Policies

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 setting for all the School Board’s other policies and regulations.

Policy Number  Policy Name
AA School District Legal Status
AC Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Employment
AC-R Nondiscrimination: Title IX Grievances
ACE* Procedural Safeguards - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap/Disability
ACEA District's Obligation Under IDEA to Parentally Placed Students
ACF Identification of Non-English Language Background Students
ADB* Drug-Free Workplace
ADC*  Tobacco Products Ban - Use and Possession in and on School Facilities and Grounds

SECTION B:  SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
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 Board’s internal operating procedures.

Policy Number Policy Name
B Disclaimers
BA Absence of Receiving School's Policy
BB School Board Legal Status
BBA School Board Powers and Duties
BBAA School Board Member Authority
BBB School Board Elections
BBBA School Board Member Qualifications
BBBC School Board Member or School District Officer Resignation
BBBD School Board Member Removal From Office
BCA School Board Member Ethics
BCB School Board Member Conflict of Interest
BCF Advisory Committee to School Board
BCH Consultants to the School Board
BDA School Board Organizational Meeting
BDB School Board Officers
BDCC Duties and Responsibilities - School District Treasurer
BDD School Board - Superintendent Relationship
BDDJ Broadcasting and Taping of Public Body Meetings
BDE Committees and Delegates
BEA Public Body Meetings and Regular School Board Meetings
BEB Emergency School Board Meetings
BEC Non-Public Sessions and Minutes
BEC-R Non-Public Sessions Minutes Template
BEDA  Public Notification of School Board Meetings
BEDB Agenda Preparation and Dissemination
BEDG Minutes of Public Body Meetings
BEDH Public Participation at School Board Meetings 
BEDH-R Guidelines for Participation at a Meeting
BGA Policy Development, Adoption, Revision and Recision
BHC School Board/Employee Communications
BHE School Board Use of Electronic Communication
BIA New School Board Member Orientation
BID Remunerated for Services Rendered by School District Officials 

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.

Policy Number Policy Name
CB School Superintendent
CBB Appointment of Superintendent
CBI Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools
CCB Line and Staff Relations
CF Responsibilities of School Building Administrator
CFB Building Administrator(s) Evaluation
CH Policy Implementation
CHB School Board Review of Rulings
CHCA Approval of Handbooks
CHD Administration in Policy Absence

SECTION D:  FISCAL MANAGEMENT
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.

Policy Number   Policy Name
DA  Code of Conduct Involving Financial Transactions
DB Annual Budget
DBC Budget Planning
DBI Budget Implementation
DBJ Transfer of Appropriation
DFA* Investment 
DGA Authorized Signatures
DI Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
DIA Fund Balance
DIE Audits
DIH Fraud Prevention and Fiscal Management
DJ Purchasing
DK Payment Procedures
DKA Payroll Procedures
DKC Travel Expense Reimbursements
DN Disposal of Equipment

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.

Policy Number    Policy Name
EB*                       Joint Loss Management (Workplace Safety)
EBBB Student Injury Reporting
EBBC* Emergency Care and First Aid
EBBD* Indoor Air Quality Program
EBC Crisis Management Plan
EBCE Emergency/School Closings
EC Buildings and Grounds Management
ECA Buildings and Grounds Security
ECAC Vandalism
ECAD Damage to School Property
ECB Animals on School Grounds
EDC Authorized Use of School Owned Materials
EE Video and Audio Recording in School Classrooms
EEA Student Transportation Services
EEAA Walkers and Riders
EEAAB Transportation of Kindergarten Students
EEAE School Bus Safety Program
EEAEA* Mandatory Drug Testing for Bus Drivers
EEAEC Student Conduct on School Buses
EEAED Damage to School Buses
EEBB Use of Private Vehicles to Transport Students
EFA* Availability and Distribution of Healthy Foods
EFC Free and Reduced Price Lunch
EFE Vending Machines
EH Data Management (Public Use of School Records)
EHAA Computer Security, E-Mail, and Internet Communications Policy
EHAB Retention of Electronic Communications
EHB* Records Retention and Disposition
EHB-R Records Retention Schedule
EI Risk Management (Employees)
EIB Liability Insurance
EID Fiduciary Bonds

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.

Policy Number Policy Name
FEB Selection of a Design Professional
FEH Supervision of Construction (Clerk-of-the-Works)
FFA Naming and Dedicating School Property


SECTION G: PERSONNEL

Section G of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all 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.

Policy Number  Policy Name
GAJ Job Descriptions
GBAA* Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
GBAA-R Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Reporting Form
GBCA Employee Conflict of Interest
GBCB Employee Dress Code
GBCD* Background Investigation and Criminal Records Check for Employees
GBCDA Background Investigation for Volunteers and Contracted Service Providers
GBDD Public Complaints about School Personnel
GBE Employee Responsibilities
GBEBB Employee Student Relations
GBEBC Employee Gifts and Solicitations
GBEC* Drug-Free Workplace
GBED* Tobacco Products Ban
GBEF* School District Internet Access for Staff
GBF Employee Use of School Property for Non-School Authorized Activities
GBG Employee Protection
GBGA Staff Health
GBGAA HIV/AIDS Policy for Staff
GBGB Remediation Program
GBH Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Use for Employees
GBJ Personnel Records
GCCBC Family and Medical Leave Policy
GCD Light Duty Policy
GCEA Interim Administrative Positions
GCF Certified Staff Hiring
GCFA Administrative Staff Hiring
GCG Part-Time/Substitute Professional Staff Employment
GCH  Professional Staff Orientation
GCIA Reimbursement of Expenses for Overnight Conferences/Workshops
GCID Professional Activities of Teachers
GCK Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
GCO* Teacher Performance and Evaluations
GCPA Re-Election of Professional Staff
GCPB New Professional Staff Nominated for Election
GCPD Emergency Removal of Professional Staff by Superintendent
GCQA Reduction in Professional Staff
GCQC Resignation of Instructional Staff Member
GCR Non-School Employment by a Staff Member
GCRD Tutoring for Pay
GD Classified Employees - At Will Employment
GDF Support Staff Hiring 
GGS Employee Sick Leave
GGV Vacation Days for Support Staff
GHI Employee Insubordination

SECTION H:  NEGOTIATIONS
Section H of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.

Policy Number Policy Name
HPA Employee Job Actions

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.

Policy Number Policy Name
IC Student School Calendar
ICA School Calendar
IFA* Instructional Needs of Students with Different Talents
IGA Curriculum Development
IGAC Recognition of Religious and Cultural Diversity
IGDA Selection of Learning Resources
IGE* Parental Objection of Special Course Material
IHAE Physical Education
IHAH World Languages Program
IHAK* Character and Citizenship Programs
IHAM* Expemption from Instructional and Health Education Based on Religious Objections
IHAM-R* Health and Sex Education Exemption: Opt-Out Form
IHBA* Special Physical Health Needs of Students
IHBAB Special Education Evaluations
IHBG Home Education Instruction Policy
IHBG-R Participation in Public School Activities by Home Educated and Non-Public School Pupils
IHBH*
Extended Learning Opportunities
IHBH Extended Learning Opportunities (Portsmouth)
IHBI* Alternative Learning Plans (Portsmouth)
IHCA* Summer Activities
IHCD* Advanced Placement Courses (Portsmouth)
IIAE
SAU 50 Copyright Policy
IIB Class Size (Rye)
IICA Field Trips
IJ Instructional Materials
IJO* Community Partnership/Resources
IJOC* Volunteers
IK* Earning of Credits (Portsmouth)
IKAA Interdisciplinary Credit (Portsmouth)
IKB* Homework
IKE* Promotion and Retention of Students
IKF Graduation Requirements (Portsmouth)
IKFA*
Early Graduation (Portsmouth)
IL* Evaluation of Curriculum Programs
ILAA Assessment of Students with Educational Disabilities
ILBA Assessment Programs
ILBAA High School Graduation Competencies (Portsmouth)
IMBD
High School Credit for 7th & 8th Grade Coursework (Portsmouth)
IMAH* Daily Physical Activity
IMBD  High School Credit for 7th and 8th Grade Coursework (Portsmouth) 
IMDA Pledge of Allegiance
IMGA* Service Animals

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.

Policy Number
Policy Name
JBAA*
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
JCA* School Assignment Policy
JEA Compulsory Attendance Age
JEB School Age Requirements
JEC* Manifest Educational Hardship
JFA Legal Residency of a Student
JFAA Admission of Resident Students
JFAB* Admission of Non-Resident Students (Greenland)
JFAB*
Admission of Non-Resident Students (New Castle)
JFAB*
Admission of Non-Resident Students (Newington)
JFAB*
Admission of Non-Resident Students (Rye)
JFABB
Admission of Foreign Exchange Students
JFAC Tuition for Resident High School Students
JFAD Tution for Resident 7th and 8th Grade Students
JFAE* Legal Residency for Homeless Children and Youth
JG Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels
JGA Grade Advancement
JH* Student Absences, Tardiness, and Truancy Policy
JHC Student Release Before End of School Day
JI* Student Rights and Responsibilities
JICA Student Dress Code
JICD* Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process
JICD-R Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process Appendix
JICD Suspension of Pupils (Portsmouth)
JICE Student Publications
JICF Gang Activity
JICFA* Hazing
JICG* Tobacco Products Ban
JICH Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse
JICI* Dangerous Weapons on School Property
JICK* Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention (Bullying)
JICK-R Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Reporting Form
JICL* School District Internet Access for Students
JICLA Personal Device Usage Policy
JIE Pregnant Students
JIH Interrogations by Law Enforcement Agencies
JIHA Student Searches
JJA Student Activities and Organizations
JJE School Sponsored Activity Fundraising
JJG Contests for Students
JJIB Interscholastic Athletics
JKA Corporal Punishment
JKAA* Use of Child Restraints
JKB Detention of Students
JLC* Student Health Services and Administering Medicines to Students
JLCA Physical Examinations and Immunizations of Students
JLCC Communicable Diseases and Conditions
JLCCA HIV/AIDS Health Education Policy for Students (GCS, MHT, NPS)
JLCCA HIV/AIDS Health Education Policy for Students (Rye) 
JLCCB Student Allergies
JLCE* Emergency Care and First Aid
JLCF* Wellness
JLCJ* Concussions and Head Injuries
JLCJ* Concussions and Head Injuries Grades 9-12 (Portsmouth)
JLCK* Special Physical Health Needs of Students
JLD* School Guidance and Counseling Programs
JLDBA* Behavior Management and Intervention
JLF* Reporting Child Abuse
JLI* Safety Management Plan
JQ Student Reimbursement for Damages of School Property
JRA Annual Notification of Rights Under FERPA

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.

Policy Number Policy Name
KA* Community Partnerships/Resources
KB* Parental Involvement in Education
KBB Parent Rights and Responsibilities
KBBA Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent Rights
KBD Communications with Parents
KBDA Classroom Visits
KDA Public Information Program
KDB Public's Right to Know/Freedom of Information
KDC School System Web Site/Web Pages
KDCA Use of Students in Public Information Program
KDD News Media Relations
KDE Crisis Management Communications
KE Public Concerns and Complaints
KEA Public Complaints or Concerns Regarding Policy
KEC Public Concerns and Complaints about Instructional Resources
KED* Public Concerns and Complaints about Facilities and Services
KF Community Use of School Facilities
KF-R Use of School Facilities Request
KFA Public Conduct on School Property
KFB Weapons Free School Zone
KFC Bomb Threats
KFD Intruders in the School
KGD Use of School Facilities for Motor Vehicles
KH Public Solicitations in Schools
KHB Advertising in Schools (GCS, MHT, NPS)
KHB-R Advertising in School (Rye)
KHC Distribution of Notices
KI Visitors to Schools
KJ Relations with Community Organizations
KLE Relations with the Health Department
KLF Relations with NH Health and Human Services
KLG Relations with Police Authorities
KLH Relations with Fire Department
KLK Relations with Local Government Authorities
KLL Relations with State Government Authorities


SECTION L:  EDUCATION AGENCY RELATION
S
Section L of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies—including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations and state and national education agencies.

Policy Number  Policy Name
LA Inter-Organization Relations
LC Relations with Education Research Agencies
LDA Student Teaching and Internships
LEB* Advanced Course Work/Advanced Placement Courses
LEB Advanced Course Work (Portsmouth) 
LF State Education Agenda Relations
LG Federal Education Agency Relations
LK Legislative Representative




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