Model Policy Manual

The purpose of this manual is to present model policies for use during the policy development process. As you work with particular policies, you may want to tailor their provisions to your own local situation. We have tried to provide legal references where possible so that you can check the controlling statutes as you develop your own policy language. The references and footnotes in the model policies should not be published with the policies when they are adopted by the board. As model policies are revised, we note the revision dates on the links to each policy. Our model policies closely adhere to the policy/procedure distinction, and frequently require that administrative rules or procedures to accompanying specific policies be developed by administrators. In those cases, this is a step that must not be overlooked.

 

Although our model policies have been reviewed for legal compliance, VSBA model policies do not constitute legal advice. As part of the policy review and adoption process, you should consult with your school district legal counsel to resolve any questions on the legal implications of specific policy provisions.

In collaboration with the VSBA, VSBIT's attorneys conduct an annual review of this policy manual to identify any legislative, regulatory or other legal changes which may impact these policies.

Printer Friendly list of policies (not linked to the policies below - just for printing purposes)

These policies are referenced in the Essential Work Tool Kit.
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A. BOARD OPERATIONS

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B. PERSONNEL

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C. STUDENTS

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D. INSTRUCTION

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E. SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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F. NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

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For further information or to request assistance with policies, contact:
Sandra Cameron, VSBA Director of Public Policy at 800-244-8722 or scameron@vtvsba.org.

Vermont School Boards Association

2 Prospect Street, Suite 4

Montpelier VT 05602

802-223-3580

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