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School Policies

The driving force behind how a school is run is the district's policies and procedures. School policies are an essential part of every school. It is ever changing and ever growing. This section offers information on the policy writing process as well as sample policies.

Bullying Policy
Every school must have a bullying policy. In today's society this has become a major issue and most bullying occurs in the setting of school.

A Policy for Corporal Punishment in Schools
Corporal punishment in schools is a controversial topic. It is banned in many schools and some states, but there are schools who still utilize it.

A Policy to Deter Fighting in School
An issue that administrators face is fighting in school. This policy is designed to discourage students from getting into a physical altercation.

A Policy to Promote Respect in Schools
There must be an atmosphere that promotes mutual respect in schools. Teachers need to respect students and students need to respect teachers.

Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones are becoming more and more of an issue for schools. It seems that every school addresses this issue with a different cell phone policy.

Essential Policies for Your Student Handbook
Every school has a student handbook. The handbook is a living, breathing tool that should be updated and changed every year.

Homework Policy
Many teachers give homework. The following is a sample homework policy designed to guide & regulate the amount and type of homework given to students.

Misinformation Policy
In a student discipline investigation, a principal sometimes has to wade through misinformation by either lying or omitting important information.

Obscenity and Profanity Policy
Obscenity and profanity has become a major issue for schools. Profanity especially has become an issue due to a societal acceptance of cursing.

Sample Guide of Student Rights at School
Every student has rights and freedoms given to them by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This is a sample guide of student rights at school.

School Attendance Policy
Every school has a school attendance policy in which they expect their students to follow. This is a sample school school attendance policy.

School Bus Rules and Regulations
School bus rules and regulations are designed to keep students who ride the bus safe and secure on their way to and from school.

School Dress Code Policy
Every school has a dress code policy in which it requires its students to follow. This is a sample of a school dress code policy.

School Harassment Policy
School harassment is a serious issue. Schools should be free from religious, racial, sexual harassment, or sexual orientation harassment.

School Search Policy
Every school should have a school search and seizure policy that establishes clear communication about what can be legally searched at school.

School Tardy Policy
Every school has to deal with tardies or students who show up late. This is a sample school tardy policy.

Student Code of Conduct
A well written student code of conduct should be simple and cover basic expectations that each student should meet.

Student Retention Policy
Student retention can be a controversial and touchy topic. Most parents do not want to hear that their child may need to be retained.

Substitute Teacher Policy
The following substitute teacher policy is designed to protect the substitute when students try to take advantage of the and cause problems.

Writing Policy and Procedures for Schools
Writing policy and procedures for schools is part of an administrator's job. Policies and procedures are the governing documents for the school.

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