1. GENERAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

1.1 Goals and Objectives

1.2 Organization

1.3 School Superintendent

1.3.1 Compensation and Benefits

1.3.2 Evaluation

1.4 Advisory Councils to the Superintendent

1.5 Administrative Personnel

1.5.1 Administrative Positions

1.5.2 Leadership Team Members

1.5.3 Compensation and Benefits – Principals

1.5.4 Compensation and Benefits – Administrators Association

1.5.5 General Duties and Responsibilities

1.5.6 Job Descriptions

1.5.7 Evaluation

1.5.8 Resignations

1.5.9 Working Conditions

1.6 Records

1.7 Acceptance of Gifts and Major Fundraising

1.8 Commercial and Promotional Activities

1.9 Use of School Name

1.10 School Census

1.11 School Attendance

1.12 Annual State Report

1.13 Emergency Closings

1.14 Out-of-District Placements within Hingham

1.15 Volunteers

1.16 Hingham Public Schools Safe Schools Policy

2. PERSONNEL

2.1 Appointments

2.2 Equal Employment Opportunity

2.3 Employee Conduct

2.4 Mechanical, Medication, and Seclusion Restraint Policy

2.5 Physical Restraint Policy

2.6 Anti-Harassment Policy

2.7 Expenses

2.8 Professional Publishing

2.9 Professional Publishing (Ownership, Copyright, Royalties)

2.10 Solicitations by Staff Members

2.11 Staff Political Activities

2.12 Staff Conflict of Interest

2.13 Fund Raising Activities

2.14 Gifts to Staff Members

2.15 Acceptable Use

3. SCHOOL COMMITTEE OPERATIONS

3.1 School Committee-Legal Status and Authority

3.2 Goal and Objectives 

3.3 Committee Organization

3.4 School Committee Duties and Responsibilities

3.4.1 Officers

3.4.2 Members

3.5 Committee-Superintendent Relations

3.6 Temporary Committees and Representatives

3.7 Meetings

3.7.1 Notices

3.7.2 Adjourned Meetings

3.7.3 Rules of Order and Quorum

3.7.4 Order of Business and Agenda

3.7.5 Public Involvement

3.7.6 Executive Session

3.7.7 Votes and Minutes

3.8 Policies and Procedures

3.8.1 Preparation of Policies and Procedures

3.8.2 Format for Policies

3.8.3 Format for Procedures

3.8.4 Dissemination and Use of Policies and Procedures

3.8.5 Review and Revision of Policies and Procedures

3.9 Absence of Policy

3.10 School Year and School Day

3.11 School Calendar

3.12 Approval of Private Schools

4. FISCAL MANAGEMENT

4.1 Goals and Objectives

4.2 Annual Operating Budget

4.2.1 Fiscal Year

4.2.2 Budget Preparation

4.2.3 Budget Development Process

4.2.4 Staff Involvement

4.2.5 Involvement of Other Committees

4.2.6 Public Involvement

4.2.7 Hearings

4.2.8 Town Meeting

4.2.9 Transfer Authority

4.3 Accounting and Reporting

4.3.1 Revolving Funds

4.3.2 Purchases

4.3.3 Payments

4.3.4 Student Activity Agency Accounts

4.3.5 Inventories

5. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM/INSTRUCTION

5.1 Educational Goals and Objectives

5.2 Curriculum Development

5.3 Curriculum Oversight/Accountability

5.4 Class Size

5.5 Class Size Notification Limits

5.6 Instructional Groups

5.7 Additional Educational Opportunities

5.8 Homework

5.9 Student Progress Reporting

5.10 Academic Freedom

5.11 Academic Integrity

5.12 Controversial Issues

5.13 Guest Speakers and Community Resource Persons

5.14 Library Media Program

5.15.1 Textbooks, Books and Instructional Equipment

5.15.2 School Owned Musical Instruments

5.15.3 Athletic Program and Equipment

5.15.4 Expendable Supplies

5.16 Reconsideration of Instructional Materials

5.17 Guidance/Counseling Program

5.18 Field Trips

5.19 Additional Help

5.20 Promotion and Retention

5.21 Student Mandated Testing

5.22 Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

5.23 Continuing Education

5.24 Computer and Internet Use Policy

5.25 Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education

5.26 Military Recruiting

5.27 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention

6. STUDENTS

6.1 Equal Opportunity for Students

6.2 Age Requirements

6.3 Homeless Students

6.4 Attendance

6.5 Health Guidelines

6.6 Health Screenings

6.7 Athletic Participation Restrictions

6.8 Student Dress

6.9 Contagious Diseases

6.10 Emergency Treatment

6.11 Visits

6.12 Visitors

6.13 Smoking

6.14 Alcohol, Marijuana, and Controlled Substances

6.15 Bullying and Harassment

6.16 Hazing

6.17 Student Discipline

6.18 Eighteen Year Old – Age of Maturity

6.19 Student Concerns and Appeals Procedures

6.20 Reports to Parents/Legal Guardians

6.21 Cumulative Records

6.22 Student Exchange Programs

6.23 Awards and Scholarships

6.24 Issuance of Diplomas

6.25 Home Education Policy for the Hingham Public Schools

6.26 Student Fund-Raising Activities

6.27 Use of School Name/Logo

6.28 Wellness Policy

6.29 Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Policy for Students

6.30 The Use of Service Animals in School and School Programs

6.31 Admission of Transfer Students from Charter Schools

7. FACILITIES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES

7.1 Goals and Objectives

7.1.1 Video Surveillance

7.2 Property/Plant Management

7.3 Property/Plant Maintenance

7.4 Use of School Property by Outside Organizations

7.4.1 Scheduling of School Property

7.4.2 Conditions and Charges for Use of Facilities

7.4.3 Use of School Equipment

7.4.4 Use of School Kitchens

7.4.5 Use of Decorations and Clean-Up

7.4.6 Food and Beverages

7.4.7 Smoking

7.4.8 Alcoholic Beverages and/or Controlled Substances

7.4.9 Fires and Grilling

7.4.10 Police and Fire Protection

7.4.11 Delegation of Responsibilities

7.4.12 Custodial Services

7.4.13 Liability

7.4.14 Mobile Commercial Vendors on School Property

7.5 Motorized Vehicles on School Grounds

7.6 Transportation

7.6.1 Means of Transportation

7.6.2 Extent of Services

7.6.2.1 Visible Parent

7.6.2.2 Street Closure

7.6.2.3 Musical Instruments and Other Equipment

7.6.2.4 Winter Rules

7.6.2.5 School Transportation

7.6.3 Bus Conduct

7.6.4 Transportation to Extracurricular Activities

7.6.5 Bus Schedules

7.6.6 Use of Security Cameras on School Buses

7.7 School Lunch Program

7.7.1 Lunches

7.7.2 Free/Reduced Lunch Policy

7.7.3 Sanitary Requirements