School Board Policies

Policy numbers starting with 100

Policy #102 - Equal Educational Opportunity

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district.

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Section 504

Purpose:

It is the policy of the Hinckley/Finlayson Schools not to discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

 

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Policy #103 - Indian Children

Purpose:

It is the philosophy and policy of the Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools that it is dedicated to democratic practices and believes every individual must be given the opportunity to be educated to the maximum of their ability within the financial limitations of the school district. All children are provided equal opportunity to participate in all school programs and activities.

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Policy #104 - Discipline Policy

Purpose of Policy

The Purpose of this policy is to ensure that students are aware of and comply with the Hinckley-Finlayson School District’s expectations for student conduct. Student compliance will enhance the school district’s ability to maintain discipline and ensure that there is no interference with the educational process. Hinckley-Finlayson School District will take appropriate disciplinary action when students fail to adhere to the Code of Student Conduct established by this policy.

 

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Policy #105 - Disproportionate Enrollment

PURPOSE

 

  1. Counseling Materials: The purpose of this policy is to identify a procedure, tools and staff responsible to regularly evaluate whether District, counselor, or teacher-developed promotional materials create or perpetuate stereotypes or limitations based on race, color, national origin, sex or disability.


2. Disproportionate Enrollment: The District shall evaluate whether the disproportionate enrollment is the result of discrimination, address instances of disproportionate enrollment and take steps to encourage nontraditional participation and equity with respect to race, sex and disability.

 

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Policy #106 - Grievance Procedures

Purpose:

 

The following grievance procedure applies to claims of sex, disability, and racial discrimination

 

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Policy numbers starting with 200

Policy #205 - Open Meeting

PURPOSE

 

  1. The school board embraces the philosophy of openness in the conduct of its business, in the belief that openness produces better programs, more efficiency in administration of programs, and an organization more responsive to public interest and less susceptible to private interest.  The school board shall conduct its business under a presumption of openness.  At the same time, the school board recognizes and respects the privacy rights of individuals as provided by law.  The school board also recognizes that there are certain exceptions to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law as recognized in statute where it has been determined that, in limited circumstances, the public interest is best served by closing a meeting of the school board.
  2. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to assure the rights of the public to be present at school board meetings, while also protecting the individual’s rights to privacy under law, and to close meetings when the public interest so requires as recognized by law.

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Policy #206 - Public Participation at Board Meetings

Purpose:

The Board desires citizens of the district to attend its sessions so that they may become better acquainted with the schools and so that the Board may have the opportunity to hear the wishes and ideas of the public.
Citizens are reminded that school board meetings are open to the public to attend but not to actively participate in.  Public participation at school board meetings must fall within the parameters listed below. In order to promote transparency and open communication, all regular board meetings will be broadcast via electronic means that will be communicated to the public. Electronic streaming of the meetings will be dependent on availability of technology. Citizens are encouraged to view meetings when they cannot attend in person.

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Policy #209 - School Board Code of Ethics

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to assist school board members in recognizing the role of individual school board members and the contribution that each must make to develop an effective and responsible school board.

 

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Policy #210 - Conflict of Interest

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district.

 

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Policy #213 - School Board Committees

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide for the structure and the operation of committees or subcommittees of the school board.

 

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Policy #214 - Out of State Travel Board Members

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to control out-of-state travel by school board members as required by law.

 

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Policy #215 - Board Member Orientation

Purpose 

The purpose of this policy is to encourage members of the school board to participate in training and professional development activities, in order to maintain a well informed school board.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 300

Policy #308 - Support Staff Agreement

The Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools Support Staff Personnel Policies manual is a handbook provided to all support staff employees and contains the employer’s policies and procedures.  The employer’s policies and procedures are subject to change with or without notice.

The Support Staff Personnel Policies manual does not constitute a contract of employment, nor does anything in this manual alter your at-will employment relationship with the school district.

Both the employer and employee have the right to terminate employment with or without cause, consistent with the concept of at-will employment

 

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Policy #309 - Coaching Handbook

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that athletics at Hinckley/Finlayson High School is considered an integral part of the school’s program which provides the opportunity for participation in a wide variety of student- selected activities. Consequently, athletics is a vital part of the student/educational experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to the student body, to the community and to the individual student. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of his/her education.

Hinckley/Finlayson student activities are considered co-curricular to the school’s program of education which provides experience that will help to develop his/her’s physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

The spirit of competition and winning is inevitable but should be controlled to the point that it does not determine the nature of the program. We believe this philosophy is educationally and psychologically sound because of the training it offers for living in a competitive society. Students are stimulated to want to win and excel but the principles of good sportsmanship prevail at all times to heighten the educational values of contests.  The goal may be to win, but the purpose is the human growth and development of student athletes and connecting them to caring adults whose priority is to utilize sports in their growth and development.

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Policy #311 - Principal Eval System

PURPOSE
The purpose of this evaluation policy is to promote professional excellence and improve the skills and competencies of the principals, to improve the quality of education received by the pupils of this district, and to provide a basis for the review of each of the administrator’s performance.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 400

Policy #401 - Equal Employment Opportunity

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants for school district employment and school district employees.

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Policy #402 - Staff Disability Non-Discrimination

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide a fair employment setting for all persons and to comply with state and federal law.

 

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Policy #403 - Professional Development

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this evaluation policy is to promote professional excellence and improve the skills and competencies of all teachers, to improve the quality of education received by the pupils of this district, and to provide a basis for the review of each teacher’s performance.

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Policy #404 - Employment Background Checks

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe and healthful environment in the school district in order to promote the physical, social, and psychological well-being of its students.

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Policy #405 - Recognition/Compensation

PURPOSE 

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the district in providing proper incentives through district recognition of staff.   

 

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Policy #406 - Public/Private Personnel Data
Policy #407 - Chemical Health

Purpose:

 

It shall be the policy of Independent School District 2165 that students shall not possess, use, transmit or be under the influence of mood altering chemicals while on school property, attending any school functions or while under the jurisdiction of any of its rules or policies.  Such use and / or possession is considered to be wrong and harmful.

 

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Policy #408 - Acceptable Use Policy- Staff

SCOPE

 

The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to strict guidelines, rules and regulations. Such are provided so that users are aware of the responsibilities they are about to accept. In general, users’ responsibilities necessitate efficient, ethical, and legal utilization of the network, computer, email, and voicemail resources. Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies as well as regional and state networks. Worldwide access to computers and people may involve the availability of materials considered to be inappropriate, illegal, or of no professional or educational value.  On a global network it is virtually impossible to control all materials. However, through a filtering and monitoring system, the District has taken precautions to restrict access to inappropriate materials and protect its users. Users who access, transmit, or store inappropriate material or who take action that violates the AUP are subject to disciplinary or legal action.

 

 

 

 

 

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Policy #409 - Employee Right to Know

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide school district employees a place of employment

and conditions of employment free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death

or serious injury or harm. (Minn. Stat. § 182.653, Subd. 2)

 

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Policy #410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide for family and medical leave to school district employees in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and also with parenting leave under state law.

 

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Policy #412 - Expense Reimbursement

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to identify school district business expenses that involve initial payment by an employee and qualify for reimbursement from the school district, and to specify the manner by which the employee seeks reimbursement.

 

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Policy #413 - Prohibiting Harassments & Violence

The School District will act to investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence, and to discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil, teacher, administrator or other school personnel who is found to have violated this policy.

 

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Policy #415 - Mandated reporting and maltreatment of vulnerable adults

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to make clear the statutory requirements of school personnel to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.

 

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Policy #416 - Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
Policy #417 - Chemical Health

It shall be the policy of Independent School District 2165 that students shall not possess, use, transmit or be under the influence of mood altering chemicals while on school property, attending any school functions or while under the jurisdiction of any of its rules or policies.  Such use and / or possession is considered to be wrong and harmful.

 

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Policy #418 - Drug-Free Workplace/ Drug Free School

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe and healthful environment for employees and students by prohibiting the use of alcohol, toxic substances, medical cannabis, nonintoxicating cannabinoids (including edible cannabinoid products), and controlled substances without a physician’s prescription.

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Policy #419 - TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a learning and working environment that is tobacco free.

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Policy #420 - Communicable Diseases and infectious Conditions

PURPOSE

 

Public concern that students and staff of the school district be able to attend the schools of the district without becoming infected with serious communicable or infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis, requires that the school board adopt measures effectively responding to health concerns while respecting the rights of all students, employees, and contractors, including those who are so infected. The purpose of this policy is to adopt such measures.

 

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Policy #424 - License Status

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that qualified teachers are employed by the school district and to fulfill its duty to ascertain the licensure status of its teachers.  A school board that employs a teacher who does not hold a valid teaching license or permit places itself at risk for a reduction in state aid.  This policy does not negate a teacher’s duty and responsibility to maintain a current and valid teaching license.

 

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Policy #425 - Staff Development and Mentoring

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to establish a staff development program and structure to carry out planning and reporting on staff development that supports improved student learning.

 

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Policy #426 - Return to Work Programs

Hinckley-Finlayson Schools- Independent School District #2165  is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees. As part of this commitment, we shall make every reasonable effort to provide suitable temporary employment to any employee unable to perform his or her job duties as a result of a workplace injury or illness. This may include a modification to the employee’s original position or providing an alternative position, depending on the employee’s medical restrictions, providing that this does not create an undue hardship to ISD #2165. This program applies to all employees with work-related injuries and/or illnesses.

Only work that is considered meaningful and productive shall be considered for use in the return to work program. Employees placed on a return to work plan will be expected to provide feedback in order to improve the program. All employees, regardless of injury or illness, will be considered for placement through the return to work program.

 

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Policy #427 - Workload Limits on certain special education teachers

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to establish general parameters for determining the workload limits of special education staff who provide services to children with disabilities receiving direct special education services 60 percent or less of the instructional day.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 500

Policy #501 - School Weapons Policy

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to assure a safe school environment for students, staff and the public.

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Policy #502 - Search of Lockers/Desks

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to provide for a safe and healthful educational environment by enforcing the school district’s policies against contraband.

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Policy #504 - Student Dress and Appearance

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to enhance the education of students by establishing expectations that support educational goals. Students and their families have the primary and joint responsibility for student clothing and appearance. Teachers and other district staff should exemplify and reinforce student clothing and appearance standards and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school environment.

 

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Policy #506 - Student Discipline

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students are aware of and comply with the school district’s expectations for student conduct.  Such compliance will enhance the school district’s ability to maintain discipline and ensure that there is no interference with the educational process.  The school district will take appropriate disciplinary action when students fail to adhere to the Code of Student Conduct established by this policy.

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Policy #507 - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND PRONE RESTRAINT
  1. PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to describe limitations on the use of corporal punishment and prone restraint upon a student.

 

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Policy #509 - ENROLLMENT OF NONRESIDENT STUDENTS

Purpose:

The school district desires to participate in the Enrollment Options Program (Open Enrollment) established by Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03. The purpose of this policy is to set forth the application and exclusion procedures used by the school district in making said determination.

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Policy #513 - STUDENT PROMOTION, RETENTION, AND PROGRAM DESIGN
  1. PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to professional staff, parents, and students regarding student promotion, retention, and program design.

 

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Policy #514 - Bully Prohibition

PURPOSE


A safe and civil environment is needed for students to learn and attain high academic standards and to promote healthy human relationships.  Bullying, like other violent or disruptive behavior, is conduct that interferes with a student’s ability to learn and/or a teacher’s ability to educate students in a safe environment.  The school district cannot monitor the activities of students at all times and eliminate all incidents of bullying between students, particularly when students are not under the direct supervision of school personnel.  However, to the extent such conduct affects the educational environment of the school district and the rights and welfare of its students and is within the control of the school district in its normal operations, the school district intends to prevent bullying and to take action to investigate, respond to, and to remediate and discipline for those acts of bullying which have not been successfully prevented.  The purpose of this policy is to assist the school district in its goal of preventing and responding to acts of bullying, intimidation, violence, reprisal, retaliation, and other similar disruptive and detrimental behavior.

 

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Policy #515 - Protection and privacy of pupil records

PURPOSE

 

The school district recognizes its responsibility in regard to the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of pupil records and the protection of the privacy rights of students as provided in federal law and state statutes.

 

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Policy #516.5 - Overdose Medication

As a means of enhancing the health and safety of its students, staff and visitors, the school district will acquire, administer, and store doses of an opiate antagonist, specifically Naloxone (Narcan), and administration devices or kits for emergency use to assist a student, staff member, or other individual believed or suspected to be experiencing an opioid overdose on school district property during the school day or at school district activities.

 

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Policy #518 - Do Not Resuscitate Orders

PURPOSE
The school district recognizes that it is serving students with complex health needs. The 
school district also recognizes that school district staff may be confronted with requests 
to withhold emergency care of a student in the event of a life threatening situation at 
school or school activities or be presented with Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate 
(DNR-DNI) orders. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to school district 
officials and staff in these situations. 

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Policy #520 - Student Survey

PURPOSE

Occasionally the school district utilizes surveys to obtain student opinions and information about students.  The purpose of this policy is to establish the parameters of information that may be sought in student surveys.

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Policy #521 - Student Disability Non-Discrimination

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to protect disabled students from discrimination on the basis of disability and to identify and evaluate learners who, within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, need special services, accommodations, or programs in order that such learners may receive a free appropriate public education.

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Policy #522 - Title IX Non Discrimination

Statement:

The school district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and its implementing regulations, not to discriminate in such a manner.

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Policy #524 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to set forth policies and guidelines for access to the school district computer system and acceptable and safe use of the Internet, including electronic communications.

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Policy #526 - Hazing Prohibition

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff that is free from hazing.  Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational goals of Independent School District #2165 and are prohibited at all times.

 

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Policy #528 - Kindergarten Admission

All kindergarten students entering the Hinckley/Finlayson Public Schools shall be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st of the year of entry.  Parents shall provide the school with a birth certificate to certify the age of the entrant.  Students must have the required immunizations outlined in the Minnesota Statues.  Exceptions are made to the immunizations if parents decline for religious reasons.

 

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Policy #531 - Pledge of Allegiance

PURPOSE
The School Board recognizes the need to display an appropriate United States flag and to 
provide instruction to students in the proper etiquette, display, and respect of the flag. The 
purpose of this Policy is to provide for recitation of the pledge of allegiance and 
instruction in school to help further that end. 

 

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Policy #532 - USE OF PEACE OFFICERS AND CRISIS TEAMS

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to describe the appropriate use of peace officers and crisis teams to remove, if necessary, a student with an individualized education program (IEP) from school grounds.

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Policy #533 - Student Wellness

PURPOSE
 
The purpose of this policy is to assure a school environment that promotes and protects student  and staff health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. 

Policy #536 - Social media for Student participants

Playing and competing for Hinckley-Finlayson Schools is a privilege. Student-participants are held in the highest regard and are seen as role models in our communities. As leaders you have the responsibility to portray your team, your group, your coaches, your directors, our school, and yourselves in a positive manner at all times. Our school district heavily subsidizes arts, activities, and sports programs. All participants are consuming tax payer funds provided by our community. This opportunity comes with the responsibility of living up to community standards.

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Policy #537 - SCHOOL MEALS POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students receive healthy and nutritious meals through the school district’s nutrition program and that school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges.  The policy of the school district is to provide meals to students in a respectful manner and to maintain the dignity of students by prohibiting lunch shaming or otherwise ostracizing the student. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day and minimize identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for a la carte items or second meals as well as to maintain the financial integrity of the school nutrition program.

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Policy #538 - Student Fundraising

 Purpose
To help students earn money for school sponsored trips. 

 

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Policy #539 - Student Memorial

Hinckley-Finlayson Schools recognizes that the loss of a student or staff member deeply impacts students, staff and families. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the district supports staff, students and families impacted from a death by assisting them with connections to appropriate school and community resources. Because it is recognized that memorial decisions made immediately in the aftermath of a crisis or death may be made without full consideration of the potential implications for students, staff, families and the community, Hinckley-Finlayson Schools will provide a process for memorial decision-making, as well as Board-approved policies regarding memorial activities. This policy also recognizes that memorials after suicide may glamorize death and communicate suicide as an appropriate or desired response to stress; therefore, careful and deliberate consideration was given in determining approved memorial activities. This policy will be reviewed on a periodic basis by district and building administration to ensure it continues to further the stated purpose.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 600

Policy #601 - School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to establish broad curriculum parameters for the school district that encompass the Minnesota Academic Standards and federal law and are aligned with creating the world’s best workforce.

 

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Policy #602 -Organization of School Calendar and School Day

ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL CALENDAR AND SCHOOL DAY

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide for a timely determination of the school calendar and school day.

 

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Policy #603 - Curriculum Development

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide direction for continuous review and improvement of the school curriculum.

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Policy #604 - INSTRUCTIONAL CURRICULUM

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide for the development of course offerings for students.

 

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Policy #606 - Accountability

As a part of the district’s Systems Accountability process, the Hinckley-Finlayson Board of Education has adopted K-12 curriculum goals that provide the board direction for curriculum and instruction. 

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Policy #607 - Parent Review of Material

Parents, guardians, or an adult student, 18 years old or older, may review the content of the instructional materials used in the instruction of a minor child or an adult student.  If the parent, guardian, or adult student objects to the content, they may contact the school district to make reasonable arrangements for alternative instruction.  Alternative instructive may be provided by the parent, guardian, or adult student if the alternative instruction, if any, offered by the school board’s designee does not meet the concerns of the parent, guardian, or adult student.  The school district is not required to pay for the costs of alternative instruction provided by a parent, guardian, or adult student.

 

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Policy #612.1 - Parent Involvement
  • PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to encourage and facilitate involvement by parents of students participating in Title I in the educational programs and experiences of students. The policy shall provide the framework for organized, systematic, ongoing, informed, and timely parental involvement in relation to decisions about the Title I services within the school district. The involvement of parents by the school district shall be directed toward both public and private school children whose parents are school district residents or whose children attend school within the boundaries of the school district.

 

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Policy #613 Graduation Requirements

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to set forth requirements for graduation from the school district.

 

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Policy #616 - School District System Accountability

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to focus public education strategies on a process that promotes higher academic achievement for all students and ensures broad-based community participation in decisions regarding implementation of the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards and federal law.

 

 

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Policy #620 - Credit for learning

Purpose:

The policy of the school district is to provide a process for awarding students credit toward graduation requirements for credits and grades students complete in other schools, post-secondary or higher education institutions, other learning environments, and online courses and programs.

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Policy #621 - LITERACY AND THE READ ACT

Purpose:

This policy aligns with Minnesota law established in the Read Act and on other topics related to reading.

 

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Policy #624 - ONLINE INSTRUCTION

Purpose:

The purpose of this policy is to recognize and govern online instruction options of students enrolled in the school district for purposes of compulsory attendance and address enrollment of students with an online instruction site for supplemental or full-time online learning.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 700

Policy #701 - Adoption of District Budget

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to establish lines of authority and procedures for the establishment of the school district’s revenue and expenditure budgets.

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Policy #704 - Investment

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the investment of school district funds.

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Policy #707 Student Transportation Policy

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide safe transportation for students and to educate students on safety issues and the responsibilities of school bus ridership.

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Policy #708 - Transportation of Nonpublic School Students

The purpose of this policy is to address transportation rights of nonpublic school students and to provide equality of treatment in transporting such students pursuant to law.

 

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Policy #709 - Student Transportation Safety Policy

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to provide safe transportation for students and to educate students on safety issues and the responsibilities of school bus ridership.

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Policy #709 - Form

Policy #709 Form – Policy #709 Form

Policy #710 - Bus Driver Syllabus

It is your responsibility to know what district policies are and/or what is expected of you.  What follows are some of the policies/expectations of you.

 

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Policy #711 - Videotaping School Buses

                                                  
PURPOSE

The transportation of students to and from school is an important function of the school district, and transportation by the school district is a privilege and not a right for an eligible student.  The behavior of students on the bus is a significant factor in the safety and efficiency of school bus transportation.  Student misbehavior increases the potential risks of injury.  Therefore, the school district believes that videotaping student passengers on the school bus will encourage good behavior and, as a result, promote safety.  The purpose of this policy is to establish a school bus videotaping system.

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Policy #712 - Bus Stop

Lays out bus stops.

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Policy #714 - Fund Balance

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to define a district financial posture of maintaining an adequate fund balance in the unreserved general operating funds. * A fund balance allows the district to meet unforeseen contingencies such as enrollment shifts, unfunded state and federal mandates, economic downturns, increased utility costs, inflation, and salary settlements.

*The unreserved general operating fund balance is defined as the sum of the balances in the general, food service and community services funds.

 

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Policy #713 - Bus Driver Eval

In order to have a well trained, dedicated, and informed transportation staff all Hinckley-Finlayson schools, bus drivers shall have regular evaluations by the transportation director.

 

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Policy #718 - Credit Card Policy

PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the issuance and use of district credit cards.

 

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Policy #721 - Uniform Grant

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with the requirements of the federal Uniform Grant Guidance regulations by establishing uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal grant awards received by the school district.

 

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Policy #722 - Public Data and Data Subject Requests

PURPOSE

 

The school district recognizes its responsibility relative to the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of public data as provided in state statutes.

 

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Policy #730 - Electronic Signatures

 Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to document the school board’s desire to allow school district representatives to send and accept electronic signatures for the purpose of conducting official business to the extent permitted by law and to outline the extent to which the school district will send, accept, and rely on electronic signatures.

 

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Policy numbers starting with 800

Policy #806 Crisis Management Policy

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Model Crisis Management Policy is to act as a guide for school district and building administrators, school employees, students, school board members, and community members to address a wide range of potential crisis situations in the school district.  For purposes of this Policy, the term, “school districts,” shall include charter schools. The step-by-step procedures suggested by this Policy will provide guidance to each school building in drafting crisis management plans to coordinate protective actions prior to, during, and after any type of emergency or potential crisis situation. Each school district should develop tailored building-specific crisis management plans for each school building in the school district, and sections or procedures may be added or deleted in those crisis management plans based on building needs.

The school district will, to the extent possible, engage in ongoing emergency planning within the school district and with emergency responders and other relevant community organizations. The school district will ensure that relevant emergency responders in the community have access to their building-specific crisis management plans and will provide training to school district staff to enable them to act appropriately in the event of a crisis.

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Policy #807 - Health & Safety

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to assist the school district in promoting health and safety, reducing injuries, and complying with federal, state, and local health and safety laws and regulations.

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Policy numbers starting with 900

Policy #902 - Community Use Of School Facilities

“The Schools Belong to All of Us”

Encompassing a wide range of buildings and facilities, our schools are one of the community’s greatest assets.  Allowing groups and organizations to utilize school buildings is an important part of using our community’s resources to the fullest extent.

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Policy #903 - Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to inform the school community and the general public of the position of the school board on visitors to school buildings and other school property.

 

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Policies without numbers

Chemical Hygiene Plan

This Plan is not intended to be site-specific and will need to be modified to adapt to specific conditions and policies at each site.  In addition, each Hinckley-Finlayson School District is responsible for the enforcement and updating of their plan.  It is recommended that the Plan be reviewed and possibly update annually.  Actual use of this Plan is limited to Resource Training & Solutions and the Hinckley-Finlayson School District which it represents.

Transp Drug & Alcohol Use

GENERAL STATEMENT

Independent School District #2165 has a commitment to provide a safe and efficient transportation system for its students and employees.

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Media Selection

The District 2165 pledge states: The place where every student is known, valued, and challenged to succeed.

As one of the means to support this pledge, instructional materials are selected and adopted to support the curriculum. This policy is intended to set the understanding of how the materials are selected.

 

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Bloodborne Pathogens

The Hinckley-Finlayson School District uses the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plans prepared for the Central Minnesota Educational Cooperative Service Unit by the Braun Intertec Environmental, Inc., to comply with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  This Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is our district policy and applies to all school employees.

 

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