Skokie School District 73½
Board of Education Policy Manual

Policies are current as of July 10, 2018.
For your convenience we have added an Index File which cross-references policies, and an Index of Statutes File.

Table Of Contents

Section 1 - School District Organization

1:10 School District Legal Status
1:20 District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements
1:30 School District Philosophy

Section 2 - Board Of Education

Governance
2:10 School District Governance
2:20 Powers and Duties of the Board of Education

Board Member
2:30 School District Elections
2:40 Board Member Qualifications
2:50 Board Member Term of Office
2:60 Board Member Removal from Office
2:70 Vacancies on the Board of Education - Filling Vacancies
2:80 Board Member Oath and Conduct
2:90 Open
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest
2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban
2:110 Qualifications, Term, and Duties of Board Officers
2:120 Board Member Development
2:125 Board Member Expenses

Board Relationships
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship
2:140 Communications To and From the Board
2:150 Committees
2:160 Board Attorney
2:170 Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services
2:180 Open

Board Meetings
2:190 Reserved
2:200 Types of Board of Education Meetings
2:210 Organizational Board of Education Meeting
2:220 Board of Education Meeting Procedure
2:230 Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings and Petitions to the Board

Board Policy
2:240 Board Policy Development

Board Records
2:250 Access to District Public Records

Uniform Grievance Procedure
2:260 Uniform Grievance

Section 3 - General School Administration

3:10 Goals and Objectives
3:20 Open
3:30 Chain of Command
3:40 Superintendent
3:50 Administrative Personnel Other Than the Superintendent
3:60 Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal
3:70 Succession of Authority

Section 4 - Operational Services

4:10 Fiscal and Business Management
4:15 Identity Protection
4:20 Fund Balances
4:30 Revenue and Investments
4:40 Incurring Debt
4:45 Insufficient Fund Checks and Debt Recovery
4:50 Payment Procedures
4:55 Use of Credit and Procurement Cards
4:60 Purchases and Contracts
4:70 Resource Conservation
4:80 Accounting and Audits
4:82 Bond Record-Keeping
4:90 Activity Funds
4:100 Insurance Management
4:110 Transportation
4:120 Food Services
4:130 Free and Reduced-Price Food Services
4:140  Waiver of Student Fees
4:150  Facility Management and Building Programs
4:160 Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds
4:170 Safety and Crisis
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender Criminal Background Check and/or Screen Notifications
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness

Section 5 - Personnel

General Personnel
5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment
5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited
5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria
5:35 Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act
5:40 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
5:50 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace; Tobacco Prohibition
5:60 Expenses
5:70 Religious Holidays
5:80 Jury Duty
5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
5:100 Staff Development Program
5:110 Reserved
5:120 Ethics and Conduct
5:125 Social Networking/Electronic Communication
5:130 Responsibilities Concerning Internal Information
5:140 Solicitations By and From Staff
5:150 Personnel Records
5:160 Video Cameras
5:170 Copyright
5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity
5:185 Family and Medical Leave

Professional Personnel
5:190 Teacher Qualifications
5:200 Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal
5:210 Resignations
5:220 Substitute Teachers
5:230 Maintaining Student Discipline
5:240 Suspension
5:250 Leaves of Absence
5:260 Student Teachers

Educational Support Personnel
5:270 Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment
5:280 Duties and Qualifications
5:285 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers
5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions
5:292 Classified Resignation and Retirement Incentive
5:300 Schedules and Employment Year
5:310 Compensatory Time-Off
5:320 Evaluation
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves

Section 6 - Instruction

Philosophy and Goals
6:10 Educational Philosophy and Objectives
6:15 School Accountability

Educational Calendar and Organization
6:20 School Year Calendar and Day
6:30 Organization of Instruction

Curriculum
6:40 Curriculum Development
6:50 School Wellness
6:60 Curriculum Content
6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development
6:70 Teaching about Religions
6:80 Teaching about Controversial Issues
6:90 Open
6:100 Using Animals in the Educational Program

Special Programs
6:110 Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program
6:120 Education of Children with Disabilities
6:130 Program for the Gifted
6:135 Accelerated Placement Program
6:140 Education of Homeless Children
6:145 Migrant Students
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction
6:160 English Language Learners
6:170 Title I Programs
6:180 Extended Instructional Programs
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

Instructional Resources
6:200 Open
6:210 Instructional Materials
6:212 Instructional Assignments
6:220 Open
6:230 Library Media Program
6:235 Access to Electronic Networks
6:240 Field Trips
6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies
6:260 Complaints about Curriculum, Instructional Materials and Programs

Guidance and Counseling
6:270 Guidance and Counseling Program

Achievement
6:280 Grading and Promotion
6:290 Homework
6:300 Reserved
6:310 Reserved
6:315 High School Credit for Students in Grade 7 or 8
6:320 High School Credit for Proficiency
6:330 Achievement and Awards
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program

Section 7 - Students

7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities
7:15 Student and Family Privacy Rights
7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

Assignment and Admission
7:30 Student Assignment
7:40 Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students
7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools
7:60 Residence

Attendance
7:70 Attendance and Truancy
7:72 Tardiness
7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
7:90 Release During School Hours
7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations, Immunizations, and Exclusion of Students
7:110 Open
7:120 Open

Rights and Responsibilities
7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7:140 Search and Seizure
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
7:160 Student Appearance
7:165 Reserved
7:170 Vandalism
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment
7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
7:190 Student Behavior
7:200 Suspension Procedures
7:210 Expulsion Procedures
7:220 Bus Conduct
7:230 Misconduct by Students with Disabilities
7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities

Welfare Services
7:250 Student Support Services
7:260 Exemption from Physical Activity
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students
7:275 Reserved
7:280 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease
7:285 Food Allergy Management Program
7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention

Activities
7:300 Extracurricular Athletics
7:302 Hazardous Equipment/Materials
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries
7:310 Restrictions on Publications
7:320 Open
7:325 Student Fund-Raising Activities
7:330 Reserved

Records
7:340 Student Records

Section 8 - Community Relations

8:10 Connection with the Community
8:20 Community Use of School Facilities
8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities
8:30 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property
8:40 Open
8:50 Open
8:60 Open
8:70 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
8:80 Gifts to the District
8:90 Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs
8:95 Parental Involvement
8:100 Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies
8:110 Public Suggestions and Complaints