CHCA Approval of Handbooks and Directives


The content of all handbooks and procedures shall conform to School Committee policies.

The Superintendent shall publish the district’s policies pertaining to conduct of teachers and students in accordance with MGL Ch. 71, Sec. 37H. The Principal shall provide copies of these handbooks to any person upon request and without cost. The School Committee and School Council shall review the student handbook annually prior to its publication and dissemination.

The Committee shall approve any sections of handbooks pertaining to standards of conduct for employees or students.

The Superintendent will use his/her judgment as to whether other specific handbooks need Committee approval; however, all handbooks published will be made available to the Committee for informational purposes and the Committee has the prerogative to determine if any other handbook should be subject to Committee approval.

LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 71:37H

NOTE: Refer to the policy coded BGD (also CHB) for another example of how School Committees incorporate the requirements of M.G.L. 71:37H into policy statements.

First reading: 02-28-07
Second reading, first vote: 04-25-07
Final vote: 05-16-07