Wise County Public Schools

628 Lake Street
Wise, Virginia 24293
Phone: 276.328.8017
Fax: 276.328.3350

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SECTION A: Foundations and Basic Concepts
SECTION B: School Board Governance and Operations
SECTION C: General School Administration
SECTION D: Fiscal Management
SECTION E: Support Services
SECTION F: Facilities Development
SECTION G: Personnel
SECTION I: Instruction
SECTION J: Students
SECTION K: School-Community Relations
SECTION L: Education Agency Relation
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SECTION A: Foundations and Basic Concepts
AA School Division Legal Status
AC Nondiscrimination
AD Educational Philosophy
AE School Division Goals and Objectives
AF Six-Year Improvement Plan
AFA Evaluation of School Board Operational Procedures

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SECTION B: School Board Governance and Operations

BB School Board Legal Status
BBA School Board Powers and Duties
BBAA Board Member Authority
BBBA Qualifications of School Board Members
BBBC Board Member Oath of Office
BBD Board Member Removal from Office
BBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment
BBFA Board Member Conflict of Interest
BCA Board Organizational Meeting
BCB School Board Officers
BCC School Board Clerk
BCE School Board Committees
BCF Advisory Committees to the School Board
BCG School Attorney
BDA Regular Board Meetings
BDB Special Board Meetings
BDC Closed Meetings
BDCA Calling and Certification of  Closed Meetings
BDD Electronic Participation in School Board Meetings from Remote Locations
BDDA Notification of Board Meetings
BDDC Agenda Preparation and Dissemination
BDDD Quorum
BDDE Rules of Order
BDDF Voting Method
BDDG Minutes
BDDH Public Participation at Board Meetings (also KD)
BF Board Policy Manual
BFC Policy Adoption
BFE Administration in Policy Absence (also CHD)
BG Board-Staff Communications
BHB Board Member In-service Opportunities
BHD Board Member Compensation and Benefits
BHE Board Member Liability Insurance

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SECTION C: General School Administration

CA Administration Goals
CBA Qualifications and Duties of Superintendent
CBB Recruitment and Appointment of Superintendent
CBCA Disclosure Statement Required by Superintendent
CBD Superintendent's Compensation and Benefits
CBE Severance Benefits
CBG Evaluation of the Superintendent
CF School Building Administration
CH Policy Implementation
CHD Administration in Policy Absence (also BFE)
CLA Reports of Violent Acts
CM School Division Annual Report
CMA School Division Annual Report Card

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SECTION D: Fiscal Management

DA Management of Funds
DB Annual Budget
DG Custody and Disbursement of School Funds
DGC School Activity Funds
DGD Funds for Instructional Materials and Office Supplies
DI Financial Accounting and Reporting
DIA Reporting Per Pupil Cost
DJ Small Purchasing
DJA Purchasing Authority
DJB Petty Cash Funds
DJF Purchasing Procedures
DJFA PPEA Guidelines
DJFB Small Purchases
DJG Vendor Relations
DK Payment Procedures
DL Payroll Procedures
DLB Salary Deductions
DLC Expense Reimbursements
DM Cash in School Buildings
DN Disposal of Surplus Items
DO Non-Locally Funded Programs

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SECTION E: Support Services

EA Support Services
EB School Crisis and Emergency Management Plan
EBA Buildings and Grounds Inspections
EBAA Reporting of Hazards
EBAB Reporting of Possible Exposure to Viral Infections
EBB Threat Assessment Teams
EBBA First Aid
EBBB Personnel Training - Viral Infections
EBCB Safety Drills
EBCD School Closings
EC Buildings and Grounds Management and Maintenance
ECA Inventory and Reporting of Loss or Damage
ECAB Vandalism
EDC Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials
EEA Student Transportation Services
EEAB School Bus Scheduling and Routing
EEAC School Bus Safety Program
EEAD Special Use of School Buses
EF Food Service Management
EFA Food Purchasing
EFB Free and Reduced Price Food Services
EFD Food Sanitation Program
EGAA Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
EI Insurance Management

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SECTION F: Facilities Development

FA Facilities Development
FB Facilities Planning
FE Playground Equipment
FEA Educational Specifications
FECBA Energy Efficient Construction
FECBB Accommodations for the Disabled
FEG Construction Planning
FF Public Dedication of New Facilities
FFA Naming of Facilities
FG Retirement of Facilities

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SECTION G: Personnel

GA Personnel Policies Goals
GAA Staff Time Schedules
GAB/IIBEA Acceptable Computer Use System
GB Equal Employment Opportunity/Nondiscrimination
GBA Sexual Harassment/Harassment Based on Race, National Origin, Disability and Religion
GBB Staff Involvement in Decision Making
GBC Staff Compensation Procedures
GBD Board-Staff Communications (also BG)
GBE Staff Health
GBEA Unlawful Manufacture, Distribution, Dispensing, Possession or Use of a Controlled Substance
GBEB Staff Weapons in School
GBEC Tobacco Free School for Staff and Students (also JFCH)
GBG Staff Participation in Political Activities
GBI Staff Gifts and Solicitations
GBL Personnel Records
GBLA Third Party Complaints Against Employees
GBM Professional Staff Grievances
GBMA Support Staff Grievances
GBN Staff Hiring Procedures
GBO Virginia Retirement System
GBR Voluntary Retirement Savings Program
GC Professional Staff
GCA Local Licenses for Teachers
GCB Professional Staff Contracts
GCBA Professional Staff Salary Schedules
GCBB Supplementary Pay
GCBC Staff Fringe Benefits
GCBD Staff Leaves and Absences
GCBE Family and Medical Leave
GCBEA Leave Without Pay
GCBEB Military Leave and Benefits
GCBI/GDBI Civic Duties
GCCB Employment of Family Members
GCDA Effect of Criminal Conviction or Founded Complaint of Child Abuse or Neglect
GCE Part-Time and Substitute Professional Staff Employment
GCG Professional Staff Probation and Continuing Contract
GCI Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
GCJ Professional Staff Time Schedules
GCL Professional Staff Development
GCN Evaluation of Professional Staff
GCPA Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force
GCPB Resignation of Staff Members
GCPD Professional Staff Members:  Contract Status and Discipline
GCPF Suspension of Staff Members
GCQA Nonschool Employment by Staff Members
GCQAB Tutoring for Pay
GCQB Staff Research and Publishing
GD Support Staff
GDB Support Staff Employment Status
GDG Support Staff Probation
GDI Support Staff Assignments and Transfers
GDJ Support Staff Time Schedules
GDN Evaluation of Support Staff
GDPE Personnel
GDQ Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers

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SECTION I: Instruction

I                        Instruction
IA Instructional Goals and Objectives
IAA Notification of Learning Objectives
IB Academic Freedom
IC School Year
ID School Day
IE Moment of Silence
IEA Pledge of Allegiance
IEB National Motto
IEC Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States
IF Curriculum Development
IFDE Distance Learning
IGA Basic Instructional Program
IGAB Independent Study
IGAD Vocational Education
IGAE Health Education
IGAF Physical Education
IGAG Teaching about Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
IGAH Family Life Education
IGAI Character Education
IGAJ Driver Education
IGAK Alternatives to Animal Dissection
IGBA Programs for Students with Disabilities
IGBB Programs for Gifted Students
IGBC Parental Involvement
IGBE Remedial Instruction
IGBG Homebound, Correspondence, and Alternative Means of Instruction
IGBGA Online Courses and Virtual School Programs
IGBH Alternative Education
IGBI Advanced Placement Classes and Special Programs
IGDA Student Organizations
IGE Adult Education
IHA Grouping for Instruction
IHB Class Size
IIA Instructional Materials
IIAA Textbook Selection and Adoption
IIAB Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption
IIAE Innovative or Experimental Projects
IIBD School Libraries/Media Centers
IIBEA/GAB Acceptable Computer System Use
IICA Field Trips
IICB/IICC Community Resource Persons/School Volunteers
IJ Guidance and Counseling Program
IKA Parental Assistance With Instruction
IKB Homework
IKEB Acceleration
IKF Standards of Learning and Graduation Requirements
IKFA Locally Awarded Verified Credits
IKFB Grading and Recording
IKFC GPA/Rank in Class
IKFD Promotion from Eighth Grade to Ninth Grade
IKFE Examination Schedule
IKG Remediation Recovery Program
IKH Retaking SOL Assessments
IL Testing Programs
IM Evaluation of Instructional Materials
INB Teaching about Controversial Issues
INDC Religion in the Schools

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SECTION J: Students

JB Equal Education Opportunities
JBA Section 504 Hearing Procedures
JCA Transfer Requests by Student Victims of Crime
JCB Transfers by Students in Persistently Dangerous Schools
JCJ Classroom Assignment for Twins
JEA Compulsory Attendance Ages
JEB Entrance Age
JEC School Admission
JECA Admission of Homeless Children
JECB Admission of Nonpublic Students for Part-time Enrollment
JECC Admission of Nonpublic Students for Full-time Enrollment
JED Student Absences/Excuses/Dismissals
JEG Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance
JFB Student Involvement in Decision Making (also ABC)
JFC Student Conduct
JFCA Teacher Removal of Students from Class
JFCB Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity
JFCC Student Conduct on School Buses
JFCD Weapons in School
JFCE Gang Activity or Association
JFCG School Dress - Students
JFCH Tobacco-Free School for Students
JFCI Substance Abuse - Student Assistance Program
JFCJ Written Notification of Violation of School Policies by Students in  Alternative Education Programs
JFCL Notification Regarding Prosecution of Juveniles as Adults
JFG Search and Seizure
JFH Harassment Based on Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, or Disability
JFHA Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation
JFK Drugs in School
JGA Corporal Punishment
JGD/JGE Student Suspensions/Expulsion
JGDA Disciplining Students with Disabilities
JGDB Discipline of Students with Disabilities for Infliction of Serious Bodily Injury
JHC Student Health Services and Requirements
JHCA Physical Examinations of Students
JHCB Immunization of Students
JHCC Communicable Diseases
JHCCA Blood Borne Contagious or Infectious Diseases
JHCCA-E Guidelines for School Attendance for Students with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
JHCD Administering Medicines to Students
JHCE Recommendation of Medication by School Personnel
JHCF Student Wellness
JHDA Psychological Evaluation and Surveys of Students
JHG Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
JHH Suicide Prevention
JL Fund Raising and Solicitation
JM Restraint and Seclusion of Students
JN Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
JO Student Records
JOD Release of Student Data/Records
JOH Acceptance of Electronic Signatures and Records
JP Student Publications
JPA Use of Recreational and Athletic Resources

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SECTION K: School-Community Relations

KA Goals for School-Community Relations
KB Public Information Program
KBA Requests for Information
KBC Media Relations
KBCA Community Relations
KBE Internet Privacy
KC Community Involvement in Decision Making
KD Public Participation at Board Meetings (also BDDH)
KF Distribution of Information / Materials
KFB Administration of Surveys and Questionnaires
KG Community Use of School Facilities
KGA Sales and Solicitations in Schools
KGB Public Conduct on School Property
KGC Tobacco Use on School Premises
KH Public Gifts to the Schools
KJ Advertising in the Schools
KK School Visitors
KKA Service Animals in Public Schools
KL Public Complaints
KLB Public Complaints about Curriculum or Instructional Materials
KM Relations with Community Organizations
KMA Relations with Parents Organizations
KN Sex Offender Registry Notification
KNA Sex Offenders on School Property
KNAJ Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities
KNB Reports of Missing Children
KP Parental Involvement in Education
KQ Commercial, Promotional, and Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships


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SECTION L:  Education Agency Relations

LA Education Agency Relations Goals
LB Relations with Private Schools
LBD Home Instruction
LC Charter Schools
LEA Student Teachers
LEB Advanced/Alternative Courses Credit
LI Relations with Educational Accreditation Agencies

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