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  • 212.1 Exempt Meetings

    Board meetings at which a quorum is not present, or gatherings of the board for purely ministerial or social purposes when there is no discussion of policy or no intent to avoid the purposes of the open meetings law, are exempt from the open meetings law requirements.  Since gatherings of this type are exempt from the open meetings requirements, they can be held without public notice, be separate from an open meeting, be held without recording the gathering or taking minutes, and be held without a vote or motion.  The board may also hold an exempt session for the following reasons, or as ma

  • 105 Assistance Animals

    It is the policy of Diagonal CSD to foster an equal education environment for all students, employees and community members within the district.  The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the district on the proper use of assistance animals while on district property.  The district shall allow the use of qualified service animals to accompany individuals with disabilities in all areas of district buildings where the public is normally allowed to go.  This can include classrooms, cafeteria and school buses.  Individuals with disabilities are people who have a physical or mental im

  • 212.1 Exempt Meetings

    Board meetings at which a quorum is not present, or gatherings of the board for purely ministerial or social purposes when there is no discussion of policy or no intent to avoid the purposes of the open meetings law, are exempt from the open meetings law requirements.  Since gatherings of this type are exempt from the open meetings requirements, they can be held without public notice, be separate from an open meeting, be held without recording the gathering or taking minutes, and be held without a vote or motion.  The board may also hold an exempt session for the following reasons, or as ma

  • 905.3 Weapons in the School District

    The board believes weapons, other dangerous objects and look-a-likes in school district facilities and at school district-approved events cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment or present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees and visitors on the school district premises or property within the jurisdiction of the school district.

     

  • 804.6R1 USE OF DISTRICT OWNED RECORDING DEVICES ON DISTRICT PROPERTY REGULATION

    The board supports the use of recording devices on district property as a means to monitor and maintain a safe environment for students and employees.  District property includes district-owned land, buildings, vehicles, buses and any other property as needed.    The contents of the recordings may be used as evidence in a student or employee disciplinary proceeding.

     

    Student Records

     

  • 401.14 Employee Expression

    The board believes the district has an interest in maintaining an orderly and effective work environment while balancing employees First Amendment rights to freedom of expression and diverse viewpoints and beliefs.  When employees speak within their official capacity, their expression represents the district and may be regulated.  The First Amendment protects a public employee’s speech when the employee is speaking as an individual citizen on a matter of public concern.  Even so, employee expression that has an adverse impact on district operations and/or negatively impacts an employee’s ab

  • 401.14 Employee Expression

    The board believes the district has an interest in maintaining an orderly and effective work environment while balancing employees First Amendment rights to freedom of expression and diverse viewpoints and beliefs.  When employees speak within their official capacity, their expression represents the district and may be regulated.  The First Amendment protects a public employee’s speech when the employee is speaking as an individual citizen on a matter of public concern.  Even so, employee expression that has an adverse impact on district operations and/or negatively impacts an employee’s ab

  • 213.1 Public Complaints

    The board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the school district which are of concern to parents and other members of the school district community. 

     

    The board firmly believes concerns should be resolved at the lowest organizational level by those individuals closest to the concern.  Whenever a complaint or concern is brought to the attention of the board it will be referred to the administration to be resolved.  Prior to board action however, the following should be completed:

     

  • 706.3 Pay Deductions

    The district provides leaves of absences to allow employees to be absent from work to attend to important matters outside of the workplace. As public employers, school districts are expected to record and monitor the work that employees perform and to conform to principles of public accountability in their compensation practices.

     

  • 704.6 ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS – CROWDFUNDING

    The Diagonal Board of Education believes online fundraising campaigns, including crowdfunding campaigns, may further the interests of the district. Any person or entity acting on behalf of the district and wishing to conduct an online fundraising campaign for the benefit of the district shall begin the process by seeking prior approval from the Superintendent. Any fundraising efforts conducted using the district’s name, symbols or imagery will be conducted in accordance with all polices, regulations and rules for fundraising within the district.

  • 707.2 Treasurer's Annual Report

    At the annual meeting, the treasurer will give the annual report stating the amount held over, received, paid out, and on hand in the general and all other funds.  This report is in written form and sent to the board with the agenda for the board meeting.  The treasurer will also furnish the board with a statement from each depository showing the balance then on deposit.

     

    It is the responsibility of the treasurer to submit this report to the board annually.

     

  • 707.5 Internal Controls

    The board expects all board members, employees, volunteers, consultants, vendors, contractors, students and other parties maintaining any relationship with the school district to act with integrity, due diligence, and in accordance with all laws in their duties involving the school district’s resources.  The board is entrusted with public dollars and no one connected with the school district should do anything to erode that trust.

     

  • Welcome to the Diagonal Community Schools District Board Policy Website

    The following policies have been adopted by the Diagonal Community School District. If you have questions or comments, please contact:

    Karleen Stephens, Superintendent or 
    Rhiannon Tessum, School Business Official
    403 W 2nd Street
    Diagonal IA 50845
    (641) 734-5331

    For information on Diagonal Community School District Board Meetings, visit our main school district website.

     

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