March 2 School Board Rule Development Workshop

Public notice


The School Board of Alachua County, Florida, gives notice of the development of new and amended rules and that it will hold a public workshop to which all persons are invited.

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2022- 2:00 p.m.

Location: Board Room, District Administration Building, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL


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5000 Students: 5780.01 – Parents Bill of Rights


Bylaws: 0100 Definitions; 0124 – Standards of Ethical Conduct; 0131 – Legislative/Policymaking; 0164 – Notice of Meetings; 0165 Meetings; 0165.1 Agendas; 0169.1 – Public Participation at Board Meetings

1000 Administration: 1020 – Employment of the Superintendent; 1120 Employment of Administrators; 1121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 1590 – Personnel File

2000 Program: 2111 – Parent and Family Involvement in the School Program; 2215 – Program of Instruction; 2280 Physical Education; 2410 – School Health Services; 2417 – Comprehensive Health Education; 2430 – District-Sponsored Clubs and Activities; 2431.03 – Concussions and Head Injuries; 2520 – Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials; 2605 – Research; 2800 – Educational Services for Students in Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs

3000 Instructional Staff: 3120 – Employment of Instructional Staff; 3121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 3590 – Personnel File

4000 Support Staff: 4120 – Employment of Support Staff; 4121.01 – Employment History and Criminal Background Checks; 4590 – Personnel File

5000 Students: 5410.01 – Promotion, Acceleration, Placement, and Retention; 5460 – Graduation Requirements; 5630.01 – Seclusion and Restraint of Students With Disabilities

7000 Property: 7230 – Gifts, Grants, and Bequests; 7540.05 – District-Issued Electronical Mail (E-mail) Account

8000 Operations: 8141 – Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct; 8310 – Public Records; 8330 – Student Records; 8420 – Emergency Closing and Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, and Emergency Response Agencies; 8450 Control of Casual-Contact Communicable Diseases; 8452 – Automated External Defibrillators (AED); 8510 Wellness; 8660 Transporting Students By Private Vehicles; 8800 – Religious Observances

9000 Community Relations: 9211 – Parent Organizations, Booster Clubs, and Other Outside Support Organizations; 9800.01 – Charter School Applications; 9800.02 – Charter School Contracts; 9800.04 Charter School Operations; 9800.05 Charter School Appeals

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose is to discuss, consider, and receive input on amendments to and adoption of new policies to conform to legislative changes; eliminate redundant and obsolete language. Proposed amendments and/or proposed new policies include, but are not limited to, the following: requirements and prohibitions for board meeting notices, meetings and public participation; safety and security of staff, students, and visitors and agency and district responsibilities; charter school applications, contracts, and operations; acceptance of gifts/grants/donations to the district; employment requirements and anti-discrimination prohibitions; program of instruction requirements; safety and security and responsibility of each agency and the District. The effect is that policies will be current, consistent, and easier to find, understand, and use.

Authority: F.S. 381.0056; 1000.05; 1001.32; 1001.33; 1001.41; 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51; 1003.02; 1003.453; 1006.07; 1006.08; 1006.09; 1014. The text of the preliminary drafts may be viewed at the District Website, www.sbac.edu, under the Board s March 2, 2022, agenda, or obtained without cost from the Office of the Superintendent, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880. In order to maintain social distancing, the number of people allowed in the Board room may be limited. There are several ways in which citizens could offer their input on these items: 1) submit input through email to issues@gm.sbac.edu by noon on the day of the board meeting/workshop (include the phrase Policies 3-2-22 in the subject line); or 2) go to the Board Room to offer input in person during the meeting. The meeting may also be broadcast on a video screen outside the Boardroom, on the District s website and/or Cox Channel 12. Please check the March 2 Agenda on the District s website, www.sbac.edu, prior to the meeting for any additional options to view or participate remotely.

Any person who decides to appeal a decision with respect to a matter considered at the workshop is hereby advised that, for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Any person with a disability who requires accommodations to participate should contact the Office of the Superintendent, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880 or 711 (TDD), at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, so that their needs can be accommodated.