CHCA Approval of Handbooks and Directives

File: CHCA



The school council shall review the handbook each year to consider changes in the disciplinary policy to take effect in September. 

It is essential that the contents of all handbooks conform to School Committee policies.  It is also important that all handbooks bearing the name of the school district or one of its schools be of a quality that reflects credit on the school department.  Therefore, the Committee expects handbooks requiring approval to be approved prior to publication by the Committee and/or the Superintendent.

Committee approval will be necessary for any handbooks that pertain to required standards of conduct for employees or students so that their contents may be accorded the status of Committee-approved policy or regulation.  The Superintendent will use their judgment as to whether other specific handbooks need Committee approval; however, all handbooks published will be made available to the Committee for informational purposes.


LEGAL REFS.:  M.G.L. 71:37H

NOTE:  Refer to the policy coded BGD for another example of how School Committees incorporate the requirements of M.G.L. 71:37H into policy statements.

Reviewed by Shutesbury Policy Committee:  12-17-20
First Reading by Shutesbury School Committee:  1-21-21
Second Reading, First Vote by Shutesbury School Committee:  02-25-21
Final Vote by Shutesbury School Committee:  03-18-21