POLICY REFERENCE MANUAL
THESE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE SUBMITTED AS SUGGESTIONS ONLY. BEFORE ADOPTION, PROPOSED POLICIES SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY LEGAL COUNSEL AND CONSIDERED IN LIGHT OF EACH DISTRICT'S CURRENT NEEDS, PERSONNEL, AND EXISTING POLICIES. REFERENCE TO CITATIONS, STATUTES OR REGULATIONS ARE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT A PART OF THE POLICY.
PREPARED BY COPENHAVER, KATH, KITCHEN & KOLPITCKE, LLC
INTRODUCTION TO USE OF POLICIES
Effective school management requires sound, clearly written, legally valid policies. This Policy Reference Manual has been prepared by the Board of Trustees of Fremont County School District #2 in conjunction with the Wyoming School Boards Association and its counsel, Copenhaver, Kath, Kitchen & Kolpitcke, LLC, to be used as a guide and reference by the school district to meet its policy needs. Policies are based on the United States and Wyoming Constitutions, federal and state statutes, case law, and State Board of Education rules and regulations, as well as federal regulations. It is not the purpose of the policy manual to restate what is already written in state law nor all of the rules and regulations of the State Department of Education. The Policy Reference Manual is organized into categories and subtopics in the same manner as provided by the National School Boards Association (National Education Policy Network). Each section of the manual is preceded by an index that lists the policy topics in that section with its respective alphabetic designation. Specific page numbers are not given and pages are not numbered consecutively. Thus, the manual can be expanded by new policies following the existing alphabetic system without changing all index reference for policies previously adopted. At the bottom of each policy the reference "adoption date" appears. When the policy is adopted and becomes a part of an individual school district's policies, such policy should show the adoption date. The "most recent adoption date" shows the most recently issued policy which supersedes any prior policy on the same subject.Note to Manual Users
Statements in this manual are filed in accordance with the EPS/NSBA school board policy classification system which provides an efficient means for locating policies and regulations that pertain to school governance.
The manual is divided into 12 sections, or chapters, each bearing an alphabetical code:
Note: For this electronic manual the preceding list includes links to the 12 sections of the manual.
Using the Color Coding. Different types of statements are presented in this manual on sheets of different color. These different colors distinguish between school board policies, district regulations, and supplementary documents related to policies which are considered "exhibits".
Using the Signs and Symbols. Various signs and symbols are used in connection with the classification system. Included are the following:
Policy development is a continuing process. So from time to time, new policies, regulations, and reference documents will be developed, coded according to the classification system, and issued for insertion in the manual.
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