School Policies

School Committees have a responsibility to create policies in order to establish the direction and structure of the school district using the authority granted by state laws.  School Committee policies have the force of law equal to statues or ordinances.  Policies establish the direction for the district as they are designed to set goals, assign authority, and establish controls that make school governance and management possible.  Policies are reviewed by the School Committee on an ongoing basis.  Changes made to policies are in response to state and federal regulations as well as in response to district needs and priorities. 

In compliance with State Law, each school district is required to post specific information regarding the district as part of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) requirements.  This information is contained on the district website. If the information you are seeking is not found on this website, you may request copies of existing documents using the APRA Request to Inspect Records.

The policy and procedures for handling APRA requests are found below.

Requests should be sent to the Superintendent's Office, to the attention of Lettie Lemoi, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at 29 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI  02871


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pdf File 1330 Community Use of School Facilities
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pdf File 1330 Facility Use Fees - May 2012
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pdf File 1330 Procedure.pdf
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pdf File 1400 Parental Involvement
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pdf File 1500 Prohobition of All Types of Tobacco Use on School Property
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pdf File 1600 Advertising in Schools
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pdf File 3160 Adjustment of Accounts
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pdf File 3165 Fiscal Budget Requirements
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pdf File 3260 Disposal of School Property
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pdf File 3269 Acceptance of Gifts, Grants, and Donations
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pdf File 3323 Soliciting Bids and Quotes
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pdf File 3324 On-Call Services
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pdf File 3430 Periodic Financial Reports
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pdf File 3434 Annual Audit
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pdf File 3435 Appropriation of School Dept. Fund Balance
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pdf File 3440 Inventories
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pdf File 3450 Cash in School Buildings
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pdf File 3460 Athletic Gate Admission Receipts
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pdf File 3460.1 Athletic Gate Admission Receipts
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pdf File 3460.2 Non-Athletic Admission Receipts Policy
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pdf File 3461 Non-Athletic Admission Receipts
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pdf File 3470 Records Retent and Destruction
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pdf File 3510 Operation and Maintenance of Plant
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pdf File 3511 Facilities Code Compliance
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pdf File 3512 Energy Management
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pdf File 3513 Items Unacceptable for Use in Schools
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pdf File 3514 Furniture and Equipment
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pdf File 3515 Electrical Devices in Schools
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pdf File 3520 Indoor Air Quality
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pdf File 3530 Heating, Ventilation, A/C, Refrigeration Requirements
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pdf File 3600 Acquired Immunde Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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pdf File 3610 Crisis Intervention
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pdf File 3620 Building Security
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pdf File 3621 Keys, Access Cards, Access Codes
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pdf File 3622 Use of Video Surveillance
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133.81 Kb 01/02/14 3000 Business & Non-Instructional Operations
pdf File 3631 Climbing Wall Safety
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pdf File 3700 Student Transportation
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pdf File 3700.1 Walkers and Riders
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pdf File 3700.2_School_Bus_Code.pdf
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pdf File 3700.3 Transportation Guidelines
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pdf File 3710 School Bus Idling
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pdf File 4111 Selection and Appointment of School Personnel
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pdf File 4111.1 Educator Code of Conduct
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pdf File 4111.2 Leave of Absence
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pdf File 4111.3 Family Medical Leave Act
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pdf File 4111.5_-_Non-Discrimination.pdf
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pdf File 4111.6 Equal Employment Opportunity
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pdf File 4112.2 Extra-Curricular Positions
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pdf File 4115.3 Acting Positions
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pdf File 4120 School Nurse/Teachers
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pdf File 4131 Per Diem Substitute Teachers
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pdf File 4133 Travel Reimbursement - Private Vehicles
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pdf File 4134 Participation in Recognition Programs
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pdf File 4141 Crediting Related Experiences as Teaching Experience
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pdf File 4147 Health Insurance
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pdf File 4160 Part-Time, Non-Certified Salary
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pdf File 4210 Bus Inspection and Driver Certification
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pdf File 4211 School Bus Operation
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pdf File 4211.5 School Bus Monitors
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pdf File 4211.6 School Bus Monitors - Recruitment and Operating Procedures
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pdf File 4211.7 Video Cameras on School Buses
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pdf File 4212 Non-Certified - Application, Selection, and Assignment
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pdf File 4212.1 Summer Maintenance Employment
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pdf File 4215 Volunteer Coaches
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pdf File 4300 Sexual Harrassment
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pdf File 4310 Employee Assististance Program
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pdf File 4320 Smoking
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pdf File 4330 Drug-Free Workplace
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pdf File 4340 Employment Contracts
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pdf File 4341 Operation and Maintenance of Vehicles
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pdf File 4350 Staff Access to Networked Information Resources
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pdf File 4351 ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL) SYSTEM POLICY AND GUIDELINES
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pdf File 4352 Software Licensing, Approval, and Installation
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pdf File 4353 Portsmouth School Department Websites
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pdf File 4354 Responsible Use For Network Access
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pdf File 4355 Information Technology Equipment
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pdf File 5100 Comprehensive Health Program
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pdf File 5100.1 Health and Wellness
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pdf File 5100.2 Food Allergy
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pdf File 5111 Kindergarten
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pdf File 5111.2 First Grade
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pdf File 5111.3 Health/Eye/Dental Exams, Screenings, Immunizations
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pdf File 5112.2 Student Attendance Truancy
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pdf File 5113 Student Eligibility for Middle and High School Interscholastic Athletics
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pdf File 5113.1 Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities
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pdf File 5114 Student Discipline
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pdf File 5114.2 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities
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pdf File 5114.3 Student Behavior - Middle School
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pdf File 5114.4 Student Behavior - Secondary
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pdf File 5114.5 Reciprocal Enforcement of Student Punishment
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pdf File 5114.6.Prohibition Against Bullying, Hazing, Harassment, amd Cyber-bullying
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pdf File 5116 Student Residency
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pdf File 5117 Student Attendance Areas
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pdf File 5118.4.Reciprocal and Interdistrict Educational Arrangements
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pdf File 5118.5 International Exchange Arrangements
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pdf File 5121.1 Release Time for Religious Observance
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pdf File 5123 Placement, Retention, and Promotion
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pdf File 5124 Flagging Records of Missing Children
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pdf File 5125 Student Records
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pdf File 5126 State and National Recognition
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pdf File 5126.5 High School Student Recognition Awards/State Championships
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pdf File 5127 Graduation
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pdf File 5128 Graduation from the Special Education Program at PHS
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pdf File 5131.01 CHEMICAL HEALTH AND STUDENT SAFETY Policy
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pdf File 5131.3 Discipline/Punishment
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pdf File 5132 Dress Code
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pdf File 5134 Student Solicitation at School Events
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pdf File 5135 Student Fundraising Activities
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pdf File 5143 Sports Insurance - Interscholastic Sports
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pdf File 5150 Responsible Use For Network Access
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pdf File 5151 ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL) SYSTEM POLICY AND GUIDELINES
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pdf File 5152 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
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pdf File 5210 Field Trips
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pdf File 5310 Parking
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pdf File 5320 Use of Bicycles for Transportation to and from School
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pdf File 5330 Skateboards/Roller Skates on School Property/School Buses
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pdf File 5411 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
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pdf File 5510 Warrentless Searches of Student Lockers
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pdf File 5600 Abused and Neglected Children
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pdf File 5700 Weapons and Violence in Schools
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pdf File 5800 High School Yearbook
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pdf File 6000 Philosophy
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pdf File 6010 Comparability of Staff and Services
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pdf File 6111 School Calendar.pdf
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9.49 Kb 01/08/13 6000 Instruction
pdf File 6116 Inclement Weather or Other Emergency
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pdf File 6117 Early Dismissal or Cancellation of Local Schools
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pdf File 6140 Curriculum
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pdf File 6143 Curriculum Guides
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pdf File 6144.5 Social Networking and Text Messaging
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pdf File 6145 Electronic Calculation
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pdf File 6148 Selection of Instructional Materials
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pdf File 6149 Textbook Replacement and Modification
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pdf File 6150 Interscholastic/Intramural Athletic Program
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pdf File 6155 Sex Education
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pdf File 6160 Homework
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pdf File 6165 Exclusion of a Child from Instruction Because of Religious Beliefs
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pdf File 6200 Gifted and Talented Education
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pdf File 6205 Title 1 Programs
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pdf File 6210 Procedures for Service to Students by Non-Staff Members
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pdf File 6300 Home-Schooling
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pdf File 6301 Home School Students' Participation in Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities
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pdf File 6400 Unsafe School Choice
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pdf File 8000 School Committee-School Department Governance
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pdf File 8005 Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of School Committee Members
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pdf File 8010 School Committee Elections
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pdf File 8015 Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest
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pdf File 8020 Naming of School Facilities
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pdf File 8025 School Committee Member Professional Development
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pdf File 8030 Video and Audio Recording of School Committee Meetings
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pdf File 8040 Procedure for Reviewing School Decisions
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pdf File 8050 Minutes of School Committee Meetings
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pdf File 8060 School Committee Attorney
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pdf File 9000 By-Laws - Portsmouth School Committee
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pdf File AC_Nondiscrimination.pdf
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pdf File ADD_Safe_Schools.pdf
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pdf File APRA Policy and Request Form
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pdf File BA_School_Committee_Operational_Goals.pdf
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pdf File BBA_Board_Powers_and_Responsibility.pdf
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pdf File BBC_School_Board_Liability.pdf
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pdf File CA - Administrative Goals
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10.92 Kb 10/06/15 Section C - General School Administration
pdf File CB - School Superintendent
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6.73 Kb 10/06/15 Section C - General School Administration
pdf File CD - Management Team - Senior Staff
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71.60 Kb 10/06/15 Section C - General School Administration
pdf File CH - Policy Implementation
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170.68 Kb 10/06/15 Section C - General School Administration
pdf File CHCA - Approval of Handbooks and Directives
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172.77 Kb 10/06/15 Section C - General School Administration
pdf File DFAA Use of Surplus Funds
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68.70 Kb 07/26/15 Section D - Fiscal Management
pdf File ECAF Video Surveillance
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74.56 Kb 07/26/15 Section E - Support Services
pdf File IHCDA Early College-Dual-Concurrent Enrollment
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77.83 Kb 07/26/15 Section I - Instruction
pdf File IKA Grading-Assessment Systems
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66.25 Kb 07/26/15 Section I - Instruction
pdf File IMGA Service Animals
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166.45 Kb 10/02/15 Section I - Instruction
pdf File INDEX 10-1-13
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151.04 Kb 10/05/13 School Policy Book Index
pdf File JEA - Student Attendance and Truancy Policy
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84.29 Kb 10/01/15 Section J - Students