A number of school board policies are mandatory and are necessary to meet the requirements of state or federal law. State and federal agencies look for the mandatory school board policies during accreditation visits, financial audits, investigations and as contingencies prior to the release of funds.
Policies are the informal guidelines established by the Board of Education to ensure that Thief River Falls Public Schools responds to its mission and operates in an effective, efficient, and consistent manner. The policies define the desire and intent of the Board of Education and are developed with guidance from the Minnesota School Board Association to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
The School Board has the jurisdiction to legislate policy for the School District with the force and effect of the law. School Board policy provides the general direction as to what the School Board wishes to accomplish while delegating implementation of the policy to the administration. A regulation contains administration’s guidelines for the operational implementation of the respective Board policy.
The district’s approved board policies and administrative regulations are organized into the following sections. Policies described here are not conditions to employ, and the language is not intended to create a contract between Thief River Falls Public Schools and its employees.
100 Series: School District
200 Series: Board of Directors
300 Series: Administration
400 Series: Personnel
500 Series: Students
600 Series: Education Programs
700 Series: Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services
800 Series: Buildings and Sites
900 Series: School District – Community Relations
Please note that policies are under continual review, and as such, the policies on the website may not always reflect very recent changes. For further information, contact Melissa Bushy, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, at 218-681-8711 ext. 5227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.