Policies can be more than just a requirement; they can help guide a district toward excellence. Go above and beyond to help your school board succeed by working one-on-one with experienced policy editors and a team of lawyers specializing in Missouri school law.

Student Achievement
Where appropriate, MSBA’s policies and procedures include language that specifies student achievement components. This provides school boards with data-focused documents to help ensure that, where possible, district policies aid in the effort to maximize student achievement.

Best Practices
In addition to legal requirements, MSBA’s policies and produres include implementation guidelines based on best practices to help school boards and administrators raise their districts above basic compliance.

MSIP and Legal References
MSBA policies include references to both the applicable MSIP Standards and Indicators and to the state and federal laws and court cases that impact board documents and action.

Routing Suggestions
Reference copies of MSBA policies, procedures and forms contain a routing box that helps districts get documents to the staff members who need them.

Contact

Policy Department
Phone: 800-221-6722, ext. 347
Email: obrien@www.msbanet.org

Learn more about MSBA's Education Policy Services

Stay up-to-date on policy changes brought about by legislative action, agency regulations and educational trends with the MSBA’s Policy Services. All material produced by the Policy Services department is reviewed by MSBA’s legal staff.

MSBA member districts receive basic policy service as a benefit of membership.
Basic Service includes:

  • MSBA’s standard board policies
  • MSBA’s standard adinistrative procedures
  • Periodic updates, merged with your district name, e-mailed to a district preferred contact
  • Related forms available on the MSBA website to members only

MSBA Policy Service materials:

  • Incorporate legal and DESE requirements
  • Incorporate best practices
  • Include student achievement components
  • Offer in-depth explanations for recommended changes
  • Note legal references
  • Provide a routing box for district distribution

Updates of policies, procedures and forms are provided to districts as often as necessitated by legislative action, court cases, agency regulations and educational trends.

Full Maintenance districts are provided with ongoing customized maintenance for MSBA’s two-volume format. The Full Maintenance editor assigned to your district will:

  • Send updated versions of MSBA’s policies while keeping the district’s custom language intact.
  • Evaluate policy changes initiated by the district and provide timely reference copy revisions and written reviews when necessary.
  • Monitor board minutes and format new policies.
  • Answer non-legal questions and connect your district to helpful contacts and resources.

To save districts time and expense to maintain several hard copy manuals, MSBA offers Full Maintenance districts a Policy Online service. The online service gives districts instant access from their own website to their current custom manual in a searchable format without straining district technology resources.

A district’s manual is hosted on MSBA’s server and linked to the district’s home page. MSBA staff maintain and update the manual as needed without tying up district technology staff time or server space.

Districts with Full Maintenance Service should NOT use these sample policies to make modifications to existing policies. These documents do not include the district’s custom language.
Please contact your Full Maintenance editor for more information.

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If you need information about policies, please contact our Policy department at 800-221-6722.

 

SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
BBA School Board Powers and Duties
BBB School Board Elections
1O (Ballot Placement by Order of Filing — Seven-Director Districts)
2E (Ballot Placement by Random Drawing — Seven-Director Districts
3C (Ballot Placement by Order of Filing — Seven-Director Districts)
4C (Ballot Placement by Random Drawing — Seven-Director Districts)
BBBA Board Member Qualifications
1D
2D (Urban Districts)
BBBB School Board Ballot Issues
BBC Board Member Resignation
BBD Board Member Removal from Office
BBE School Board Vacancies
1D
2B (Urban Districts)
BBF School Board Member Ethics
BBFA Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure
BCA Board Organizational Meeting
1F
2F (Urban Districts Only)
BCB Board Officers
BCC Appointed Board Officials
1E (Seven Director)
2A (Urban Districts Only)
BCCA MSBA Delegate and Alternate
BCE Board Committees/Advisory Committees to the Board
BCG School Attorney/Legal Services
BDA Board Meetings
BDC Closed Meetings, Records and Votes
BDDA Notification of Board Meetings
BDDB Agendas
1B – No Consent Agenda
2B – Consent Agenda
BDDF Voting Method
1G
2B (Urban Districts Only)
BDDG Minutes
BDDG-R1 Board Meeting Minutes
BDDH Public Participation at Board Meetings
1B (Districts Designating a Public Comment Period)
2A (Districts Not Allowing a Public Comment Period)
BDDL Release of Information
BF School Board Policy Process
BHA Board Training and Development
BHE Board Member Liability/Insurance
BI School Board Legislative Program
BJ School Board Memberships
SECTION G: PERSONNEL
GB Part-Time and Substitute Employment
1A
2A (Urban Districts)
GBA Exempt and Nonexempt Employees
GBAA Staff Extra-Duty Assignments
GBB Staff Involvement in Decision Making
GBBDA Family and Medical Leave
GBCA Staff Conflict of Interest
GBCB Staff Conduct
GBCBC Staff Absences and Tardiness
GBCC Staff Use of Communication Devices
GBE Staff Health and Safety
GBEA Workers’ Compensation
GBEBA Drug-Free Workplace
GBEBB Employee Alcohol and Drug Testing
2G (District Provides Transportation Services)
3E (District Contracts for Transportation Services)
4F (District Both Provides and Contracts for Transportation Services)
GBEBC Criminal Background Checks
GBH Staff/Student Relations
GBL Personnel Records
GBLB References
GBM Staff Grievances
GCA Professional Staff Positions
GCBA Professional Staff Salary Schedules
GCBC Professional Staff Fringe Benefits
GCBDA Professional Staff Short-Term Leaves
GCBDB Professional Staff Long-Term Leaves and Absences
GCD Professional Staff Recruiting and Hiring
1J
2H (Urban Districts Only)
GCG Professional Staff Probation and Tenure
GCI Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers
GCL Professional Staff Development Opportunities
GCLB Professional Staff Career Ladder Program
GCN Evaluation of Professional Staff
GCPA Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force
GCPB Resignation of Professional Staff Members
GCPC Retirement of Professional Staff Members
GCPD Suspension of Professional Staff Members
GCPE Termination of Professional Staff Members
GCPF Renewal of Professional Staff Members
GDA Support Staff Positions
GDBA Support Staff Compensation
GDBC Support Staff Fringe Benefits
GDBDA Support Staff Leaves
GDC Support Staff Recruiting and Hiring
1J
2H (Urban Districts Only)
GDI Support Staff Assignments and Transfers
GDL Support Staff Development Opportunities
GDN Evaluation of Support Staff
GDPB Resignation of Support Staff Members
1B (Employees Not Under Contract)
2B (District has Both Contracted and Non contracted Employees)
GDPC Retirement of Support Staff Members
GDPD Suspension of Support Staff Members
GDPE Nonrenewal and Termination of Support Staff Members
SECTION I: INSTRUCTION
IA Instructional Goals/Priority Objectives
IC Academic Calendar/Year/Day
IF Curriculum Development
IGA Basic Instructional Programs
IGAC Teaching about Religion
IGAD Occupational Education
1B
2A – Program Includes Post-Secondary
IGAEA Teaching about Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
IGAEB Teaching about Human Sexuality
IGBA Programs for Students with Disabilities
1Q
2F
IGBB Programs for Gifted Students
IGBC Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs
IGBCA Programs for Homeless Students
IGBCB Programs for Migrant Students
IGBD At-Risk Students
IGBE Students in Foster Care
IGBG Homebound Instruction
IGBH Programs for English Language Learners
IGBI Home Schooling
IGC Extended Instructional Programs
IGCE District-Sponsored Instruction Options
1D
2C (K-8 Districts)
IGD District-Sponsored Extracurricular Activities and Groups
IGDA Student-Initiated Group Use of District Facilities
IGDB Student Publications
IGDBA Distribution of Noncurricular Student Publications
IGDF Student Fundraising
IHB Class Size
IIA Instructional Materials
IIAC Instructional Media Centers/School Libraries
IIAC-R1 Instructional Media Centers/School Libraries – Selection and Reconsideration of Materials
IICA Field Trips and Excursions
IICC School Volunteers
IK Academic Achievement
IKE Promotion, Acceleration and Retention of Students
IKF Graduation Requirements
IKFA Early Graduation
IKFB Graduation Exercises
IL Assessment Program
ILA Test Integrity and Security
IM Evaluation of Instructional Programs
INC Speakers at District Events
IND Ceremonies and Observances
SECTION L: EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO POLICIES IN THIS SECTION.  PLEASE RETAIN THE TAB FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.

Districts with Full Maintenance Service should NOT use these sample procedures to make modifications to existing procedures. These documents do not include the district’s custom language. Please contact your Full Maintenance editor for more information.

If you need information about policies, please contact our Policy department at 800-221-6722.

 

SECTION A: FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMITMENTS
ADF-AP1 District Wellness Program
(K-12)
(K-8)
SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
SECTION C: GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES IN THIS SECTION.

PLEASE RETAIN THE TAB FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.

SECTION L: EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES IN THIS SECTION.
PLEASE RETAIN THE TAB FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.

 

If you need information about administrative forms, please contact our Policy department at 800-221-6722.

 

SECTION B: SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS
B INDEX-AF
BBB-AF1 School Board Elections – Public Notice of Filing
BBB-AF2 School Board Elections – Candidate Declaration
BBB-AF3 School Board Elections – Acknowledgment Candidate Received Required Information
BBB-AF4 School Board Elections – Notice of Candidate’s Obligation to File a Financial Interest Statement
BBB-AF5 School Board Elections – Sample Letter to Clerk or Election Authority When No Election is Held
BBB-AF7 School Board Elections – Designation of Personal Representative for Candidates with Disabilities or on Active Military Duty
BBB-AF8 School Board Elections – Verification of Ballot Order via Personal Representative for Candidates Filing
by Certified Mail
BBE-AF1 School Board Vacancies – Application for a Vacated Board Position
1B (Application for a Vacated Board Position)
2B (Application for a Vacated Board Position – Urban Districts)
BBE-AF2 School Board Vacancies – Notice of Appointed Member’s Obligation to File a Personal
Financial
Disclosure Statement
1B (District has NOT adopted MSBA policy BBFA, certified the policy and mailed it to the Missouri Ethics
Commission biannually by September 15 AND has an operating budget of over one million dollars)
2C (District HAS adopted MSBA policy BBFA, certified the policy and mailed it to the Missouri Ethics
Commission biannually by September 15 AND has an operating budget of over one million dollars)
BBF-AF1 School Board Member Ethics
BBFA-AF2 Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure – Statement of Substantial Interest
BCA-AF1 Board Organizational Meeting – Board Member Oath of Office
BDDA-AF1 Notification of Board Meetings – Notice of Open Public Meeting
BDDA-AF2 Notification of Board Meetings – Notice of Closed Meeting
BDDL-AF1 Release of Information – Request to Examine and/or Copy District Records
SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ADMINISTRATIVE FORMS IN THIS SECTION.

PLEASE RETAIN THE TAB FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.

SECTION J: STUDENTS
JCB-AF1 Intradistrict Transfers – Application for Change in School Assignment
JEC-AF1 School Admissions – Proof of Residency Form
JEC-AF2 School Admissions – Statement of Student Discipline
JECA-AF1 Admission of Students – Request for Waiver
JECA-AF2 Admission of Students – Registration Form
JECA-AF3 Admission of Students – Affidavit of Relative Caregiver
JFCC-AF1 Student Conduct on School Transportation – Bus Driver’s Report
JFCF-AF1 Bullying – Bullying Incident Report Form for Required Reporters (Employees, Substitutes and Volunteers)
JFCF-AF2 Bullying – Bullying Incident Report Form for Use by Parents, Students and Community Members
JFCL-AF1 A+ Schools Program – A+ Participation Agreement
JG-AF1 Student Discipline – Receipt of Student Handbook
JG-AF2 Student Discipline – Initial Referral
JG-AF4 Student Discipline – Letter for Suspensions of Ten or Fewer Days
JG-AF5 Student Discipline – Letter for Suspensions of Ten or Fewer Days and Recommendation of More than Ten Days
JG-AF6 Student Discipline – Letter for Suspensions of 11-181 Days
JG-AF7 Student Discipline – Superintendent Review/Hearing Preparation Checklist
JG-AF8 Student Discipline – Acknowledgment of Request for Hearing
JG-AF9 Student Discipline – Letter to Parents Recommending Suspension of More than 181 Days or Expulsion
JG-AF10 Student Discipline – Letter to Parents Recommending Expulsion
JG-AF11 Student Discipline – Notice of Charges for Suspension Greater than 180 Days or Expulsion
JG-AF12 Student Discipline – Waiver of Right to Hearing
JG-AF13 Student Discipline – Final Administrative Adjudication
JG-AF14 Student Discipline – Expulsion Notice
JGB-AF1 Detentions and/or In-School Suspension of Students – Notification to Parent/Guardian
JGF-AF1 Discipline Reporting and Records – Reporting Agreement with Law Enforcement
JHCD-AF1 Administration of Medications to Students – Permission Form for Student to Self-Administer Medication
JHCD-AF2 Administration of Medications to Students – Permission Form for Medications
JHCD-AF3 Administration of Medications to Students – Physician Certification
JK-AF1 Work Certificates – Principal=s or Designee=s Self-Certification to Issue Work Certificates
JO-AF1 Student Records – FERPA Release
JO-AF2 Student Records – Record of Requests for Information
JO-AF3 Student Records – Request to Amend Education Records and Request for a Hearing
JO-AF4 Student Records – Response to Hearing
JO-AF5 Student Records – Request for Education Records
JO-AF6 Student Records – Transfer of Records to School Student is Currently or Prospectively Attending
JO-AF7 Student Records – Conditions for Disclosure of Student Records to Officials and Authorities of the State Juvenile Justice System
JO-AF8 Student Records – Letter to Parent Regarding Receipt of a Subpoena
JO-AF9 Student Records – Ethnicity and Race Student Self-Identification Form
JO-AF10 Student Records – Confidentiality Agreement
SECTION L: EDUCATION AGENCY RELATIONS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ADMINISTRATIVE FORMS IN THIS SECTION.
PLEASE RETAIN THE TAB FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE.