Policies and Procedures for the Port Townsend School District
Board of Directors (the "School Board") of the Port Townsend School
District is the corporate entity established by the state of Washington
to plan and direct all aspects of the district’s operations to the end
that students shall have ample opportunity to achieve their individual
and collective learning needs.
The Policies of the board define the organization of the school board and the manner of conducting its official business.
What is the difference between a board policy and procedure?
A board policy:
Provides guidelines to chart a course of action
Tells what is wanted - and may include why and how much
Allows discretionary action by the administration in meeting day-to-day problems
Is specific enough to give clear guidance
Should be reviewed on a consistent schedule and can only be modified through formal
analysis, review and adoption
A board procedure:
Is the responsibility of the superintendent and staff. The superintendent can change procedures as the need arises.
Establishes the mechanics for implementing policy
Contains important detail; the do's and don'ts
Is not adopted, but is reviewed by the Board as needed
Last Modified on March 7, 2013