Policy Manual

Section B, Board Governance and Operations

Policy BB BBA BBAA School Committee Legal Status

Policy BBA School Committee Power and Duties

Policy BBAA School Committee Member Authority

Policy BBB BBBA BBBB BBBC BBBD BBBE School Committee Qualifications, Oath of Office-Terms

Policy BBBH METCO Representative to School Committee

Policy BCB Committee Member Conflicts of Interest

Policy BDB Committee Officers

Policy BCB Committee Member Conflicts of Interest

Policy BDA School Committee Organizational Meeting

Policy BDB Committee Officers

Policy BDD School Committee-Superintendent Relationship

Policy BDE Subcommittees of the School Committee

Policy BDF Advisory Committees to the School Committee

Policy BDFA School Councils

Exhibit 1 – School Improvement Plan

Exhibit 2 Submission and Approval of the School Improvement Plan

Exhibit 3 Conduct of School Council Business

Policy BDG School Attorney

Policy BE School Committee Meetings

Policy BEC Executive Sessions

Policy BBA School Committee Power and Duties

Policy BBAA School Committee Member Authority

Policy BEDA Notification of School Committee Meetings

Policy BEDB ,Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

Policy BEDC BEDD Quorum Rules of Order

Policy BEDF Voting Method

Policy BEDG Minutes

Policy BEDH Public Participation at School Committee Meetings

Policy BG School Committee Policy Development

Policy BGB Policy Adoption

Policy BGC Policy Revision and Review

Policy BGD School Committee Review of Administrative Regulations

Policy BGE Policy Dissemination

Policy BGF Suspension of Policies

Policy BHC School Committee-Staff Communications

Policy BHE Use of Electronic Messaging by School Committee Members

Policy BIA New School Committee Member Orientation

Policy BID School Committee Member Compensation and Expenses

Section J, Students

Policy JA Student Policies-Goals

Policy JAL Student Insurance Program

Policy JB Equal Educational Opportunities

Policy JBA Harrassment and or Bullying

Policy JEB Entrance Age

Policy JF.JFA.JFAB.JFABB Admission of Students to the Weston Public Schools (Residence Policy)

Policy JFABD Homeless Students – Enrollment Rights and Services

Policy JH Student Absences and Excuses

Policy JHCB Religious Absence

Policy JHD Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

Policy JI Student Rights and Responsibilities

Policy JIB Student Involvement in Decisionmaking

Policy JICCA Emergency Student Bus Discipline Procedure

Policy JICE Student Publications

Policy JICF Gang Activities – Secret Societies

Policy JICFA Prohibiiton of Hazing

Policy JICFB Bullying Prevention

Policy JICH Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Use by Students

Policy JICHA School Policies on Drug Use

Policy JICHB Alcohol Consumption on School Approved Trips or Travel

Policy JIE Pregnant Students

Policy JIH Searches and Interrogations

Policy JJ Co-Curricular and Interscholastic Programs

Policy JJE Student Fund-Raising Activities

Policy JJF Student Activity Accounts

Policy JJH Student Travel

Regulations – Policy JJH-R Student Travel

Policy JJIB Interscholastic Athletics

Policy JJIBA Adding or Dropping A Sport

Policy JJIF Concussion Management Policy

Policy JJIF-R Sports Related Concussion-MTBI Protocol

Policy JK Student Discipline

Policy JKAA Physical Restraint of Students

Policy JL Student Welfare

Policy JLC Student Health Services and Requirements

Policy JLCA Physical Examinations of Students

Policy JLCAA Growth and Development Screenings

Regulations – Policy JJCAA-R Growth and Development Screenings

Policy JLCB Immunization of Students

Policy JLCC Communicable Diseases

Policy JLCD Administering Medicines to Students

Policy JLCDA Possession of Asthma Inhalers and Epi-Pens

Policy JM Student Awards and Scholarships

Policy JN Student Volunteers for School and Public Service

Policy JP Student Gifts and Solicitations

Policy JRA Student Records

Regulations – Policy JRA-R Student Records

Policy JRD Student Photographs

Recent Revised & Approved Policies

GBEC Drug Free Workplace Policy

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Approved by School Committee September 12, 2016.

IHAMA Teaching about Alcohol Tobacco and Drugs

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Approved by School Committee September 12, 2016.

JICH Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Use by Students

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Approved by School Committee September 12, 2016.

JICHA School Policies on Drug Use

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Approved by School Committee September 12, 2016.

JLCD Administering Medicines to Students

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Approved by School Committee September 12, 2016.

JKAA Physical Restraint of Students

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Approved by School Committee July 25, 2017

Frequently Requested Policies

Class Size Policy

ECAD, Security Cameras

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The Weston School Committee supports the limited use of video cameras on Weston Public Schools property for the purpose of enhancing school safety and security. Our goals are to promote and foster a safe and secure teaching and learning environment for students and staff, to ensure public safety for community members who visit or use our school property, and diminish the potential for personal and district loss or destruction of property.

Camera Placement

Security cameras shall be installed in public areas only. These areas include grounds, parking areas, athletic areas, and exterior entrances or exits to school buildings. Restrooms, changing rooms, private offices, classrooms, nurse’s offices and locker rooms are excluded from security camera use. Security camera usage is prohibited in any space where there is a reasonable expectation for privacy. No sound is to be monitored or recorded in connection with the video surveillance system.

Signage and Notification

Appropriate signage will be posted to notify students, staff and the general public of the Weston Public Schools’ use of security cameras. Students and staff will receive additional notification at the beginning of the school year regarding the use of security cameras on school grounds. Such notification will include, but not be limited to, employee handbooks and student handbooks.

Access to Video Recordings

The Superintendent of Schools or his/her expressly authorized designee shall oversee video surveillance. Any video recordings made for security purposes pursuant to this policy are the sole property of the Weston Public Schools. The Weston Public Schools security cameras will be in operation throughout the year.

Recorded information will be available subject to applicable law and only with the approval of the Superintendent or his/her expressly authorized designee for use as necessary by appropriate school officials or law enforcement personnel. There will be no monitoring of live recordings, except in the case of routine maintenance, investigation of an alarm condition, or a suspected health, safety, or security emergency.  Recordings will be reviewed only when a suspected incident has occurred. Information obtained through video surveillance may only be used for identifying persons attempting to enter the school buildings, or investigating violations of student/staff conduct, suspected vandalism or other illegal activity, or any activity that may threaten the safety or security of students or staff.

Data Storage

All video recording are stored in a secure place to avoid tampering and to ensure confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Recordings will be saved for a period of time consistent with state law and the Weston Public Schools’ record retention policies, after which all recordings will be appropriately deleted.

Student Appropriate Use of Technology

JJIF, Athletic Concussion Policy & Protocol

Admission of Students to the Weston Public Schools

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“Residency” Policy

JBA, Harassment and/or Bullying

JICFB, Bullying Prevention Policy

EFAB Food Allergy Policy

IKB, Homework Policy

EEAEF, Motor Vehicle Idling on School Grounds

IC/ICA, School Year/School Calendar

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In response to the need for the school community to plan accordingly, the general rule forcalendar development shall be as follows:

When Labor Day occurs prior to September 5th, the start date for students will be the Tuesday after Labor Day. When Labor Day occurs on September 5th or later, the start date for students will be the Wednesday before Labor Day.
The Committee will continue its practice of adopting the next year’s school calendar annually, and the Committee may vote exceptions to the general rule set forth above.
Adopted: November 21, 2011
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 4:7; 15:1G; 71:1; 71:4; 71:4A; 71:73; 136:12 Board of Education Regulations for School Year and School Day, effective 9/1/75, Board of Education, Student Learning Time Regulations, 603 CMR 27.00, Adopted 12/20/94

CROSS REF.: GCJ, Professional Staff Time Schedules