352: Approval of Handbooks and Directives

Policy reflects Minnesota statute and aligns with other District 270 policies.

In order that pertinent Board policies, regulations, and school rules and procedures may be known by all staff members, students, and family members affected by them, District administrators and principals shall issue handbooks.

When designing new handbooks or modifying existing handbooks, student, family, and staff input must be gathered as part of the creation, modification, or review process.  Sites should also consider the extent to which students can be directly involved in the creation, modification, or review process.

Wherever possible, handbooks will include information that is accessible via methods that are not solely text-based and will be constructed in a way that allows for all readers to access the information in a succinct, readily accessible manner.  Information that is required by District-wide policies and specific regulations must be included, and it is also important that all handbooks display the name of the District and the school.

Prior to the distribution of the handbook, the Board expects all student handbooks are approved by the superintendent or designee, and made available to the Board for informational purposes.

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Adopted: May 9, 1985
Revised: February 20, 2014, April 4, 2017, May 18, 2021