Administrative Policy Handbook/ Policy Issues Paper
            ITEC 7132/ Fall 2007
            Dr. Judith Repman
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Administrative policy handbook checklist

  1. 1. Administrative Policy Handbook/ Policy Issues Paper ITEC 7132/ Fall 2007 Dr. Judith Repman Submitted By: Laurie Roberts • Note: All policies for our school system and school board were revised in 2007. • Note: All board policies were revised in 2004. Policy Board Acceptable Needs Needs Adding Examples Policy Updating Media Center Program No board The media http://www.readingwithmsbyrd.com/media_Pand policy program’s P.html available. mission statement is too vague. It needs Mission to be updated to Statement sound more educational and eye catching. Board policy Includes everyone is available. that can be included on the Media committee and what is expected Committee of them. Board policy Excellent: It tells http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/Ke is available. every roll that the Implementation media specialist is nton/adminres/MediaSpEvalFor of Media required to m.doc complete. It also Program and explains what is Roles and expected educationally. Responsibilities of Media Specialist Board policy Needs to be just states more specific as that there far as what his/ Media will be a her media responsibilities Personnel helper. include.
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