Board Policies

One of the School Committee's areas of responsibilities includes the development and approval of policies that guide all district operations.  The SAU 23 Committee's considers parent and staff feedback, the law, and guidance of administrators in the process of policy development, and often considers policy drafts during two or three meetings before approving a policy.

Section B - Board Governance & Foundation

BA Board Operational Goals

BAA Evaluation of Board Operational Procedures

BB Board Legal Status

BBA School Board Powers and Duties

BBAA Board Member Authority

BBB Term of Office

BBBA Board Member Qualifications

BBBC Board Member Resignation

BBBD Board Member Removal from Office

BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment

BBBH SAU #23 ByLaws

BCA School Board Member Ethics

BCB Board Member Conflicts of Interest

BDA Board Organizational Meeting

BDB Board Officers

BDD Board  Superintendent Relations 

BDF School Board Advisory Committees

BDG School Attorney

BDH Consultants

BEA Regular Meetings

BEB Special Meetings

BEC Non-Public Sessions

BEDB Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

BEDC Quorum

BEDD Rules of Order

BEDF Voting Method

BEDG Minutes

BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings

BEDI News Media Services at Board Meetings

BF School Board Work Sessions

BFE Administration in Policy Absence 

BG Board Policy Development

BGA Policy Development System

BGB Policy Adoption

BGC Policy Revision and Review

BGD Board Review of Administrative Rules 

BGE Policy Communication Feedback/Dissemination

BGF Suspension/Repeal of Policies

BHC BoardStaff Communications 

BHE School Board Use of Email

BHE-R Email Retention Policy

BIA New Board Member Orientation

BIB Board Member Development Opportunities

BIBA Board Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops

BID Payment for Services Rendered by School District Officers

BIDR Compensation and Expenses

BIE Board Member Indemnification

BJ Board Legislative Involvement

BK School Board Memberships

BKA Liaison with School Board’s Association 

Section E - Support Services

EA Support Services Goals 

EB Safety Program 

EBA Building and Grounds Inspections 

EBAA Reporting of Hazards 

EBAB Hazardous Material

EBBB Accident Reports

EBBBF Initial Accident Report Form  

EBBC First Aid 

EBBCR First Aid Procedures

EBBCE First Aid Directions 

EBC Emergency Plans 

EBCF Emergency Plans Checklist

EBCB Fire Drills 

EBCC Bomb Threats 

EBCD Emergency Closing

EBCD-R Activity/Sports Cancellation  

EBCDA Delayed Opening 

EC Buildings and Grounds Management 

ECA Buildings and Grounds Security

ECA-F Release of Liability 

ECAB Access to Buildings 

ECAC Vandalism 

ECB Buildings and Grounds Maintenance

ECBR Buildings and Grounds Maintenance –Repairs

ECC Building and Grounds Records and Reports 

ECE Traffic and Parking Controls 

ECEA Off Highway Recreational Vehicles 

ECF Energy and Water Conservation 

ECFR Energy Conservation-Operational Procedures

ECG Heating 

ECH Indoor Air Quality

ED Equipment and Supplies Management

EDB Equipment Maintenance 

EDC Authorized Use of School Owned Materials and Equipment

EDCB Acceptable Use Policy

EDCB-A Faculty/Staff Acceptable Use Policy

EDCB-F Student Acceptable Use Form

EE Student Transportation Management 

EEA Student Transportation Services 

EEAC School Bus Scheduling (Parent Request)

EEAE School Bus Safety Program 

EEAEA Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing for Bus Drivers

EEAEAF School Bus Safety Program 

EEAEB School Bus Maintenance 

EEAF Special Use of School Buses 

EEAI Student Transportation Records and Reports 

EEBA School Owned Vehicles 

EEBB Use of Private Vehicles on School Business 

EEBD Business and Personnel Transportation Records and Reports 

EF Food Services Management 

EFC Free and Reduced Price Lunch Policy 

EFE Vending Machines

EFG Lunch Charge Policy (Haverhill)

EFH Sanitation Inspections 

EFI Food Service Records and Reports

EGAD Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials 

EH Data Management

EHAA Computer Security, E-Mail and Internet Communications

EHAB Data Governance and Security 

EHB Data/Records Retention

EHB-R     Local Records Retention Schedule

WITHDRAWN - Data/Records Retention Appendix

EI Risk Management 

EIA Property Insurance 

EIB Liability Insurance 

Section G - Personnel  

GA Personnel Policies Goals 

GBA Equal Opportunity Employment

GBAA Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence 

GBB Staff Involvement in Decision Making 

GBBA Open Shop Policy

GBBA/B/C-R SAU #23 Employees 


GBCD Background Investigation & Criminal Records Check

GBD Board-Staff Communications

GBE Staff Responsibilities 

GBER Staff Responsibilities

GBEA Staff Ethics

GBEAA Nepotism

GBEB Staff Conduct

GBEBA Staff-Student Conduct and Boundaries

GBEBB Staff-Student Relations

GBEBC Staff Gifts and Solicitation 

GBEC Alcohol and DrugFree Workplace 

GBEF School Internet Access for Staff

GBEF-F Internet Acceptable Use for Staff Signature Sheet

GBF Staff Funds Management

GBG Staff Protection

GBGA Staff Health 

GBH Staff Participation in Community Activities 

GBI Staff Participation in Political Activities 

GBJ Personnel Records 

GBK-R Staff Complaints and Grievances 

GBKF Staff Complaint Form 

GCA Professional & Support Staff Positions 

GCAR Professional Staff Position Responsibilities and Duties of a Teacher 

GCB Professional Staff Contracts

GCCAC Maternity Leave

GCBDB Jury Duty 

GCCAD Military Leave

GCCBC Family and Medical Leave Act

GCCBD Workers Compensation 

GCE Professional Staff Recruiting

GCF Professional Staff Hiring 

GCG Part time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment 

GCGR Arrangement for Professional Staff Substitutes 

GCH Professional Staff Orientation

GCI Professional Staff Development

GCID Professional Staff Activities 

GCK Professional Staff Assignments & Transfers 

GCL Professional Staff Time Schedule 

GCMC Staff Workload and Meetings

GCMD Professional Staff Extra Duty

GCNA Supervision of Professional Staff 

GCO Teacher Evaluation Procedure 

GCP Professional and Support Staff-Promotion/Demotion 

GCQ Professional Staff Termination of Employment 

GCQA Reduction in Force 

GCQC Resignation of Professional Staff Member 

GCQE Retirement of Professional Staff Members 

GCR Non-school Employment by Staff Members 

GCRC Consulting 

GCRD Tutoring for Pay 

GCS Professional Research and Publishing 

GCT Exchange Teaching 

GCU Professional Organizations 

GD Support Staff 

GDB Support Staff Letters of Agreement

GDBD Health Insurance for Retired Employees 

GDE Support Staff Recruiting 

GDF Support Staff Hiring 

GDG Part-time and Substitute Support Staff Employment

GDGA Hiring and Evaluation of Coaches

GDGB Rate of Pay for Support Staff Substitutes 

GDH Support Staff Orientation 

GDI Support Staff Probation 

GDJ Support Staff Assignment and Transfers 

GDK Support Staff Time Schedules 

GDM Support Staff Development Opportunities 

GDN Supervision of Support Staff 

GDO Evaluation of Support Staff 

GDQ Support Staff Termination of Employment 

GDQB Resignation of Support Staff Members 

Section I - Instruction

IA Curriculum Philosophy and Mission Statement

IAB Video and Audio Recording in School Classrooms

IB Academic Freedom 

IC School Year/School Calendar 

IF Instructional Approach

IFA Instructional Needs of Each Individual Child (PVS only)

Instructional Needs of Each Individual Child (BVS, HCSD & WVS - Adopted)  

IGA Curriculum Development 

IGA-R Curriculum Goals & Objectives

IGAJ Driver Education 

IGC Pilot Projects & Evaluation

IGD Curriculum Adoption 

IGE Curriculum Guides and Course Outlines 

IHAD Occupational Education 

IHAE Physical Education

IHAK Character & Citizenship

IHAM Health Education and Exemption from Instruction (BVS, HCSD, WVS)

IHAM Health Education and Exemption from Instruction (PVS only)

IHAM-R  Health Education and Exemption - Opt. Out (BVS, HCSD, WVS)

IHAM-R Health Ed. Opt. Out (PVS only) 

IHAMA Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco 

IHAMB Family Life and Sex Education 

IHAMB-R Family Life and Sex Education Regulations 

IHAR Moral/Ethical Education 

IHBA Programs for Pupils with Disabilities

IHBB Gifted & Talented IHBB-R Gifted & Talented Program Description

IHBLA Pregnant and Married Students 

IHBF Homebound Education Instruction for Hospitalized Students 

IHBG Home Education Instruction

IHBG-R Administrative Procedure to Accompany Policy IHBG For Home Education

   Participation in Haverhill Cooperative School District Activities

IHBH Extended Learning Opportunities

IHBH-R Extended Learning Opportunities Procedures

IHBBA Limited English Proficiency Instruction

IHBBA –F Parent Notification Form

IHBBA-R Compliance Plan for English Language Learners

IHCA Summer School Credit 

IHCD Advanced Placement Courses 

IHCF Correspondence Courses 

IIA Grouping for Instruction 

IIB Class Size

III Independent Study 

IIJ Individual Help

IJ Selection of Instructional Materials 

IJJ Textbook Selection and Adoption 

IJK Supplementary Material Selection and Adoption 

IJL Library Materials Selection Adoption 

IJL-R Library Materials Selection Adoption –Book Selection Criteria & Procedures

IJM Special Interest Materials and Adoption 

IJNDB Student Computer and Internet Use

IJNDB-R Student Computer and Internet Rules

IJO Community Resources 

IJOA Field Trips and Excursions 

IJOA-R Request for Education Field Trip

IJOAA Field Trip Insurance Considerations

IJOAA-F School Activities Volunteer Consent & Release Form

IJOAA-R Field Trips and Excursions

IJOB Community Resource Persons

IJOC School Volunteers

IJOC-F Volunteer Approval Form

IK Academic Achievement 

IKA Grading System 

IKAA Final Examinations 

IKAB Student Progress Reports to Parents 

IKACA Parent Conferences 

IKACB Student Conferences 

IKB Homework 

IKBR Homework Guidelines

IKC Class Rank 

IKE Student Placement Promotion and Retention of Students 

IKEA Acceleration 

IKF High School Graduation Policy 

IKFA Early Graduation Policy 

IKFB Graduation of Handicapped Students 

IL Special Education Evaluations Policy

IL-R Determination of a Specific Learning Disability

ILA Test Selection and Adoption 

ILB Use and Dissemination of Test Results

ILBA Assessment of Educational Programs

ILBAA School Graduation Competencies 

ILC Evaluation of Instructional Programs (also AFE) 

IMA Teaching Methods 

IMB Teaching About Controversial Issues

IMBA Online or Virtual Education

IMBB High School Credit 7th and 8th Grade Coursework

IMBC Alternative Credit Options

IMC Controversial Speakers 

IMD School Ceremonies and Observances 

IMDA Patriotic Exercises 

IME Assemblies 

IMF School Fairs 

IMG Animals in School

IMG-R Service Animals in SAU #23

IMG-F Service Animal Registration Form 

IMH Class Interruptions 

Section J - Students

JA Student Policies Goals 

JB Equal Educational Opportunities

JBAA Sexual Harassment - Students

JBAB Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students

JBAB-R Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students Procedure

JCA Change of School or Assignment- Best Interests and Manifest Hardship 

JD School Census 

JEB Entrance Age

JEC Manifest Educational Hardship - Haverhill 

JFAA Admission of Resident Students 

JFAA-F Residency Statement

JFAA-R Admission of Postsecondary Students 

JFAB Admission of Nonresident and Tuition Students

JFAB-R Admission of Children of Non-Resident Professional Staff 

JFABA Exchange Programs – Haverhill

JFABD Admission of Homeless Students

JFB JFB - High Tuition Policy (PVS only) 

High School Tuition Policy – Warren  

JFC Student Withdrawal from School 

JG Assignment of Students to Classes 

JH Attendance, Absenteeism & Truancy

JH-R Woodsville High School Attendance Policy

JH-F Released Time Parent Request Form

JHAC Teaching About Religion 

JHB Truancy 

JHBB Student Attendance Accounting

JHC Student Dismissal Precautions 

JHC-A Released Time for Students (College Visitation – Haverhill)

JI Student Rights and Responsibilities

JIB Student Involvement in Decision Making

JIC Student Conduct 

JICA Student Dress Code 

JICB Care of School Property by Students 

JICC Student Conduct on School Buses 

JICC-R Bus Rules and Regulations

JICD Student Discipline and Due Process

JICDAA Staff Student Relations 

JICE Student Publications 

JICFA Anti-Hazing 

JICG Tobacco/Nicotine Products Ban

JICH Student Alcohol Use/Drug Abuse 

JICH-R Student Alcohol Use/Drug Abuse Regulations 

JICI Weapons on School Property

JICL Internet Access for Students

JICL-R Internet Use Procedures for Students

JICK Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention - Bullying

JIE Pregnant and Married Students 

JIH Student Searches and Their Property

JIHD Student Interviews (BVS.HCSD.WVS) 

JIHD Student Interviews (PVS only) 

JII Student Complaints and Grievances 

JIJ Student Demonstrations and Strikes

JJ Sports and Extracurricular Participation Policy

JJA Student Activities & Organization

JJB Student Social Events

JJBA Student Government 

JJC Student Performances

JJE Student Fund Raising Activities

JJF Student Activities Funds Management

JJG Contests for Students

JJIA Intramural Athletics 

JJIB Interscholastic Athletics – Haverhill & Piermont

JK Student Discipline

JK-R Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities

JKA Corporal Punishment

JKAA Use of Child Restraint & Seclusion

JKAA-R Procedures on Use of Child Restraint & Seclusion

JKB Detention of Students 

JKD Suspension and Expulsion 

JKD-R Student Suspension and Expulsion

JKDA Suspension from School and Make-up Work 

JKDB In School Suspension 

JLA Student Insurance Program

JLA-R Interscholastic Athletics Student Accident Insurance

JLC Student Health Services and Requirements 

JLCA Physical Examination of Students 

JLCB Immunization of Students 

JLCC Chronic Infectious   Disease 

JLC-R Management of Body Fluids 

JLCCA Pediculosis (Head Lice) 

JLCD Administering Medicines to Students 

JLCD-R Administering Medicines to Students - Guidelines 

JLCD-F Administering Medicines to Students – Parental Request Form

JLCDA Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor 

JLCDA-F Consent for Emergency Treatment Form

JLCDB Student Accidents and Accident Reports

JLCE Emergency Care and First Aid

JLCF Wellness Policy

JLCJ Concussions & Head Injury

JLCK Special Physical Health Needs of Students

JLD Guidance Program

JLDBA Behavior Management and Intervention (HCSD / WVS only)

JLDBB Suicide Prevention and Response

JLF Reporting Child Abuse

JLI School Safety and Administrative Procedure 

JLIA Supervision of Students 

JLIAA Chaperones 

JLIE Student Automobile Use 

JM Student Awards and Scholarships

JO Employment of Students 

JP Student Gifts and Solicitation 

JQ Student Charges 

JRA Student Records and Access

JRA-R Student Records Definitions

SAU #23 Safety Policy