CH. 1 - SCHOOL STATEMENTS & ASSURANCES

  • 1.1  Charter School Board Mission Statement
  • 1.2  Equal Education Opportunity

 CH. 2 – GOVERNANCE

  • 2.1  Board Elections & Campaigning
  • 2.2  Board Member Training & Education
  • 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 Violent
    • 2.4.3  Gifts to Employees and Board Members
  • 2.5  Open and Closed Meetings
  • 2.6  Acceptance and Administration of Gifts
  • 2.7  School Director Hiring, Supervision, and Evaluation
  • 2.8  Tort Liability
  • 2.9  Nepotism

Ch. 3 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

  •  3.1  Record Retention
  •  3.2  Administration of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act

 Ch. 4 - HUMAN RESOURCES

  • 4.1  Hiring Procedures & Practice
    • 4.1.1  Equal Opportunity; Non-Discrimination in Employment
    • 4.1.2  At-Will Employment and Sample Agreement
    • 4.1.3  Criminal Background Check
  • 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 Medical Leave Act
    • 4.4.2  Parental Leave Act
  • 4.5  Employee Conduct
    •  4.5.1  Prohibition Against Unfair Discriminatory Practices in Employment
    •  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  Employee Right to Know Act
    •  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
    • 4.6.7  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 and Guidelines
  • 4.9    Termination - Notice of Employee Rights
  • 4.10  Whistleblower
  • 4.11  Teacher Evaluation

Ch. 5 - STUDENTS  

  • 5.1  Admissions
    • 5.1.1  Admissions & Enrollment (including lottery)
  • 5.2  Attendance
    •  5.2.1  Attendance-Absences
    •  5.2.2  Compulsory Attendance
  • 5.3  Student Data & Records
    •  5.3.1  Student Educational Data
    • 5.3.2  School Records Retention
    • 5.3.3  Student / Family Directories – Designation of Public Information (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 and Cyberbullying
    • 5.4.3  Student Hazing
    • 5.4.4  Student Discipline
    • 5.4.5  Pupil Fair Dismissal Process
    • 5.4.6  Dress Code / Religiously Neutral
  • 5.5  Health & Safety
    •  5.5.1  Chemical Use and Abuse
    • 5.5.2  Drug Free School Zone
    • 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  Pupil Transportation Safety Policy
    • 5.5.8  Transportation of Students
    • 5.5.9  Weapons on School Grounds
  • 5.6  Special Education
    • 5.6.1  Section 504 Accommodations
    • 5.6.2  Education of Pupils with Disability
    • 5.6.3  Use of Restraints
    • 5.6.4  Removal of Students with IEP
  • 5.7  Student Rights
    • 5.7.1  Interviews of Students by External Authorities - Tennessen Notice
    • 5.7.2  Locker Searches
    • 5.7.3  Student Rights Under the First Amendment
    • 5.7.4  Title IX Grievance Procedures for Students
  • 5.8  Technology
    • 5.8.1  Cyberbullying / Prohibited Use of Technology
    • 5.8.2  Use of Internet
    • 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
  • 6.2  Length of School Year
  • 6.3  Promotional & Retention (Process for Deciding)
  • 6.4  Religion
    • 6.4.1  Release Time For Religious Events and Religious Accommodation
    • 6.4.2  Equal Access to Facilities
  • 6.5  Online Learning
  • 6.6  Pledge of Allegiance
  • 6.7  Field Trips & Consent Form
  • 6.8  Parental Involvement (Title 1 Recipients)
  • 6.9  Compliance with Academic Standards & Authorizer Contract

Ch.7 - FISCAL MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS SERVICES 

  • 7.1  Segregation of Duties
  • 7.2  Contracts
    • 7.2.1  Approval of Business Service Contracts, Independent Contractors, etc.
    • 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 Reimbursement – Board and Staff
    • 7.3.3  Fundraising
    • 7.3.4  Student Fees
  • 7.4  Request for Data by Public
  • 7.5  Annual Audit
  • 7.6  Prompt Payment of Bills
  • 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

Ch. 8 - OPERATIONS & FACILITIES 

  • 8.1  Dissolution & Closure
  • 8.2  Complaint Process
  • 8.3  Crisis Management
  • 8.4  Health & Safety Policies
  • 8.5  Insurance Coverage
  • 8.6  Nonprofit Law
  • 8.7  Service Animals Policy
  • 8.8  Distribution of Non Curricular Materials in School