Policies for Revision/Amendment

APS welcomes community input on our policies as they go through the revision process. The APS Policy Process allows for feedback at three points: Scheduling and Revision Drafting, Public Comment on drafts, Board Consideration on drafts. The three sections below show the policies going through each of these stages and provide information on how you can provide feedback at each step. Use the navigation links below to jump to the sections.

Revision Schedule Public Comment Opportunities on Draft Policies Draft Policies Being Considered by the Board for Adoption

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Scheduling and Revision Drafting

The following policies are being considered for revision/amendment by the School Board. Hyperlinks to existing policies are provided below for your convenience. Community members are encouraged to review our policy schedule and provide suggested changes or additions to existing policies as we go through the drafting process. Work on revisions typically begins 6 months prior to anticipated School Board Action, due dates for feedback on existing are established to ensure staff has this feedback prior to beginning the revision. Feedback can be shared through the APS Engage online feedback form. Please be sure to include the policy you are referencing in your correspondence. This list will be revised quarterly.

Due to COVID-19, several policies scheduled for revision have been paused partway through the revision process, they are flagged with an asterisk. These policies will resume at the step in the process where they were paused, completed steps (such as feedback on existing policies, feedback on drafts, etc.) will not be repeated.

 

Policy Number Policy Title Planned Board Action New/ Revised/ Amended Accompanying PIPs Departments Feedback on Existing Policy Due
J-8.3.1 School Health Services Nov 2020 Revised J-8.3.1 PIP-1 DTL CLOSED
K-14.30 Volunteers Nov 2020 Revised K-14.31 PIP-1 SCR CLOSED
K-14.31 Volunteer Programs Nov 2020 Revised K-14.31 PIP-1 SCR CLOSED
F-1 Financial Management – Capital Improvement Plan Nov 2020 Revised F-1 PIP-1 F&O, FMS CLOSED
F-5.7 Construction and Maintenance Nov 2020 Revised F-5.7 PIP-1 through 9 F&O CLOSED
I-7.2.3.30 Communication Nov 2020 Revised I-7.2.3.30 PIP-1 DTL CLOSED
L-9 Accreditation of Schools Jan 2020 Revised NONE P&E CLOSED
E-4.3.31 Telecommunication Facilities on School Property Feb 2021 Revised NONE F&O CLOSED
M-8 Internet Feb 2021 Revised M-8 PIP-1 IS CLOSED
E-4.3.30 Use of School Equipment Mar 2021 Revised E-4.3.20 PIP-1 F&O CLOSED
F-7 Real Property Mar 2021 Revised F-7 PIP-1 through 2 F&O CLOSED
M-15 Swimming Pools Mar 2021 Revised M-15 PIP-1 F&O Nov 17, 2020
G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Apr 2021 Revised NONE IS Nov 17, 2020
I-7.2.8 * Instructional Delivery Options Apr 2021 Revised I-7.2.8 PIP-1 DTL CLOSED
J-7.4 Discipline May 2021 Revised J-7.4 PIP-1 AS, DTL Nov 30, 2020
E-5.1 Transportation May 2021 Revised E-5.1 PIP-1 through 2 F&O Nov 30, 2020
J-15.32 Records Management May 2021 Revised NONE IS Nov 30, 2020
G-1.4 Acceptable Use of Social Media Jun 2021 Revised G-1.4 PIP-1 HR Jan 4, 2021
G-2.32 Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Jun 2021 Revised NONE HR Jan 4, 2021
G-3.2.2.30 Overtime Compensation Jun 2021 Revised G-3.2.2.30 PIP-1 HR Jan 4, 2021
D-1.33 Community Activities Fund July 2021 Revised D-1.33 PIP-1 FMS Feb 1, 2021
A-6.30 Strategic Plan Aug 2021 Revised A-6.30 PIP-1 P&E Mar 1, 2021
D-15 External Funding – Commercial Activities Aug 2021 Revised D-15 PIP-1 through 17 FMS Mar 1, 2021
M-3 Financial Management – Financing Construction and Site Acquisition Sept 2021 Revised M-3 PIP-1 FMS Apr 5, 2021
M-4 Financial Management – Capital Improvement Plan Financial Management Sept 2021 Revised M-4 PIP-1 FMS Apr 5, 2021
G-2.9 Financial Management – Gifts to Employees Sept 2021 Revised NONE HR Apr 5, 2021
G-3.9 Staffing Requirements Sept 2021 Revised G-3.9 PIP-1 & 2 HR Apr 5, 2021
G-1.30 Goals Dec 2021 Revised NONE HR May 3, 2021
G-1.31 Human Resources Policies and Policy Implementation Procedures Dec 2021 Revised NONE HR May 3, 2021
G-2.4 Human Relations – Employee-Employer Communications Dec 2021 Revised G-2.4 PIP-1 – PIP-4 HR May 3, 2021
G-3.2.3.30 Employee Health and Dental Insurance Dec 2021 Revised G-3.2.3.30 PIP-1 – PIP-3 HR May 3, 2021
I.8.1 Grouping POSTPONED Revised DTL TBA
I-1.30 * Goals POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-1.31 * Goals POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-1.32 * Standards and Requirements POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-1.33 * General Instruction POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-1.34 * Early Childhood Programs POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-1.35 * Resources POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-10.31 Counseling Crisis Management POSTPONED Revised DTL TBA
I-11.1 Family and Community Engagement POSTPONED Revised DTL TBA
I-11.2 * Homework POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-11.5.2.31 * Student Acceleration Opportunities POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-12 Evaluation POSTPONED Revised DTL TBA
I-7.2.1 * Special Education Programs and Services POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.2 * Gifted Services POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.3.34 * Communication – Student Progress, Program, and Grading POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.5.30 * Prevention, Intervention, and Remediation POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.8 * Instructional Delivery Options POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.9.30 * Program Differentiation POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.2.9.31 * Advanced Classes POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.4.1.31 * Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-7.4.1.33 * Addition of New Sports Teams POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-9.1 * Selection of Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
I-NEW * English Learner Services – NEW POSTPONED New DTL CLOSED
J-5.1.30 * Attendance POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
J-5.1.31 * Full-Day School Attendance POSTPONED Revised DTL CLOSED
J-6.8.1 * Student Safety – Bullying/Harassment Prevention POSTPONED Revised J-6.8.1 PIP-1 AS CLOSED
M-9 Transportation Demand POSTPONED Revised M-9 PIP-1 F&O TBA

* Policy was paused partway through the revision work. Work will resume at the step in the process where it left off.

Public Comment on Drafts

Once the drafting and internal stakeholder policy process is complete, policy drafts are made available for 30 days to ensure that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input. Please click on the policy name (s) below to access the drafts. This transparent process allows for an equitable community feedback stage prior to bringing forth the final draft as an information item at a School Board meeting. Please note that suggestions may be submitted during the comment period. Staff consider all suggestions but do not provide individual responses. The following policies are currently open for comments or were recently open for comments:

Number Policy Title and link to Draft Policy  Anticipated SB Action Comment Period Opens Comment Period Closes To access policy questionnaire(s), click on links below
L-9 Accreditation of Schools Jan 2021 11/1/2020 12/09/2020 Provide feedback
M-8 Internet Feb 2021 11/15/2020 12/15/2020 Provide feedback
E-4.3.31 Telecommunication Facilities on School Property Feb 2021 12/1/2020 1/01/2021 SCHEDULED
E-4.3.30 Use of School Equipment Mar 2021 12/1/2020 1/01/2021 SCHEDULED
F-7 Real Property Mar 2021 12/1/2020 1/01/2021 SCHEDULED

After the public comment period closes, there is an additional opportunity to provide feedback when the policy comes forth to the School Board for Information at an upcoming School Board meeting; please see the Board Considerations on Drafts section below for the schedule, or check the meeting agendas on BoardDocs.

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Board Consideration on Drafts

The following draft policies are being considered by the School Board. Draft policies are published in the agenda for the board meetings one week prior to the meeting. Links in the Information and Action dates are for the draft policies, the link in the Policy Title column is to the current policy. Feedback can be shared by submitting input through the online feedback form. Please be sure to include the policy you are referencing in your correspondence.

Policy Number Policy Title & link to Current Policy SB Meeting for Information (draft policies) SB Meeting for Action (draft policies) Deletion/New/ Revised/ Amended Accompanying PIPs Departments Involved
J-8.3.1 School Health Services 10/22/2020 11/5/2020 R J-8.3.1 PIP-1 DTL
K-14.30 Volunteers 10/22/2020 11/5/2020 R K-14.31 PIP-1 SCR
K-14.31 Volunteer Programs 10/22/2020 11/5/2020 R K-14.31 PIP-1 SCR
I-7.2.3.30 Communication 10/22/2020 11/5/2020 R I-7.2.3.30 PIP-1 DTL
F-1 Financial Management – Capital Improvement Plan 11/5/2020 12/3/2020 R F-1 PIP-1 F&O, FMS
F-5.7 Construction and Maintenance 11/5/2020 12/3/2020 R F-5.7 PIP-1 through 9 F&O

 

Recently Adopted Polices

The Board has recently adopted the following policies.

Policy Number Policy Title & link to Newly Adopted Policy SB Adoption Date
E-5.1.2 School Start Times 9/10/2020
A-30 Equity 8/20/2020
K-2.3.30 Media Relations 7/16/2020
K-6 Distribution of Non-School Materials 7/16/2020
M-10 Planetarium 7/16/2020
J-5.3.30 Admissions 6/25/2020
J-5.3.31 Options and Transfers 6/25/2020
J-5.3.32 Administrative Placements 6/25/2020
M-12.4 Information Security 6/25/2020

*The information and dates above are current as of 11/13/2020 and are subject to change.