How to Use the Manual

  • How to Use the Policy Manual

    In accordance with Stafford Schools Policy 1105, the policy manual is separated into nine major classifications:

    1,000 District Organization, Philosophy, and Goals
    2,000 Student Services
    3,000 Teaching and Learning
    4,000 Human Resources Services
    5,000 Financial Management
    6,000 Information System Services
    7,000 Support Services
    8,000 Facilities Services
    9,000 Business, Governmental, and Community Relations

    Subclassifications are based on logical sequence and numerical subcoding. An example for Classification 1,000 is as follows:

    1,100 School Board
    1,200 Superintendent of Schools
    1,300 Legal Counsel and Legal Services
    1,400 Division Organization
    1,500 School Calendar
    1,600 Triennial Census
    1,700 Division Planning
    1,800 Reserved
    1,900 Reserved 

    The numerical subcodings are in lots of 100, and the same sequence follows within each major classification listed above. The title “RESERVED” is used for those subclassifications that currently contain no policies or regulations.

    Persons without access to the internet may request a hard copy of any policy or regulation by contacting a school principal or site administrator, or by contacting the clerk of the school board at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex at 31 Stafford Avenue, Stafford, Virginia, or by telephone at 540.658.6530. Citizens may request a hard copy of the complete manual upon special request and approved by the superintendent. A fee may be charged for this service.

    Understanding the Symbols

    "-R": This symbol indicates that the statement is a regulation rather than a policy.

    "-E": This symbol indicates that the statement is an exhibit associated with the policy and/or regulation.

    "Adopted": The date of adoption/approval appears immediately following each policy/regulation number and title. It is also shown at the end of each written policy and/or regulation.

    "Legal Ref.": Is found at the end of each written policy and or regulation (information is intentionally left blank in the title information section). The legal reference is pertinent information to tell the reader where in state law certain statutes relate to a policy.