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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 7:00 P.M. P RESENTED BY : K EVIN T. S UTTON L USK & A LBERTSON www.LuskAlbertson.com/WWCSpolicy POLICY REVISION PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW.

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1 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, :00 P.M. P RESENTED BY : K EVIN T. S UTTON L USK & A LBERTSON POLICY REVISION PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW

2 Purpose of Session Answer Key Questions  Where Are We?  Do We Need to Go Elsewhere?  Where Should We Go?  How Should We Get There?  Who Is Going to Drive?  What Do We Need to Bring With Us?  Which Suitcase Should We Use? Determination of Priorities Process Overview

3 Starting Point Current Board Policy Manual 435 pages

4 How Did This Happen? Primary Culprit … Inclusion of Information that is Not Necessary  Not really policy  Restatement of the law  Antiquated language or concepts  Higher standards than required [ex: guarantee of safety] Who Gets the Blame?  No One!  More is Better  You are NOT Alone!

5 Not Starting Over … Just a Makeover Objectives  Streamline – fewer pages, less congestion  Include what we need to include  Distinguish between Policies and Administrative Guidelines  Focus on District-specific interests/nuances  Provide flexibility as needed in key areas  Meet the Needs of the Board  Meet the Needs of Staff/Admin  Save Some Trees!

6 Action Steps Remove Restatements Remove Higher Standards than Needed (Liability) Include everything required under the law  Example – 2011 Legislative changes (layoff/recall) Focus on District prerogatives  How does the Board want to operate to educate the students of the District? Draw a Clear Line Between Policy and Administrative Guidelines  Remove AG from Policy Manual

7 Policies Administrative Guidelines This is what most policy manuals look like …

8 Policies Administrative Guidelines This is How it Should Look …

9 Policies v. Admin Guidelines Policy  Less is More  Not Intended to Govern Every Situation  Goal is to Point Administration in a Direction  Latitude [ex: explaining to the judge …] Administrative Guidelines  Process  Form  Procedure  Flexibility  Presented to Board

10 How Do We Get There? Many Different Options/Approaches Best Format …  Use L&A Sample Policies as Starting Point  Appoint an Administrator for Each Section (“Coordinator”)  Review Board Policies Section by Section with Counsel  Make Changes, Recommendations  Focus on Objectives/District-specific foci  Present to Board Policy Committee  Review, Revise, Refine  Move Sections Forward for Approval

11 Sequencing Up to the Board Typically (recommended) …  Board starts with Board Governance and Operation  Board Policy Committee reviews, works with counsel, makes recommendations for change Move Forward with Other Sections  Order is at the will of the Board

12 Role of Legal Counsel NOT:  To impose standard set of policies  To tell the District/Board what its priorities should be  To craft a “one size fits all” document IS:  Using experience to craft a policy manual which is manageable, user-friendly, legally-compliant  Help the District/Board integrate its priorities into policies  Work collaboratively  Provide insights, examples  Be available!

13 Questions?


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