General

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School Policy and reason for attending  
●                  Key stakeholders 6
●                  The process of reviewing and developing school policies 7
●                  Recommended process 7
●                  Administrative procedures (rules and regulations) 7
●                  Equal opportunities/Nondiscrimination 8
   
 Section A – Foundations and basic Commitments  
·                  Non/discrimination on the basis of Religion 9
·                  Educational Philosophy 9
●                  ZAS Mission, Vision, Core Values 9
●                  Procedures for developing and reviewing 10
●                  Procedures for reviewing the vision and mission 10
●                  Children with disabilities 10
   
 Section B – School Board Governance and Operations  
·               School Board goal 11
·               School Board structure 11
·               School Board meetings 11
●                  Roles and responsibilities of the school board 11
●                  Code of ethics 12
●                  Roles of the school board members 12
   
 Section C – Fiscal Management Goals/Priority Objectives  
·                  Fiscal Management Goals/Priority Objectives 16
●                  Annual Budget, Financial Year, Budget Planning 16
●                  Revenues from Non-Tax Sources (Material fees) 16
●                  Uncollected accounts receivable (uncollected tuition) 16
●                  Annual Examination of Financial records 17
●                  Procurement Policy 17
●                  Salary deductions 17
   
 Section D – Support Services                
·                  Instructional Support services 18
●                  Emergencies – Crisis response procedures 18
●                  Safety – Fire drills 18
●                  School closings and cancellations 19
●                  Building maintenance 19
●                  Transportation Services 19
·                   Eligibility 20
●                  Principal Responsibilities 20
●                  Driver responsibilities 20
●                  Aide responsibilities 21
●                  Parent/Guardian responsibilities 21
●                  Student responsibilities 21
·                  Food Services 22
·                  Locker Assignment 22
   
Section E – Communication with stakeholders  
●                  Steering committee / Administration meetings 23
●                  Parents / Teachers meetings 23
●                  Parents / Teachers association (PTA) 23
●                  The school official Website / Phone calls 24
●                  WhatsApp groups / School Management System/ Microsoft 365 25
●                  Facebook group / page 26
●                  Professional Learning Community 26
●                  Students Union 27
   
 Section F – Facilities planning and Development  
●                  Facilities Development Goals/Priority Objectives 29
●                  Evaluation of Facilities Planning and Development 29
●                  Planning/Development of facilities standards 29
●                  Evaluating existing buildings 29
●                  Determining extent of new construction 29
●                  Enrollment Projections 30
●                  Education specifications for construction 30
●                  Project specifications 30
●                  Construction cost estimates / Equipment and furniture 30
   
 Section G – Personnel  
·                    Personnel Goals/Priority Objectives 31
●                  Policies, Procedures and Routines for teachers 31
●                  Job performance and behavior Ideals for teachers 32
●                  Job performance and behavior Ideals for Administrative staff 32
●                  Teacher Evaluation Cycle 33
●                  Employee Conflict of Interest 34
●                  Code of Ethics and Conduct 34
·                   Teacher Responsibilities 34
●                  Confidentially 35
●                  Policy of Absenteeism 35
●                  Leaving school / Appearance 36
●                  Last class of the day 37
●                  Staff meeting 37
●                  Professional development 37
●                  Complaint procedures 37
●                  Open door policy / Staff gifts and solicitations 37
●                  Health and safety 38
●                  Employees’ personal property 38
●                  Staff participation in community activities 38
●                  Staff participation in political activities 38
●                  Permanent Employees/ Non-Permanent Employees 38-39
●                  Family and Medical Leave 39
●                  Staff recruiting 39
●                  Employee Benefits (Retention) 40
●                  Mentoring Policies / Drugs / Smoking / Alcohol 41
●                  ZAS Sanctions bylaw 42
●                  Violations and Penalties 42
●                  Precautions during COVID-19 49
   
 Section H – Instruction  
·        School Calendar 50
·        Flag display 50
·        Text books 50
·        Posters / Announcements 50
·        Curriculum Development, adoption, and review 50
·        MAP Assessment Tests 53
·        SAT, ACT and EST exams 53
·        Religion in the schools & at school activities 54
·        Summer Instructional Program 54
·        Class Size 54
·        Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption 55
·        School Library 56
·        Grading/ Academic Report 59
·        Graduation Requirements 60
·        Grading Policy 62
·        Collecting, analyzing, using and protecting data 62
·        Virtual / Online Courses 69
·        Acceptable and ethical use of technology resources 69
·        Computer usages 69
·        Internet – Terms and Conditions for Use 71
   
Section I – Students  
·        Student Admission Policy 73
·        School Attendance Area 73
·        Incentive Policy for attendance 73
·        Late Arrival / Absence guideline / In school illness 74
·        Early dismissal 75
·        Student Discipline / Violations 76
·        Physical Punishment 77
·        Out of school suspension 77
·        Inside school detention 78
·        Valuable Personal property 78
·        Telephone/ Cell Phones 78
·        BYOD acceptable use policy 79
·        Harassment / Threats 79
·        Use of obscene language / Forgery 79
·        Damage of property/ Assault 80
·        Failure to obey Instruction / Disrespect 80
·        Dangerous weapons & instrument/ Theft / Cheating / dress code 80
·        Violation of bus rules / Tobacco 81
·        First Aid Supplies/Training 82
·       Infectious Diseases / Student Safety 82
·        Supervision of students 82
·        Changing or editing data / Homework / records 83
·        Policy to monitor Overall student performance 84
·        Quarter Surveys 84
·        Quarter and Progress Report / Report cards 85
·        Student Of The Quarter Honoring 85
·        Student Individual Report 85
·        Analysis Report 85
·        Equity of learning opportunities and support for innovation 85
·        School Counseling 86
·        Extra – curricular activities / Teams 87
   
Section J – School/Community/Home Relations  
●      Community Involvement in decision 90
●      Public concerns and complaints 90
●      Public concerns/complaints about Personnel 90
●      Concerns and Complaints about Instructional Materials 91
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