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Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.

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    Staff Conduct

    File: GBCB

    The Board of Directors reaffirms one of the oldest beliefs in education: one of the best methods of instruction is that of setting a good example.

    The board expects that the entire staff shall strive to set the kind of example for students that shall serve them well in their own conduct and behavior and contribute toward a school atmosphere that is friendly, but has a degree of formality.

    District Investigations of Complaints

    District investigations of complaints against employees shall be conducted promptly and results shall be communicated on a need-to-know basis. Employees shall have access to information leading to any complaint made against the employee. Employees shall be expected to cooperate with any investigation conducted by the district to ascertain facts and relevant information.

    Current practice codified 1988


    Adopted:
    05/07/90

    Revised:
    08/10/98

    LEGAL REFS.:
    WAC-180-440010 through 180-44-060

    An elementary school principal and three teachers work together in a classroom

    Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

    General School Administration (Reference Code C)

    District and school administrators working together

    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)

    A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

    School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

    Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

    Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)