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Policy Development System Adoption (BDA)

The board shall adpot all new policies and delete or modify existing policies. Board policies, rules and regulations may be amended at any board meeting by a majority vote of the board. All handbooks shall be approved by the board and adopted, by reference, as a part of these policies and rules.

Drafting Policy

The superintendent shall draft all recommended policy changes, including new policy recommendations. The superintendent may involve appropriate staff members, patrons or students when revising or drafting new policy.

Attorney Involvement

Board policies and rules may be submitted to the legal counsel to determine their legality before they are submitted to the board.

Policy Dissemination

Changes in board policy shall be disseminated as appropriate. The superintendent shall develop a procedure to ensure appropriate dissemination and the destruction or removal of obsolete policies. One hard copy policy book shall be kept in the central business office. If appropriate, the superintendent may also designate additional staff members who shall be furnished a policy book. Current board-approved policies shall be posted on the district website, or other website designated by the board. Board members, district staff, patrons and others will be encourged to use the website to access current board policy.

Historical Policy Files

The clerk shall keep a historical set of board policies which will reflect all revisions, amendments or other actions pertaining to every policy.

Public Input on Policy

Individuals or groups may submit proposed changes in board policy.

Approved: January 21, 1997

Revised: August 9, 2010


At least once annually, the superintendent shall present recommendations to the board in regard to the proposed policy changes. The report shall be in writing and shall indicate which policies should be amended, deleted or supplemented and shall also contain his recommendations and the rationale for new policies. The superintendent shall advise the board when a policy should be changed or supplemented with recommendation for the action.

Approved: November 18, 1996

Amended: December 11, 2006