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Board Policies


Contained below are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Susquehanna Valley Central School District. Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised. Policy is a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has an effect on the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. A policy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations, and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior.

Policy should accomplish the following:
  1. State a position taken by the District;
  2. Grant the authority to act;
  3. Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
  4. Provide for impartial procedures.

In addition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School District is governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board of Education Resolutions, School Administrative Regulations and Contracts of Agreement.

If any part of these policies is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education. The official record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the Susquehanna Valley Central School District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.

Susquehanna Valley CSD Board Policies

1120   Board of Education Members: Qualifications, Numbers and Terms of Office
1210   Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election
1220   Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions
1230   Resignation and Dismissal
1310   Powers and Duties of the Board
1320   Nomination and Election of Board Officers and Duties of the President and Vice President 
1336   Duties of the Extraclassroom Activity Fund, Central Treasurer, and Faculty Auditor 
1410   Policy and Administrative Regulations 
1510   Regular Board Meetings and Rules (Quorum and Parliamentary Procedure) 
1520   Special Meetings of the Board of Education
1530   Minutes 
1540   Executive Sessions 
1630   Legal Qualifications of Voters at School District Meetings
1650   Submission of Questions and Propositions at Annual Elections and Special District Meetings
2120   Board Member Training
2320   Attendance by Board Members at Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops 
3110   Media, Municipal Governments, Senior Citizens
3140   Flag Display
3150   School Volunteers 
3210   Visitors to the School
3220   Use of Assistance Animals
3230   Public Complaints
3271   Solicitation of Charitable Donations 
3272   Advertising in the Schools 
3280   Use of School Facilities, Materials, and Equipment 
3280F Permission Form for Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials and Equipment 
3280R Use of School District Facilities Regulation 
3285   Unauthorized Sampling 
3310   Public Access to Records 
3320   Confidentiality of Computerized Information 
3410   Code of Conduct on School Property 
3420   Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the School District  
3421   Title IX Sex Discrimination
3430   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the District  
3510   Emergency School Closings 
4211   Organizational Chart
4220   Administrative Authority 
4310   Superintendent of Schools 
4311   Evaluation of the Superintendent 
5140   Administration of the Budget
5220   District Investments 
5330   Budget Transfers 
5410   Purchasing
5411   Procurement of Goods and Services
5412   Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials
5510   Approvable Expenses 
5520   Extraclassroom Activity Fund 
5530   Petty Cash Funds and Cash in School Buildings 
5540   Publication of District's Annual Financial Statement 
5550   Maintenance of Fiscal Effort (Title I Programs) 
5560   Fund Balance 
5620   Fixed Asset Inventories, Accounting, and Tracking 
5640   Smoking/Tobacco Use 
5650   Energy Conservation 
5660   School Food Service Program (Lunch and Breakfast) 
5661   District Wellness Policy on Physical Activity and Nutrition 
5662   Charge Meal Policy 
5672   Information Security Breach and Notification 
5673   Employee Personal Identifying Information 
5676   Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data
5681   School Safety Plans 
5682   Cardiac Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) In Public School Facilities
5683   Fire Drills, Bomb Threats, and Bus Emergency Drills 
5710   Transportation Program
5721   Student Trips 
5741   Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use Testing 
6110   Code of Ethics for Board Members and All District Personnel 
6120   Equal Employment Opportunity
6121   Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 
6130   Evaluation of Personnel 
6150   Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Substances (School Personnel) 
6151   Drug-Free Workplace
6160   Conference/Travel Expense Reimbursement 
6170   Safety of Students (Fingerprinting Clearance of New Hires) 
6171   Safe Mentoring Act
6180   Staff-Student Relations (Fraternization) 
6190   Workplace Violence Prevention 
6212   Certification and Qualifications 
6213   Registration and Professional Development
6410   Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources 
6420   Passes to Athletic Events 
6550   Leaves of Absence 
6551   Family and Medical Leave Act 
7010   Head Lice 
7110   Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy 
7131   Education of Students in Temporary Housing
7132   Non-Resident Students 
7150   Remote Instruction 
7211   Provision of Interpreter Services to Parents Who Are Hearing Impaired
7212   Response to Intervention (RTI) Process
7221   Participation in Graduation Cermonies and Activities 
7222   Diploma or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities 
7240   Student Records: Access and Challenge 
7250   Student Privacy, Parental Access to Information, Administration of Certain Pysical Examinations to Minors
7260   Designation of Person in Parental Relation
7310   School Conduct and Discipline 
7313   Suspension of Students 
7315   Computer Usage and Internet Safety 
7320   Alcohol tobacco, Drugs, and Other Subtances 
7330   Searches and Interrogations of Students 
7340   Bus Rules and Regulations 
7350   Timeout and Physical Restraint 
7360   Weapons in School and the Gun-Free Schools Act 
7410   Extracurricular Activities 
7440   Student Voter Registration and Pre-Registration
7460   Constitutionally Protected Prayer in the Public Schools 
7511   Immunization of Students 
7512   Student Physicals 
7513   Administration of Medication 
7520   Accidents and Medical Emergencies 
7522   Concussion Management 
7530   Child Abuse and Maltreatment 
7550   Dignity for All Students 
7551   Sexual Harassment of Students and Staff
7552   Bullying: Peer Abuse in the Schools 
7560   Notification of Sex Offenders 
7570   Supervision of Students 
7580   Safe Public School Choice Option to Students Who Are Victims of a Violent Criminal Offense 
7611   Children with Disabilities 
7612   Grouping By Similarity of Needs
7614   Preschool Special Education Program 
7615   Least Restrictive Environment 
7616   Prereferral Intervention Strategies in General Education (Prior to a Referral for Special Education) 
7617   Declassification of Students with Disabilities
7620   Students with Disabilities Participating in School District Programs 
7621   Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
7630   Committee on CSE CPSE
7631   Appointment, Training of Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Subcommittee on Spec. Ed. Members 
7632   Appointment and Training of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) Members 
7640   Student Individualized Education Program (IEP): Development and Provision 
7670   Due Process Complaints: Selection and Board Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officers 
7680   Independent Educational Evaluations 
7690   Special Education Mediation 
8130   Equal Educational Opportunities
8250   Animals in the School (Instructional Purposes) 
8260   Title I Parent and Family Engagement 
8271   Children's Internet Protection Act: Internet Content Filtering/Safety Policy 
8280   Instruction for English Language Learners or Students with Limited English Proficiency 
8350   Use of Copyrighted Materials 
8450   Home, Hospital, or Institutional Instruction (Homebound Instruction)