Presentation on theme: "Policies Principals Should Know. Available on JCPS website General Counsel webpage Board of Education webpage Policy Manual also provided to each."— Presentation transcript:
Policies Principals Should Know
Available on JCPS website General Counsel webpage Board of Education webpage Policy Manual also provided to each School Principal and Cost Center Head
JCBE Policies are in the process of review and revision with the assistance of administration, the Kentucky School Boards Association, the JCBE Policy Development Committee and the Board of Education New numbering system Easily searchable online
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 20 USC Section 1232 g 34 CFR part 99 Kentucky Family Education Rights and Privacy Act KRS 160.700 et seq.
Defines student records When records may be disclosed Surveys Handling records from Juvenile Court Flagging the records of a missing child Handling court orders/subpoenas
DI: name, address, grade level, honors and awards, photos, and major field of study NEW! DI now includes student photos Not videos Parent/guardian/eligible student may opt-out Opt-out form is contained in Code of Conduct Photo/Video Release Form
Kentucky law: KRS 161.148 KRS 160.380 (6)
Defines Volunteers: Volunteers are defined as adults who assist teachers, administrators, or other staff in public school classrooms, schools, or school district programs, and who do not receive compensation for their work.
At District expense — Shall be performed on all volunteers who have: Contact with students on a regularly scheduled and/or continuing basis or Supervisory responsibility for children at a school site or on school-sponsored trip.
Persons convicted of or pleading guilty to: sexual offenses Drug offenses Any felony offense Shall not be utilized as volunteers.
KRS 161.164 No employee of the local school district shall take part in the management or activities of any political campaign for school board. No candidate for school board shall solicit or accept any political assessment, subscription, contribution, or service of any employee of the school district
KRS 161.990: Any person who violates any provisions of KRS 161.164 shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. School board candidate disqualified from holding office. Any employee who willfully violates KRS 161.164 shall be ineligible for employment in the schools for five years.
State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education v. Howard, 834 SW2d 657 (Ky. 1992) “Activities” struck from KRS 161.164(1) in 1992 Kentucky Attorney General issued opinion OAG 92-145 listing permitted and prohibited conduct
Employees of the Jefferson County Public School District shall not engage in political activities on JCPS property during school/office hours. School equipment may not be used for political purposes by employees.
KRS 161.026 requires EPSB to develop a professional code of ethics State regulation: 16 KAR 1:020 Violation of the Code may be grounds for revocation or suspension of Kentucky teacher/administrator certification by EPSB Violation could result in disciplinary action Superintendent Duty to Report to EPSB
Confidentiality of student information-- Examples of Violations from EPSB: Release of Student Information in emails Allowing class to be recorded and posted on the web Social Networking—pictures or names of students