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This policy manual contains the policies of the board of directors of the Mormon Trail Community School District.  Policy development is a dynamic, ongoing process.  New problems, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones.  The use of a loose-leaf manual is to make it easier to keep the policy manual up-to-date.


Each person holding a copy of this manual has a duty to keep the manual current as new and revised policies are distributed by the central administration office.


How To Use This Policy Manual:


The Mormon Trail Community School District operates according to policies established by its board of directors.  The board develops policies after careful deliberation, and the school administration implements them through specific regulations and procedures.  The board reviews and evaluates its policies and makes revisions as necessary.


The manual is organized according to a numeric codification system.  There are nine major classifications bearing a numeric Series Code.


                                      100        SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                      200        BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                                      300        ADMINISTRATION

                                      400        EMPLOYEES

                                      500        STUDENTS

                                      600        EDUCATION PROGRAM

                                      700        NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS SERVICES

                                      800        BUILDINGS AND SITES

                                      900        SCHOOL DISTRICT-COMMUNITY RELATIONS


Subclassifications under each numeric Series are based on a logical sequence and coded by the subclassification numeric code.


The index pages that follow each tab present the policies included in that Series.  These index pages serve as a table of contents for each Series.


How To Read The Signs And Symbols:


A variety of signs and symbols are used in concert with the numeric codification system.  These are explained below:


        -R                  This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an administrative regulation rather than a board policy.  These statements appear on yellow paper.


        -E                   This symbol following a policy code number indicates the statement is an exhibit rather than a board policy.  These statements appear on green paper.


        Legal             This sign indicates the legal references.  They tell the user where the user may find

        Reference      the statutes, case law, attorney general opinions, or administrative rules that give authority to a policy.


        Cross-             Many policies in the manual relate to other policies in the manual.  Cross-

        Reference      references are provided to assist the user in finding all of the related policies.


Inquiries about the policies included in this manual may be directed to the board members or to the superintendent or business manager by telephone at (641)877-2521 or by writing the school district at Mormon Trail CSD, PO Box 156, Humeston, IA  50123.