•  Policy Manual of the Norwell School Committee
     
    The Public Schools of Norwell operate according to policies established by the Norwell School Committee.  The School Committee, which represents both the state and local community, develops the policies after careful deliberation, and the school administration implements them through specific rules and regulations.  The School Committee then evaluates the effects of its policies and makes revisions as necessary.  
     
    The Norwell School Committee, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, has undertake the the task of systematically and comprehensively reviewing its Policy Manual.  The policies that are available for review in the online database, for the most part, are only those that have been reviewed and adopted as a part of the Policy Manual review currently underway by the Committee. 
     
    The Manual is organized into twelve (12) major sections:
     
    A: Foundations and Basic Commitments
    B: School Committee Governance and Operations
    C: General School Administration
    D: Fiscal Management
    E: Support Services
    F: Facilities Development
    G: Personnel
    H: Negotiations
    I: Instructional Program
    J: Students
    K: School-Community Relations
    L: Education Agency Relations
     
    Policies that are relevant to multiple sections are repeated in each section to which it pertains. 
     
    To search for a specific policy, please use the drop-down menus below.  First, identify the section of the Manual you'd like to search in the first drop-down menu, then identify the specific policy you'd like to review in the second drop-down menu.
     
    • All
    • Section A Foundations and Basic Commitments
    • Section B School Committee Governance and Operations
    • Section C General School Administration
    • Section D Fiscal Management
    • Section E Support Services
    • Section F Facilities Development
    • Section G Personnel
    • Section H Negotiations
    • Section I Instructional Program
    • Section J Students
    • Section K School-Community Relations
    • Section L Education Agency Relations
    • All
    • AA School District Legal Status
    • AB The People and Their School District
    • ABB Staff Involvement in Decisionmaking
    • ABC Student Involvement in Decisionmaking
    • AC Nondiscrimination
    • ACA Nondiscrimination On Basis of Sex
    • ACAB SexualHarassment
    • AC-E Complaint Procedure for Discrimination
    • ACE Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
    • AD Educational Philosophy
    • ADC(alsoGBED) Smoking on School Premises
    • ADDA Background Checks
    • ADDA-E1 Information Concerning the Process in Correcting a Criminal Record
    • ADDA-E2 CORI Requirements
    • ADDA-R Background Checks Regulations
    • ADF School District Wellness Program
    • AFA Evaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures.
    • AFB Evaluation of the Superintendent
    • AFC Evaluation of Professional Staff
    • AFE IL Evaluation of Instructional Programs
    • BA School Committee Operational Goals
    • BAA Evaluation of School Committee Operational Procedures
    • BB School Committee Legal Status
    • BBA School Committee Powers and Duties
    • BBAA School Committee Member Authority
    • BBA-E School Committee Powers and Duties
    • BBBA School Committee Member Qualifications Oath of Office
    • BBBC School Committee Member Resignation
    • BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment
    • BCA School Committee Member Ethics
    • BCAA School Committee Member Conflict of Interest
    • BDA School Committee Organizational Meeting
    • BDB School Committee Officers
    • BDC Appointed Committee Officals
    • BDD School Committee-Superintendent Relationship
    • BDE Subcommittees of the School Committee
    • BDF Advisory Committees to the School Committee
    • BDFA School Councils
    • BDFA-E1 School Improvement Plans
    • BDFA-E2 Submission and Approval of the School Improvement Plans
    • BDFA-E3 Conduct of School Council Business
    • BDG School Attorney
    • BE School Committee Meetings
    • BEC Executive Sessions
    • BEDA Notification of School Committee Meetings
    • BEDB Agenda Format
    • BEDF Voting Method
    • BEDG Minutes
    • BEDH Public Comment At School Committee Meetings
    • BEDH-E Guidelines for Public Comment
    • BEE Special Procedures for Conducting Hearings
    • BG School Committee Policy Development
    • BGA Policy Development System
    • BGB Policy Adoption
    • BGC Policy Revision and Review
    • BGD School Committee Review of Procedures
    • BGE Policy Dissemination
    • BGF Suspension of Policies
    • BGG Deletion of Policies
    • BHC School Committee - Staff Communications
    • BHE Use of Electronic Messaging by School Committee Members
    • BIA New School Committee Member Orientation
    • BIBA School Committee Conference Conventions and Workshops
    • BID School Committee Member Compensation and Expenses
    • BJ School Committee Legislative Program
    • BK School Committee Memeberships
    • BL School Committee Email Correspondence School Committee Members
    • BN Civil Discourse.
    • CA Administration Goals
    • CB School Superintendent
    • CBD Superintendents Contract
    • CBE Superintendents Development Opportunities
    • CBI Evaluation of the Superintendent
    • CC School District Organizational Plan.
    • CCB Lineand Staff Relations
    • CD School District Leadership Team
    • CE Administrative Councils Cabinetsand Committees
    • CH Policy Implementation
    • CHA Development of Regulations
    • CHB School Committee Review of Regulations
    • CHC Regulations Dissemination
    • CHCA Approval of Handbooks and Directives
    • CHCA-E Approval of Handbooks and Directives
    • CHD Administrationin Policy Absence
    • CL Administrative Reports
    • CLA Treatment of Outside Reports
    • CM School District Annual Report
    • DA Fiscal Management Goals
    • DB Annual Budget
    • DBC Budget Deadlines and Schedules
    • DBC-E Budget Development Timeline
    • DBD Budget Planning
    • DBG Budget Adoption Procedures
    • DBJ Budget Transfer Authority
    • DD Funding Proposals and Applications
    • DEA Revenues From Local Tax Sources
    • DEB Revenues From Federal Tax Sources
    • DF Revenues From Non-Tax Sources
    • DFC Grants from Private Sources
    • DFE Gate Receipts and Admissions
    • DG Depository of Funds
    • DGA Authorized Signatures
    • DH Bonded Employees and Officers
    • DI Fiscal Accounting and Reporting
    • DIB Revolving Accounts
    • DID Inventories
    • DIE Audits
    • DIF Anti-Fraud Policy
    • DJ Purchasing
    • DJA Purchasing Authority
    • DJE Bidding Requirements
    • DJG Vendor Relations
    • DK Payment Procedures
    • DKC Expense Reimbursement
    • DN SchoolPropertiesDisposal
    • EA Support Services Goals
    • EB SafetyProgram
    • EBA Incident Reports
    • EBAB Pest Management
    • EBB FirstAid
    • EBBB Automated External Defibrillators
    • EBC Emergency Plans
    • EBCD Emergency Closings
    • EC Buildings and Grounds Management
    • ECA Buildings and Grounds Security
    • ECAA Video Surveillance
    • ECAC Vandalism
    • ECB Buildings and Grounds Maintenance
    • ECB-R Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Regulations
    • ECD Custodial Services
    • ECF Energy Conservation
    • EDA Traffic and Parking Controls
    • EDB Maintenance and Control of Instructional Materials
    • EDC Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials
    • EDCA Home Use School-Owned Technology
    • EEA Student Transportation Services
    • EEAA Walkers and Riders
    • EEAE School Bus Safety Program
    • EEAEA Bus Driver Examination and Training
    • EEAEC Student Conduct on School Buses
    • EEAG Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
    • EEAG-E1Student Transportation in Private Vehicles Liability Advisory
    • EEAG-E2 Student Transportation in Private Vehicles Release Form
    • EEAJ Motor Vechicle Idling on School Grounds
    • EF Food Services
    • EFB Free and Reduced Price Food Services
    • EFC Vending Machines
    • EFDA Food Service Account Management
    • EGAEC Internet Digital Information and Communication Technologies Acceptable Use
    • FA Facilities Development Goals
    • FCB Retirement of Facilities
    • FFA Memorials
    • FFB Names on Plaques
    • FG Sponsorship of School Facilities
    • GA Personnel Policies Goals
    • GBA Equal Employment Opportunity
    • GBAB Service Animals in Schools
    • GBB also ABB Staff Involvement in Decision Making
    • GBC Professional Activities of Educators
    • GBEA Staff Ethics Conflict of Interest
    • GBEB Staff Conduct
    • GBEBD also JFCJK NSC Bullying
    • GBEC Drug-Free Workplace
    • GBED ADC Smoking on School Premises
    • GBGB Staff Personal Security and Safety
    • GBI Staff Participation in Political Activities
    • GBJ Personnel Records
    • GBK Staff Complaints and Grievances
    • GCA Professional Staff Positions
    • GCBB Employment of Principals
    • GCBBA Performance Compensation for Administrative Staff
    • GCBC Professional Staff Supplementary Assignments
    • GCCC Family and Medical Leave
    • GCCD Domestic Violence Leave Policy
    • GCE Professional Staff Recruiting Posting of Vacancies
    • GCEA- Part Time and Substitute Staff Employment
    • GCF Professional Staff Hiring
    • GCG Professional Staff Orientation
    • GCH Non School Employment by Professional Staff Members
    • GCIA Philosophy of Staff Development
    • GCJ Professional Teacher Status
    • GCK Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
    • GCO also AFC Evaluation of Professional Staff
    • GCQD Resignation of Professional Staff Members
    • GCQE Retirement of Professional Staff Members
    • GCQF Suspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members
    • GCRD-Tutoring for Pay Adopted
    • HA Negotiations Goals
    • HB Negotiations Legal Status
    • HD School Committee Negotiating Powers and Duties
    • HE School Committee Negotiating Agents
    • HOA Staff Job Actions
    • IB Academic Freedom
    • IC/ICA School Year School Calendar
    • ID School Day
    • IE Organization of Instruction
    • IGA Curriculum Development
    • IGB Support Services Programs
    • IGD Curriculum Adoption
    • IHA Basic Instructional Program
    • IHAA Class Size
    • IHAE Physical Education
    • IHAM Health Education
    • IHAMA Family Life Sex Education
    • IHAMB Teaching About Drugs Alcohol and Tobacco
    • IHAM-R Health Education Exemption Procedure
    • IHB Programs for Students with Disabilities
    • IHBA Curriculum Accommodation Plans
    • IHBD Compensatory Education TitleI
    • IHBDA Parent Involvement - TITLE I
    • IHBDB Supplement Not Supplant (Title IIA, Title IVA)
    • IHBEA English Language Learners
    • IHBF Homebound Instruction
    • IHBG Home Schooling
    • IHCD Advanced College Placement
    • IJ Instructional Materials
    • IJJ Textbook Selection and Adoption
    • IJK Supplementary Materials and Adoption
    • IJL Library Materials Selection and Adoption
    • IJLA Library Resources
    • IJM Special Interest Materials Selection and Adoption
    • IJND Access to District Electronic Media
    • IJNDC School and District Websites
    • IJOA Field Trips
    • IJOB Community Resources Persons Speakers
    • IJOC School Volunteers
    • IJ-R Reconsideration of Instructional Resources
    • IK Student Progress Reports to Parents Guardians
    • IKB Homework
    • IKE Promotion and Retention of Students
    • IKF Graduation Requirements
    • IKFA Issuance of Diplomas
    • IL Evaluation of Instructional Materials
    • IM Curriculum Maps
    • IMA Teaching Activities Presentations
    • IMB Teaching About Controversial Issues
    • IMD School Ceremonies and Observances
    • IMG Animals in Schools
    • INJDB Empowered Digital Use
    • JB Equal Educational Opportunities
    • JBA Student-to-Student Harassment
    • JC School Attendance Areas
    • JCA Assignment of Students to School
    • JEB School Entrance Age
    • JFA International Student Admissions
    • JFABD Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
    • JFB Student Involvement in Decisionmaking
    • JFBB SchoolChoice
    • JFCJK also GBEBD NSC Bullying Policy
    • JH Student Absences and Excuses
    • JI Student Rights and Responsibilities
    • JIC Student Discipline
    • JICA Student Dress Code
    • JICC Student Conduct on School Buses
    • JICFB Bullying Prevention
    • JICH Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use By Students Prohibited
    • JICHA Breathalyzer Testing
    • JIH Searches and Interrogations
    • JJ Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activites
    • JJE Student Fundraising
    • JJF Student Activity Accounts 12-5-16
    • JJH Student Travel
    • JJIB Interscholastic Athletics
    • JJIF Athletic Concussion Policy
    • JJIF-E1 ImPact Baseline Consent Form
    • JJIF-E2 ImPact Baseline Parent Consent Form
    • JJIF-E3 Pre-Participation Head Injury Concussion Reporting Form for Extracurricular Activities
    • JJIF-E4 Report of Head Injury During Sports Season
    • JJIF-E5 Post Sports Related Head Injury Medical Clearance and Authorization Form
    • JK Student Conduct
    • JKAA Physical Restraint of Students
    • JLC Student Health Services and Requirement
    • JLCD Administering Medicines to Students
    • JP Student Gifts and Solicitations
    • KA School Community Relations Goals
    • KBA School Parent Relations Goals
    • KBBA Non-Custodial Parents Rights
    • KBE Relations with Parent Organizations
    • KBF School-Sponsored Organizations
    • KC Relations with Community Organizations and Local Governmental Authorities
    • KCB Community Involvement in Decision Making
    • KCD Public Gifts to the Schools
    • KDB Publics Right to Know
    • KDD News Media Relations News Releases
    • KE Public Complaints
    • KEB Public Complaints About School Personnel amended formerly KLD
    • KEC Public Complaints About the Curriculum or Instructional Materials
    • KF Community Use of School Facilities
    • KF Exhibit 1
    • KFE Community Use Fee Schedule Sheet - Exhibit 3 - August 2016
    • KF-R Exhibit 2
    • KHA Public Solicitation in the Schools
    • KHB Advertising in the Schools
    • KI Visitors To The Schools
    • KJA Relations with Booster Organizations
    • KLG Relations with Police Authorities
    • KM Educational Research in the Schools
    • KN Communication of Non-School Related Information to Students and Families
    • LA Education Agency Relations Goals
    • LB Relations With Other Schools And School Districts
    • LBC Relations With Non public Schools
    • LDA Student Teaching and Internships
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    Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns relative to the Policy Manual of the Norwell School Committee, please feel free to contact a Committee member directly, or the District's Central Office.