Sioux Falls School District Policies are grouped within sections A-L below (use links to go directly to the desired section or scroll down through entire list).

A-Foundations | B-Board | C-Federal Programs | D-Fiscal | E-Support Services | F-Facilities| G-Personnel | I-Instruction | J-Students | K-Community Relations | L-Agency Relations

Policies and Regulations are classified by the National Education Policy Network (NEPN) classification system. Please note that Section H (Negotiations) is not listed. Within the Sioux Falls School District, negotiation issues are governed by each bargaining unit's working agreement with the District, pursuant to Personnel Policy GB.

The following list contains Sioux Falls School District policies and regulations adopted by the School Board. If a policy/regulation applies to Southeast Technical Institute as well as the Sioux Falls School District, Southeast Technical Institute will appear in the header on the first page.

Policies are written statements which express the will and intent of the Board with regard to operation of the District and the schools therein.

Regulations, when needed, contain more detailed directions that are developed to assist in putting policies into practice. Not all policies require a regulation.

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Section A: Foundations And Basic Commitments

Section A contains policies, regulations and exhibits on the district's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board's other policies and regulations.

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Policy Regulation Description

AC AC-R Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination
AD   Educational Philosophy/School District Vision, Mission and Views
AH   Disclosure and Authorization of Contractual Conflicts
Authorization Form
Disclosure Form

Section B: School Board Governance And Operations

Section B contains policies, regulations and exhibits on the school board - how it is appointed, 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.

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Policy Regulation Description

BA School Board Operational Goals
BB School Board Legal Status
BBAA School Board Member Authority and Responsibilities
BBB Elections
BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment/Vacancies
BCB School Board Member Conflict of Interest
BDB Organization of the School Board
BDC School Board Officials
BDD Board-Superintendent Relationship
BDE School Board Committees
BDG School District Attorney/Legal Services
BE School Board Meetings
BEDB Agenda
BEDC Quorum
BEDD School Board Meetings - Order of Business
BEDG Minutes of School Board Meetings
BEDH Public Participation at School Board Meetings
BEDI News Media Services at School Board Meetings
BG School Board Policy Process
BI School Board Memberships
BIA New School Board Member Orientation/Handbook
BIB School Board Member Development Opportunities
BIBA School Board Member Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops
BID School Board Member Compensation and Expenses

Section C: General School Administration

Section C contains policies, regulations and exhibits on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration - including the administrative aspects 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.

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Policy Regulation Description

CGD CGD-R State and Federal Programs Administration - Title I

Section D: Fiscal Management

Section D contains policies, regulations, and exhibits 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.)

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Policy Regulation Description

DA   Fiscal Management Goals/Priority Objectives
DAA DAA-R Evaluation of Fiscal Management
DB   Annual Budget
DBC   Budget Planning
DBJ   Budget Transfers
DCA   Taxing and Borrowing
DEC   Funds from Federal Tax Sources
DFA   Investing
DFAB   Fund Balance and Carryover Funds
DFF DFF-R Sales and Disposal of Surplus Property
DFG DFG-R Revenues from Non-Tax Sources - Tuition
DFGB   Revenues from Non-Tax Sources - Materials Fees
DGA   Depository
DGD DGD-R Credit Cards
DIA DIA-R Accounting System (Trust and Agency Funds)
DIBA   Uncollected Accounts Receivable
DID   Inventories
DIE DIE-R Annual Examination of Financial Records
DJ DJ-R Expenditures (Purchasing/Incidental Accounts)
DJBA   Quantity Purchasing
DJE   Bidding Procedures
DJEA   Deposit and Performance Bond Requirements
DJF   Local/Competitive Purchasing
DJG   Vendor Relations
DK DK-R Payment Procedures
DKB   Salary Deductions
DKC DKC-R Expense Authorization/Reimbursement
DLA   Employee Benefits Administration
DLB   Tax-Sheltered Annuities
DM DM-R Cash in School Buildings

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.

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Policy Regulation Description

EB   Safe and Secure Environment
EBC   Emergencies
EBCB   Safety Drills
EBCE EBCE-R School Closings and Cancellations
EC EC-R Building Maintenance
ECA ECA-R Video Surveillance
ECAB ECAB-R Access to Grounds and Buildings
ECE ECE-R Seat Belt Use
ECF   Energy Conservation
EE EE-R Transportation Services
EEAG   Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
EEBA   School-Owned Vehicles
EEBB   Use of Private Vehicles on School Business
EEBC   Business and Personnel Transportation Insurance
EF   Food Services
EFD EFD-R Pricing and Payment of Food Services
EFEA EFEA-R Supplemental Food Sales
EFI   Food Services Records and Reports
EGA   Communication Services
EGAD EGAD-R Copyright Compliance
EI EI-R Insurance Program/Risk Management

Section F: Facilities Planning And Development

Section F contains policies, regulations and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

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Policy Regulation Description

FA   Facilities Development Goals/Priority Objectives
FAA   Evaluation of Facilities Planning and Development
FBB   Enrollment Projections
FD FD-R Facilities Funding
FEA   Education Specifications for Construction
FEB   Architect/Engineer/Construction Manager
FED   Construction Plans and Specifications
FEE   Site Acquisition
FEF   Construction Cost Estimates
FEG FEG-R Construction Contracts Bidding and Awards
FEH FEH-R Supervision of Construction
FEJ   Construction Records and Reports
FF   Naming Facilities

Section G: Personnel

Section G contains policies, regulations and exhibits on all school employees except for the superintendent. Current working agreements for all employee groups are recognized as School Board Policy per Policy GB. (Policies on the superintendent are located in Section C, General Administration.)

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Policy Regulation Description

GA   Personnel Goals/Priority Objectives
GB   Working Agreements - Recognition of Bargaining Units
GBAA GBAA-R Harassment
GBD   Staff Development
GBEA   Nepotism
GBEAA   Employee Conflict of Interest - Conflict of Interest Analysis Statement
GBEB   Code of Conduct
GBEBC   Staff Gifts and Solicitations
GBEC GBEC-R Drug-Free Work Place
GBECA GBECA-R Drug and Alcohol Testing for Commercial Drivers
GBECB GBECB-R Alcohol-Free Work Place
GBED   Tobacco-Free Schools/Use by Employees Prohibited
GBEG   Searches of Employee Personal Property and District Owned/Provided Property
GBG   Staff Wellness
GBGA GBGA-R Staff Health - Communicable Disease Control
GBGB   Employees' Personal Property
GBH   Staff Participation in Community Activities
GBI   Staff Participation in Political Activities
GBJ   Staff Directory
GBM   Permanent Employees for Purposes of South Dakota Retirement System
GCCAC GCCAC-R Family and Medical Leave
GCE   Staff Recruiting
GCG GCG-R Substitute Teachers
GCRD   Tutoring or Services for Pay
GCS   Professional Research and Publishing

Section I: Instruction

Section I contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

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Policy Regulation Description

ICA   School Calendar
IG IG-R Curriculum Development, Adoption, and Review
IHAL   Religion in the Schools and at School Activities
IHBF   General Education Homebound Services
IHCA IHCA-R Summer Instructional Programs
IHD   Adult/Community Education
IIA   Assignment of Students to Teachers
IIB   Class Size
IJK   Selection of Library and Supplemental Instructional Resources and Materials
IJNC IJNC-R School Library Resource Centers
IJNDB IJNDB-R Virtual/Online Courses
IJNDC IJNDC-R Acceptable and Ethical Use of Technology Resources
IJOB   Community Resource People
IJOC IJOC-R School Volunteers
IKA IKA-R Grading/Recovery System
IKB IKB-R Homework
IKC IKC-R Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank
IKE   Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students
IKF IKF-R Graduation Requirements
ILD   Student Surveys/Protection of Pupil Rights Act
IMB IMB-R Teaching about Controversial/Sensitive Issues
IMD   School Observances and Ceremonies
IMDB IMDB-R Flag Displays and Patriotic Activities
IMG IMG-R Animals on School Grounds and in School Buildings

Section J: Students

Section J contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare and school related activities.

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Policy Regulation Description

JC   School Attendance Areas
JCA JCA-R Assignment of Students to School, Open Enrollment and Nonresident Students
JEB   Kindergarten Enrollment Eligibility
JEBA   Ages of Attendance
JFCE   Student Bullying
JG   Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels
JH JH-R Student Absences and Excuses - Authorization for Superintendent Action
JHCB   Released Time for Religious Instruction
JIAA JIAA-R Harassment
JICA   Student Personal Property
JICFA JICFA-R Hazing
JICG   Tobacco-Free Schools/Use by Students Prohibited
JIH   Student Interrogations, Searches, and Arrests
JJAA JJAA-R School Activity Rules
JJAB JJAB-R Limited Open Forum in Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12)
JJE JJE-R Student Fundraising Activities
JJG   Contests for Students
JJH JJH-R Student Travel
JJI JJI-R Student Athletics and Activities
JJID JJID-R Student Physicals for School Athletics
JK JK-R Student Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion. District Wide Discipline Matrix
JKA   Corporal Punishment and Crisis Intervention
JL   Student Wellness
JLA   Student Insurance Programs
JLC JLC-R Student Health Services
JLCA   Physical Examinations of Students
JLCAA JLCAA-R Physician Prescribed Services
JLCB   Immunization of Students
JLCC JLCC-R Communicable/Infectious Diseases
JLCD JLCD-R Medication Administration
JLCE   First Aid and Emergency Medical Care
JLCG JLCG-R Program Access for Students with Disabilities or with Substantially Limiting Health Impairments
JLF JLF-R Reporting Child Abuse/Child Protection
JLG JLG-R Instruction/Programs for Homeless Students
JLIA JLIA-R Supervision of Students
JLIC   Student Safety Patrols
JP   Student Donations and Gifts
JQ JQ-R Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
JRA JRA-R Student Records

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 School District are located in this section too.

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Policy Regulation Description

KBAA   Public Records
KCB   Community Involvement in Decision Making
KCD KCD-R Public Gifts/Donations to Schools
KD   Public Information and Communication
KDA KDA-R Public Information/School Communications Program
KDD KDD-R Media Relations
KDDB   Athletic and Other School Activities Media Coverage
KE   Public Concerns and Complaints
KEA   Public Concerns/Complaints about Policies
KEB KEB-R Public Concerns/Complaints about Personnel
KEC KEC-R Public Concerns/Complaints and Ideas about Programs or Instructional Materials
KED KED-R Public Concerns/Complaints about Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities or Students with Substantially Limited Health Conditions
KF KF-R Community/Staff Use of District Facilities/Properties/Equipment
KGB KGB-R School Business Partnerships
KHBA KHBA-R Commercial Activities
KHC   Distribution/Posting of Informational/Political Materials
KI   Visitors to Schools and on School Grounds
KJA   Relations with Booster and Other Parent/Guardian Organizations
KL   Relations with Other Government Authorities
KLC KLC-R Relations with Social Service Agencies - Investigating Child Abuse
KLG KLG-R Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities - School Resource Officers

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 districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations and state and national education agencies.

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Policy Regulation Description

LB   Relations with Other Schools and School Systems
LBC LBC-R Relations with Nonpublic Schools
LD   On-Campus Recruitment by Colleges, Universities, and the Military