The Board of Education has two primary responsibilities: hire and evaluate the Superintendent; and to develop and monitor policy. The Superintendent works with the Board Policy Committee to adopt, review, and/or revise policy that governs the education process and operational procedures. Policies are recommended by the Board Policy Committee to the Board for approval at each Board meeting. Most policy is mandated by legislation and other policies are practices and procedures that govern the educational system to ensure a safe, orderly, learning environment for staff, students, and patrons.
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Crete Public Schools' policies are organized by number.
Below you will see a list of policies ordered by number 1000 – 9000
The Policy Menu:
- 1000 - Community Relations
- 2000 - Administration
- 3000 - Business Operations
- 4000 - Personnel
- 5000 - Students
- 6000 - Instruction
- 7000 - New Construction
- 8000 - Internal Board Policies
- 9000 - Bylaws of the Board
POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
The role of the Board of Education is to establish a philosophy or direction of the district through policies. The role of the administration is to implement those policies through a system of administrative procedures. According to the National School Boards Association, policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what the Board wants to happen and explain why it should happen. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken in meeting a variety of day-to-day situations, but they are narrow enough to give administrative guidance.
Administrative procedures are detailed directions developed by the administration to put policies into practice. Policies are therefore actions of the board, while administrative procedures are actions of administration used to implement actions of the Board. Policies may contain sufficient directions as to not warrant any further administrative procedure. Administrative procedures do not, however, exist without a policy–the only purpose is to implement a specific policy.
Although policies are generally to impart a direction and philosophy, many situations exist where the implementation, usually reserved for administrative procedures, will actually be contained in the policy. State and federal regulations often require the development of detailed procedures in policy. Policies involving discipline, due process, and sometimes special education may fall into this category. Occasionally the Board may determine that it is in the best interest to expand on specific procedures within policy, particularly when a sensitive issue is involved.
Changing statutes, regulations, needs, and philosophies dictate that School Board policies be frequently modified and updated. The Crete Public Schools Board of Education endeavors to ensure compliance with statutes and regulations through a standing committee of the Board, however, the scope and magnitude of updating policy make complete day-to-day compliance impractical. Each policy is followed by an "adopted" or "revised" date. Compliance is assured only to statute and regulations issued prior to that date.