Gibbon Public Schools – Policy Manual




This policy manual contains the policies of the board of directors of the Gibbon Public Schools District. Policy development is a dynamic, on-going process. New problems, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones.


Each person holding a copy of this manual has a duty to keep the manual current as new and revised policies are distributed by the central administration office.


How To Use This Policy Manual


The school district operates according to policies established by its school board. The board develops policies after careful deliberation, and the school administration implements them through specific regulations and procedures. The board reviews and evaluates its policies and makes revisions as necessary.


The manual is organized according to a numeric codification system. There are ten major classifications bearing a numeric Section Code.


Sub-classifications under each numeric section are based on a logical sequence and coded by the sub-classification numeric code.


The index pages that follow each tab present the policies included in the section. These index pages serve as a table of contents for each section.


How To Find A Policy


There are two ways to find a policy. The first is to review the ten sections and determine which section the policy may be in. By turning to that section, you can review the table of contents to determine whether the policy is included. If the policy is included, you can turn to the policy by finding the correct code number in the upper right hand corner of the policy.


The second way to find a poicy is to look up the policy in the alphabetical index found under the tab entitled “Index” at the end of the manual. It will direct you to the section and the policy code number. Again, you can turn to the policy by finding the correct code number in the upper right hand corner of the policy.


How To Read The Signs and Symbols


A variety of signs and symbols are used in concert with the numeric codification system. These are explained below:


File symbol indicates this is an actual poilcy adopted directly by the board for the governance of the district.


Legal Reference: This sign indicates the legal references. They tell the user where to find the statutes, case law, attorney general opinions, or administrative rules that give authority to a policy.


Cross Reference: Many policies in the manual relate to other policies in the Reference manual. Cross references are provided to assist the user in finding all of the related policies.


Inquiries about the policies included in this manual may be directed to the board members or to the superintendent by telephone at (308) 468-6555 or by writing the school district at Superintendent, P.O. Box 790, Gibbon, NE 68840.


Table of Contents – 0000  – Alphabetic index



100 District Organization & Basic Commitments












200 School Board





201 Legal Status of the School Board











202 School Board Member Conduct






203 Organization of the School Board












204 School Board Meetings
















205 School Board Policy Process










206 Board Member Services









300 Administration





301 Administrative Structure





302 Superintendent









303 Administrative Employees









304 Policy Implementation






400 Personnel





402 Employees and Internal Relations



















403 Employees and Outside Relations










404 Employee Health and Well-Being


















405 Employee – General Expectations





406 Certificated Employees – General











407 Certificated Employee Compensation and Benefits










408 Certificated Employee Termination of Employment










409 Certificated Employee Professional Growth







410 Certificated Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence














411 Other Certified Employees









412 Support Staff – General







414 Support Staff Termination of Employment







415 Support Staff Vacations and Leaves of Absence












500 Students





501 Objectives for Equal Educational Opportunities for Students





502 Student Admissions












503 Student Attendance














504 Student Rights and Responsibilities


























505 Student Discipline










506 Student Activities









507 Student Records







508 Student Health and Well-Being


















509 Other Student Related Matters







600 Instruction





602 General Organization





603 Curriculum Development







604 Instructional Curriculum








605 Alternative Programs











606 Instructional Materials




















607 Instructional Arrangements







610 Testing






611 Academic Achievement










612 Special Education Services























700 Business Operation





702 Annual Budget







704 Accounting System









705 Revenue





706 Expenditure









707 Payroll







 800 Support Services





801 Transportation











802 School Food Services










804 Data Management









805 Risk Management






900 Buildings and Sites





903 Maintenance, Operations and Management






904 Lease, Sale or Disposal of Buildings





905 Safety Program











 1000 Community/Educational Agency Relations





1003 Public Examination of District Records






1004 Press, Radio and Television News Media






1005 Public Participation in the School District











1006 Use of District Facilities and Equipment