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School Committee Policies

The Littleton School Committee establishes and periodically reviews educational goals and policies for the schools in the district consistent with the requirements of law and the statewide goals and standards.  Policies are organized into the following sections

Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments
Section B: School Board Governance and Operations
Section C: General School Administration
Section D: Fiscal Management
Section E: Support Services
Section F: Facilities Planning and Development
Section G: Personnel
Section H: Negotiations
Section I: Instruction
Section J: Students
Section K: School-Community-Home Relations
Section L: Education Agency Relations


The Policy Review Handbook and Notes (updated 22 May 2016) contains a history of the policy, review notes and summary of changes during each review.

Procedures to implement policy are the responsibility of the Administration and not listed in the policy manual.  Please contact the appropriate school principal for school level questions or the Superintendent's office for District questions.

Concerns or comments on current policy, please feel free to contact any School Committee member or the Superintendent.

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Updated 22 May 2016  684k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 PM Daryl Baker
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School District Legal Status  41k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:38 PM Daryl Baker
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The People and Their School District  51k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:38 PM Daryl Baker
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Harassment Prevention and Response  76k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex  43k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap / Disability  56k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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Nondiscrimination  52k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:38 PM Daryl Baker
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Use of Tobacco Products on School Property  57k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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CORI Policy  158k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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Wellness Policy on Physical Activity and Nutritio  84k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:39 PM Daryl Baker
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Educational Philosophy  70k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:42 PM Daryl Baker
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Finance Committee Appointments  44k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:42 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Operational Goals  40k v. 4 Apr 10, 2017, 5:54 AM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Member Authority  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:41 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committees Powers and Duties  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:41 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Legal Status  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:41 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Member Conduct/Code of Ethics  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:42 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Organizational Meeting  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:42 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Officers  23k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:42 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee- Superintendent Relationship  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:43 PM Daryl Baker
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Subcommittees of the School Committee  48k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:43 PM Daryl Baker
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School Councils  52k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:40 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Advisory Committees to the School Committee  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:44 PM Daryl Baker
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School Attorney/Legal Services  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Executive Sessions  16k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 2:02 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Agenda  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:45 PM Daryl Baker
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Rules of Order  8k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Voting Method  10k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Minutes  11k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Public Participation at School Committee Meetings  117k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Meetings   63k v. 8 Apr 28, 2017, 8:22 AM Dorothy Mulone
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Policy Adoption  111k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Policy Development  14k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Administration In Policy Absence  8k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee-Staff Communications  10k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Use of Electronic Messaging by School Committee Members  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:48 PM Daryl Baker
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New School Committee Member Orientation  11k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Conferences, Conventions, and Workshops  10k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Member Compensation and Expenses  10k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Legislative Program  10k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 1:53 PM Dorothy Mulone
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School Committee Memberships  8k v. 2 Apr 27, 2017, 2:02 PM Dorothy Mulone
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Annual Operational Plans/Objectives  48k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Administration Goals  49k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Superintendent’s Contract  42k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Evaluation of the Superintendent  48k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Administrative Councils, Cabinets, and Committees  49k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:44 PM Daryl Baker
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Approval of Handbooks and Directives  52k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:45 PM Daryl Baker
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Administration in the Policy Absence  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Policy Implementation  52k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:45 PM Daryl Baker
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Administrative Reports  48k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:45 PM Daryl Baker
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Fiscal Management Goals/Priority Objectives  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Budget Transfer Authority  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Annual Budget  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Authorized Signatures  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Audit  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:53 PM Daryl Baker
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Fiscal Accounting and Reporting  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:53 PM Daryl Baker
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Purchasing  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:53 PM Daryl Baker
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Expense Reimbursements  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:54 PM Daryl Baker
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Payment Procedures  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:54 PM Daryl Baker
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Pest Management Policy  13k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:54 PM Daryl Baker
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First Aid  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:54 PM Daryl Baker
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Emergency Closings  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:55 PM Daryl Baker
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Emergency Plans  54k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:45 PM Daryl Baker
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Use of School Facilities  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:55 PM Daryl Baker
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Safety Program  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:55 PM Daryl Baker
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Vandalism  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:55 PM Daryl Baker
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Buildings and Grounds Security  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:56 PM Daryl Baker
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Energy Management Conservation Policy  11k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:56 PM Daryl Baker
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Building and Grounds Management  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:56 PM Daryl Baker
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Authorized Use of School-Owned Materials  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:56 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Transportation Policy  13k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:57 PM Daryl Baker
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School Bus Safety Program  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:57 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Transportation in Private Vehicle  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:57 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Transportation  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:57 PM Daryl Baker
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Free and Reduced Price Food Service  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:57 PM Daryl Baker
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Facilities Development Goals  44k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:46 PM Daryl Baker
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Naming School Department Facilities  40k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:46 PM Daryl Baker
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Retirement of Facilities  49k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:46 PM Daryl Baker
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Personnel Goals  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 12:59 PM Daryl Baker
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Equal Employment Opportunity  42k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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Staff Ethics/Conflict of Interest  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:00 PM Daryl Baker
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Gifts to and Solicitations by Staff  47k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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Staff Conduct  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:00 PM Daryl Baker
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Alcohol/Drug-Free Workplace Policy  45k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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Staff Participation in Political Activities  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:00 PM Daryl Baker
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Staff Complaints and Grievances  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:01 PM Daryl Baker
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Professional Staff Recruiting/Postings of Vacancies  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:01 PM Daryl Baker
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Professional Staff Hiring  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:01 PM Daryl Baker
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SUBSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL STAFF EMPLOYMENT  42k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 PM Daryl Baker
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Philosophy of Staff Development  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:01 PM Daryl Baker
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Tutoring For Pay  44k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:01 PM Daryl Baker
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Support Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:02 PM Daryl Baker
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Evaluation of Support Staff  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:02 PM Daryl Baker
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Negotiations Goals  9k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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Negotiations Legal Status  8k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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School Committee Negotiating Agents  8k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:47 PM Daryl Baker
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School Year/ School Calendar  44k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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School Day  42k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Curriculum Development  40k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Learning Support Services Programs  40k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Curriculum Adoption  39k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Physical Education  41k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education  47k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Teaching about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs  177k v. 3 Sep 20, 2016, 7:27 AM Julie Lord
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Health Education  42k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Basic Instructional Program  44k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Compensatory Education  39k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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English Language Learners  43k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Home Schooling  47k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Special Instruction Programs  46k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Summer School  40k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Reconsideration of Instructional Materials  45k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Textbook Selection and Adoption  59k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Supplementary Materials Selection and Adoption  42k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Library Materials Selection and Adoption  51k v. 5 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY – TECHNOLOGY  59k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:58 PM Daryl Baker
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Field Trips  49k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Community Resource Persons/Speakers  41k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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School Volunteers  47k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Instructional Materials  44k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:49 PM Daryl Baker
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Homework  44k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Promotion and Retention of Students  41k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Graduation Requirements  70k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Academic Achievement  39k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Evaluation of Instructional Programs  50k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Teaching Activities/Presentations  42k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Teaching about Controversial Issues/Controversial Speakers  58k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Morning Exercises  39k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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School Ceremonies and Observances  47k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Animals in School  102k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:48 PM Daryl Baker
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Equal Educational Opportunities  59k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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School Entrance Age  55k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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School Choice  50k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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School Admissions and Residency  51k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Absence to observe Religious Holydays  52k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Exclusion and Exemptions from School Attendance  57k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Absences and Excuses  66k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Involvement in Decision-Making  45k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Dress Code  41k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Conduct on School Bus  40k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Publications  44k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Prohibition of Hazing  42k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Policy Prohibiting Bullying  22k v. 3 Aug 21, 2015, 1:21 PM Daryl Baker
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Drugs and Alcohol Use by Students  75k v. 2 Sep 20, 2016, 6:35 AM Dorothy Mulone
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Student Conduct  85k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Pregnant Students  43k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Interrogations and Searches  55k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Rights and Responsibilities  52k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Activity Accounts  65k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Interscholastic Athletics  46k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Concussion and Sports Injury  43k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Physical Restraint of Students  70k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Administering Medicines to Students  65k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Health Services and Requirements  63k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Gifts and Solicitations  41k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Athletic and Activity Fees  56k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Records  61k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:50 PM Daryl Baker
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Student Photographs  53k v. 4 Jul 24, 2016, 1:51 PM Daryl Baker
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School-Community Relations Goals  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:22 PM Daryl Baker
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School/Parent Relations Goals  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:22 PM Daryl Baker
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Relations with Parent Organizations  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:22 PM Daryl Baker
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Community Involvement in Decision-Making  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:22 PM Daryl Baker
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Public Gifts and Donations to Schools  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:22 PM Daryl Baker
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Public’s Right to Know  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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News Media Relations/News Releases  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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Public Complaints about the Curriculum or Instructional Materials  9k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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Non-Personnel Public Complaints  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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Public Solicitations in the Schools  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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Advertising in the Schools  57k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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Visitors to the Schools  10k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:23 PM Daryl Baker
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Relations with Booster Organizations  7k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:24 PM Daryl Baker
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Relations with Police Authorities  8k v. 2 Aug 21, 2015, 1:24 PM Daryl Baker
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Education Agency Relations Goals  48k v. 3 Jul 24, 2016, 1:52 PM Daryl Baker
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RELATIONS WITH OTHER SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS  57k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 PM Daryl Baker
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STUDENT TEACHING, INTERNSHIPS, AND RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS  50k v. 2 Jul 24, 2016, 1:54 PM Daryl Baker