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1st Reading Policies - the following policies are posted for review and comment until adopted on the date indicated

ADC - Tobacco Use and Possession (11/18/15)

GCEB - Rate of Pay for Substitutes  (11/18/15)

CURRENT WOCSD POLICIES - The policies below are approved policies by the WOCSD School Committee


        AC                Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

        ACAA            Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

        ACAA-R         Student Discrimination and Harssment Complaint Procedure

        ACAB            Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

        ACAB-R         Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

        ACAD            Hazing

        AD                Educational Philosophy/Mission

        ADA              School Committee Mission and Goals

        ADAA            School District Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior

        ADC              Tobacco Use and Possession

        ADC-R           Tobacco Use Possession Administrative Procedure

        ADF               School District Commitment to Learning Results

        AEC               Accountability-Reporting to the Public



BA                                   School Committee Operational Goals

BA-E                                School Committee Operational Goals Responsibilities of Local School Committees         

BB                                   School Committee Legal Status

BBAA                               Committee Member Authority

BBD                                 School Committee Declared Vacancy Caused by Absenteeism

BBF                                 School CommitteeMember Ethics

BBBH                               Student Committee Members

BC                                  WOCSD By-Laws

BCB                                Conflict of Interest

BCC                                Nepotism

BCD                                School Committee/Superintendent Relationship

BCD-R                             School Committee/Superintendent Relations

BCF                                 Advisory Committees to the School Committee

BCFA                               School Committee Liaison Assignments to Schools/Programs

BCG                                School Attorney

BDDC                              Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

BDDG                              Minutes

BDDH (also KD)                Public Participation at School Committee Meetings

BDE                                School Committee Committees

BDE-E                             School Committee Committees

BEA                                School Committee Use of Electronic Mail

BEC                                 Executive Sessions

BF                                   School Committee Policy Development

BFC                                 Policy Adoption

BFCA                               School Committee Review of Regulations

BFD                                 Policy Dissemination

BFE (also CHD)                 Administration in Policy Absence

BFG/BFGA                        Policy Review and Evaluation/Manual Accuracy Check

BG (also GBD)                  School Committee/Staff Communications

BHA                                New School Committee Member Orientation

BHB                                School Committee Member Development Opportunities

BHC                                School Committee Member Freedom of Access Training

BHC-E                             Certification of Completion of Freedom of Access Training

BHE                                 School Committee Member Insurance

BK (also AFA)                   Evaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures

BK-E                                Evaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures



        CBI                Evaluation of the Superintendent

        CC                 Administrative Organization

        CHA               Development of Administrative Procedures 

        CHCAA           Student Handbooks

        CHD               Administration in the Absence of Policy


DA                                  Fiscal ManagementGoals/Priority Objectives

DB                                  Annual Budget

DC                                  Taxing andBorrowing Authority/Limitations

DC-R                               Post-Issuance Compliance Policy for Bonds

DD                                  Grants

DFEA                               FreeAdmissions (Guest Passes for Senior Citizens)

DFF                                Student Activities Funds

DIDA                               Fixed Assets

DJ                                  Bidding/Purchasing Requirements

DJH                                Purchasing and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct

DKC                                Expense Authorization and Reimbursement

DKC-R                             Expense Authorization and Reimbursement Administrative Procedure

DN                                  School PropertiesDisposal Procedure



EBAA                               ChemicalHazards

EBCA                               ComprehensiveEmergency Management Plan

EBCB                               Emergency Evacuation Drills

EBCC                               BombThreats

ECB                                 PestManagement in School Facilities and on School Grounds

EEBB                               Use of Private Vehicles for School Business

EFE                                 Competitive FoodSales-Sales of Foods in Competition with the WOCSDFood Service Program

EGAD                              Copyright Compliance

EGAD-R                           Copyright Compliance Administrative Procedure

EHB                                School Records Retention Policy



FA                                  Facilities Development Goals

FBB                                Enrollment Projections

FEA                                Educational Specifications

FEB                                 Selection of Architect

FEE                                 Site Acquisition Procedure

FEG                                 Supervision of Construction (Clerk of the Works)

FF                                   Naming Rights

FL                                   Retirement of Facilities (Building Closures)



GA                                  Personnel Policy

GBAA (also JBAA, KBAA)        Modifications of Policies/Practices for Students with Disabilities

GBCA                              Staff Conflict of Interest

GBCB                               Drug Free Workplace

GBCC                              Staff Rights and Responsibilities

GBCCA                            Staff Conduct with Students

GBCD                              Staff Participation in Community Activities

GBD (also BG)                  School Committee/Staff Communications

GBE                                 Staff Health

GBEA                               Staff Protection

GBEB                               Philosophy Statement Regarding Chemical Dependency

GBEB-R                            Personnel Procedures

GBEBD                            Employee Use of Social and Educational Networking Sites

GBEC (also JHCCA)           Policy for Students and Employees with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)           

GBGAA                            Bloodborne Pathogens

GBGAA-R                         Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens Procedure

GBGE                               Return to Work and Light Duty Assignments

GBH (also JM)                  Staff/Student Relations

GBI                                  Staff Gifts and Solicitations

GBK/KGC                         Smoking on School Premises

GBK-R                             Non-Smoking Assistance Program

GBL                                 Personnel Records and Files

GBLC                               Retention of Application Materials

GBM                                Staff Complaints and Grievances

GBM-R                             Employee Complaints and Grievances

GBN                                Family and Medical Leave

GBN-R2                           Maine Family Medical Leave Administrative Procedure

GBO                                Family Care Leave

GC                                  Professional Staff Position Policies

GCA                                Professional Staff Positions

GCBA                              Professional Staff Compensation Plans

GCC                                Professional Staff Recruiting

GCCA                              Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

GCCA-R                           Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff – Procedures

GCCAS-R                         Recruiting and Hiring of the Superintendent

GCD                                Professional Staff Hiring

GCD-2                             Professional Staff Hiring - Principals

GCE                                Substitute Teacher Employment

GCEB                               Rate of Pay for Substitutes

GCF                                Professional Staff Orientation

GCI                                 Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers

GCL                                 Professional Staff Development Opportunities

GCLA                               Professional Staff Visitations and Conferences

GCM                                Supervision of Professional Staff

GCN-1                             Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCN-2                             Evaluation of Administrative Staff

GCPA                              Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force

GCPB                               Resignation of Professional Staff Members

GCQA                              Non-school Employment by Professional Staff Members

GCQAA                            Professional Personnel Consulting

GCQAB                            Tutoring for Pay

GCQC                              Resignation of School District Employees

GCQCA                            Employee References

GCQCA-R                         Authorization to Disclose Information/Release of Claims/Indemnity

GCSA                              Employee Computer and Internet Use

GCSA – Rules                   Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules

GD                                  Support Staff Positions Policies

GDA                                Support Staff Positions

GDBA                              Support Staff Compensation Plans

GDC/GDD                         Support Staff Recruiting/Hiring

GDG                                Support StaffProbation and Tenure

GDJ                                 Support Staff Time Schedules

GDL                                 Support Staff Development Opportunities

GDN                                 Evaluation of Support Staff

GDPA                               Reduction in Support Staff Workforce

GDPD                               Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members

GDQA                              Non-School Employment by Support Staff Members



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      IA                                   Educational Goals

      IA-1                                Wells High School Mission Statement

      IA-2                                Wells Junior High School Mission Statement

      IA-3                                Wells Elementary School Mission Statement

      IB                                    Academic Freedom

      IC/ICA                             School Year/School Calendar

      ID                                   School Day

      IF                                   Curriculum Development

      IFA                                 Curriculum Research

      IFD                                 Curriculum Adoption

      IFE                                  Standards-Based Curriculum Frameworks

      IGA                                 Basic Instructional Program

      IGAC                               Teaching About Religion

      IGAD                               Occupational Education (Career Education)

      IGAE                               Health Education

      IGAF                               Physical Education

      IGAF-E                            Physical Education Department – Medical Excuse Form

      IGAG                               Teaching About Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco

      IGAK                               Moral/Ethical Education

      IGAL                                Environmental Education

      IGAM                               Advanced Placement Courses

      IGAN                               Honors Challenge

      IGBA                               Special Education Policy and Purpose

      IGBAA                             Special Education Student Oversight Agreement

      IGBAA-1                          Extended School Year Services

      IGBAB                              Graduation

      IGBAC                             Child Find

      IGBAD                             Referral/Pre-Referral of Students with Disabilities

      IGBAD-R                          Referral/Pre-Referral to Pupil Evaluation Team Procedures

      IGBAE                              Free Appropriate Public Education

      IGBAF                              Individualized Education Program

      IGBAH                             Communication of Procedural Safeguards

      IGBB                                Programs for Gifted Students

      IGBG                               Homebound Instruction

      IGBHA                             Home Schooling

      IGBHAA                           Participation in the School Program by Home-Schooled Students

      IGCD                               Advanced College Placement

      IGCDA                             Post-Secondary Enrollment and Credit

      IGD                                 Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs

      IGD-R                              Procedure on School Sponsorship of Extra-Curricular Programs

      IGDA                               Student Organizations

      IGDB (also JFCD, IIAD, KFA)         Publications and Materials Distribution Policy

      IGDD                               Student Performances

      IGDF                               Student Fundraising Activities

      IGDF-R                            Student Fundraising Activities Procedures

      IGDG                               Student Activities Funds Management

      IGDH                               Contests for Students

      IGDI,J                              Interscholastic Athletics

      IGDI,J-R1                         Wells High School Student Athletic Code

      IGDI,J-R2                         Wells Junior High School Student Athletic and Extra-Curricular Code

      IGDJA                              Individual Student Participation in M.S.S.P.A. Sporting Events

      IGE                                 Adult and Community Education Programs

      IGEA                               Adult CommunityEducation GED Program and Testing Policy

      IGEB                               Adult Community Education Policy High School Diploma Policy for Students Ages 16 up       

      IHA                                 Grouping for Instruction

      IHB                                 Class Size

      IHBAK                              Life-Sustaining Emergency Care

      IHBAL                              Grievance Procedure for Persons with Disabilities

      IHBEA                              Programs for Students with Limited English Proficiency

      IHBEA-E                           Limited English Proficient Student Notice (Meeting Notification)

      IHBGB                              Supplemental Statement of Rights for Private School Students with Disabilities

      IHH                                 Individualized Instruction

      IIA                                  Instructional Materials

      IIAA                                Textbook Selection and Adoption

      IIAB                                Wells High School Grouping for Instruction

      IIAD (also JFCD, IGDB, KFA)         Publications and Materials Distribution Policy

      IICA                                Field Trips and Excursions

      IICA-R                             Field Trips and Excursions Procedures

      IICB                                Community Resource Persons

      IICC                                School Volunteers

      IICC-R                             School Volunteers Procedures

      IJ                                    Guidance Program

      IJJ                                   Selection of Educational Materials

      IJJ-E                                Citizens Challenge of Educational Media Form

      IJNDB                              Student Technology and Internet Use and Cyber Safety

      IJNDB–R                          Student Technology and Internet Use Rules

      IJNDB-E                          Student Technology/Internet Use Acknowledgement Form

      IJNDB-E-1                        Technology Home Use Procedures

      IK                                   Academic Achievement

      IKA                                 Grading Process

      IKAB                                Student ProgressReports to Parents

      IKAD                               Parent Conferences

      IKAF                                Participation in Performing Groups as Part of School Curriculum

      IKB                                  Homework

      IKE                                  Promotion and Retention of Students

      IKEB                                Acceleration

      IKF                                  Graduation Requirements

      IKF-R                              Wells High School Community Service Graduation Requirement

      IKFA                                Early High School Graduation

      IKFB                                Graduation Exercises

      IKFC                                Correspondence Courses

      IKFD                                Awarding of High School Diplomas to Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict   

      IL                                    Testing Programs

      ILA                                  Local Assessment System

      ILD                                  Student Surveys and Marketing Information

      IM (also AFE)                   Evaluation of Instructional Programs

      IMBB                               Accommodation of Sincere Beliefs in Required Instruction

      IMDA                               Patriotic Exercises

      IMDB                               Flag Displays

      IMG                                 Animals in Classrooms

      INA                                 Teaching Methods

      INB                                 Teaching About Controversial Issues

      INC                                 Controversial Speakers

      ING                                 Dog Policy



      JBAA (also GBAA, KBAA)        Modifications of Policies/Practices for Students with Disabilities

      JEA                                 Compulsory Attendance

      JEAA                               Student Attendance/Student Absence and Tardiness

      JECA                               Admission of Resident Students

      JECB                               Admission of Non-Resident Students

      JECBA                             Admission of Exchange Students (or Foreign Students)

      JECE                               Student Withdrawal from School

      JED                                 Excused Absences

      JEDAA                             Habitual Truancy

      JEDB                               Student Release

      JEDC                               Make-Up

      JEDD                               Participation in School Sponsored Activities and Functions

      JEDE                               Excessive Absences

      JEDG                               Data Collection

      JF                                   Student Rights and Responsibilities

      JFCC                               Student Conduct on School Buses

      JFCC-R                            Guidelines for Student Conduct on School Buses

      JFCCA                             K-4 Transportation Safety Requirements

      JFCD (also IGDB, IIAD, KFA)         Publications and Materials Distribution Policy

      JFCH                               Student Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use

      JFCH-R                            Student Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Administrative Procedure

      JFCJ                                Weapons, Violence and School Safety

      JFCK                               Responding to Acts or Threats of Violence

      JFCK-R                            Administrative Implementation Procedures

      JFG (also KNAJ)                Relations with Police Authorities

      JG                                   Student Discipline

      JGB                                 Detention of Students

      JGC                                 Friday Detention of Students

      JGC-R                              Friday Detention of Students Rules/Procedures

      JGD                                 Suspension of Students

      JGE                                 Expulsion of Students

      JGE-R                              Expulsion of Students – Guidelines

      JGF                                 Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

      JGF-R                              Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities Administrative Procedure

      JHB                                 Truancy

      JHC                                 Student Health Services

      JHCA                               Head Lice

      JHCA-R                            Head Lice (Pediculosis) Procedures

      JHCCA (also GBEC)           Policy for Students and Employees with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)            

      JHFE                               Crisis Intervention Plan

      JIC                                  WOCSD District-Wide Student Code of Conduct

      JICA                                Student Dress

      JICJ                                Student Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices

      JICJ-R                             Student Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices

      JICK                                Bullying

      JICK-E1                           Bullying Report Form

      JICK-E2                           Bullying Investigation Form

      JICK-E3                           Documentation of Disciplinary and Remedial Action Taken

      JICK-R                            Bullying Administrative Procedures

      JIH                                 Questioning and Searches of Students

      JIH-R                              Questioning and Searches of Students Administrative Procedure

      JJ                                    Community Service Programs

      JJIAA                              Private School Students - Access to Public School Co-Curricular, Interscholastic & Extra-Curricular Activities

      JJIAA-E1                         Private School Student Application for Participation in WOCSD Co-Curricular Activities

      JJIAA-E2                         Private School Student Application for Participation in WOCSD Extra-Curricular Activities

      JJIAA-E3                         Verification of Private School Student Eligibility for Participation in WOCSD Co-Curricular Activities

      JJIAA-E4                         Verification of Private School Student Eligibility for Participation in WOCSD Extra-Curricular Activities

      JJIBA                               Hiring and Evaluation of Coaches

      JJIF                                Management of Concussions and Other Head Injuries

      JJIF-E                            Concussion Information Sheet

      JKAA                               Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion

      JKAA-E                            Physical Restraint and/or Seclusion Incident Report

      JKAA-R                            Procedures on Physical Restraint and Seclusion

      JL                                   Student Gifts and Solicitations

      JLA                                 Student Wellness

      JLCB                                Immunization of Students

      JLCC                               Communicable/Infectious Diseases and Exclusion Criteria – Administrative Procedure

      JLCD                               Administration of Medication to Students

      JLCD-E                            Medication Administration on School Field Trips

      JLDBG                              Reintegration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities

      JLF                                  Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

      JLG                                 Education of Homeless Children and Youth

      JLG-R                              Homeless Students – Administrative Procedure

      JLIA                                Supervision of Students

      JM (also GBH)                  Staff/Student Relations

      JP                                   Student Aspirations

      JRA                                 Student Education Records and Information

      JRA-E                             Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights
      JRA-R                             Student Education Records and Information Administrative Procedure



      KA                                  School-Community Relations Goals

      KB                                   Public Information Program

      KBAA (also GBAA, JBAA)       Modifications of Policies/Practices for Students with Disabilities

      KBF                                 Title I Parent Involvement

      KD (also BDDH)                Public Participation at School Committee Meetings

      KDB                                 Public’s Right toKnow/Freedom of Access

      KFA (also JFCD, IIAD and IGDB)         Publications and Materials Distribution Policy

      KG                                  Community Use of School Buildingsand Facilities

      KH                                  Public Gifts to Schools

      KH-R                               Gifts to Schools

      KI                                   Public Solicitations in the Schools

      KJ                                   Advertising in the Schools

      KK                                   Visitors to School Premises

      KL                                   Public Complaints

      KL-R                                Public Complaints Procedure

      KLBA                               Alternatives to Biological Dissection

      KLD                                 Public Complaints About School Personnel

      KMA/KMB                         Relations with Parent/Booster Organizations

      KMA/KMB-R                     Fundraising Procedures

      KNAJ (also JFG)                Relations with Police Authorities


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