Contained herein are the policy statements formulated by the Board of Education of the Churchville-Chili Central School District.
Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised.
Policy is a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has an effect on the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. A policy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior.
Policy should accomplish the following:
a) State a position taken by the District;
b) Grant the authority to act;
c) Be sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;
d) Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
e) Provide for impartial procedures.
In addition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School District is governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board of Education Resolutions, School Administrative Regulations and Contracts of Agreement.
If any part of this manual is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education. The official record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the Churchville-Chili Central School District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.
The Board of Education is committed to the personal social, emotional and academic growth of individual students as well as to the enrichment and preservation of the fundamental concepts of American democracy. The Board believes that it is the responsibility of each individual to recognize the duties, as well as rights and privileges, incumbent upon each member of society, and also to recognize that society holds its members accountable for their action(s).
The school performs a dual function: to help individuals in self-development, and assist them to become participating, productive members of a democratic society. The District seeks to provide the type of environment which will help individuals know and understand their duties and privileges as citizens of a democracy. The District will attempt to help individuals recognize and develop their capabilities to the fullest, to make the best adjustment possible, and to contribute to the society in which they live, work, and play.