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Policies, Admin. Regulations & Bulletins

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The Governing Board of the East Side Union High School District adopts written policies to convey its expectations for actions that will be taken in the district, clarify roles and responsibilities of the Board and Superintendent, and communicate Board philosophy and positions to the students, staff, parents/guardians and the community.  Board policies are binding on the district to the extent that they do not conflict with federal or state law and are consistent with the district's collective bargaining agreements.
East Side Union High School District's ByLaws, Policies, Administrative Regulations, and Bulletins are accessible via BoardDocs.  To access, click here and select the Policies tab.  To access each category, select the arrow to the right of the "Book" menu.
Questions, call the Office of the Superintendent at 408.347.5010.

Board Policies
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Board policies are statements which set forth the purpose and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system.  They create a framework within which the Superintendent and his/her staff can discharge their assigned duties with positive direction.
A Board policy:
  • Ensures compliance with current law, legislative requirements and California State Department regulations
  • Informs the public of the Board's goals and procedures
  • Provides for fair, reasonable and consistent treatment of issues
  • Provides consistency, stability and continuity
  • Establishes a legal record, as well as a legal basis for Board actions

Administrative Regulations
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Administrative regulations shall be consistent with law and Board policy and shall be designed to promote the achievement of district goals and objectives. 
Administrative regulations assigns the detail needed to implement policy to staff.  It provides the detailed requirements, procedures and prohibitions under which the District will operate.  It may satisfy a State or Federal requirement or serve as a compliance indicator.  It is an informational tool to all stakeholders:  staff, students, parents and the public.
An Administration regulation:
    • Provides details for carrying out and enforcing regulation
    • Identifies specific requirements
    • May include step by step procedures
  • May assign specific responsibility

Administrative Bulletins
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Administrative bulletins provide technical guidance on policies, regulations, processes and procedures.   Periodic bulletins are issued to staff in order to provide new information and/or updates on processes and procedures.