Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/8/2024 - 6:30 PM
Category: New Business and Reports to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Policy Revision
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.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: BF - Policy Manual
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
240208_Presentation_Policy Revisions.pdf
240208_JEA - Compulsory Attendance.pdf
240208_JEA-R_JED-R - Attendance Regulation.pdf
240208_JEA-R2_JED-R2 - Attendance Codes-1.pdf
240208_JED - Student Absences Excuses Dismissals.pdf
240208_JEG - Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance.pdf
240208_JEG-R - Protocol on Religious Exemptions.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: Staff are proposing the revision of several policies and regulations. Summaries of the revision, including links to code changes where appropriate, are presented in the Details section. Red-line changes and comments are included in the draft policies. These policies have been reviewed for code alignment and VSBA model policy alignment, audited for equity, edited by a team of staff members, and reviewed by the SLT and the Board Policy Subcommittee. These revisions are proposed for adoption at the February 22, 2024, School Board Meeting.
Background: The proposed revisions are part of the Board’s ongoing work to provide ACPS with high-quality governance. ACPS has over 400 policies and regulations and has established the target of reviewing at least 100 policies and regulations each school year. Candidate policies for revision are drawn from code changes, changes in the VSBA model policies, the code requirement that policies are reviewed every 5 years, and policies and regulations that have been identified by the Board and/or staff for review. Drafts of proposed revisions are available for public review as part of the Policy Subcommittee, Board Information, and Board Action processes.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information about the proposed policy revisions.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Superintendent