Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/17/2021 - 5:00 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: Statutory and Regulatory Policy Revisions
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Policy: BF - Board Policy Manual
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
210617_Memo_Policy_Revisions.pdf
210617_Policy_BDD_Electronic_Participation_in_Meetings_From_Remote_Locations.pdf
210617_Policy_DJ_Small_Purchasing.pdf
210617_Policy_GB_Equal_Employment_Opportunity_Nondiscrimination.pdf
210617_Policy_GBA-JFHA_Harassment_Hostile_Work_Environment.pdf
210617_GB-R_GBA-R_Harassment_Hostile_Work_Environment_Regulations.pdf
210617_Policy_IC-ID_School_Year_School_Day.pdf
210617_Policy_JB_Equal_Educational_Opportunities.pdf
210617_JB-R_JFHA-R_Student_Discrimination_Harassment_Bullying_Complaint_Procedures.pdf
210617_Policy_LBD_Home_Instruction.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: As part of the Board’s continuing, five-year policy review cycle, nine policies and regulations from the classifications below were proposed for revision at the June 3, 2021 School Board work session.

B Policies: School Board Governance and Operations
D Policies: Fiscal Management
G Policies: Personnel
I Policies: Instructional Program
J Policies: Students
L Policies: Education Agency Relations

The Title IX-related revisions to G and J policies and regulations are primarily due to the 2020 changes to Title IX’s implementing regulations regarding sexual harassment. However, they have also been reviewed by ACPS’ Equity Policy Audit team to reflect the vision of the Equity for All: 2025 Strategic Plan.

The remaining policy revisions (BDD, IC/ID and LBD) have been revised to reflect statutory changes taking effect prior to the 2021-22 school year, or (DJ) to avoid confusion by aligning with the ACPS Procurement Manual’s internal, small purchasing thresholds.

The following chart outlines the proposed policy and regulatory revisions:
BDD
DJ
GB
GBA/JFHA
GB-R/GBA-R
IC/ID
JB
JB-R/JFHA-R
LBD
Background: The Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:7 and Policy BF require the School Board to maintain and follow up-to-date policies, and that all policies shall be reviewed at least every five years and revised as needed.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the School Board approve the proposed policy and regulatory revisions.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent