Board Policies

Policy proposals and suggested amendments to, deletions of, or revisions of existing policies shall normally be submitted to all members of the Board of Education by the Superintendent in writing prior to a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting in which such proposed policies, amendments or revisions thereof shall be read and discussed.
Policies and revisions to existing policies of the Board of Education will be adopted or amended after consideration at two regular meetings of the Board of Education.  Agenda and minutes shall be marked to indicate policy matters. 
The formal adoption of policies shall be by two-thirds vote of all members present of the Board of Education and the action shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board of Education.  Only those written statements so adopted and so recorded shall be regarded as official policy.

Recommendations for adoption modification, and/or revision of policies may be made by members of the Board of Education or the Superintendent of Schools.  Whenever possible, prior to recommending new or revised policies to the full Board, the policy subcommittee will review said documents with the Superintendent.    

Prior to adoption or revision of policy the Superintendent, or his/her designee, will bring said policy to the attention of the certificated staff through agenda postings and pre-Board informational meetings. Proposed policies will also be distributed to the Sterling Education Association President and the CSEA Co-Presidents. 
The Sterling Board of Education subscribes to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) policy development service which provides the Board up-to-date policy drafts that address changes in the legislative statutes impacting public education in Connecticut. Additionally, CABE provides "hosting" and maintenance services for the Sterling Board of Education's Online Policy Manual. Use the link below to access the online policy manual. 

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