"... to advance the knowledge and well-being
of our children and our community."

District Policies

Policy Series - Table of Contents    
Series A - Foundations and Basic Commitment      
Bullying A    
Non-Discrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity

Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

Harassment ACBB    

Tobacco Products on School Premises Prohibited


Drug-Free Workplace and Learning Environment ADCA    
Background Checks ADDA    
DCJIS Model CORI Policy

Wellness Policy

Series B - Board Governance and Operations      
Methods of Operation BA    
Numbers of Members and Terms of Office BAA    
Officers BAB    
Purpose and Role of School Committee BBAA    
School Committee Members BBBA    
Unexpired Term Fulfillment BBBE    
Massachusetts Association of School Committees' Code of Ethics BCA    
Committee Member Conflict of Interest BCB  
School Committee Organizational Meeting BDA    
Chair BDB    
Permanent Sub-Committees BDE    
School Committee Meetings BE    
Executive Sessions BEC    
Quorum BEDC    
Parliamentary Procedure BEDDA    
Minutes BEDG    
Regular Meetings - Public Comment Agenda Item BEDH    
Procedures for Conducting Hearings BEE    
Formulation of Policies BG    
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) BGA    
Suspension of Policies BGF    
School Committee Public Communication BH    
Use of Electronic Messaging by School Committee Members BHE    
Orientation for New School Committee Members BIA    
Series D - Fiscal Management      
Preparation of Budget Document DB    
Transfer of Funds DBJ    
Capitalization DI    
Expenditures DJ    
Penalty Charged for Insufficient Funds DK    
Deferred Compensation Plan DLB    
Series E - Support Services      
Medical Emergency Response Plans EBC    
Fire EBCB    
Bomb Threat Procedures EBCC    
Social Networking EDC    
Free and Reduced Price Food Services EFC    
Series F - Facilities Development

Designer Selection Process

Series G - Personnel

Substitute Teachers - Professional Staff  

Recruitment and Selection




Professional Status of Teachers, Including Reduction in Work Force





Health Insurance Benefits




Schedule of Wages and Benefits





Probationary Employees Support Staff





Staff Technology Acceptable Use





Student Technology Acceptable Use





Series I - Instruction


Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs


School Day ID    
Curriculum Evaluation, Development and Adoption IGA    
Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education IHAMB    
Requests for Home Instruction IHBG    
School and District Web Pages IJNA    
School-Sponsored Field Trips IJOA    
Grade Placement and Graduation Eligibility For Students Leaving a Commonwealth Charter School IKE    
Controversial Issues in the Classroom IMB    
Animals in School IMG    
Series J - Students      
Student Technology Acceptable Use IJNDBA    
Educational Opportunities JB    
School Attendance JE    
Kindergarten Admission JEB    
School Admission Residency JF    
Transfer of Credits to Shepherd Hill Regional High School JFAB    
Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services JFABD    
Educational Opportunities for Military Children JFABE    
Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care JFABF    
Student Conduct JIC    
Bus Conduct JICC    

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use by Students Prohibited

Weapons in Schools JICI    
Student Activity Agency Accounts JJF    
Athletic Statement

Extracurricular Participation


Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Activities
Suspension and Expulsion JK    
Restraint of Students in Public Schools JKA    
Insurance JLA    
Illness - HIV Infection/AIDS JLCCA    
Automated External Defibrillator Use

Life Threatening Allergies

Gift and Contributions to Individual Employees JP    
Student Food Service Accounts


Series K - Community Relations      
Communication with the Public, School Sponsored Releases, Community Information Sent Home with Students KDD    
General Complaints from the Community KE    
Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials KEC    
Use of School Facilities KF    
Fundraising KHB    
Request for Community Fund-Raising Activity - Form KHB-A    
Observations of Special Education Programs KI    
Series L - Education Agency Relations      
Student Teachers LDA