Policies & Procedures for Private-Independent Schools
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Don't leave it to chance—written policies and procedures ensure that your school is on mission and is abiding by the latest laws and minimizing risk. Policies & Procedures for Private-Independent Schools , a collection of relevant articles from ISM's advisory letters, provides the knowledge and the techniques you need to review and update your existing policies and develop new ones in the areas of human resources, privacy, safety, finance, gift acceptance, and more.
The Board Policy Manual
Your Strategic Financial Policy Document: A Sample
Governance and Fiscal Vigilance
Revisit Your Conflict-of-Interest Policy
A Due Diligence Checklist for Boards of Trustees
When Parents Complain—What’s a Board Member to Do?
Review Your School’s Capitalization Policy
Auxiliary Income and Unrelated Business Income Tax
Elements of a Sound Investment Policy
Align Tuition Assistance Policy and Philosophy With Your Goals
A Gift Acceptance Policy Manual: Why You Need One and What It Should Contain
Ethics and School Fraud
Noncustodial Parent Policies
When and How Can You ‘Fire’ a Parent?
Anecdotal Notes vs. Student Permanent Records
Student Discipline, Policies, and Risks
Child Abuse Law and Mandatory Reporting Procedures
Revisit Your School’s Policies Concerning Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual Harassment Policy: Legal Issues and Cultural Benefits
Sexual Orientation, Harassment, and Victimization: Establish a Safe Environment
Addressing Bullying and Sexual Misconduct
The School Safety and Security Committee
Establish a ‘Key’ Policy/Security System
Search and Seizure Policies and Procedures
Random Drug Testing Policies for Students
Review Your School’s Infectious Disease Policy
Nut-Free or Not Nut-Free: That Is the Question
School Head and Board Roles in Shaping an Effective Employee Handbook
Review Your Employee Handbook: Protect Your School and Promote Your Culture
Pre-Employment Screening Essential in Hiring
Social Media and Background Checks
Faculty and Staff Use of Social Media: Sample Policy
Federal Rules Spur Need to Review E-mail and Internet Policies
Predictability, Support, and Protection: Establishing a Corrective Action Policy
Moonlighting: What to Do When Part-Time Jobs Clash With School Culture
What The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Means for Private Schools: Rectifying Past and Present Pay Discrimination
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Getting Overtime Right
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Benefits: Where Can You Draw the Line?
HIPAA and Section125: Are You In Compliance?
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Updates and Reminders for Private-Independent Schools
Maternity Leave and FMLA: The Differences
Paid Leave Banks: Compassionate or Risky?
Conflict-Resolution Policy Emphasizes Employees’ Responsibility
Terminating At-Will or Under Contract: Fairness and Due Process Are What Count
Avoid the Pitfalls When You Must Downsize
Requests for Employee Information: Set Your Policy!
Some Jobs Aren’t Made for Volunteers!