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Governance Tools presentationBOARD OF TRUSTEES POLICIES February 9, 2009 GOOD GOVERNANCE REQUIRES TOOLS POLICIES Beginning a Board Policy Manual Passed First Policy re: Grading at the January 12, 2009 meeting Policy = Ends Focus, Not Needs (i.e. What is the desired outcome?) POLICY: PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK Policy Category: Parent-Student Relations & Expectations Policy Goal: Effective communications (Ends/Outcomes) Parent -Student Expectations/Standards PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK POLICY (CON’T) Policy establishes Council direction to staff to create, maintain, update and communicate this Handbook Expulsion and Parent Grievance language reserved for Board as policy in Handbook appendix Future policies may go in Handbook as needed POLICY: RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONNEL DECISIONS Policy Category: Faculty Attraction & Retention Policy Goal: Efficient & Effective Recruitment/ Accountability/ Retention of Staff RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONNEL DECISIONS (CON’T) Complies with TEA’s charter school regulations Comports with WA’s charter Consistent with actual operations Aligns largely with remainder of Town governments organizational structure POLICY: BOARD PARAMETERS FOR SCHOOL SANCTIONED TRIPS Policy Category: Student Achievement Policy Goal: Students Who Become Well Balanced, Life Long Learners BOARD PARAMETERS FOR SCHOOL SANCTIONED TRIPS (CON’T) Academy sanctioned trips should: Pursue, provide, and enhance IB leaner goals Fit IB learner profile and curriculum Be of direct educational value Coordinate with school calendar, if possible Address needs of those not attending Meet all administrative procedures and requirements