 Students: Suicide & Depression Awareness and Prevention

7:300 Students: Extracurricular Athletics

7:305 Students:Student Athlete Concussions & Head Injuries

7:310 Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material

7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities

7:340 Student Records

Section 8 Community Relations

The Pennoyer School District #79 Board of Education works with the Illinois Association of School Board's Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS) for updated policy information. The policies of the Board of Education guide the Board and the Community in the work of organizing, maintaining, and providing an education for the children. All Board Policies are available in paper copies at the main school office, and they are available online through this web portal. Please contact the superintendent's office with any questions about Board Policy. The Board welcomes community input!