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NJSBA’s Manual of Positions and Policies on Education represents the Association’s beliefs on board of education responsibilities, local school district operations, curriculum, funding, the roles of the State and Federal governments in public education, and other critical areas. Policies are adopted by the Delegate Assembly and result from resolutions submitted by local boards of education, county school boards associations or the Board of Directors, as well as from recommendations contained in the studies and reports of standing and ad hoc committees.

1000 Community Relations

1000/1010 Concepts and Roles in Community Relations
1100 Communicating with the Public
1120 Public Participation at Board Meetings
1200 Participation by the Public
1314 Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
1400 Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the District
1410 Local Units
1420 County and Intermediate Units
1430 State and National Units
1500 Relations Between Area, County, State, Regional, and National Associations and NJSBA
1600 Relations Between Other Entities and the District
1600.1 School/Business Partnerships

2000 Administration

2000 Concepts and Roles in Administration
2130 Administrative Staff
2224 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action
2240 Research, Evaluation and Planning
2255 Action Planning for T&E Certification

3000 Business & Noninstructional Operations

3100 Budget Planning, Preparation and Adoption
3150 Official Adoption by Voters/Board of School Estimate
3151 Appeals
3210 Local Funds
3220 State Funds
3230 Federal Funds
3240 Tuition Income
3250 Income From Fees, Fines, Charges
3270 Sale, Licensing and Rental of Property
3290 Funds Management/Investing
3320 Purchasing Procedures
3324.1 Contracts
3326 Payment for Goods and Services
3350 Tuition Expense
3400 Accounts
3515 Smoking Prohibition
3516 Safety
3530 Insurance Management
3541 Transportation
3541.1 Transportation Routes and Services
3541.3 Nonschool Use of District Vehicles
3541.31 Privately Owned Vehicles
3541.33 Transportation Safety
3542 Food Service

4000 Instructional & Support Personnel

4110 Tenure
4111 Recruitment
4112.1 Individual Contracts
4112.2 Certification
4112.5 Criminal History Check
4113.1 Load/Scheduling/Hours of Employment
4114 Transfer
4116 Evaluation
4117 Separation
4117.4 Reduction in Force/Abolishing a Position
4117.51 Withholding Increment
4119.23 Smoking, Drinking and Use of Drugs on School Premises
4119.24 Staff/Pupil Relations
4121 Substitute Teachers
4131 Staff Development
4131.1 Inservice Education/Visitations/Conferences
4135 Bargaining Units
4135.1 Agreements
4135.3 Negotiations/Consultation
4135.11 Recognition/Personnel Covered
4135.16 Work Stoppages/Strikes
4140 Compensation and Related Benefits
4141 Salary Guides
4142 Salary Checks and Deductions
4144 State Health Benefits Program Surcharge
4145 Retirement Compensation
4146.1 Employee Assistance Programs
4147 Labeling Requirements of the Right to Know Act
4150 Leaves
4151.1 Personal Illness and Injury/Health and Hardship
4152 Vacations/Holidays
4211 Recruitment, Selection and Hiring
4212.2 Certification or Licensing
4217.50 Standards for Staff Discipline

5000 Pupils

5020 Role of Parents/Guardians
5111 Admission
5113 Absences and Excuses
5117 School Attendance Areas
5118 Nonresidents
5119 Transfers
5125 Pupil Records
5126 Awards for Achievement
5131 Conduct/Discipline
5131.3 Pupil Vehicles
5131.5 Vandalism/Violence
5131.6 Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco (Substance Abuse)
5131.7 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
5141 Health
5141.2 Illness
5141.3 Health Examinations and Immunizations
5141.4 Child Abuse and Neglect
5141.21 Administering Medication
5142 Pupil Safety
5143 Insurance
5145.4 Equal Educational Opportunity
5145.6 Pupil Grievance Procedure
5145.12 Search and Seizure
5200 Nonpublic School Pupils

6000 Instruction

6000 Concepts and Roles in Instruction
6111 School Calendar
6112 School Day
6114 Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness
6115 Ceremonies and Observances
6140 Curriculum Adoption
6141 Curriculum Design/Development
6141.1 Experimental/Innovative Programs
6142 Subject Fields
6142.1 Family Life Education
6142.2 English As a Second Language; Bilingual/Bicultural
6142.4 Physical Education and Health
6142.5 Travel and Exchange Programs
6142.10 Technology
6142.12 Career Education
6144 Controversial Issues
6145.2 Interscholastic Competition
6146 Graduation Requirements
6146.2 Promotion/Retention
6147 Standards of Proficiency
6151 Class Size
6153 Field Trips
6154 Homework/Makeup Work
6160 Instructional Services and Resources
6161.1 Guidelines for Evaluation and Selection of Instructional Materials
6164.1 Intervention and Referral Services for General Education Pupils
6171 Community Service Programs
6171.1 Remedial Instruction
6171.2 Gifted and Talented
6171.3 At Risk and Title 1
6171.4 Special Education
6172 Alternative Educational Programs
6174 Summer School
6178 Early Childhood Education/Preschool
6200 Adult/Community Education

7000 Construction, Remodeling & Renovation

7000 Concepts and Roles in Construction, Remodeling and Renovation
7110 Long-range Facilities Planning
7115 Developing Educational Specifications
7200 Designing/Architectural/Engineering Services
7300 Financing
7420 Contracts
7440 Protection and Guarantees

9000 Organization/Operation of Local Boards

9110 Number of Members and Terms of Office
9111 Qualifications
9112 Elections/Appointment
9113 Filling Board Vacancies
9114 Resignation/Removal from Office
9125 Appointment of Treasurer of School Moneys
9126 Appointment of Attorney
9140 Board Representatives
9150 Board Consultants
9200 Orientation and Training of Board Members
9250 Expenses
9270 Conflict of Interest
9271 Code of Ethics
9300 Governance
9311 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Policies
9321 Time, Place, Notification of Meetings
9322 Public and Executive Sessions
9340 Membership in Associations
9360 Legislative Program
9420 Recognition of Individuals