Recent Revisions & Amendments

Recent revisions and amendments to Board policy and procedures include:

Policy or Procedure Purpose of Adoption or Revision Date
7:340-AP2 Storage and Destruction of School Student Records  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
6:300-AP3 State Law Graduation Requirements  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
6:300-E2 Form for Exemption from Financial Aid Application Completion  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
 6:310-E1 Class Substitution Request  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
 7:140-E1 Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act New December 17, 2020
 7:340-AP1 School Student Records  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
6:300-AP3 State Law Graduation Requirements  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
2:020-E1 Waiver and Modification Request Resource Guide  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
 5:185-AP1 Resource Guide for Family and Medical Leave  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
 4:175-AP1 – Criminal Offender Notification Laws; Screenings  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
4:120-AP1- Food Services, Competitive Foods, Exemptions  Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
4:060-AP1 Purchases Updated per PRESS recommendations December 17, 2020
8:030 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:190-AP4 Use of Isolated Time Out, Time Out and Physical Restraint Renamed.  Updated in response to new ISBE permanent rules governing the use of isolated time out, time out and physical restraint. September 22, 2020
7:190-E2 Student Handbook Checklist Updated which requires districts to provide a general annual notice to parents and guardians about student data collected by educational technology vendors. September 22, 2020
7:190 Student Behavior Updated in response to new ISBE permanent rules governing the use of isolated time out, time out and physical restraint. September 22, 2020
7:185 Teen Dating Violence Prohibited Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:090 Release During School Hours Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:070 Attendance and Truancy Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:020-AP1 Harassment of Students Prohibited Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:020 Harassment of Student Prohibited Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
7:010 Equal Educational Opportunities Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
5:220 Substitute Teachers Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
5:100 Staff Development Program Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
5:090-AP1 Coordination with Children’s Advocacy Center Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
5:020 Workplace Harassment Prohibited Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
5:010 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
4:180-AP2 Pandemic Influenza Surveillance and Reporting Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
4:180-AP1 School Action Steps for Pandemic Influenza or Other Virus/Disease Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
4:180 Pandemic Preparedness; Management and Recovery Renamed.  Policy, Legal and Cross References are updated to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as it affects public school operations and student learning September 22, 2020
2:265-E2 Title IX Training Materials Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:265-E1 Title IX Sexual Harassment Glossary of Terms Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:265-AP2 Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Grievance Process Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:265-AP1 Title IX Sexual Harassment Response Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:260-AP2 Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Complaint Manager Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:260-AP1 Guidelines for Investigating Complaints Filed Under Policy 2:260 Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:250-E2 Immediately Available Public Records Updated per PRESS recommendations September 22, 2020
2:220 Board of Education Meeting Procedure Updated.  Addresses board meetings in open or closed sessions by audio or video conference without the physical presence of a quorum as long as the board meets certain statutory conditions. September 22, 2020
2:160 Board Attorney September 22, 2020
2:150-AP1 Superintendent Committees Added additional committees September 22, 2020
9:110-AP1 Information Classification Levels Creates a system for categorizing and protecting sensitive data March 24, 2020
8:080-AP1 Crowdfunding Establishes reasonable approval requirements/considerations before crowdfunding is undertaken by District Staff. March 24, 2020
8:020 Community Use of School Facilities  Related administrative procedures (AP1, AP2, AP3)have been updated.  Rental rates and rental categories have been revised. March 24, 2020
7:050-AP3 Student Enrollment Implements centralized enrollment process for consistency and efficiency and avoid common residency issues March 24, 2020
5:060-AP2 Employee Expense Reimbursement Written policy required.  Defines expenses that are eligible for reimbursement and which are not March 24, 2020
5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions Updated to allow immediate dismissal of a non-licensed employee for willful or negligent failure to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect February 25, 2020
5:030 Hiring Process and Criteria Changes include hiring implications for applicants who have been found to have abused or neglected a child, the prohibition.  The prohibition of asking applicants about salary history. February 25, 2020
8:095-AP1 Parental Involvement Districts are required to notify parents if withdrawing from a special education cooperative January 21, 2020
8:030 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property Language revisions as well as changes due to the legalization of cannabis. January 21, 2020
7:340-E2 Letter Containing Schedule for Destruction of School Student Records Updated to allow for additional methods of providing prior notice of student records destruction and provides guidance for related service logs. January 21, 2020
7:340-AP2 Storage and Destruction of School Student Records Updated to allow for additional methods of providing prior notice of student records destruction and provides guidance for related service logs. January 21, 2020
7:340-E1 Notice to Parents and Guardians and Students of their Rights Concerning a Student’s School Records Updated to allow for additional methods of providing prior notice of student records destruction and provides guidance for related service logs. January 21, 2020
7:340-AP1 School Student Records Updated to allow for additional methods of providing prior notice of student records destruction and provides guidance for related service logs. January 21, 2020
7:290-AP1 Resource Guide for Implementation of Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention Program Replaced with the newest PRESS version January 21, 2020
7:270 Administering Medicines to Students Policy revision expands the medications that are self-carry and administer given the proper procedures are followed.  Also includes allowing medical cannabis to be administered on school grounds by outside caregivers. January 21, 2020
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
7:150 Agency and Police Interviews Updates the policy to reflect state law on police interviews in criminal investigations. January 21, 2020
7:050-AP1 School Admissions and Student Transfers to and From Non-District Schools Provides clarification about placement of students with IEPs January 21, 2020
7:020 Harassment of Students Prohibited General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
6:300-E2 Form for Exemption from Financial Aid Application Completion New. In response to the requirement for students to file a FAFSA application January 21, 2020
6:300-AP3 State Law Graduation Requirements Includes up-to-date graduation requirements for Illinois January 21, 2020
6:300-E1 Application for a Diploma for a Service member Killed in Action or for Veterans of WWII, the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam Conflict Updated to allow districts to award a diploma to a service member killed in action January 21, 2020
6:300 Graduation Requirements Adds graduation requirement for FAFSA completion and allows for posthumous awarding of a diploma for service members killed in action. January 21, 2020
6:150 Home and Hospital Instruction Broadens classification of who can write a statement of need to include other licensed staff beyond a physician. January 21, 2020
6:060 Curriculum Content Adds new requirements for civics, bullying prevention education, and contributions of LBGTQ persons in IL and US January 21, 2020
5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
5:285-AP1 Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers New.  Adopted PRESS Administrative Procedure January 21, 2020
5:250-AP1 School Visitation Leave Allows a leave for behavioral or academic meetings related to an employee’s child. January 21, 2020
5:250 Leaves of Absence General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
5:220-AP1 Substitute Teachers Citations are corrected. January 21, 2020
5:150-AP1 Personnel Records Updated to require disclosure of personnel records related to an incident or attempted incident of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. January 21, 2020
5:120-AP2 Employee Conduct Standards Updated to incorporate changes to Policy 5:050 and 5:090 January 21, 2020
5:120-AP1 Statement of Economic Interest for Employees Added reference P.A. 101-221 January 21, 2020
5:120 Employee Ethics; conduct and Conflict of Interest General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
5:090 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Updated to reflect new laws and legislation related to DCFS and sexual abuse.
5:050 Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace; E-Cigarette, Tobacco and Cannabis Prohibition Updated to include e-cigarettes, Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and Ashley’s Law January 21, 2020
5:030-AP2 Investigations Changes to background checks, notification requirements for offenders and the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act are incorporated into the updates. January 21, 2020
5:030-AP1 Interview Questions Updated to include prohibiting Districts from asking applicants about salary history January 21, 2020
5:020-E1 Resolution to Prohibit Sexual Harassment General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
5:020 Workplace Harassment Prohibited General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
5:010 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
4:175-AP1 Criminal Offender Notification Laws; Screening New requirements per PRESS January 21, 2020
4:170 AP1 Comprehensive Safety and Security Plan Requires that the School Violence Prevention Program be incorporated into the EOP and other minor edits. January 21, 2020
4:080-AP3 Inventory Management for Federal and State Awards New procedure which will assure compliance with Grant Account Transparency Act January 21, 2020
4:080 Accounting and Audits Clarify capitalization threshold and acquisition and disposition requirements for supplies and equipment acquired under state and federal grants.
4:060-AP4 Federal and State Award Procurement Procedures Renamed to include State Award Procurements January 21, 2020
4:060-AP3 Criminal History Records Check of Contractor Employees Definition of employee expanded to include contractors’ employees, effectively requiring the criminal history checks and communicable disease screenings for individuals who have direct, daily contact with students January 21, 2020
4:060-AP1 Purchases Definition of employee expanded to include contractors’ employees, effectively requiring the criminal history checks and communicable disease screenings for individuals who have direct, daily contact with students January 21, 2020
4:060 Purchases and Contracts Definition of employee expanded to include contractors’ employees, effectively requiring the criminal history checks and communicable disease screenings for individuals who have direct, daily contact with students January 21, 2020
4:030 Revenue and Investments Districts must “prudently” integrate sustainability into investment decision and fiduciary duties January 21, 2020
4:015-AP2 Treatment of Personally Identifiable Information Under Grant Awards Has been created to complement policy 4:015 updates related to identification, handling , storage access, disposal and overall protection of personally identifiable information related to State and federal grants. January 21, 2020
4:015 Identity Protection Compliance with the Grant Accountability Transparency Act for approved policy related to state and federal grants. January 21, 2020
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
2:250-E2 Immediately Available Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records Districts are now required to maintain and implement an age-appropriate policy on sexual harassment that is included in the school district’s student handbook, as well as on a district’s website. January 21, 2020
2:250-AP2 Protocols for Records Preservation and Development of  Retention Schedules Updates to clarify Personal Information Protection Act mandates for disposing of materials containing personal information and procedures for management of electronic records January 21, 2020
2:250-AP1  Access to and Copying of District Public Records Updated to the Personnel Records Review Act requiring disclosure of personnel records related to an incident or attempted incident of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. January 21, 2020
2:220-E6 Log of Closed Meeting Minutes Broadens the closed meeting consideration for “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal” to include independent contractors and volunteers January 21, 2020
2:220-E2 Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting Broadens the closed meeting consideration for “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal” to include independent contractors and volunteers January 21, 2020
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure A requirement Open Meetings Act is a recitation of the consent agenda items.  Updated for clarity January 21, 2020
2:200 Types of School Board Meetings Broadens the closed meeting consideration for “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal” to include independent contractors and volunteers January 21, 2020
2:150-AP1 Superintendent Committees Updated for minor language changes. Also PERA Joint Committee is required to develop an appeals process for unsatisfactory ratings January 21, 2020
2:110 Qualifications, Term and Duties of Board Officers General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban General Assembly passed extensive legislation to address sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several policies, administrative procedures and exhibits have been updated January 21, 2020
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest Board members cannot participate in awarding a contract using federal or state funds if the Board member has a conflict of interest. January 21, 2020
2:070-E1 Checklist for Filing Board Vacancies by Appointment PRES update  includes extending the timeline to 60 days and filling vacancy with an incumbent if the does goes unfilled during an election January 21, 2020
2:070 Vacancies on the School Board – Filling Vacancies Board now has 60 days to fill a vacancy rather than 45. January 21, 2020
2:020-E1 Waiver and Modification Request Resource Guide School Code updated.  Waiver not needed to count P/T conferences as full day of attendance January 21, 2020
2:220-E2 Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting Broadens the closed meeting consideration for “appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal” to include independent contractors and volunteers January 21, 2020