School Board Policy
School Board policy governs the operation of this District. The policies are included because they are required by law or by the Texas Education Agency; because they are recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards as essential to effective District governance and management; or because the Board wishes to make a statement in a particular policy area.
The Localized Policy Manual was created with the assistance of TASB Policy Service and adheres to certain structural conventions. The most visible of these conventions is the presence of separate (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) policies at many policy codes. This separation serves to help all users—whether members of the public or members of the Board—distinguish between the requirements of an extensive body of school law and the policy determinations of the local Board.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide information that will help with questions and pave the way for a successful year. Not all district policies and procedures are included. Those that are have been summarized.
This handbook is neither a contract nor a substitute for the official district policy manual. Nor is it intended to alter the at-will status of non-contractual employees in any way. Rather, it is a guide to and a brief explanation of district policies and procedures related to employment. These policies and procedures can change at any time; these changes shall supersede any handbook provisions that are not compatible with the change. For more information, employees may refer to the policy codes that are associated with handbook topics, confer with their supervisor, or call the appropriate district office. For a paper copy of the handbook please contact the Human Resources department.
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct that follows is the District's specific response to requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code. The law requires the District to define misconduct that may-or must-result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences. This Student Code of Conduct is an outgrowth of collaboration among District and campus staff, parents and other community members. The Code, adopted by the Board of Trustees, provides information and direction to students and parents regarding standards of behavior, as well as, consequences of misconduct.
The Student handbook contains rules and guidelines specific to the campus including dress code, attendance, class work, etc. Visit the campus website for a copy of the student handbook.