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					SBDM Bylaws and
    Policies

A 3-hour training for experienced
    SBDM Council members
   What is the difference
between bylaws and policies
• Bylaws: operating   • Policies: what the
  rules the school      school council
  council sets to       develops and adopts
  conduct its work.     concerning how the
                        school operates.
       Bylaws                  Policies




School Council Guidelines   School Guidelines




        Enhancing Student Achievement
        Common Issues
         with Bylaws
• Copies of the bylaws cannot be found.
• Hard copies of the bylaws exist, but no
  electronic copies.
• Bylaws are not reviewed on a regular
  basis.
• Bylaws are not made available on the
  website so everyone can access them.
   Putting Bylaws to Use
Example Situation:
The school council is going to
develop criteria for selecting a
principal and asks all the
audience members to leave the
meeting.
What else is in your
     bylaws?
Reflection
What is the most
important idea about
bylaws that I can take
back to share with the
rest of my school
council?
 Policy Development Tool
Criteria                    Action Needed
1. Is this policy aligned   1. Do you know your
   with your mission           school’s mission and
   and belief                  belief statements?
   statements?
2. Is this policy related   2. Does this policy
   either directly or          focus on helping
   indirectly to               students reach their
   improving student           full potential?
   achievement?
      Policy Organization
            Review
• Policy Organization Basics
     (Table of Contents, dated policies, numbered
     policies)
• Statutorily Required Policy Areas
     (committees, consultation, curriculum, assignment
     of students, schedule of the day, staff time, school
     space, instructional practices, discipline,
     extracurricular, state standards, technology
     utilization and program appraisal, wellness, writing,
     AP, parent involvement)
      Policy Organization
            Review
• We have:
     (copies in one binder, a list of required policies, a list
     of best practice policies, all available electronically)
• After reviewing our policies we need to:
     (have an external review, create a timeline, review
     policies, method of stakeholder input, procedures for
     ongoing review)
Reflection
While reviewing my school council
policies, how many monitoring
responsibilities have been assigned
to the principal? Are there some
policy areas that could be assigned
to another individual? How can I
share this information with the rest
of my school council members?
   Avoiding Policy Pitfalls
An instructional practice policy calls for all
teachers to submit lesson plans for the
upcoming week every Friday to the principal.
The principal reviews each lesson plan and
provides feedback.

What are the pitfalls?
      Scavenger Hunt to
       Review Policies
A new teacher wants to know
what content her students are
supposed to master.

Which policy area would you look?
Should your policy address this
issue?
Reflection
The most important thing I
learned (or was reminded of)
today was….

Things I want to do on what I’ve
thought about today are…..

				
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