Board Policy

LOUISA-MUSCATINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

POLICY MANUAL

INTRODUCTION

This policy manual contains the policies of the board of directors of the Louisa-Muscatine Community School District.  Policy development is a dynamic, ongoing process.  New problems, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones.  

How To Use This Policy Manual

The Louisa-Muscatine Community School District operates according to policies established by its board of directors.  The board develops policies after careful deliberation, and the school administration implements them through specific regulations and procedures.  The board reviews and evaluates its policies and makes revisions as necessary.

The manual is organized according to a numeric codification system.  There are nine major classifications bearing a numeric Series Code.

 

How To Find A Policy

 

There are two ways to find a policy.  The first is to review the nine Series and determine which section the policy may be in.  By looking at that Series, you can review the table of contents to determine whether the policy is included.  If the policy is included, you can go to the policy by finding the correct code number in the upper right hand corner of the policy.

 

The second way to find a policy is to look up the policy in the alphabetical index found under the heading "Index" at the end of the manual.  It will direct you to the Series and the policy code number.  Again, you can go to the policy by finding the correct code number in the upper right hand corner of the policy.

 

How To Read The Signs And Symbols

 

A variety of signs and symbols are used in concert with the numeric codification system.  These are explained below:

 

        -R                  This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an administrative regulation rather than a board policy.  These statements appear on yellow paper.

 

        -E                   This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an exhibit rather than a board policy.  These statements appear on green paper.

 

        Legal             This sign indicates the legal references.  They tell

 

        Reference      the user where the user may find the statutes, case law, attorney general opinions, or administrative rules that give authority to a policy.

 

        Cross             Many policies in the manual relate to other policies in the

 

        Reference      manual.  Cross-references are provided to assist the user in finding all of the related policies.

 

Inquires about the policies included in this manual may be directed to the board members or to the superintendent by telephone at (319) 726-3541 or by writing the school district at 14478 170TH Street, Letts, IA 52754.