Administration > Policy Manual 2012 - 2013 Edition

Introduction
This manual has been codified into eleven major categories of school operations. The Pendleton County Board of Education has adopted these policies and procedures, which are intended to guide the County administrators, professional and service personnel in the conduct of their contracted responsibilities. It is expected that all employees will be regularly oriented to Board policies and procedures by unit administrators, supervisors and directors.

These policies and procedures shall also be an informative resource for the students and citizens of Pendleton County who seek specific information about their school system.

This document is updated annually and the current edition shall always be viewed as abrogating and superseding the original document and all previous revisions.

Employees, citizens and students may view this Manual as the foundation for the administration of all facets of the County School System. It should not be viewed as a completed document since the development of policy and the accompanying procedures is a continuous process. As changes in state laws, State Board Policies, and court decisions occur, policy manual holders and users will receive additions or corrections as appropriate.

Abbreviations Used:

PL Public Laws - Federal statutes passed by the Congress of the United States

SBP State Board Policies - Policies which have been adopted by the West Virginia Board of Education

WVC West Virginia Code - Statutes passed by the West Virginia Legislature

Endnotes Legal references including state and federal statutes, State Board of Education Policies, Attorney General Opinions, provisions of our state and federal Constitutions, and state and federal court decisions.


No part of this web site, including any chapter or portion of any chapter of the Policy Manual, may be electronically reproduced without express written permission from the Pendleton County Board of Education.

 
Preface
 
This Policy Manual is a compilation of current policies, rules and regulations adopted by the Pendleton County Board of Education to oversee the effective operation of the Pendleton County Schools. The files are in MS Word, unless otherwise noted. No part of this web site, including any chapter or portion of any chapter of the Policy Manual, may be electronically reproduced without express written permission from the Pendleton County Board of Education.
Entire Pendleton County Policy Manual 2012-2013 (MS WORD)
This is the full version of the 2012-2013 Policy Manual. You may utilize the quick links in the table of contents and index to access policies quickly. This is a large file (2 MB) and may take a while to download.
Entire Pendleton County Policy Manual 2012-2013 (IN PDF FORMAT)
This is the full version of the 2012-2013 Policy Manual in PDF format. You may utilize the quick links in the table of contents and index to access policies quickly. This is a large file and may take a while to download.
 
The Policy Manual is broken up into individual sections below if you prefer to access the policy manual in shorter sections versus the entire document.
2011-2012 Policy Manual Introduction & Table of Contents
 
A. Aims, Goals and Educational Objectives
Educational Philosophy | Vision, Mission Educational Goals & Objectives |
 
B. Board of Education Operations (PDF)
Operational Goals | Legal Status | Elections, Resignations & Vacancies | Standards of Conduct; Responsibilities | Organization of the Board | Public Relations | Promoting Board Effectiveness | Legal Counsel | School Board Meetings | School Board Policy Development, Adoption & Dissemination | Requests for Waivers | Administration in the Absence of Policy | Public Records | Office Hours | School Board Assoc. Membership | Electronic Signatures and Postmarks |
 
C. Central Office Administration
Administration Goals | Superintendent of Schools | Administrative Organizational Plan |
 
D. Development of Facilities
Facilities Planning | Architect | Project Financing | School Site Acquisition | School Closing or Consolidation | Construction Contracts | Inspection & Acceptance of Bids | Naming New Facilities | Public Dedication of School Facilities |
 
E. Education - Agency Relations
Goals & Objectives | Professional Visitors & Observers | Research Conducted in the School System | Student Teaching |
 
F. Financial Management

Equivalence Among Schools | Treasurer's Responsibilities | Sources of School Revenue | Fiscal Accounting System & Reporting | Purchasing Procedures | Payroll Procedures & Deduction | Travel Expense Reimbursement | Individual School Funds Management | Athletic Funds | Guidelines for Student Fund Raising Activities | Faculty Senate Funds | Child Nutrition Funds |

 
I. Instruction
Philosophy | Academic Freedom | Organization of Instruction | Local School Improvement Councils | School Curriculum Teams | Basic Instruction Program | Special Education Services | Special Instructional Programs / Concerns | Instructional Settings & Arrangements | Textbook / Instructional Materials & Learning Technologies Adoptions | Purchase, Maintenance & Control of Instructional Materials | Complaints Regarding Materials | Academic Achievement | Promotion & Retention | Graduation Requirements | Program Accountability | Performance-Based Accreditation | County Improvement Plan | School Improvement Plan | Community & Adult Education Programs |
 
P. Personnel
General Policies | Employment of Professional Staff & Service Personnel | Employee Medical Exams | Transportation Employees' Testing | Contracts and Compensation Plans | Fringe Benefits | Employment Actions | Professional Conduct and Responsibilities | Orientation | Seniority Rights | Personnel Records | Personnel Evaluations | Personal Leave & Vacation Policy | Leave of Absence Policy | Family Medical Leave Benefits | Working Conditions | Staff Development | Drug-Free Workplace | Tobacco Control Policy | Harassment & Violence Policy | Substitutes |
 
R. Relations with the Community

School & Community Relations | Public Information Program | Staff Participation | Community Use of Facilities | Public Gifts | Displays | Visitors | Public Questions & Concerns | Volunteers |

 
S. Students
Commitment to Students | Who May Attend | Entrance Requirements | Home School, Private & Transfer Students | Attendance Policy | Rights & Responsibilities | Code of Conduct | Hazing | Harassment | Alcohol & Drugs | Substance Abuse & Tobacco Control | Discipline | County Health Services | Student Safety | Fees, Textbooks, Materials | Solicitations | Permanent Records | Identification Card Policy | Co-Curricular & Interscholastic Programs | Students with Disabilities |
 
T. Transportation, Safety, Food & Insurance
Student Transportation | Student Conduct on School Buses | Bus Maintenance & Safety | Safety: People & Property | Building & Grounds Maintenance | Child Nutrition & Food Services Management | Insurance Management | Board of Risk & Insurance Loss Control Policy |
 
Policy Manual Index
 

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16 September 2014
Proposed Policy Changes

Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period is from 17 September through 3 October 2014.
Proposed Policy Changes 9-17-14 (Available in PDF)
18 September 2013
Proposed Policy Changes

Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period is from 18 September through 30 September 2013.
Proposed Policy Changes 9-18-13 (Available in PDF)
8 August 2012
Proposed Policy Changes

Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period is from 7 August through 21 August 2012.
Proposed Policy Changes 8-7-12 (Available in PDF)
POLICY 4373
Policy on Student Code of Conduct


Pendleton County Policy on 4373
Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period is from 18 July through 2 August 2011.
Proposed Policy Changes 7-18-11 (Available in PDF)
21 September 2010
The Policy Manual has been updated and is available in its entirety.
Note the size of the files before opening (Instruction 1.16 MB, Personnel 1.49 MB and Transportation 980 kb), especially if you have a dial-up connection. Hard copies are available at each school and at the Central Office.
Navigate Policy Manual

Use the links in each section's Table of Contents to navigate more efficiently within the section you wish to read.

Print Policy Manual Pages
Print the pages you want by selecting File > Print > and then insert the page numbers. It is not necessary to print the entire section.
15 August 2010
Proposed Policy Changes
FROM: J. P. Mowery
Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period was from 4 August through 24 August 2010.
Policy changes concerning Board of Education Operations
File: P.21. Racial, Sexual, Religious, Ethnic Harassment and Violence
11 March 2010
Proposed Policy Changes
FROM: J. P. Mowery
Below are proposed policy changes for the Pendleton County Board of Education for comment and review.
The comment period was from 24 Feb. through 9 March 2010.
File: P. 22. 1 Substitute Service Employees

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