600 Series - Educational Program

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600 Statement of Guiding Principles

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601 School Calendar

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602 School Day

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603 Curriculum Development

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604 Curriculum Implementation

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605 Curriculum Evaluation

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606 Pilot - Experimental - Innovative Projects

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607 Educational Equity

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608 Summer School Instruction

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609 Special Education

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610 Multicultural/Gender Fair Education

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611 Teaching Controversial Issues

611R1 - Teaching Controversial Issues Regulations

612 Citizenship

 

 

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613 Health Education

614 Career Education

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613E1 Human Growth and Development Student Excuse Form

Human Growth And Development Student Excuse Form

 

Policy Title:     Health Education    

Code No.:      613 E1

 

 

 

Student Name:                                                                                    

 

Grade:                                                                                                

 

Parent/Guardian: ______________________________            Phone#:                                                

 

Please list the curricular objective(s) from which you wish to have your child excused and the class or grade in which each is taught.  An example is provided for you to follow.

 

                                   Objective                        Class/Grade

 

Ex.     To understand the consequences of Health Education/6 responsible and irresponsible sexual behavior.

 

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I have reviewed the Human Growth and Development program goals, objectives, and materials and wish my child to be excused from class when these objectives are taught.  I understand my child will incur no penalty but may/will be required to complete an alternative assignment that relates to the class and is consistent with assignments required of all students in the class.

 

                                                                                                         

 


       

 

Signed: (Parent or Guardian)

 

 


 

Date:                                                                                                 

 

 


 

Signed: (School Administrator)

 

 


 

Date:                                                                                                 

 

 

614 Career Education

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Series 600

 

Policy Title:      Career Education    

Code No.:      614

 

Preparing students for careers is one goal of the education program.  CTE (Career and Technical Education) will be written into the education program for grades kindergarten through twelve.  This education will include, but not be limited to, awareness of self in relation to others and the needs of society, exploration of employment opportunities, experiences in personal decision-making, and experiences of integrating work values and work skills into their lives.

 

It is the responsibility of the superintendent and/or designee to assist licensed employees in finding ways to provide CTE in the education program.  Special attention should be given to courses of vocational education nature.  The board, in its review of the curriculum, will review the means in which CTE is combined with other instructional programs.

 

Date of Approval/Revision:

July 2005           

June 2008          

July 2011

September 2017

 

615 Physical Education

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616 Global Education

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617 Basic Instructional Program

618 Academic Freedom

619 Teaching About Religion

619R1 Teaching About Religion Regulation

620 Program for Talented and Gifted Students

621 Programs for Students At-Risk

621.1 Individualized Instruction

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

SERIES 600

 

Policy Title:    Individualized Instruction            

Code No. :       621.1

 

The board's primary responsibility in the management of the school district is the operation and delivery of the regular education program.  Generally, students attending the school district shall receive the regular education program offered by the district.  Only in exceptional circumstances will the board approve students receiving individualized instruction at the expense of the school district.

 

Recommendations from the superintendent and/or designee for individualized instruction shall state the need for the instruction, the objectives and goals sought for the instruction, the employee requirements for the instruction, the implementation procedures for the instruction and the evaluation procedures and processes that will be used to assess the value of the instruction.

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:

October 2011

September 2017

 

622 Private Instruction

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622E1 Competent Private Instruction

623 Dual Enrollment

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624 International Study

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606 Instructional Arrangements

606.2 Field Trips and Excursions

Educational Program

Series 600

Policy Title: Field Trips and Excursions           

Code No.: 606.2

Classes shall be permitted to make such trips and excursions as deemed to be a worthwhile contribution to the students' education.

School buses may be used for these trips when it does not interfere with regularly scheduled use of the buses.

Field trips and excursions may be made out of town under the following conditions:

  1. Field trips taken outside a 200-mile radius of Carroll or involving an overnight stay must be approved by the board at a regular meeting prior to the date of the trip.  These requests should be submitted to the principal and/or designee 30 days in advance in order to be approved by the board at a regular meeting.  An exception to this is when a group qualifies for a competitive event between regularly scheduled Board meetings.  In these cases, administrative approval as outlined in number 2 of this policy shall be followed.
  2. All other field trips must receive administrative approval at least one week before the date of the trips, and the total annual expenditures for such trips must not exceed the budgeted amounts established by the administration.  The one week timeline may be waived by the administration when necessary.
  3. A faculty member must accompany the students from time of departure to time of return.  If a school bus is used for transportation, the faculty member(s) must be on the bus with the students. For the purpose of supervision there shall be one faculty member or chaperone seated behind all students.
  4. School vehicles will be used when possible.
  5. Seat belts and shoulder straps will be required as stated by law.

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:           

March 10, 1986           

August, 8, 1988

August 1995

August 1998

November 2011

Date of Review:

August 1992

July 1993

August 1996

June 1999

June 2002

June 2005

June 2008

 

606.2 Field Trips and Excursions

Educational Program

Series 600

Policy Title:            Field Trips and Excursions           

Code No.:  606.2

Classes shall be permitted to make such trips and excursions as deemed to be a worthwhile contribution to the students' education.

School buses may be used for these trips when it does not interfere with regularly scheduled use of the buses.

Field trips and excursions may be made out of town under the following conditions:

1. Field trips taken outside a 200-mile radius of Carroll or involving an overnight stay must be approved by the board at a regular meeting prior to the date of the trip.  These requests should be submitted to the principal and/or designee 30 days in advance in order to be approved by the board at a regular meeting.  An exception to this is when a group qualifies for a competitive event between regularly scheduled Board meetings.  In these cases, administrative approval as outlined in number 2 of this policy shall be followed.

2. All other field trips must receive administrative approval at least one week before the date of the trips, and the total annual expenditures for such trips must not exceed the budgeted amounts established by the administration.  The one week timeline may be waived by the administration when necessary.

3.  A faculty member must accompany the students from time of departure to time of return.  If a school bus is used for transportation, the faculty member(s) must be on the bus with the students.  For the purpose of supervision there shall be one faculty member or chaperone seated behind all students.

4. School vehicles will be used when possible.

5. Seat belts and shoulder straps will be required as stated by law.

Date of Adoption/Revision:           

March 10, 1986           

August, 8, 1988

August 1992

July 1993

August 1995

August 1996

August 1998

June 1999

June 2002

June 2005

June 2008

November 2011

 

606.2R Campus Emergency Procedures

Educational Program

Series 600

Policy Title: Campus Emergency Procedures            

Code No.: 606.2R

The field trip sponsor or head coach will be responsible for making off-campus arrangements in emergency situations for injured or sick students.  Head coaches may delegate responsibility for handling emergencies at the off-campus activity.  This may be done by filling out the proper form and filing it with the principal and/or designee at the start of the season. 

Sponsors or head coaches with student emergencies at activities where ambulance service is readily available may have to consider an on-the-scene judgment for the use of such a vehicle.  If this is the case the sponsor/coach's decision will be final.  The parent/guardian or legal custodian of the student will be responsible for the ambulance service billing and any attending physician fees.

In cases that are less severe or where no ambulance service is available the following means of transportation should be considered.  If the only vehicle available for transportation is the school bus, the bus should be used.  There may be a school van at the activity, which could be used if appropriate.  It is impossible to have a separate vehicle for an emergency at every off-campus activity (public and non-public).  If the situation is such that the bus cannot be used and other school vehicles are not available, transportation arrangements may be made with a willing parent or coach. If none of the above is possible, a telephone call to the appropriate school administrator to contact the parents/guardians or legal custodian or send a special vehicle (or van) to the site of the activity is in order.

It shall be the responsibility of the sponsor or head coach to fill out an accident report form of the student injury and return it to the principal's office by the end of the first working day following their return to school. 

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:           

September 12, 1988           

June 2002

July 2005

November 2011

Date of Review:

July 1993

August 1996

June 1999

June 2002

June 2005

June 2008

606.3 Student Production of Materials and Services

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Series 600

Policy Title:            Student Production of Materials and Services              

Code No. 606.3

Materials and services produced by students at the expense of the school district are the property of the school district.  Materials and services produced by students at the student's expense, except for incidental expense to the school district, are the property of the student.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and/or designee to determine incidental expense.

Approved:

November 2011

606.4 School Assemblies

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Series 600

Policy Title:            School Assemblies             

Code No. 606.4

The building principal may authorize programs or activities in the form of a school assembly when such events contribute to the achievement of education goals of the school district.  School assemblies shall comply with the school calendar.

In authorizing a school assembly, the building principal shall consider the financial condition of the school district, the educational benefit of the activity, the inherent risks or dangers of the activity, and other factors the building principal or superintendent consider relevant.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and/or designee to inform the board of the approved school assemblies.

Adopted:

November 2011

607 Instructional Services

608 Pupil Progress

625 Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution

626 Foreign Students

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627 Virtual/On-Line Learning

627 Virtual/On-Line Courses

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

SERIES 600

 

Policy Title:    Virtual/On-Line Courses    

Code No. :       627

 

The board recognizes that online coursework may be a good alternative for students to not only meet graduation requirements, but also have the opportunity to take advanced or other courses not offered by the school district.

 

High school students may earn an unlimited amount of credits to be applied toward graduation requirements by completing online courses offered through agencies approved by the board, such as the Iowa On-Line Learning.  Credit from an online or virtual course may be earned only in the following circumstances:  

 

  • The course is not offered at the high school;

  • Although the course is offered at the high school, the student will not be able to take it due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict that would keep the student from meeting graduation requirements;

  • The course will serve as a supplement to extend homebound instruction;

  • The student has been expelled from the regular school setting, but educational services are to be continued; or

  • The principal, with agreement from the student's teachers and parents, determines the student requires a differentiated or accelerated learning environment.

 

Students applying for permission to take a virtual course shall complete prerequisites and provide teacher/counselor recommendations to confirm the student possesses the maturity level needed to function effectively in an online learning environment.  In addition, the express approval of the principal shall be obtained before a student enrolls in an online course. The school must receive an official record of the final grade before credit toward graduation will be recognized.

 

Provided courses are part of the student’s regular school day coursework and within budgetary parameters, the costs for a virtual course, such as textbooks or school supplies, shall be borne by the school district, up to $250 per course, for students enrolled full-time.

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:

October 2011

September 2017

 

628 Instructional Materials Selection

628R1 Instructional Materials Selection Regulation

629 Instructional Materials Inspection

630 Objection to Instructional Materials

630R1 Objection to Instructional Materials Regulation

630 E1 Instructions to The Reconsideration Committee

 

 

630E2 Reconsideration of Instructional Materials

630E1 Instructions to The Reconsideration Committee

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Series 600

 

Policy Title:    Instructions To The Reconsideration Committee           

Code No.:      630.E1

 

The policy of this school district related to selection of learning materials states that any member of the school district community may formally challenge instructional materials used in the district's education program.  This policy allows those persons in the school and the community who are not directly involved in the selection of materials to make their opinions known.  The task of the reconsideration committee is to provide an open forum for discussion of challenged materials and to make an informed recommendation on the challenge.  The meetings of the committee may be subject to the open meetings law.

 

The most critical component of the reconsideration process is the establishment and maintenance of the committee's credibility in the community.  For this purpose, the committee is composed of community members.  The community should not, therefore, infer that the committee is biased or is obligated to uphold prior professional decisions.  For this same reason, a community member will be selected to chair the committee.

 

The reconsideration process, the task of this committee, is just one part of the selection continuum.  Material is purchased to meet a need.  It is reviewed and examined, if possible, prior to purchase.  It is periodically re-evaluated through updating, discarding, or re-examination.  The committee must be ready to acknowledge that an error in selection may have been made despite this process.  Librarians and school employees regularly read great numbers of reviews in the selection process, and occasional errors are possible.

 

In reconsidering challenged materials, the role of the committee, and particularly the chairperson, is to produce a climate for disagreement.  However, the committee should begin by finding items of agreement, keeping in mind that the larger the group participating, the greater the amount of information available and, therefore, the greater the number of possible approaches to the problem.

 

If the complainant chooses, the complainant may make an oral presentation to the committee to expand and elaborate on the complaint.  The committee will listen to the complainant, to those with special knowledge, and any other interested persons.  In these discussions, the committee should be aware of relevant social pressures, which are affecting the situation.  Individuals who may try to dominate or impose a decision must not be allowed to do so.  Minority viewpoints expressed by groups or individuals must be heard, and observers must be made to feel welcome.  It is important that the committee create a calm, nonvolatile environment in which to deal with a potentially volatile situation.  To this end, the complainant will be kept informed of the progress of the complaint.

 

The committee will listen to the views of all interested persons before making recommendations.  In deliberating its recommendation, the committee should remember that the school system must be responsive to the needs, tastes, and opinions of the community it serves.  Therefore, the committee must distinguish between broad community sentiment and attempts to impose personal standards.  The deliberations should concentrate on the appropriateness of the material.

 

The question to be answered by the committee is, "Is the material appropriate for its designated audience at this time?"

 

The committee's final recommendation will be (1) to remove the challenged material from the total school environment, (2) to take no removal action, or (3) to agree on a limitation of the educational use of the materials.

 

The committee chairperson will instruct the secretary to convey the committee's recommendation to the office of the superintendent and/or designee.  The recommendation should detail the rationale on which it was based.  A letter will be sent to the complainant outlining the outcome.

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:

July 2005    

June 2008

October 2011

September 2017

 

630E3 Sample Letter to the Individual Challenging Instructional Materials

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Series 600

 

Policy Title:    Reconsideration Of Instructional Materials

Code No.      630.E3

 

SAMPLE LETTER TO INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

 

Dear:

 

We recognize your concern about the use of                                                      in our school district.  The school district has developed procedures for selection of instructional materials but realizes that not everyone will agree with every selection made.

 

To help you understand the selection process, we are sending copies of the school district's:

 

    1.    Instructional goals and objectives,

    2.    Instructional Materials Selection policy statement, and

    3.    Procedure for reconsideration of instructional materials.

 

If you are still concerned after you review this material, please complete the Reconsideration Request Form and return it to me.  You may be assured of prompt attention to your request.  If I have not heard from you within one week, we will assume you no longer wish to file a formal complaint.

 

Sincerely,

 

Date of Adoption/Revision:    

July 2005    

June 2008

October 2011

September 2017

 

631 Media Centers

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632 Homework

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632R1 Homework Regulation

633 Use of Information Resources

633R1 Use of Information Resources Regulation

634 Appropriate Use of Computers, computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, And The Internet

634E1 Consent to Student Use of the District's Computers, Computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, and Internet Access

634E2 Staff Laptop Computer and/or Tablet Acceptance Form and consent to use of the District's Computers, Computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, and Internet Access

634E3 Implementation of Technology Protection Measures Regarding the use of the District's Computers, Computer-Like Equipment, Computer Network Systems, and Internet Access

634E4 Add URL to Blocked Status Form

634E4 Add URL to Blocked Status Form

Carroll Community School District

 

Add URL to Blocked Status Form

 

Name:                       

 

Position:                       

 

Date Submitted:                       

 

URL:            http://           

 

What material is deemed objectionable?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by:                       

 

Date Reviewed:                       

 

Action Taken:                       

 

Carroll Community School District

 

Remove URL from Blocked Status Form

 

Name:                       

 

Position:                       

 

Date Submitted:                       

 

URL:            http://           

 

Academic value of material being sought?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by:                       

Date Reviewed:                       

 

Action Taken:                        

635 Laptop Computer And/Or Tablet Policy

636 Advertisements In School Publications

637 Class Size

638 Field Trips and Excursions

638R1 Off-Campus Emergency Procedures

639 Student Production of Materials and Services

640 School Assemblies

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641 Early Release for Seniors

642 Student Guidance and Counseling Program

643 Building Assistance Teams

644 Student Health Services

644R1 Student Health Services Regulations

 

645 Permanent Records

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