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Newport Policies and Procedures


Section A contains policies on the District'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.


Section B contains policies, on the School Board - how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board's internal operating procedures.


Section C contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration -- including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school- or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators -- (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are properly referenced and found in the appendix. 


Section D contains policies on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.


Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.


Section G contains policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.


Section I contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.


Section J contains policies on students – admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.


Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section, too.





*Policy descriptions used with permission from New Hampshire School Board Association.