Recent Revisions & Amendments

Recent revisions and amendments to Board policy and procedures include:

Policy or Procedure Purpose of Adoption or Revision Date
6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities To clarify the Board’s vision of District-sponsored activities October 17, 2017
6:120-E3 Section 504 Rights Current Board Policy does not include this PRESS exhibit October 3, 2017
8:070 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities PRESS update to clarify that Title II of the ADA applies to the website accessibility October 3, 2017
7:275 Orders to Forgo Life-Sustaining Treatment PRESS updates to include more members of the multi-disciplinary team. October 3, 2017
6:180 Extended Instructional Programs PRESS updates more accurately reflect the language used in relevant provisions of the School Code. October 3, 2017
6:080 Teaching about Controversial Issues PRESS has made minor revisions to their policy, however, current BPS101 policy strays from the PRESS version. October 3, 2017
4:170-AP3 National Terrorism Advisory System PRESS rewrite to explain National Terrorism Advisory System notifications and remove reference to defunct Homeland Security Advisory System. September 19, 2017
2:020-E1 Waiver and Modification Request Resource Guide PRESS rewrite for clarity September 19, 2017
7:060-AP3 Registration of Non-Resident Students New Procedure to document BPS practice July 18, 2017
4:060-E1 Internal Procedures for Procurement Transactions New Exhibit from PRESS July 18, 2017
4:060-AP4 Federal Award Procurement Procedures New Procedure from PRESS July 18, 2017
3:070-AP1 Succession Plan Elimination of outdated position titles July 18, 2017
5:250 Leaves of Absences Addition of Child Bereavement Leave per PRESS June 20, 2017
5:125 Personal Technology and Social Media; Usage and Conduct Updated Language per PRESS June 20, 2017
5:100 Staff Development Program Updated Language per PRESS June 20, 2017
4:110-AP4 Pupil Transportation Eligibility Create clear procedures for transportation eligibility April 18, 2017
4:110-AP3 Paid Busing Create clear procedures for paid busing April 18, 2017
4:110 Transportation Alignment with PRESS and clarification for paid busing April 18, 2017
4:045-AP2 Recovery of Delinquent Debt Replaces 4:145-AP1 Non Payment of Fees February 21, 2017
4:060-AP3 Criminal History Records Check of Contractor Employees New February 21, 2017
5:260 Student Teachers Updated to reflect new language for student teachers and internships and amended criminal history records check requirements February 21, 2017
5:030-AP2 Investigations Updated to reflect name change, new language for student teachers and internships and amended criminal history records check requirements February 21, 2017
5:030 Hiring Process and Criteria Updated to reflect amended criminal history records check requirements February 21, 2017
4:175-AP1 Criminal Offender Notification Laws: Screening Updated to reflect new name of Policy 4:175 and to reflect amended criminal history records check requirements February 21, 2017
4:175 Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications Policy has been renamed February 21, 2017
4:060-AP1 Purchases Updated to reflect amended criminal history records requirements February 21, 2017
4:060 Purchases and Contracts Updated to reflect amended criminal history records requirements February 21, 2017
7:070-E4 Tardy Letter New February 7, 2017
7:070-E3 Attendance Letter #3 Clarifications to the letter were made February 7, 2017
7:070-E2 Attendance Letter #2 Clarifications to the letter were made February 7, 2017
7:070-E1 Attendance Letter #1 Clarifications to the letter were made February 7, 2017
7:315 Restriction on School Publications; High Schools PRESS – new policy recommendation specifically related to high school journalism. February 7, 2017
7:310 Restriction on Publications; Elementary Schools PRESS – updates mediums and adds required bullying and cyberbulling language February 7, 2017
7:260 Exemption from Physical Education Changes Physical Activity to Physical Education February 7, 2017
7:070 Attendance and Truancy Adds an excused absence protocol for students playing taps at a military funeral February 7, 2017
7:030 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer Updated to follow PRESS and be inclusive of the STEM School February 7, 2017
6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program Updated to add reporting requirements for the State February 7, 2017
6:050 School Wellness Updates federal programs and adds a specific reporting requirement regarding the implementation of the policy February 7, 2017
6:015 School Accountability Updates in language to reflect ESSA requirements February 7, 2017
6:330-AP1 Calculation of GPA Eliminate class rank and remove reference to class rank January 10, 2017
8:070 Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities Outdated responsibility of the Title II Cooridinator addressed December 20, 2016
7:340-AP1 School Student Records Adds parent plans to comply with law and allows withholding of official transcripts for unpaid school fees December 20, 2016
7:325-AP1 Application and Procedures to Involve Students in Fundraising Activities Establish a new administrative procedure for approval of student fundraising activities December 20, 2016
7:325 Student Fundraising Activities Establish criteria for approval of student fundraising activities December 20, 2016
7:250 Student Support Services Addition of required Foster Care language December 20, 2016
7:060-AP1 Challenging a Student’s Residency Status Alignment to new legislation 105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b December 20, 2016
7:060 Residence Alignment to new legislation 105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b December 20, 2016
7:050 Student Admissions and Transfers To and From Non-District Schools Addition of required Foster Care language December 20, 2016
5:060 General Personnel; Expenses Implementation of Local Government Travel Expense Control Act December 20, 2016
4:142-AP1 School Fees and Payment Plans Removes the $25.00 participation fee for co-curriculars December 20, 2016
4:080-AP1 Checklist for Internal Controls Implementation of Local Government Travel Expense Control Act December 20, 2016
2:250-E2 District Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records Updated to add the requirement to provide assessment information December 20, 2016
2:250-AP1 Access to and Copying of District Public Records Updated to include definition of public record and references to the Personal Information Protection Act December 20, 2016
2:220 School Board Meeting Procedure Remove outdated information December 20, 2016
2:210 Organizational School Board Meeting Includes reference to Board Member Oath of Office December 20, 2016
2:200 Types of School Board Meetings Incorporate new exclusion for closed session allowance December 20, 2016
2:130 Board-Superintendent Relationship Minor language changes December 20, 2016
2:125 Board Member Compensation; Expenses Implementation of Local Government Travel Expense Control Act December 20, 2016
2:120 Board Member Development Clarifies training requirements of Board members and simplifies the Board self-evaluation language December 20, 2016
2:110 Qualifications, Term, Duties of Board Officers Replaces BPS101 version which prohibits Board members from serving as secretary or treasurer December 20, 2016
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest Replaced reference to specific Act with a broader reference to “State Law” December 20, 2016
2:080-E1 Board Member Oath and Conduct PRESS Recommendation December 20, 2016
2:050 Board Member Term of Office To clarify when newly elected members officially take office December 20, 2016
2:030 School District Elections Outdated board election responsibilites December 20, 2016
2:010 School District Governance Align with BPS101 policy with PRESS December 20, 2016
6:190-E1 Official Co-Curricular Clubs, Athletics and Activities New to alighn with Policy 6:190 November 15, 2016
6:190-AP2 Co-Curricular Clubs, Athletics and Activities Changes to align with Policy 7:325 November 15, 2016
4:142-E3 Co-Curricular Participation Dues Notice New to align with Policy 4:142 November 15, 2016
4:090-E1 Student Activity Account Budget New to align with Policy 4:090 November 15, 2016
4:050-AP1 Management of Revolving Funds Changes to align with Policy 7:325 November 15, 2016
2:220-E8 School Board Records Maintenance Requirements and FAQs New November 15, 2016
 2:220-E7 Access to Closed Meeting Minutes and Verbatim Recordings Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
2:220-E6 Log of Closed Meeting Minutes Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
 2:220-E5 Semi-Annual Review of Closed Session Minutes Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
2:220-E4 Log of Closed Meeting Minutes Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
2:220-E3 Open Meeting Minutes Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
2:220-E2 Motion to Adjourn to Closed Meeting Changes to align with PRESS recommendations November 15, 2016
2:220-E1 Board Treatment of Closed Meeting Verbatim Records and Minutes changes to align with PRESS recommendations Novemer 15, 2016
3:030 E1 Organizational Chart Updated for the 2016-17 School Year November 3, 2016
6:100 Using Animals in the Education Program Updates the policy and clarifies procedures October 4, 2016
6:100 AP1 Dissection of Animals Procedure clarification October 4, 2016
6:100 E1 Guidelines and Application for Using Animals in School Facilities for Educational Purposes Exhibit clarification October 4, 2016
6:100 E2 Student Permission for Exposure to Animal(s) New exhibit regarding student permission October 4, 2016
3:040 AP1 Evaluation of the Superintendent Timeline and Process Updated to reflect the evaluation process used to evaluate the superintendent October 4, 2016
5:040 AP1 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease Additional clarification for employees to return or to continue to work September 20, 2016
5:170 AP3 Instructional Materials and Computer Programs Developed Within the Scope of Employment Addition of the word “marketing” when referring to sale September 20, 2016
7:100 Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students Align with new mandated immunizations August 23, 2016
2:120-E3 Website Listing of Development and Training completed by Board Members to align with PRESS Updated Board Member Training August 9, 2016
2:120 E1 Guidelines for Serving as a Mentor to a New School Board Member Clarify the mentoring guidelines August 9, 2016
2:070 Vacancies on the School Board – Filling Vacancies Clarify the policy and exhibits August 9, 2016
6:160 English Learners Change English Language Learners to English Learners August 9, 2016
7:130 Students Rights and Responsibilities Clarification of student’s First Amendment Rights August 9, 2016
7:140 Search and Seizure Reflects the current law August 9, 2016
7:305-AP1 Program for Managing Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries  Clarify the programs and protocols for concussions and head injuries July 19, 2016
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries Establish protocols and programs to manage concussions and head injuries July 19, 2016
7:340 E3 Parent Permission Form  Establish a form to collect parent permissions as required by law May 26, 2016
4:080 Accounting and Audits  Clarify accounting and auditing services and processes May 26, 2016
4:050 Payment Procedures  Clarify procedures for the payment of bills May 26, 2016
2:245 Fund Balance Establish a fund balance target May 26, 2016
4:080-AP2 Disposition of District Property Inventories Establish inventory procedures and clarify disposal procedures April 26, 2016
4:080-AP3 Capital Assets and Depreciation Establish definitions for capital assets and a standard depreciation schedule April 26, 2016
4:045-AP2 Recovery of Delinquent Debt Clarify overdue notices and procedures for collection of delinquent accounts April 26, 2016
4:060-AP2 Contracts Establishment of authority and process for approving contracts April 26, 2016
4:142-AP1 School Fees and Payment Plans Establish payment plan procedures and identify all fees April 26, 2016
4:090-AP1 Management of Student Activity Funds Establishment of clear financial procedures for student activity funds April 26, 2016
4:050-AP1 Management of Revolving Funds Establishment of clear financial procedures for revolving funds April 26, 2016