Five important sample policies related to the legal system in some manner received rewrites or updates to its language.
The amended policies include:
- JEA: Compulsory Attendance Ages, which aligns language in the policy with state statute, references to alternative instruction and removes reference to the School-Based program, as it is referenced in other sample policies;
- JFCL: Student Registered Sex Offenders, which rewrites the sample policy to align with the law;
- JFG: Student Searches, which changes the sample policy’s title and rewrites the policy;
- JFGA: Law Enforcement and Department of Social Services Student Interviews, which includes significant additions to law enforcement interview procedure in the policy;
- JHG: Reporting Child Abuse, which adds human trafficking to the definition of an abused or neglected child.
“These five policies are all very important for school districts to have in their policy books,” ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services Jessica Filler said.
“We recommend school districts review these rewrites and updates as soon as is practical.”
To access the ASBSD Policy Services website, school board members and administrators must login at http://policy.asbsd.org. Your district’s login and password information has been previously provided to your district’s administration. Once logged in, you will need to answer simple security question.
Note: For ASBSD member schools who are Online Policy Services subscribers you may access a PDF copy of the modifications made to these policies through your school districts online policy site, simply choose the ASBSD Communications option under the Policies tab.
Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington Springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).
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