CHCA - Approval of Handbooks & Directives
Adopted: November 1, 1979 as #5120
Amended: March 16, 2023
The Principal, in consultation with the school council, shall prepare and distribute to each student a handbook setting forth the rules pertaining to conduct of students. The school council shall review the handbook each spring to consider changes in the disciplinary policy to take effect at the beginning of the next school year.
It is essential that the contents of all handbooks conform to School Committee policies. It is also important that all handbooks bearing the name of the school district or one of its schools be of a quality that reflects credit on the school department. Therefore, the Committee expects handbooks requiring approval to be approved prior to publication by the Committee and/or the Superintendent.
Committee approval will be necessary for any handbooks that pertain to required standards of conduct for students so that their contents may be accorded the status of Committee-approved policy or regulation. The Superintendent will use his/her/their judgment as to whether other specific handbooks need Committee approval; however, all handbooks published will be made available to the Committee for informational purposes.
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