Policies

CH. 1 – SCHOOL STATEMENTS & ASSURANCES
1.1 Charter School Board Mission Statement
1.2 Equal Education Opportunity

CH. 2 – GOVERNANCE
2.1 Board Elections & Campaigning
2.2 Board Member Training & Education
2.3 Board Committees 
2.4 Board Conduct
2.4.1 Conflict of Interest – Board of Directors
2.4.2 Prohibition Against Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence
2.4.3 Gifts to Employees and Board Members
2.5 Open and Closed Meetings
2.6 Acceptance and Administration of Gifts
2.7 School Director Hiring, Supervision, and Evaluation
2.8 Tort Liability
2.9 Nepotism
2.10 Board Member Orientation and Training

Ch. 3 – GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
3.1 Record Retention
3.2 Administration of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act

Ch. 4 – HUMAN RESOURCES
4.1 Hiring Procedures & Practice
4.1.1 Equal Opportunity; Non-Discrimination in Employment
4.1.2 At-Will Employment and Sample Agreement
4.1.3 Criminal Background Check
4.2 Employee Data
4.2.1 Public and Private Personnel Data
4.3 Benefits & Compensation
4.3.1 Employee Benefits
4.3.2 Salary and Wage Compensation System
4.4 Family Leave
4.4.1 Family Medical Leave Act
4.4.2 Parental Leave Act
4.5 Employee Conduct
4.5.1 Prohibition Against Employment Discrimination
4.5.2 Code of Conduct for Employees Licensed by the Board of Teaching
4.5.3 Employee Ethics and Conflict of Interest
4.5.4 Outside Employment
4.5.5 Gifts to Employees and Board Members
4.5.6 Use of Reasonable Force and Prohibition Against Corporal Punishment
4.6 Health & Safety
4.6.1 Employee Right to Know Act
4.6.2 Blood Borne Pathogens
4.6.3 Communicable Diseases and Infections
4.6.4 Drug Free Workplace/ Drug Free School
4.6.5 Referring of Firearms Possessor
4.6.6 Weapons on School Grounds
4.6.7 Staff Notification of Violent Student Behavior
4.7 Mandatory Reporting
4.7.1 Maltreatment of Minors/ Mandatory Reporting
4.8 Technology
4.8.1 Use of Internet, Email, Computers, Voicemail and Other Electronic Systems
4.8.2 Employee Use of Social Media and Guidelines
4.9 Termination – Notice of Employee Rights 4.10 Whistleblower
4.11 Teacher Evaluation

Ch. 5 – STUDENTS
5.1 Admissions
5.1.1 Admissions and Enrollment (including lottery)
5.2 Attendance
5.2.1 Attendance-Absences
5.2.1 Compulsory Attendance
5.3 Student Data and Records
5.3.1 Student Educational Data
5.3.2 Adjudicated Juveniles
5.3.3 Student / Family Directories – Designation of Public Information (FERPA)
5.3.4 Transfer of Educational Records
5.3.5 Student Surveys and Opt Out
5.4 Student Conduct & Discipline
5.4.1 Non Discrimination Against Students
5.4.2 Updated Bullying and Cyberbullying
5.4.3 Student Hazing
5.4.4 Student Discipline
5.4.5 Pupil Fair Dismissal Process
5.4.6 Dress Code / Religiously Neutral
5.5 Health & Safety
5.5.1 Chemical Use and Abuse
5.5.2 Drug Free School Zone
5.5.3 Tobacco Free Environment
5.5.4 Concussions
5.5.5 Communicable Diseases and Infections 5.5.6 Allergies (i.e. peanut)
5.5.7 Pupil Transportation Safety Policy
5.5.8 Transportation of Students
5.5.9 Weapons on School Grounds
5.6 Special Education
5.6.1 Section 504 Accommodations
5.6.2 Education of Pupils with Disability
5.6.3 Use of Restraints
5.6.4 Removal of Students with IEP
5.7 Student Rights
5.7.1 Interviews of Students by External Authorities – Tennessen Notice
5.7.2 Locker Searches
5.7.3 Student Rights Under the First Amendment
5.7.4 Title IX Grievance Procedures for Students
5.8 Technology
5.8.1 Cyberbullying / Prohibited Use of Technology
5.8.2 Use of Internet
5.8.3 Use of Social Media in School
5.9 Other
5.9.1 Student Extra-Curricular Participation 5.9.2 EL Policy

Ch. 6 – EDUCATION PROGRAMS & INSTRUCTION
6.1 Grading System
6.2 Length of School Year
6.3 Promotional and Retention (Process for Deciding)
6.4 Religion
6.4.1 Release Time For Religious Events and Religious Accommodation
6.4.2 Equal Access to Facilities
6.5 Online Learning
6.6 Pledge of Allegiance
6.7 Field Trips & Consent Form
6.8 Parental Involvement (Title 1 Recipients)
6.9 Compliance with Academic Standards & Authorizer Contract
6.10 Testing Policies and Procedures
6.11 Limits on Testing
6.12 World’s Best Workforce

Ch.7 – FISCAL MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SERVICES
7.1 Segregation of Duties
7.2 Contracts
7.2.1 Approval of Business Service Contracts, Independent Contractors, etc.
7.2.2 Bidding for Services from Authorizer
7.3 Handling of Funds
7.3.1 Electronic Transfer of Funds
7.3.2 Expense and Reimbursement – Board and Staff 7.3.3 Fundraising
7.3.4 Student Fees
7.4 Request for Data by Public
7.5 Annual Audit
7.6 Prompt Payment of Bills
7.7 Sale or Purchase of State Property
7.8 Designation of Depositories
7.9 Collateral Requirements for Depositories 7.10 Investments
7.11 Safekeeping of Investments

Ch. 8 – OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
8.1 Dissolution and Closure
8.2 Complaint Process
8.3 Crisis Management
8.4 Health & Safety Policies
8.5 Insurance Coverage
8.6 Nonprofit Law
8.7 Service Animals Policy
8.8 Distribution of Non Curricular Materials in School
8.9 Credit Card Policies
8.10 Facilities Use

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INDEX Charter School Essential Policies
Policy 1.1.1 Statement of Mission (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 1.2 Equal Educational Opportunity-Revised 8-2006
Policy 2.1 Board Member Orientation
Policy 2.2 Board Member Training (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.3 Board Committees (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.4.1 Conflict of Interest – Board of Directors (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.4.2 Prohibition Against Sexual, Religious, Racial Harassment and Violence (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.4.3 Gifts to Employees and Board Members (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.5 Open and Closed Meetings (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.6 Acceptance and Administration of Gifts (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 2.7 Executive Director Hiring Supervision and Evaluation
Policy 2.8 Tort Liability
Policy 2.9 Nepotism (FINAL 8.27.2013)
Policy 3.1 Record Retention-Destruction (FINAL 11.5.13)
Policy 4.1.1 Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.1.2 At-Will Employment (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.1.3 Criminal Background Checks (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.10 Whistleblower (FINAL 11.18.13)[1]
Policy 4.10 Whistleblower (FINAL 11.18.13)[1]
Policy 4.11 Teacher Evaluation (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.2.1 Public and Private Personnel Data (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.3.1 Employee Benefits (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.3.2 Salary and Wage Compensation System (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.4.1 Family and Medical Leave Act (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.4.2 Minnesota Parental Leave Act (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.5.1 Policy re Discriminatory Pracs
Policy 4.5.2 Code of Conduct for Employees Licensed by the BOT (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.5.3 Employee Ethics and Conflicts of Interest (FINAL 11.19.13)
Policy 4.5.4 Outside Employment (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.5.5 Gifts to Employees and Board Members (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.5.6 Use of Reasonable Force and Prohibition on use of Corporal Punishment (FINAL 1.14.14)
Policy 4.6.1 Health and Saftey – Employee Right To Know (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.6.2 Bloodborne Pathogens (FINAL 11.19.13)
Policy 4.6.3 Communicable Diseases and Infections (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.6.4 Drug Free Workplace Drug Free School (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.6.5 Referring of Firearms Possessor (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.6.6 Weapons on School Grounds (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.6.7 Notification to Staff of Violent Student Behavior
Policy 4.7.1 Maltreatment of Minors – Mandatory Reporting
Policy 4.8.1 Use of Internet, Email, Computers, Voicemail and Other Electronic Systems (FINAL 11.18.13)
Policy 4.8.2 Employee Use of Social Media and Guidelines (FINAL 11.19.13)
Policy 4.9 Employees Rights Regarding Termination (FINAL 11.19.13)
Policy 5.1.1 Admissions Policy with Lottery (FINAL 2.13.14)
Policy 5.2.1 Attendance-Absences (FINAL 2.7.14)
Policy 5.2.2 Compulsory Attendance (FINAL 2.14.13)
Policy 5.3.1 Student Educational Data (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.3.2 Adjudicated Juveniles (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.3.3 Directory Information (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.3.5 Student Survey Policy
Policy 5.4.1 Prohibition against Discrimination in Education
Policy 5.4.2 Bullying Prevention and Response
Policy 5.4.3 Anti-Hazing
Policy 5.4.4 Student Discipline (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.4.5 Pupil Fair Dismissal Process
Policy 5.4.6 Dress Code-Religious Neutral (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.1 Chemical Use and Abuse (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.2 Drug Free Workplace Drug Free School
Policy 5.5.3 Tobacco Free Environment
Policy 5.5.4 Concussion Management (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.5 Communicable Diseases and Infections (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.6 Alllergies (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.7 Student Transportation and School Bus Safety (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.8 Student Medicine in School (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.5.9 Weapons on School Grounds (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.6.1 Section 504 Accommodations (FINAL 2.14.14)[1]
Policy 5.6.2 Use of Restraints (FINAL 2.14.14) copy[1]
Policy 5.6.3 Removal of Students with IEPs (FINAL 1.22.14)[1]
Policy 5.7.1 Tennessen Warning (FINAL 2.14.14)[1]
Policy 5.7.2 School Lockers (FINAL 2.14..14)
Policy 5.7.3 Students’ Free Speech Rights (FINAL 2.27.14)[1]
Policy 5.8.1 Cyberbullying-Prohibited Use of Technology (FINAL 2.14.14)[1]
Policy 5.8.2 Internet and Educational Network Safety and Acceptable Use (FINAL 2.20.14)[1]
Policy 5.8.3 Use of Social Media in School (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.9.1 Student Extra-Curricular Participation (FINAL 2.14.14)
Policy 5.9.2 EL Policy
Policy 6.1 Grades
Policy 6.10 Testing policies and procedures
Policy 6.11 Limits on Testing Policy
Policy 6.12 WBWF Policy
Policy 6.2 Length of School Year and School Calendar (FINAL 1 22 14)[1][1]
Policy 6.3 Promotional and Retention (FINAL 3 19 14)[1]
Policy 6.4.1 Release Time for Religious Events and Religious Accommodation (FINAL 12 4 13)
Policy 6.4.2
Policy 6.5 Online Learning (FINAL 3 18 14)
Policy 6.6 Pledge of Allegiance (FINAL 1 22 14)
Policy 6.7 Field Trips and Travel Policy 062013
Policy 6.8 Parent Involvment (FINAL 1 22 14)
Policy 6.9 Compliance with Academic Standards and Authorizer Contract (FINAL 3 18 14)
Policy 7.1 Segregation of Duties (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.10 Investments (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.11 Safekeeping of Investments, Contracts and Agreements (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.2.1 Board Approval of Vendor Contracts (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.2.2 Bidding for Services from Authorizer (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.3.1 Electronic Transfer of Funds (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.3.2 Expense and Reimbursement for Board and Employees (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.3.3 Fundraising (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.3.4 Student Fee Requirements and Prohibitions (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.4 Data Access Policy for Members of the Public (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.5 Annual Audit (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.6 Prompt Payment of Bills (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.7 Sale or Purchase of State Property (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.8 Designation of Depositories (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 7.9 Collateral Requirments for Depositories (FINAL 2.11.14)
Policy 8.1 Dissolution and Closure
Policy 8.10 Facilities Use Policy
Policy 8.2 Complaint Process
Policy 8.3 Crisis Management
Policy 8.4 Health and Safety Policy
Policy 8.4.1.Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water docx[1]
Policy 8.5 Insurance coverage
Policy 8.6 Non profit law
Policy 8.7 Service Animal Policy 06.2013
Policy 8.8 Distribution of noncurricular materials by employees and students
Policy 8.9 Credit Card Policy