Recent Revisions & Amendments

Recent revisions and amendments to Board policy and procedures include:

Policy or Procedure Purpose of Adoption or Revision Date
7:270-E1 School Medication Authorization Form Updated to align with amended policy February 20, 2018
7:270-AP2 Checklist for District Supply of Undesignated Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and/or Opioid Antagonists Changes align with amended policy February 20, 2018
7:270-AP1 Dispensing Medications Changes align with amended policy February 20, 2018
7:270 Administering Medicine to Students Would allow the District to obtain opioid antagonists to be administered by trained personnel in the case of an emergency. February 20, 2018
7:320 Student Travel Would allow staff to gain Board approval prior to finalizing details of the trip. February 20, 2018
8:030-AP1 Definition of Child Sex Offender Several public acts affected this procedure January 23, 2018
7:340-AP1 Student Records  and 7:340-E1 Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students of Their Rights Concerning a Student’s School Records The number of days required to fill a request for records has been reduced from 15 school days to 10 business days January 23, 2018
7:250-AP2 Protocol for Responding to Students with Social, Emotional, or Mental Health Problems New administrative procedure to clarify support services which may be provided from a school nurse, school psychologist, school social worker or school counselor January 23, 2018
7:060-AP2 Establishing Student Residency Updates made for clarity January 23, 2018
6:140-AP1 Education of Homeless Children Updated by PRESS to incorporate changes to school code. January 23, 2018
2:150-AP1 Superintendent Committees Updates procedure to include references to all required committees January 23, 2018
5:220-AP1 Substitute Teachers This is a new procedure taken directly from PRESS January 23, 2018
2:020 E1 Waiver and Modification Request Resource Guide Changes align with amended School Code. January 23, 2018
7:305 Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries The list of individuals who must complete concussion training has expanded.  Also, the ability to clear a student to return to play or practice now includes advanced practice registered nurses and P.A.s January 23, 2018
7:250 Student Support Services Include the descriptor “school” to clarify that the policy applies to school personnel January 23, 2018
7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment The list of adults to whom a student may report bullying has expanded.  School code has been amended to state that the bullying policy must be provided periodically throughout the school year to students and faculty. January 23, 2018
7:070 Attendance and Truancy Children of active duty members of uniformed services are granted five days of unexcused absences.  Supportive services may be offered to chronically absent students. January 23, 2018
6:050 School Wellness Recommended changes to better align to the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s model policy January 23, 2018
5:090 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting The changes reflect updated phone numbers for reporting suspected abuse or neglect. January 23, 2018
5:220 Substitute Teachers Minor language changes were made for clarity January 23, 2018
5:020 Workplace Harassment Prohibited Minor language changes were made for clarity January 23, 2018
4:170 Safety The Policy has been updated to reflect changes in the Illinois Department of Public Health requirements, AED plans and lead testing. January 23, 2018
4:015 Identify Protection Provisions regarding requirements of the Identify Protection Act were added to the policy for clarification purposes January 23, 2018
2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure Schools now required to implement sex equity grievance procedures when processing student complaints about breastfeeding accommodations. January 23, 2018
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
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest New federal regulations requiring written standards of conduct covering conflicts of interest August 8, 2017
3:070 Succession of Authority Language updates per PRESS August 8, 2017
5:120 Employee Ethics; Conduct; and Conflict of Interest New federal regulations requiring written standards of conduct covering conflicts of interest (PRESS) August 8, 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