Policies vs. Regulations

  • The Difference Between Policies and Regulations


    Principles are adopted by a board to chart a course of action. A policy tells us what is wanted and perhaps also why and how much. It is also broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of day-after-day problems but narrow enough to give administration clear guidance.


    Regulations provide detailed directions developed by Stafford Schools administration to put the board's policies into practice. A regulation will tell how, by whom, where, and when things are to be done.