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Basic Instructional Program

File: IGA-R

In order to assure continuing compliance with the state minimum requirements for the teaching of basic skills, work skills, and for total instructional hours:

  1. Each secondary building principal will:
    1. Analyze the proposed course schedule prior to each semester to assure compliance with the Washington Administrative Code requirements of for basic skills, work skills, and total hours of instructional offering.
    2. Review any change in the schedule to assure continued compliance.
    3. Retain as a permanent record the final printed schedule of course offerings to verify compliance with the requirements for both the mix of work skills and basic skills instruction and the total hours of instruction made available.
    4. Maintain a record of temporary deviations from the regular schedule, such as assemblies, in order to monitor the continued compliance with the percentage requirements for work skills, basic skills, and other instructional activities.
    5. At the beginning of each semester submit to the superintendent or designee, a copy of the final printed schedule of course offerings and a signed statement verifying compliance with the state requirements of for basic skills, work skills, and total hours of instructional offering.
  2. Each elementary building principal will:
    1. Maintain a record of the total hours of instruction scheduled for each elementary grade. The record shall identify any instructional activities that do not constitute basic skills.
    2. Insure that the total instructional time made available to students meets the minimums required and that 95 percent of the instructional program in grades one through three and 90 percent of the instructional program in grades four through six are in the basic skills.
    3. At the beginning of each year submit to the superintendent or designee, a signed statement verifying compliance with the state requirements of for basic skills and total hours of instructional offering.
    4. Any program changes or modifications which change hours shall be reported immediately to the superintendent or designee.

Approved:
12/03/79

Revised:
05/07/90

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

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School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)