District Policies


The Minnewaska Area School District maintains a policy manual with School Board approved policies that direct the operations of the school. This web link provides the interested individual the opportunity to access the most recent policies on-line.

To Access the individual policy, click on the blue title below. Policies without a blue link are either under consideration or revision.

NEW: Index of Policies by Content Terms




101      Legal Status of the School District

101.1   Name of the School District

102      Equal Educational Opportunity

103      Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons

104      School District Mission Statement



201      Legal Status of the School Board

202      School Board Officers

203      Operation of the School Board – Governing Rules

203.1   School Board Procedures; Rules of Order

203.2   Order of the Regular School Board Meeting

203.5   School Board Meeting Agenda

203.6   Consent Agendas

204      School Board Meeting Minutes

205      Open Meetings and Closed Meetings

206      Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations

207      Public Hearings

208      Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies

209      Code of Ethics

210      Conflict of Interest – School Board Members

211      Criminal or Civil Action Against School District, School Board Member, Employee, or Student

212      School Board Member Development

213      School Board Committees

214      Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members

215      Rules for Working Collaboratively

216      Board Member Replacement Policy



301      School District Administration

302      Superintendent

303      Superintendent Selection

304      Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation

305      Policy Implementation

306      Administrator Code of Ethics



401      Equal Employment Opportunity

402      Disability Nondiscrimination Policy

403      Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees

404      Employment Background Checks /Sample Form (404)

405      Veteran’s Preference

406      Public and Private Personnel Data 
   Public and Private Personnel Data Request Form

407      Employee Right to Know – Exposure to Hazardous Substances

408      Subpoena of a School District Employee

409      Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions, and Creations

410      Family and Medical Leave Policy

412      Expense Reimbursement

413      Harassment and Violence   
Harassment And Violence Report Form

414      Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse

415      Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

416      Drug and Alcohol Testing  Forms

417      Chemical Use and Abuse

418      Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
Drug Free Workplace/Drug-Free School Form

419      Tobacco-Free Environment

420      Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases

421      Gifts to Employees

422      Policies Incorporated by Reference

423      Employee-Student Relationships

424      License Status

425      Staff Development

426      Injury Management Program

427      Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers

430     Acceptable Use Agreement for Wireless Devices


500      STUDENTS

501      School Weapons Policy

502      Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Student’s Person

503      Student Attendance

504      Student Dress and Appearance

505      Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises

506      Student Discipline
Notice of Suspension (Sample Form)

507      Corporal Punishment

508      Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs

509      Enrollment of Nonresident Students

510      School Activities

511      Student Fundraising   Fundraising Form

512      School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities

513      Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design

514      Bullying Prohibition Policy

515      Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

516      Student Medication

517      Student Recruiting

518      DNR-DNI Orders

519      Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies

520      Student Surveys
Public Notice Form 

521      Student Disability Nondiscrimination

522      Student Sex Nondiscrimination
Unlawful Sex Discrimination Towards a Student Report Form

523      Policies Incorporated by Reference

524      Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
Internet Use Agreement - Student and Employee

525      Violence Prevention [Applicable to Students and Staff]

526      Hazing Prohibition

527      Student Use and Parking of Motor Vehicles; Patrols, Inspections, and Searches

528      Student Parental, Family, and Marital Status Nondiscrimination

529      Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students

530      Immunization Requirements

531      The Pledge of Allegiance

532      Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds

533     Wellness

534      Unpaid Meal Charges

535      Entrance Age Requirements



601      School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals

602      Organization of School Calendar and School Day

603      Curriculum Development

604      Instructional Curriculum

605      Alternative Programs

606      Textbooks and Instructional Materials

607      Organization of Grade Levels

608      Instructional Services – Special Education

609      Religion

610      Field Trips

611      Home Schooling

612.1   Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs

613      Graduation Requirements

614      School District Testing Plan and Procedure

615      Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 Accommodation, and LEP Students

616      School District System Accountability

618      Assessment of Standard Achievement

619      Staff Development for Standards

620      Credit for Learning

621      Inclusive Education Program

624      Online Learning Options



701      Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget

701.1   Modification of School District Budget

702      Accounting

703      Annual Audit

704      Development and Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets and a Fixed Asset

Accounting System

705      Investments

706      Acceptance of Gifts

707      Transportation of Public School Students

708      Transportation of Nonpublic School Students

709      Student Transportation Safety Policy
Notification Forms

710      Extracurricular Transportation

711      Videotaping on School Buses

712      Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses

713      Student Activity Accounting

714      Fund Balances (GASB 54 Compliance)

720      Vending Machines

721      Uniform Grant Guidance

722      Post-Issuance Debt Compliance Policy

730      Food and Nutrition Services Program



801      Equal Access to School Facilities

802      Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material

805      Waste Reduction and Recycling

806      Crisis Management Policy

807      Health and Safety



901      Community Education

902      Use of School District Facilities and Equipment

903      Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites

904      Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Nonschool Persons

905      Advertising

906      Community Notification of Predatory Offenders

907      Rewards



1001    Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

1002    Access Authorization Policy

1003    Access Establishment Policy

1004    Access Modification Policy

1005    Business Associate Contract Addendum

1006    Combined Security and Privacy -- Business Associate Contract

1007    Emergency Access Procedures

1008    Emergency Mode Operation Plan

1009    Fax Policy

1010    Handling Requests for Correction/Amendment

1011    Health Information Disaster Plan

1012    Workstation Usage Policy

1013    Confidentiality Agreement for Custodial Services

1014    Destruction Policy

1015    E-Mail Informed Consent Form

1016    E-mail Policy

1017    Health Information Physical Security Policy

1018    Internet Security Policy

1019    Media Control Policy

1020    Personnel Security Policy

1021    Records Processing Policy

1022    Report Procedure Policy

1023    Training Policy

1024    Policy for Responding to Government Search Warrants, Subpoenas, and Requests for Documents

1025    Release of Information Policy

1026    Response Procedure Policy

1027    Notices of Information Practices

1028    Portable Computer Policy

1029    Sentinel Events Policy


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