Policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action and to provide good, efficient and consistent operation of a school district. This manual contains policies, rules and exhibits which have been prepared as a guide for the Board of Education, Director of Schools and other school personnel.
The six major classifications used are listed in the Board Policy menu.
Policies contained in this manual are written within generally accepted interpretations of state and federal law and court decisions, State Board of Education regulations, State Attorney General opinions and generally accepted educational pratices.
Use of Terms and Symbols
Various terms and symbols which are used in relation to the classification system may require some clarification. Included are the following:
- The governing body of the school system.
- Terms referring to "person" regardless of gender.
- Entire policy is law or State Board regulation.
- Administrative rule for the purpose of implementing Board policy.
- Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards of the Tennessee State Board of Education.
- Tennessee Code Annotated.
- United States Code Annotated.
- Descriptor Code
- Numerical Locator Code found on each policy.
- Legal Reference
- Reference to a statement of policy which has an educational and legal basis in state or federal laws, court decisions, opinions of the attorney general, and State Board Rules and Regulations.
How to Find a Policy Statement
Consider where the statement would be filed among the six major classifications. Then click the appropriate link to go to that section. You can also use the search feature to look up a particular term or keyword.
This policy manual was revised by the Robertson County Board of Education in August 2006.
This manual will never be complete because policy development must be a continual process in order to provide the best educational program for the school district.
Maintenance of Policy Manuals
Policy Manuals are available at each school library. All policy manuals are the property of Robertson County Board of Education and shall be considered as "on loan" and subject to recall at any time deemed necessary by the Board or the Director of Schools for the purpose of updating or redistribution.
The Director of Schools shall be responsible for keeping inventory of the manuals and to whom they are assigned, and assuring that each manual is updated. When new policies are approved or existing policies are revised, the Office of the Director shall be responsible for sending sufficient copies of the policies or revisions to all manual holders.
This manual is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that TSBA, its agents and employees are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other licensed professional service through its distribution. If legal advice or other assistance is required, the services of the School Board attorney or other appropriate expert should be sought.