Policy BF - School Committee Policy Process

Policy BFC  - Policy Adoption Procedure

Policy BFD - Policy Dissemination

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/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

ACAB                                             Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

ACAB-R                                         Employee Discrimination/Harassment and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

ACAD                                            Injurious Hazing

AD                                                 Educational Philosophy/Mission

ADA                                               School Committee Mission and Goals

ADAA                                             School District Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior

ADC                                               Tobacco/Electronic Smoking Device Use and Possession

ADC-R                                            Tobacco/Electronic Smoking Device Use And 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 Committee Member 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

BDE                                               School Committee Committees

BDE-E                                            School Committee Committees

BEA                                                School Committee Use of Electronic Mail

BEC                                                Executive Sessions

BED                                                Remote Participation In School Board Meetings

BEDH (also KD)        Public Participation at School Committee Meetings

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 Management Goals/Priority Objectives

DB                                                 Annual Budget

DC                                                 Taxing and Borrowing Authority/Limitations

DC-R                                              Post-Issuance Compliance Policy for Bonds

DD                                                 Grants

DFEA                                             Free Admissions (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

DJ-R                                               Federal Procurement Manual Administrative Procedures

DKC                                          Expense Authorization and Reimbursement

DKC-R                                         Expense Authorization and Reimbursement Administrative Procedure

DN                                                 School Properties Disposition



EBAA                                             Chemical Hazards

EBCA                                             Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

EBCB                                             Emergency Evacuation Drills

EBCC                                             Bomb Threats

ECB                                               Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds

EEBB                                             Use of Private Vehicles for School Business

EFD                                               Charging of Meals

EFE                                                Competitive Food Sales-Sales of Foods in Competition with the WOCSD Food 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

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

GBEBB                                           Staff Conduct With Students

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

GBGB       Workplace Bullying

GBGE                                            Return to Work and Light Duty Assignments

GBH (also JM)                               Staff/Student Relations

GBI                                                 Staff Gifts and Solicitations

GBIA                                              Staff Participation in Political Activities

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

GBP       Earned Paid Leave

GBO                                               Family Care Leave

GC                                                  Professional Staff Position Policies

GCA                                               Professional Staff Positions

GCBA                                             Professional Staff Compensation Plans

GCC                                               Professional Staff Recruiting

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

GCFB                                             Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

GCFB-R                                         Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff - Procedures

GCI                                                Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers

GCL                                               Professional Staff Development Opportunities

GCLA                                             Professional Staff Visitations and Conferences

GCOA                                            Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCOC                                            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/Device and Internet Use

GCSA-R                                         Employee Computer/Device and Internet Use - Rules

GCSB                                             Use of Social Media By School Employees

GD                                                 Support Staff Positions Policies

GDA                                               Support Staff Positions

GDBA                                            Support Staff Compensation Plans

GDC/GDD                                     Support Staff Recruiting/Hiring

GDG                                              Support Staff Probation and Tenure

GDJ                                                Support Staff Time Schedules

GDL                                               Support Staff Development Opportunities

GDN                                              Evaluation of Support Staff

GDPA                                            Reduction in 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                                                     

      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     

      IHA                                           Grouping for Instruction

      IHB                                           Class Size

      IHBA Individualized Education Plans

      IHBAA Referral and General Education Interventions

      IHBAA-R Referral Procedures and General Education Interventions

      IHBAC Child Find

      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

      IHD       Adult And Community Education

      IHDA               Adult And Community Education High School Equivalency Program And Testing Policy

      IHDAB       Adult Community Education High School Diploma Policy For Students Ages 16 And Up

      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                                 

      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

      IJOC                                         School Volunteers (replaces IICC)

      IJOC-E                                      Volunteer Application (replaces IICC-E)

      IK                                              Academic Achievement

      IKA                                           Grading Process

      IKAB                                         Grading and Reporting of Student Progress

      IKAD                                        Parent Conferences

      IKAF                                         Participation in Performing Groups as Part of School Curriculum

      IKB                                           Homework

      IKE                                           Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students

      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

      IMB                                          Teaching About Controversial/Sensitive Issues

      IMBB                                        Accommodation of Sincere Beliefs in Required Instruction

      IMDA                                       Patriotic Exercises

      IMDB                                       Flag Displays

      IMG                                          Animals in Classrooms

      INA                                           Teaching Methods

      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)                              

      JED                                           Excused Absences                                 

      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

      JFC                                            Student Withdrawal From School (Dropout Prevention Committee)

      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/Electronic Smoking Devices Use

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

      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

      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                                            District-wide Student Code of Conduct

      JICA                                          Student Dress

      JICIA Weapons, Violence, and School Safety

      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-E4                                    Bullying Reporting, Investigation and Intervention/Resolution Process

      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

      JKD       Suspension of Students

      JL                                              Student Gifts and Solicitations

      JLA                                            Student Wellness

      JLCB                                         Immunization of Students

      JLCC                                         Communicable/Infectious Diseases and Exclusion Criteria – Administrative Procedure

      JLCCB                                       Life Threatening Allergies

      JLCCB-R                                   Life Threatening Allergies Administrative Procedures

      JLCD                                         Administration of Medication to Students

      JLCDA                                      Medical Marijuana In Schools

      JLCD-E                                     Medication Administration on School Field Trips

      JLDBG                                      Re-integration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities

      JLF                                            Child Abuse Reporting, Prevention and Education 

     JLFA                                           Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response

     JLF-E                                          Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Form

      JLG                                           Education of Homeless Children and Youth

      JLG-R                                       Education of 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                                       Notification of Rights Under FERPA

      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 BEDH)                     Public Participation at School Committee Meetings

      KDB                                         Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of Access

      KE       Public Concerns and Complaints

      KF        Community Use of School Buildings and Facilities

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

      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

      KLGA       Relations With School Resource Officers and Law Enforcement Authorities

      KLGA-R                               School Resource Officer/Law Enforcement Administrative Procedure

      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


      LAU PLAN                               LAU PLAN - Revisions

      LCC PLAN                               LCC PLAN - Revisions