P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800    540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:   June 19, 2017

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Policy Revisions – June 2017

RATIONALE

The attached proposed policy and regulation revisions are recommended by VSBA and the administration.  These policies are presented for approval this month so they may be included in the Student Handbook, as needed.  Policies that include editorial changes or Legal/Cross Reference updates are not attached.

 

Content Changes:

BBFA  - Conflict of Interests and Disclosure of Economic

Interests

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3119 by HB 2354 (Planning District 4) and HB 1727 (Planning District 17) re moving Planning Districts 4 and 17 from Option 1 to Option 2.

Substance of policy updated to reflect amendment of State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act by HB 1854/SB 1312.

Provides specific descriptions of gifts.  Details deadlines and coverage periods for disclosure forms and how they can be released.  Legal References updated.

 

BDA - Regular School Board Meetings

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3707 by HB 1540.  Cross References updated.  A copy of the proposed agenda must be available to the public at the same time as members of the Board.

 

BDB - Special School Board Meetings

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-3708 by HB 1540.  Details procedures for special called meetings.

 

BDC - Closed Meetings

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3711 by HB 1540.

 

BDD - Electronic Participation in Meetings from Remote Locations

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-3708 by HB 1540.

BDDG - Minutes

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3704 by HB 1539.  Policy also updated to avoid duplication of matters covered in Policy KBA Requests for Information.  Legal References updated.

 

CBCA - Disclosure Statement Required of Superintendent

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3115 and enactment of Va. Code § 2.2-3118.2 by HB 1854.  Clarifies when disclosure is due.

 

EBBB - Personnel Training—Viral Infections

Policy updated to reflect Legal Reference. Includes Dept. of Labor and Industry.

 

EEAC - School Bus Safety Program

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 46.2-919.1 by HB 1888.

 

GC - Professional Staff

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-198.1 by HB 1770.  Allows Board to waive certain licensing requirements.

 

IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:1 by HB 1552.  Includes CTE programs for dual enrollment availability. 

 

IGAD - Career and Technical Education

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:1 by HB 1552.  Annual website notice requirement to inform students and parents of postsecondary education programs.

           

IGAH - Family Life Education

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-207.1:1 by HB 2257 and SB 1475.

 

IGBC - Parent and Family Engagement

Title and Policy updated to reflect repeal of 20 U.S.C. § 6316 and amendment of 20 U.S.C. § 6318 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

IGBF - English Learners

Title and policy updated to reflect repeal of 20 U.S.C. § 7012 and amendment of 20 U.S.C. §§ 6311 and 6312 by ESSA.

Legal References and Cross References updated.

 

IGBI - Advanced Placement Classes and Special Programs

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-253.13:1 by HB 1552. 

 

JECA - Admission of Homeless Children

Policy updated to reflect amendment of 20 U.S.C. § 6399, 42 U.S.C. § 11302 and 42 U.S.C. § 11432 and enactment of 42 U.S.C. § 11434a by ESSA.   Legal References updated.

 

JED - Student Absences/Excuses/Dismissals

Policy updated to reflect enactment of VBOE regulations at 8 VAC 20-230-10 et. seq.  Legal Reference updated. 

 

JFC-R - Standards of Student Conduct

Section on bullying updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-279.6 by HB 1709.

 

JGDA - Disciplining Students with Disabilities

Policy updated to make clarifications due to intervening state and federal interpretations.

 

JHCD - Administering Medicines to Students

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-274.01:1 by SB 1116.  Clarifies procedures for diabetic students. 

 

JHCH – School Lunch and Breakfast Program Charge Regulations

New regulation.  The VDOE has made it a regulation that each school division develop a (BAD DEBT) breakfast and lunch charge policy. 

 

JRCA - School Service Providers’ Use of Student Personal Information

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-289.01 by SB 951.

 

KBA - Requests for Information

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 2.2-3704 by HB 1539.  Legal Reference updated.  Specifies how FOIA Officer is identified in the division.

 

KBA-E - Rights and Responsibilities

New Policy to comply with amendment of Va. Code § 2.1.-3704.1 by HB 1539.                                

 

LBD - Home Instruction

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-254.1 by HB 2355/SB 1414.

 

LC - Charter Schools

Policy updated to reflect amendment of Va. Code § 22.1-212.10 by HB 2218. 

 

Editorial, Legal/Cross Reference Updates (not attached):

BBE - Unexpired Term Fulfillment

BDCA - Calling and Certification of Closed Meetings

BDDA - Notification of School Board Meetings

BDDC - Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

DJG - Vendor Relations

EEA - Student Transportation Services

GAH - School Employee Conflict of Interests

GBEB - Staff Weapons in School

GCCB - Employment of Family Members

GCPD - Professional Staff Discipline

IGAJ - Driver Education

IICB/IICC - Community Resource Persons/School Volunteers

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

N/A

LEGAL REFERENCE

As noted on policy.

STAFF CONTACTS

Eugene Kotulka and/or administration

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

Recommended