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OSD & OSSB Policies and Procedures Manual

The Policy and Procedures Manual for the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind include policies & procedures applicable to both staff and students. Policies are subject to review and a notation will be shown when a policy has been updated.   

Policy A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

Policy Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments contains the following topics

  • School District Legal Status  [AA]
  • Community Involvement in Decision Making  [ABA]
  • Student Involvement in Decision Making  [ABC]
  • Nondiscrimination  [AC]
  • Discrimination Complaint Procedure  [AC-R]
  • Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex  [ACA]
  • Sexual Harassment  [ACAA]
  • Sexual Harassment Grievance Process  [ACAA-R]
  • Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability  [ACB]  
  • Development of Philosophy of Education  [AD]
  • Educational Philosophy  [ADA]
  • Mission Statement  [ADAA]
  • School Goals and Objectives  [AE]
  • Commitment to Accomplishment  [AF]
  • Evaluation of Professional Staff  [AFC]
  • Evaluation of School Counselors  [AFCA]
  • Evaluation of Support Staff  [AFD]
  • Evaluation of Instructional Programs  [AFE]
  • Evaluation of Educational Resources  [AFI]

revised 8/26/21

Policy B: School Governance and Operations

Policy Section B: School Governance and Operations contains the following topics

  • Policy Development and Adoption [BF]
  • Policy Dissemination [BFD]
  • Administration in Policy Absence [BFE]
  • Policy Review and Evaluation [BFG]
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction-Staff Communications [BG]

Policy C: General School Administration

Policy Section C: General School Administration contains the following topics

  • Administration Goals [CA]
  • Organizational Chart [CCA]
  • Staff Relations and Lines of Authority [CCB]
  • Administrative Councils, Cabinets and Committees [CE]
  • Policy Implementation [CH]
  • Development of Procedures [CHA]
  • Procedures Dissemination [CHC]
  • Development of Handbooks and Directives [CHCA]

Policy D: Fiscal Management

Policy Section D: Fiscal Management contains the following topics

  • Fiscal Policies and Procedures [DA]
  • Funding Proposals and Applications [DD]
  • Administration of Federal Grant Funds [DECA]
  • Authorized Signatures (Use of Facsimile Signatures) [DGA]
  • Inventories (Fixed Assets) [DID]
  • Petty Cash Accounts [DJB]
  • Purchasing Procedures [DJF]
  • Purchasing Procedures (Invoice Processing) [DJF-P]
  • Credit Cards [DJH]
  • Expense Reimbursements [DLC]
  • Travel and Expense Reimbursements [DLC-P]
  • Cash in School Buildings [DM]

Policy E: Support Services

Policy Section E: Support Services contains the following topics

  • Support Services Goals [EA]
  • Safety Program [EB]
  • Reporting of Hazards [EBAA]
  • First Aid [EBBA]
  • Bloodborne Pathogens [EBBC]
  • Emergency Management and Safety Plans [EBC]
  • Emergency Closings [EBCD]
  • Protection for Reporting Safety and Fraud Violations (Whistleblowers) [EBCE]
  • Buildings and Grounds Security [ECA]
  • Vandalism [ECAB]
  • Traffic and Parking Controls [ECD]
  • Integrated Pest Management [ECG]
  • Computer/Online Services (Acceptable Use and Internet Safety) [EDE]
  • Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Program [EDEB]
  • Student Transportation Services [EEA]
  • School Bus and Van Safety Program [EEAC]
  • Bus Driver Examination and Training [EEACA]
  • School Bus Maintenance [EEACB]
  • Student Conduct on Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind Managed Transportation [EEACC]
  • Recording Devices on Transportation Vehicles [EEACCA]
  • Drug Testing for District Personnel Required to Hold a Commercial Driver’s License [EEACD]
  • School Bus Idling [EEACE]
  • Non-Routine Use of School Buses [EEAD]
  • Student Transportation in Private Vehicles [EEAE]
  • Use of School-Owned Vehicles [EEBA]
  • Food Services Management [EF]
  • Free and Reduced-Price Food Services [EFB]
  • Food Sale Standards [EFF]
  • Student Wellness Program [EFG]
  • Food Allergies [EFH]
  • Copyright [EGAAA]
  • Telephone Services [EGAC]
  • Data and Records Retention [EHA]
  • Interpreting Policy Regarding Sign Language, Spoken English, and Other Spoken Languages [EJ]

revised 4/6/22

Policy F: Facilities Development

Policy Section F: Facilities Development contains the following topics

  • Facilities Development Goals [FA]
  • Facilities Planning [FB]
  • Retirement of Facilities [FL]

Policy G: Personnel 

Policy Section G: Personnel contains the following topics

  • Personnel Policies Goals   [GA]
  • Equal Opportunity Employment   [GBA]
  • Staff Conflict of Interest   [GBCA]
  • Standards of Employee Conduct   [GBCB]
  • Staff Dress and Grooming   [GBCC]
  • Staff Health and Safety   [GBE]
  • Staff Participation in Political Activities   [GBG]
  • Staff-Student Relations   [GBH]
  • Staff Gifts and Solicitations   [GBI]
  • Online Fundraising Campaigns/Crowdfunding   [GBIA]
  • NO Tobacco Use on District Property by Staff Members   [GBK]
  • Personnel Records   [GBL]
  • Drug-Free Workplace   [GBP]
  • Criminal Records Check   [GBQ]
  • Family and Medical Leave   [GBR]
  • Professional Staff Recruiting   [GCC]
  • Professional Staff Hiring   [GCD]
  • Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers   [GCI]
  • Professional Staff Time Schedules   [GCJ]
  • Professional Staff Development Opportunities   [GCL]
  • Suspension and Termination of Professional Staff Members  [GCPD]
  • Tutoring for Pay   [GCQAB]
  • Support Staff Pupil Activity Contracts   [GDBB]
  • Support Staff Recruiting   [GDC]
  • Posting of Support Staff Vacancies  [GDCA]
  • Support Staff Hiring   [GDD]
  • Part-Time, Temporary and Substitute Support Staff Employment   [GDE]
  • Support Staff Development Opportunities   [GDL]
  • Suspension, Demotion and Termination of Support Staff Members  [GDPD]

Policy H: Negotiations

Policy Section H: Negotiations contains the following topics

  • Work Stoppage [HO]

Policy I: Instruction

Policy Section I: Instruction contains the following topics

  • Instructional Goals [IA]
  • Instructional Objectives [IAA]
  • Academic Freedom [IB]
  • School Year [IC]
  • School Calendar [ICA]
  • School Day [ID]
  • Curriculum Development [IF]
  • Curriculum Adoption [IFD]
  • Basic Curricular Program [IGA]
  • Human Relations Education [IGAB]
  • Teaching About Religion [IGAC]
  • Career-Technical Education [IGAD]
  • Health Education [IGAE]
  • Physical Education [IGAF]
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education [IGAG]
  • Family Life Education [IGAH]
  • Sex Education [IGAI]
  • Programs for Students with Disabilities [IGBA]
  • Remedial Instruction (Intervention Services) [IGBE]
  • Reading Skills Assessments and Intervention (Third Grade Reading Guarantee) [IGBEA]
  • Limited English Proficiency [IGBI]
  • Parental and Family Involvement in Education [IGBL]
  • Credit Flexibility [IGBM]
  • Experimental Programs [IGCB]
  • Educational Options [IGCD]
  • Preschool Program [IGCG]
  • Preschool Peer Model [IGCGA]
  • College Credit Plus [IGCH]
  • Community Service [IGCI]
  • Cocurricular and Extracurricular Activities [IGD]
  • Student Publications [IGDB]
  • Student Social Events [IGDC]
  • Student Fundraising Activities [IGDF]
  • Online Fundraising Campaigns/Crowdfunding [IGDFA]
  • Student Activities Funds Management [IGDG]
  • Interscholastic Athletics [IGDJ]
  • Interscholastic Extracurricular Eligibility [IGDK]
  • Adult Education Programs [IGE]
  • Grouping for Instruction [IHA]
  • Class Size [IHB]
  • Instructional Materials [IIA]
  • Textbook Selection and Adoption [IIAA]
  • Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption [IIAB]
  • Library Materials Selection and Adoption [IIAC]
  • Instructional Services [IIB]
  • Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind Websites [IIBH]
  • Electronic Information Technology Accessibility Policy [IIBHA]
  • Community Instructional Resources (Also KF) [IIC]
  • Field Trips [IICA]
  • School Volunteers [IICC]
  • Guidance Program [IJ]
  • Career Advising [IJA]
  • Academic Achievement [IK]
  • Grading Systems [IKA]
  • Student Progress Reports to Parents [IKAB]
  • Homework [IKB]
  • Promotion and Retention of Students [IKE]
  • Acceleration [IKEB]
  • Graduation Requirements [IKF]
  • Graduation Exercises [IKFB]
  • Testing Programs [IL]
  • Evaluation of Instructional Programs (Also AFE) [IM]
  • Teaching About Controversial Issues [INB]
  • School Ceremonies and Observances [IND]
  • Patriotic Exercises [INDA]
  • Animals in the Schools [ING]

revised 4/6/22

Policy J: Student

Policy Section J: Student contains the following topics

  • Student Policies Goals [JA]
  • Equal Educational Opportunities [JB]
  • Entrance Age (Mandatory Kindergarten) [JEB]
  • Early Entrance to Kindergarten [JEBA]
  • School Admission [JEC]
  • Admission of Homeless Students [JECAA]
  • Admission of Exchange Students [JECBA]
  • Student Absences and Excuses [JED]
  • Truancy [JEDA]
  • Student Dismissal Precautions [JEDB]
  • Student Attendance Accounting (Missing and Absent Children) [JEE]
  • Permanent Exclusion [JEGA]
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities [JF]
  • Student Due Process Rights [JFA]
  • Student Conduct (Zero Tolerance) [JFC]
  • Student Dress Code [JFCA]
  • Hazing and Bullying (Harassment, Intimidation and Dating Violence) [JFCF]
  • Tobacco Use by Students [JFCG]
  • Alcohol Use by Students [JFCH]
  • Student Drug Abuse [JFCI]
  • Weapons in the Schools [JFCJ]
  • Use of Electronic Communications Equipment by Students [JFCK]
  • Pregnant Students [JFE]
  • Interrogations and Searches [JFG]
  • Student Discipline [JG]
  • Corporal Punishment [JGA]
  • Student Suspension [JGD]
  • Emergency Removal of Student [JGDA]
  • Student Expulsion [JGE]
  • Discipline of Students with Disabilities [JGF]
  • Physical Examinations of Students [JHCA]
  • Immunizations [JHCB]
  • Communicable Diseases [JHCC]
  • Administering Medicines to Students [JHCD]
  • Student Safety [JHF]
  • Student Automobile Use [JHFD]
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Mandatory Training [JHG]
  • Notification About Sex Offenders [JHH]
  • Student Awards and Scholarships [JI]
  • Employment of Students [JK]
  • Student Gifts and Solicitations [JL]
  • Student Fees, Fines and Charges [JN]
  • Student Records [JO]
  • Student Surveys [JOA]
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (Restraint and Seclusion) [JP]

revised 4/6/22

Policy K: Ohio School For The Deaf And Ohio State School For The Blind-Community Relations

Policy Section K: Ohio School For The Deaf And Ohio State School For The Blind-Community Relations contains the following topics

  • Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind -Community Relations Goals [KA]
  • Public’s Right to Know [KBA]
  • News Releases [KBCA]
  • Community Instructional Resources [KF]
  • Community Use of Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind Premises (Equal Access) [KG]
  • Public Conduct on Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind Property [KGB]
  • No Tobacco Use on Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind Policy [KGC]
  • Public Gifts to the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KH]
  • Public Solicitations in the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KI]
  • Advertising in the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KJ]
  • Distribution of Materials in the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KJA]
  • Visitors to the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KK]
  • Recruiters in the Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind [KKA]
  • Public Complaints [KL]
  • Public Complaints About the Curriculum or Instructional Materials [KLB]
  • Public Complaints About Personnel [KLD]
  • Relations with Parent Organizations [KMA]
  • Relations with Booster Organizations [KMB]

Policy L: Education Agency Relations 

Policy Section L: Education Agency Relations contains the following topics

  • Education Agency Relations Goals [LA]
  • Relations with Other Schools and Educational Institutions [LB]
  • Student Teaching and Internships [LEA]