The Nashua Board of Education writes and approves policies and procedures that govern the District. Members of the District community are expected to comply with both Borad policy and administrative procedures. If further clarification of policies and procedures is needed, please contact Tara Kinsella, Secretary, Office of the Superintendent.
SECTION A: Foundations and Basic Commitments
Section A contains policies on the District's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying Board of Education governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the Board of Education's other policies and regulations.
SECTION B: Board of Education Governance and Operations
Section B contains policies on the Board of Education: how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the Board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the Board's internal operating procedures.
SECTION C: General School Administration
Section C contains policies on school management, administrative organizations, and school building and department administration, including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals.
SECTION D: Fiscal Management
Section D contains policies on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.
SECTION E: Support Services
Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.
SECTION F: Facilities Planning and Development
Section F contains policies and regulations on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.
SECTION G: Personnel
Section G contains policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General School Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support and classified staff.
SECTION H: Negotiations
Section H contains policies on the process of negotiating with Bargaining Units recognized by the Board of Education and authorized under State law. There are no current policies or procedures available.
SECTION I: Instruction
Section I contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.
SECTION J: Students
Section J contains policies on students: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.
SECTION K: School-Community-Home Relations
Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the District are located in this section also.
SECTION L: Education Agency Relations
Section L contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the School District's relationship with other education agencies, including other school systems, regional or service district, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and State and national education agencies. There are no current policies or procedures available.