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BG VSC Policies

VEAZIE SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICIES

Policy development is the chief function of the Veazie School Committee.

It is the intent of the Veazie School Committee to develop written policies to serve as the framework for the successful and efficient functioning of the school unit.

The Veazie School Committee accepts the definition of policy set forth by the National School Boards Association:

School Board policies are statements that set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system. They create a framework within which the Superintendent and the staff can discharge their assigned duties with positive direction. They tell what is wanted. They may also indicate why and how much. Policies should define clearly the goals and objectives of the school system, allow for the flexibility that is vital in day-to-day operations, reflect the board’s vision, define roles and responsibilities (who is supposed to do what), and include measurable outcomes.

The Veazie School Committee intends that its policies serve as sources of information, guidance and direction for people who are interested in or connected with the schools.

School unit policies are intended to be framed and interpreted in terms of federal and state statutes, rules of the State Board of Education and Department of Education and other regulatory agencies within the local, county, state and federal government.

Changes in needs, conditions, purposes and objectives will require revisions, deletions and additions to the policies. The Policy Committee of the Veazie School Committee will welcome suggestions for ongoing policy development.

The development of draft policies shall be the responsibility of the Policy Committee of the Veazie School Committee, in consultation with the Superintendent. The Veazie School Committee will consider for action policy recommendations brought forward by the Policy Committee.

Cross Reference: BG-R – Policy Adoption Procedure

Adopted: _____1/13/2010__________

Reviewed: _______________________

Revised: _______________________