Listed Below are Policies (not highlighted) that are under review by the DCS Board of Directors.

CH. 1 - SCHOOL STATEMENTS & ASSURANCES

         1.1  Statement of Mission

         1.2 Equal Education Opportunity

CH. 2 – GOVERNANCE

         2.1 Board Elections Process

         2.2 Board Member Training

         2.3 Board Committees

         2.4 Board Conduct

         2.4.1 Conflict of Interest – Board of Directors

         2.4.2 Prohibition Against Sexual, Religious, and Racial Harassment and Violence

         2.4.3 Gifts to Employees and Board Members

         2.5 Open and Closed Meetings

         2.6 Acceptance and Administration of Gifts

         2.7 Executive Director Hiring, Supervision, and Evaluation

         2.8 Tort Liability

         2.9 Nepotism

Ch. 3 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

         3.1 Record Retention/Destruction

         3.2 Administration of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act

Ch. 4 - HUMAN RESOURCES

        4.1 Hiring Procedures & Practice

        4.1.1 Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity

        4.1.2 At-Will Employment

        4.1.3 Criminal Background Checks

        4.2 Employee Data

        4.2.1 Public and Private Personnel Data

        4.3 Benefits & Compensation

        4.3.1 Employee Benefits

        4.3.2 Salary and Wage Compensation System

4.4 Family Leave        

         4.4.1 Family and Medical Leave Act

         4.4.2 Minnesota Parental Leave Act

4.5 Employee Conduct

         4.5.1 Prohibition Against Unfair Discriminatory Practices in Employment &  Grievances Procedures

         4.5.2 Code of Conduct for Employees Licensed by the Board of Teaching

         4.5.3 Employee Ethics and Conflict of Interest

         4.5.4  Outside Employment

         4.5.5 Gifts to Employees and Board Members

         4.5.6 Use of Reasonable Force and Prohibition Against Corporal Punishment

4.6 Health & Safety

         4.6.1 Health & Safety including Employee Right to Know

         4.6.2 Blood Borne Pathogens

         4.6.3 Communicable Diseases and Infections

         4.6.4 Drug Free Workplace/ Drug Free School

         4.6.5 Referring of Firearms Possessor

         4.6.6 Weapons on School Grounds 

4.7 Mandatory Reporting

         4.7.1 Maltreatment of Minors/ Mandatory Reporting

4.8 Technology

         4.8.1 Use of Internet, Email, Computers, Voicemail and Other Electronic Systems

         4.8.2 Employee Use of Social Media

4.9  Employees Rights

       4.9.1 Employee Rights regarding Termination

      4.9.2  Whistleblower

       4.9.3 Teacher Evaluation

Ch. 5  STUDENTS 

        5.1 Admissions

       5.1.1 Admissions Policy with Lottery

       5.1.2 Early Enrollment to Kindergarten

5.2 Attendance

        5.2.1 Attendance-Absences

        5.2.2 Compulsory Attendance

5.3 Student Data & Record

        5.3.1 Student Educational Data

        5.3.2

        5.3.3 Directory Information – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

        5.3.4 Transfer of Educational Records

        5.3.5 Adjudicated Juveniles

5.4 Student Conduct & Discipline

        5.4.1 Prohibition Against Sexual, Religious and Racial Harassment and Violence

        5.4.2 Bullying Prevention & Response

        5.4.3 Anti-Hazing

        5.4.4 Student Discipline

        5.4.5 Pupil Fair Dismissal Process

        5.4.6 Dress Code / Religiously Neutral

5.5 Student Health & Safety

       5.5.1 Chemical Use and Abuse

       5.5.2 Drug Free workplace/Drug Free School

        5.5.3 Tobacco Free Environment

        5.5.4 Concussions

        5.5.5 Communicable Diseases and Infections

        5.5.6 Allergies (i.e. peanut)

        5.5.7 Student Transportation and School Bus Safety

        5.5.8 Student Medicine in School

        5.5.9 Weapons on School Grounds

        5.5.10 Wellness Policy

5.6 Special Education

         5.6.1 Section 504 Policy

         5.6.2 Use of Restraints For Students

         5.6.3 Removal of Students with IEPs

5.7 Student Rights

         5.7.1  Tennessen Warning

         5.7.2 School Lockers

'         5.7.3 Students’ Free Speech Rights

         5.7.4 Title IX Grievance Procedures for Students (TBD –As Needed)

5.8 Technology

        5.8.1 Cyberbullying / Prohibited Use of Technology

        5.8.2 Internetand Educational Network Safety and Acceptable Use

        5.8.3 Use of Social Media in School

5.9 Other

        5.9.1 Student Extra-Curricular Participation

 Ch. 6 - EDUCATION PROGRAMS & INSTRUCTION 

        6.1 Grading System- (TBD Policy Needed)

        6.2 Length of School Year and School Calendar

        6.3 Promotional & Retention

        6.4.1 Religious Accomodation

        6.4.2 Release Time For Religious Events and Religious Accommodation

        6.4.3 Equal Access to Facilities- Facility Neutral

        6.5 Online Learning

        6.6 Pledge of Allegiance

        6.7 Field Trips & Travel

        6.8 Parental Involvement

        6.9 Compliance with Academic Standards & Authorizer Contract

Ch.7 - FISCAL MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SERVICES 

         7.1

7.2 Contracts

         7.2.1 Board Approval of Vendor Contracts

         7.2.2 Bidding for Services from Authorizer

7.3 Handling of Funds

         7.3.1 Electronic Transfer of Funds

         7.3.2 Expense and ReimbursementFor Board and Employees

         7.3.3 Fundraising

         7.3.4 Student Fee requirements and Prohibitions

         7.4 Data Access Policy For Members of the Public

         7.5 Annual Audit

         7.6  

         7.7 Sale or Purchase of State Property

         7.8 Designation of Depositories

         7.9 Collateral Requirements for Depositories

         7.10 Investments

         7.11 Safekeeping of Investments, Contracts & Agreements

Ch. 8 - OPERATIONS & FACILITIES 

          8.1 Dissolution & Closure

          8.2 Complaint Process

          8.3 Crisis Management

          8.4 Health & Safety Policy

          8.5 Insurance Coverage

          8.6 Applicability of Nonprofit Law

          8.7 Service Animals

           8.8  Distribution of Non Curricular Materials on School Grounds by Employees & Students

Ch. 9 – PURCHASING & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

           9.1 Purchasing & Procurement and Contracting

           9.2 Credit-Debit Card Use

            9.3

            9.4 Fund Balances

            9.5

            9.6 Capital Assets

            9.7

            9.8