Policy Book

Wakefield Public Schools

Introduction

The role of the School Committee is to set policy, and the role of the administration is to implement that policy through procedures and guidelines. Written policies are the chief means through which a School Committee governs a public school system. Policies are implemented through procedures and guidelines developed by school administrative staff. Below is a manual to guide the public through the policies of the Wakefield Public Schools.

Organization

The manual is organized under 13 major classifications each assigned an alphabetical code for administrative use, as well as a School Committee numbering system for the general public.

WPS Policy Book

Classification

Number

Introduction to Policy Book

Introduction

A Series – Foundation & Basic Components (100)

 

Harassment, Bullying & Hazing

100-R

 

Wellness Policy

101-E

 

Federal Red Flag Rule

102-R-E

 

Background Check

103-R

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

104-R

B Series – Board Governance & Operations (200)

 

Evaluation of School Committee

200-E

 

School Committee Powers & Duties

201-R

 

Presentation of Diplomas

202

 

School Committee Member Authority

203

 

School Committee Member Resignation

204

 

Unexpired Term Fulfillment

205-R

 

School Committee Member Ethics

206-R

 

School Committee Reorganization

207

 

School Committee Officers

208

 

Subcommittee of the School Committee

209-E

 

Advisory Committees of the School Committee

210-R

 

School Councils

211

 

School Improvement Plans

212-E

 

Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

213

 

Agenda Format

214-E

 

Rules Governing Conduct & Admin. Of SC

215

 

Minutes

216-R

 

Public Participation at School Comm. Mtgs.

217

 

School Committee Policy Development

218

 

Use of Social Media by SC Members

219-R

 

New School Committee Member Orientation

220

 

Student Member

221

C Series – General School Administration (300)

 

Superintendent’s Goals

300-E

 

Evaluation of Superintendent

301-E

 

Organizational Chart

302-E

 

Student Handbook

303-R

D Series – Fiscal Management (400)

 

Budget Preparation & Development

400

 

Budget Reporting

401

 

Budget Implementation

402

 

Expense Reimbursement

403

 

Student Activity Account Interest Earnings

404

E Series – Support Services (500)

 

Security of Buildings & Grounds

500-E

 

Transportation of Students

501

 

Motor Vehicle Idling

502-R

 

Collection of Payment

503-R

 

Crisis Plan

504

F Series – Facilities Development (600)

 

Excess School Dept. Property

600-E

G Series – Personnel (700)

 

Employee Handbook

700-E

 

Code of Conduct WPS Employees

701-E

 

Non-Rep

702-E

 

Conflict Resolution

703-E

 

Family & Medical Leave Act

704-R

H Series – Negotiations (800)

I Series – Instruction (900)

 

Equity of Curriculum Instruction

900

 

Parental Notification Relative to Sex Ed.

901-R

 

Class Size

902

 

Web Content Filtering

903-R

 

Field Trips

904-E

 

Internet Safety

905-R

 

Accommodations for Religious and Ethnic Observances

906

 

Salute to Flag & Display of Same

907

 

Technology Plan

908-R

J Series – Students (1000)

 

Transfer Requests

1000

 

Entrance Age

1001

 

All Day Kindergarten

1002-(E)

 

Non-Resident Students

1003-(R)-(E)

 

Student Conduct

1004-R-E

 

Illegal Substances & Alcohol

1005

 

Creation of EC Activities in WPS

1006-E

 

Reporting to Authorities/Suspected Child Abuse

1007-R

 

Student Athletic Concussion

1008-R

 

Administering Medicines to Students

1009-R

 

Life Threatening Allergies in School Setting

1010-R

 

Student User Fees

1011-R

 

Physical Restraint of Students

1012-R

 

Homeless Students

1013-R

 

Early Childhood Center at Doyle School

1014

 

Assignment of Students to Schools

1015

K Series – Community Relations (1100)

 

People & Their District

1100

 

Hours for the Public

1101

 

Donor Recognition

1102-R

 

Gifts to School Personnel

1103-R

 

Use of School Facilities

1104-R

 

Distribution of Literature

1105

 

Acceptable Use

1106

 

Animals in Schools

1107

 

Parent Guide to Address Concerns in the Wakefield Schools

1108

 

Appointment of Support Staff in Concert with Booster Organizations

1109

 

Fundraising Activities

1110

L Series – Education Agency Relations (1200)

M Series – Miscellaneous (1300)