This manual codifies the official policies of the Board of Education and includes the
administrative regulations associated with selected policies. School Board policies state
positions adopted by the Board in order to provide direction, control and/or management of
its legal functions.
The goals of all policy are to present clear, concise, and distinct directives to the Board’s
staff and to serve as a primary communication tool with the general public with specific
attention to students, parents and/or guardians. Regulations state procedures and rules
developed by the administration to guide and direct the implementation of Board policy.
Adoption of new policies or revision of existing policies is solely the responsibility of the
Board. Proposals for new policies or revisions to current policies may be submitted in
writing by any interested citizen, District employee, or member of the Board. Proposals shall
be submitted to the Superintendent for referral to the Board.
It is the obligation of employees to familiarize themselves with and follow Board policies.
Employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and following all administrative
One should consider two basic points when using this manual: (1) the policies represent
official positions of the Board, and (2) federal, state and local statutes drive the legal basis
for these policies and regulations. Various other publications such as the Certificated
Personnel Handbook, Support Personnel Handbook, Behavior Response Plan, Policies and
Procedures Manual for Special Education in Oklahoma, Administrative Handbook for School
Activity Funds, and the School Laws of Oklahoma serve as companion documents to this
Board Policy Manual and are useful tools for more regulatory detail.
Please note that Board policies are printed on white paper and administrative regulations
are printed on blue paper. Regulations are codes with an “R” suffix.
Policy Codification Series
1000 District Organization, Philosophy and Goals
2000 Student Services
3000 Teaching and Learning
4000 Human Capital Services
5000 Financial Management
6000 Information Technology
7000 Support Services
8000 Facilities Services
9000 Business, Governmental, and Community Relations
Definition of Terms
Policy: Formally adopted position of the Board concerning a particular issue or circumstance
Regulation: Processes and/or procedures developed by the Administration designed to implement a policy.
Legal Reference: Federal and state statutes
Contract Reference: Specific reference to negotiated agreements with the employee organizations/unions
Cross Reference: References to other policy or regulations.
Descriptor: A specific code assigned to policies, regulations, forms, and notices.