Ogden School District
Board of Education Policy Manual
Policies and Procedures
Policies serve as the governing tenets of the school district. District policies are most often created for three main reasons:
1. In response to state or federal laws,
2. In light of legal precedents established by court decisions, and
3. As a means of defining best practices that relate to issues of local concern.
The Parts of a Policy
A Policy is the Board’s statement of belief, conviction, and expectation of a given issue as it relates to school district governance. A policy will most often be a relatively brief, clear statement about the Board’s position on an issue. It may also direct the development of “procedures.” The board approves all policies and significant revisions.
A Procedure may be developed as an extension of a policy. While not all policies will have procedures, many do. The procedure is essentially an outline of the main implementation points related to the policy. Procedures are developed by administration and approved by District Cabinet, with the board being made aware of procedure creation.
A Form will be found occasionally throughout the online Policy Manual. Forms are related to a given policy as something that may require an application process, authorization, and/or documentation. As with procedures, Forms are developed by administrators and approved by District Cabinet.