School Board Policies
Here you will find the Madison School Board Policies.
The School Board works to keep their policies up to date to align with NH laws and go through a period of revision at least twice per year.
SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
Section A contains policies on the District's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying School Board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the School Board's other policies and regulations.
SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
Section B contains policies, on the School Board - how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board's internal operating procedures.
SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
Section C contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration -- including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school- or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators -- (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are properly referenced and found in the appendix.
SECTION D: FISCAL MANAGEMENT
Section D contains policies on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.
SECTION E: SUPPORT SERVICES
Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.
SECTION F: FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Section F contains policies and regulations, on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.
SECTION G: PERSONNEL
Section G contains policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). This is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.
SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS
Section H contains policies, on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the Madison School Board and authorized under state law.
SECTION I: INSTRUCTION
Section I contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.
SECTION J: STUDENTS
Section J contains policies on students -- admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities. All phases of policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are found in the appropriate school or central office.
SECTION K: SCHOOL - COMMUNITY - HOME RELATIONS
Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section, too. All phases of policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are found in the appropriate school or central office.
Section L: Education Agency Relations
Section L contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district's relationship with other education agencies--including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies.