School Board Policies
 
The Owatonna School District is committed to having a positive learning and working environment for students and employees and prohibits harassment or violence by or against students or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or disability. The School District encourages students, parents and employees to work together to prevent acts of harassment of any kind as well. Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of harassment or violence or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct which may constitute harassment or violence should report the alleged acts immediately to the building principal or to the School District’s human rights officer(s):

Director of Human Resources
Owatonna Public Schools
515 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55061
(507) 444-8602
hr@owatonna.k12.mn.us

Director of Special Services
Owatonna Public Schools
515 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55061
(507) 444-8604
hr@owatonna.k12.mn.us

The school district takes such matters very seriously and will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of reports of harassment. Students or employees who engage in harassment in violation of the school district’s policies will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion/exclusion or termination of employment.  Click here to view a complete copy of school district Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence).


 

 
 
 Procedures and Policy Manual Table of Contents

Notices and Guidelines

Table of Contents



 100 - School District

101 - Legal Status of the School District

101.1 - Name of the School District

102 - Equal Educational Opportunity

103 - Complaints - Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons

104 - School District Philosophy

150 - School Attendance Areas



 200 - School Board

201 - Legal Status of the School Board

202 - School Board Officers

203 - Operation of the School Board Governing Rules

203.1 - School Board Procedures; Rules of Order

203.2 - Order of the Regular School Board Meeting

203.5 - School Board Meeting Agenda

203.6 - Consent Agendas

204 - School Board Meeting Minutes

205 - Open Meetings and Closed Meetings

206 - Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations

207 - Public Hearings

208 - Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies

209 - Code of Ethics

210 - Conflict of Interest - School Board Members

211 - Criminal or Civil Action Against School District, School Board Member, Employee or Student

212 - School Board Member Development

213 - School Board Committees

214 - Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members



 300 - Administration

301 - School District Administration

302 - Superintendent

303 - Superintendent Selection

304 - Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation

305 - Policy Implementation

306 - Administrator Code of Ethics



 400 - Employees/Personnel

401 - Equal Employment Opportunity

402 - Disability Nondiscrimination Policy

403 - Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees

404 - Employment Background Checks

405 - Veteran's Preference

406 - Public and Private Personnel Data

     406 Form - Employee Authorization for Release of Information

407 - Employee Right to Know - Exposure to Hazardous Substances

409 - Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions, and Creations

410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy

412 - Expense Reimbursement

413 - Harassment and Violence

     413 - Form

414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse

415 - Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

416 - Drug and Alcohol Testing

417 - Chemical Use and Abuse

418 - Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School

419 - Tobacco-Free Environment

420 - Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases and Certain Other Communicable Diseases and Infectious Conditions

421 - Gifts to Employees, Classrooms, and School Board Members

423 - Employee-Student Relationships

426 - District Web Site Policy

427 - Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers



 500 - Students

501 - School Weapons Policy

502 - Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions and Student's Person

503 - Student Attendance

504 - Student Dress and Appearance

505 - Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees

506 - Student Discipline

507 - Corporal Punishment

509 - Enrollment of Nonresident Students

510 - School Activities

512 - School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities

513 - Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design

514 - Bullying Prohibition Policy

515 - Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

     See also Public Notice Regarding Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

516 - Student Medication

518 - DNR-DNI Orders

519 - Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies

521 - Student Disability Nondiscrimination

     521 - Form

522 - Student Sex Nondiscrimination

     522 - Form

523 - Policies Incorporated by Reference

524 - Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy

     See also Social Media Guidelines

     524 Form - Employee

     524 Form - Student and Parent

526 - Hazing Prohibition

528 - Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination

529 - Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students

     529 Form - Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students

530 - Immunization Requirements

531 - The Pledge of Allegiance

532 - Use of Peace Officers and Intervention Teams to Remove Students from School Grounds

533 - Wellness

534 - Public Videotaping/Filming/Photographing School Events



 600 - Education Programs

601 - School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals

602 - Organization of School Calendar and School Day

603 - Curriculum Development

604 - Instructional Curriculum

605 - Alternative Programs

606 - Selection of Resources

     606 - Form

609 - Religion

610 - Field Trips

611 - Homeschooling

612.1 - Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs

612.2 - Education of Homeless Children

613 - Graduation Requirements

616 - School District System Accountability

617 - School District Ensurance of Preparatory and High School Standards

618 - Assessment of Student Achievement

619 - Staff Development for Standards

620 - Credit for Learning

621 - Awards for Student Achievement

622 - Shared Time Students

624 - On-Line Learning Options



 700 - Non-Instructional/Operations

701 - Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget

702 - Accounting

703 - Annual Audit

705 - Investments

706 - Acceptance of Gifts

707 - Transportation of Public School Students

709 - Student Transportation Safety Policy

     709 - Forms

710 - Extracurricular Transportation

711 - Video Recording on School Buses

712 - Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses

714 - Fund Balances

721 - Uniform Grant Guidance Policy Regarding Federal Revenue Sources



 800 - Buildings and Sites

801 - Equal Access to School Facilities

806 - Crisis Management Policy

807 - Health and Safety Policy



 900 - School/Community Relations

901 - Community Education

902 - Use of School District Facilities and Equipment

903 - Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites

904 - Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Nonschool Persons

905 - Advertising

906 - Community Notification of Predatory Offenders

950 - Data Request Policy for Public Data