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Portsmouth School District Policies

Welcome to the Portsmouth School Board Policy Manual. Please click on a header to review the policy.

 

SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS

Section A of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying School Board governance. These policies provide a settling for all the School Board's other policies and regulations.

Section B of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the School Board - how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the Board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the School Boards internal operating procedures.

SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Section C of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school management, administrative organization and school building and department administration - including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators, management team and school building administrators. All phases of policy implementation-procedures or regulations-are properly located in this section.

Section D of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F-Facilities Development.

SECTION E: SUPPORT SERVICES

Section E of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation and food services.

SECTION F: FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

Section F of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction and renovation; it also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

SECTION G: PERSONNEL

Section G of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support of classified staff.

SECTION I: INSTRUCTION

Section I of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

SECTION J: STUDENTS

Section J of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students-admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare and school-related activities.

SECTION K: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY-HOME RELATIONS

Section K of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section too.

 

 

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