The policies adopted by the Board and the procedures and directives developed by the
superintendent to implement policies are designed to achieve an effective and efficient school
system. All Board members, employees, students and patrons are required to follow the Board
of Education's policies and the district's rules and procedures. The superintendent, administrators
and supervisors of the district are required to implement and enforce Board policies and
administrative procedures. Questions regarding the interpretation of a policy or procedure will
be directed to the superintendent and, if necessary, to the Board.
An essential job responsibility of the superintendent and administrative staff is to assist the Board
in timely review and revision of Board policies so that the policies support the best academic
practices, address district concerns and accurately guide the district's operations. The
superintendent is also responsible, with the assistance of the administrative staff, for developing
and implementing administrative procedures and forms to further carry out the directives in Board
The superintendent is directed to establish and maintain an orderly plan for preserving, codifying
and making accessible the policies of the Board and the administrative rules and procedures
necessary to their execution.
Accessibility shall extend at least to all employees of the district, to members of the Board and to
all citizens of the district. Policies adopted by the Board and administrative procedures and forms
approved by the superintendent will be included in an official Board policy manual and
administrative procedures and forms manual that will minimally be maintained at the central
office. Once adopted, the superintendent is directed to inform district staff about the Board
policies and administrative procedures and forms they are expected to use and follow, including
any changes to these documents. Board policies and related documents, including current versions
of district handbooks, will be posted on the district's website. Current copies of Board policies
and administrative procedures will also be available from the superintendent's office upon request.
Staff, student and parent/guardian handbooks may also be used for disseminating policies and
procedures to persons directly affected by them. All district handbooks, directives, guidance or
other information disseminated to parents, students, staff or patrons must accurately reflect, and
not contradict, the current applicable Board policies and administrative procedures.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Cross Refs: BDDL, Release of Information
BF, School Board Policy Process
KB, Public Information Program
Legal Refs: §§ 162.208, 171.011, RSMo.
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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