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1 Policies Principals Should Know

2 Available on JCPS website  General Counsel webpage  Board of Education webpage Policy Manual also provided to each School Principal and Cost Center Head

3  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

4  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  20 USC Section 1232 g  34 CFR part 99  Kentucky Family Education Rights and Privacy Act  KRS et seq.

5  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

6  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

7 Kentucky law:  KRS  KRS (6)

8  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.

9 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.

10 Persons convicted of or pleading guilty to:  sexual offenses  Drug offenses  Any felony offense Shall not be utilized as volunteers.

11  KRS  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

12  KRS :  Any person who violates any provisions of KRS shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.  School board candidate disqualified from holding office.  Any employee who willfully violates KRS shall be ineligible for employment in the schools for five years.

13  State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education v. Howard, 834 SW2d 657 (Ky. 1992)  “Activities” struck from KRS (1) in 1992  Kentucky Attorney General issued opinion OAG listing permitted and prohibited conduct

14  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.

15  KRS 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

16 Confidentiality of student information-- Examples of Violations from EPSB:  Release of Student Information in s  Allowing class to be recorded and posted on the web  Social Networking—pictures or names of students


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