Recent Revisions

Anticipated Revisions for 2018-2019

Anticipated revisions for the 2018-2019 school year are those related to updates or changes to policies adopted by the Batavia Board of Education. See Board policy for recent revisions.

Handbook Revision Purpose of Revision Date
Made the following changes under Athletics (BOE Policy 7:300) on the RMS Athletics/After-School Events page:

  • Deleted “Football (Grade 8)”
  • Changed “Cheerleading (Grades 7-8)” to “Cheerleading (Grades 6-8)”
Requested by Matt Jeffrey, RMS assistant principal for student support,and Josh Bulak, RMS associate principal for operations. June 3, 2019
Added the following under “Athletic Eligibility Requirements” on the RMS Athletics/After-School Events page

1. Adhere to all guidelines outlined in the District Code of Conduct for extra-curricular activities. Board Policy 7:240-e1

2. The eligibility verification will occur on Wednesday of each week by the Associate Principal of Operations and Athletics with the participating students’ teachers. Coaches will conference with individual athletes during the week and will notify them on Friday of their eligibility for the following week.

7. Specific incidents of behavior or academic issues not covered in the school activities and athletic code are subject to review and disciplinary action. Any disciplinary action would be investigated and communicated with students and parents by building administration.

Requested by Matt Jeffrey, RMS assistant principal for student support,and Josh Bulak, RMS associate principal for operations. June 3, 2019
Changed “activities and athletic code” to “Code of Conduct” on the RMS Athletics/After-School Events page. Requested by Matt Jeffrey, RMS assistant principal for student support,and Josh Bulak, RMS associate principal for operations. June 3, 2019
Updated BHS counselor contact under BHS Handbook Academics. Personnel update: Changed Arlene Sweeney-Schmidt to Cheryl Curry. May 22, 2019
Deleted the following from the BHS Handbook Behavior Interventions and Consequences section: “A 20-minute lunch break will be scheduled in the ISS room during Block 3. The students must either bring their lunch or purchase the ISS lunch for $2 – $3 (depending on cafeteria price fluctuations) and consists of sandwich (sun butter and jelly sandwich, chicken sandwich, cheeseburger or hamburger) fruit, and milk. Students must clean up their trash.” Requested by Chris Payton, BHS dean of students May 22, 2019
Moved “Visual display and/or use of cellular telephones and electronic paging devices” from serious to minor violation in BHS Handbook under Conduct and Discipline. Requested by Chris Payton, BHS dean of students May 22, 2019
Updated assistant principal contacts in Elementary School Specific Information and Board Member contacts on main contact page. Personnel updates. May 16, 2019
Addition of Attendance and Truancy, Behavioral Interventions/ Consequences, and Start and End Times of School under Elementary School-Specific Information. Keep topics consistent with RMS and BHS. May 16, 2019
Addition notifying parents/guardians that they may access Illinois Sex Offender Information at www.isp.state.il.us/sor. Compliant with Sex Offender Community Notification Law. January 14, 2019
Addition of existing “Due Process Procedure” Added this procedure to RMS and BHS Conduct & Discipline pages to be consistent with existing elementary Conduct & Discipline page. October 25, 2018
Addition of Pets At School, Food Allergies and Celebration Treats, Field Trips, and Lunch Added these items to to RMS and BHS General Information pages to be consistent with existing elementary General Information page. October 25, 2018