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Overview

As a public, community school, University Heights Charter School seeks to maintain transparency in its policies and procedures. All official policies approved by the Board of Trustees will be posted here for easy access.

A directory is provided below. Click on the Series links to the left to access and download individual policies. Dates signify when policy was last approved by the board. If you have any questions or problems accessing please email Tamara Cooper, Executive Director, at tcooper@uhcs-newark.org 

Series 1000 - COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Date Revised

 

 

1000 Concepts And Roles In Community Relations; Goals And Objectives

1/19/10

 

1100 Communicating With The Public

6/21/11

 

1110 Media

1/19/10

 

1111 Publications

1/19/10

 

1120 Board of Trustees Meetings

6/21/11

 

1140 Distribution of Materials By Pupils and Staff

1/19/10

 

1200 Participation By The Public

1/19/10

 

1220 Ad Hoc Advisory Committees

1/19/10

 

1230 School-Connected Organizations

1/19/10

 

1250 Visitors

1/19/10

 

1251 Safe School Environment

10/19/10

 

1312 Community Complaints and Inquiries

1/19/10

 

1322 Contest For Pupils

1/19/10

 

1330 Use of School Facilities

1/19/10

 

1410 Community Agencies

11/19/14

 

1600 Relations with Other Entities

1/19/10

 

 

 

Series 2000 - ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

2000/2010 Concepts and Roles In Administration; Goals and Objectives

1/19/10

 

2121 Line of Responsibility

1/19/10

 

2131 Executive Director

1/19/10

 

2140 Principal Evaulation

6/19/13

 

2210 Administrative Leeway in Absence of Board Policy

1/19/10

 

2224 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action

11/19/14

 

2240 Research, Evaluation and Planning

10/19/10

 

2255 Action Planning for Charter Renewal

6/21/11

 

2270 Conflict of Interest

1/19/10

 

 

 

Series 3000 – BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

 

 

 

3000/3010 Concepts and Roles in Business and Noninstructional Operations; Goals and Objectives

12/15/09

 

3100 Budget Planning, Preparation and Adoption

12/15/09

 

3160 Transfer of Funds Between Line Items/Amendments/Purchases Not Budgeted

12/15/09

 

3220/3230 State Funds; Federal Funds

6/21/11

 

3250 Income From Fees, Fines, Charges

12/15/09

 

3260/3270 Sale and Disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies; Sale, Licensing and Rental of Property

12/15/09

 

3280 Gifts, Grants and Bequests

12/15/09

 

3320 Purchasing Procedures

12/15/09

 

3326 Payment For Goods and Services

10/19/10

 

3327 Relations With Vendors

11/19/14

 

3400 Accounts

12/15/09

 

3440 Inventories

12/15/09

 

3450 Money In School Buildings

12/15/09

 

3451 Petty Cash Funds

12/15/09

 

3453 School Activity Funds

12/15/09

 

3510 Operation and Maintenance of Plant

12/15/09

 

3514 Equipment

12/15/09

 

3515 Smoking Prohibition

12/15/09

 

3516 Electrical Outlets and Appliances

1/19/10

 

3541.33 Transportation Safety

12/15/09

 

3542 Food Service

12/15/09

 

3542.1 Local Wellness/Nutrition

12/15/09

 

3542.2 Charging School Meals

1/19/10

 

3542.31 Free or Reduced-Price Lunches/Milk

12/15/09

 

3542.44 Food Supply Purchasing

12/15/09

 

3570 School Records and Reports

12/15/09

 

3571.4 Audit

12/15/09

 

3600 Evaluation of Business and Noninstructional Operations

12/15/09

 

 

 

Series 4000 - STAFF

 

 

 

4110 Streamline Tenure

6/19/13

 

4111 Recruitment, Selection and Hiring of Certified Staff

11/19/14

 

4111.1/4211.1 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action

11/19/14

 

4112.2 Certification

11/19/14

 

4112.4/4212.4 Employee Health

12/15/09

 

4112.6/4212.6 Personnel Records

12/15/09

 

4122.7 Employment References

8/17/10

 

4112.8/4212.8 Nepotism

12/15/09

 

4113/4213 Assignment; Transfer

12/15/09

 

4115 Supervision of Certified Staff

12/15/09

 

4116 Evaluation of Certified Staff

6/19/13

 

4117.4 Reduction in Force/Abolishing a Position

12/15/09

 

4117.41 Nonrenewal

12/15/09

 

4118.3/4218.3 Grievances

11/14/12

 

4119.21/4219.21 Conflict of Interest

12/15/09

 

4119.22/4219.22 Conduct and Dress

6/21/11

 

4119.23/4219.23 Employee Substance Abuse

12/15/09

 

4119.26/4219.26 Electronic Communication

11/19/14

 

4121 Substitute Teachers

10/17/12

 

4122 Student Teachers/Interns

12/15/09

 

4123 Classroom Aides (Paraprofessionals)

12/15/09

 

4131/4131.1 Certified Staff Development

11/19/14

 

4135.2/4235.2 Employee Contracts

12/15/09

 

4138/4238 Nonschool Employment

12/15/09

 

4138.2 Private Tutoring

12/15/09

 

4139/4239 Children of Staff

1/19/10

 

4142/4242 Payroll Authorization

12/15/09

 

4147/4247 Employee Safety

12/15/09

 

4151/4251 Attendance Patterns

12/15/09

 

4151.1/4251.1 Personal Illness and Injury/Health and Hardship

12/15/09

 

4151.2/4251.2 Family and Medical Leave Policy

10/29/08

 

4151.3 Paid Time Off Policy

8/17/10

 

4211 Recruitment, Selection and Hiring of Non-Certified Staff

11/19/14

 

4215 Supervision of Non-Certified Staff

12/15/09

 

4216 Evaluation of Non-Certified Staff

12/15/09

 

4222 Non-instructional Aides

12/15/09

 

4231/4231.1 Non-Certified Staff Development

12/15/09

 

 

 

Series 5000 - STUDENTS

 

 

 

5020 Role of Parents/Guardians

1/19/10

 

5021 Title I School Parental Involvement Policy

7/17/13

 

5111 Admission

1/19/10

 

5113 Attendance, Absences, and Excuses

11/19/14

 

5114 Suspension and Expulsion

6/21/11

 

5119 Transfers

1/19/10

 

5120 Assessment of Individual Needs

1/19/10

 

5124 Reporting To Parents/Guardians

1/19/10

 

5125 Student Records

1/19/10

 

5126 Awards For Achievement

1/19/10

 

5127 Commencement Activities

1/19/10

 

5131 Conduct/Discipline

6/21/11

 

5131.1 Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying

6/21/11

 

5131.5 Vandalism/Violence

6/21/11

 

5131.6 Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco (Substance Abuse)

11/19/14

 

5131.7 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments

12/15/09

 

5136 Fund-Raising Activities

1/19/10

 

5141 Health

6/21/11

 

5141.1 Accidents

1/19/10

 

5141.2 Illness

1/19/10

 

5141.21 Administering Medication

1/19/10

 

5141.22 Food Allergies

1/19/10

 

5141.3 Health Examinations and Immunizations

1/19/10

 

5141.4 Child Abuse and Neglect

11/19/14

 

5141.5 Pandemic Flu Preparation

1/19/10

 

5141.8 Sports Related Concussion and Head Injury

10/17/12

 

5142 Pupil Safety

1/19/10

 

5145.4 Equal Educational Opportunity

6/21/11

 

5145.5 Photographs of Pupils

11/19/14

 

5145.6 Pupil Grievance Procedure

1/19/10

 

5145.11 Questioning and Apprehension

11/19/14

 

5145.12 Search and Seizure

1/19/10

 

 

 

Series 6000 - INSTRUCTION

 

 

 

6010 Goals and Objectives

2/16/10

 

6111 School Calendar

2/16/10

 

6112 School Day

2/16/10

 

6114 Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness

6/21/11

 

6115 Ceremonies and Observances

2/16/10

 

6121 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action

11/19/14

 

6140 Curriculum Adoption

2/16/10

 

6141 Curriculum Design/Development

2/16/10

 

6141.2 Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs

2/16/10

 

6142 Subject Fields

2/16/10

 

6142.1 Family Life Education

2/16/10

 

6142.2 English As A Second Language; Bilingual Programs

2/16/10

 

6142.4 Physical Education and Health

10/17/12

 

6142.6 Basic Skills

2/16/10

 

6142.9 Arts

2/16/10

 

6142.10 Technology

11/19/14

 

6142.12 Career Education

2/16/10

 

6142.13 HIV Prevention Education

2/16/10

 

6143 Curriculum Guides

2/16/10

 

6143.1 Lesson Plans

2/16/10

 

6144 Controversial Issues

10/19/10

 

6145 Extracurricular Activities

11/19/14

 

6145.1/6145.2 Intramural Competition; Interscholastic Competition

6/21/11

 

6145.3 Publications

2/16/10

 

6146.2 Promotion/Retention

10/19/10

 

6147 Standards of Proficiency

2/16/10

 

6147.1 Evaluation of Individual Student Performance

11/19/14

 

6151 Class Size

10/19/10

 

6153 Field Trips

2/16/10

 

6154 Homework/Makeup Work

2/16/10

 

6156 Instructional Planning/Scheduling

2/16/10

 

6160 Instructional Services and Resources

2/16/10

 

6161.1 Guidelines For Evaluation and Selection of Instructional Materials

2/16/10

 

6161.2 Complaints Regarding Instructional Materials

2/16/10

 

6162.4 Community Resources

2/16/10

 

6162.5 Research

2/16/10

 

6164.1 Intervention and Referral Services For General Education Pupils

2/16/10

 

6164.2 Counseling Services

2/16/10

 

6164.4 Child Study Team

2/16/10

 

6171 Special Instructional Programs

10/19/10

 

6171.1 Remedial Instruction

2/16/10

 

6171.3 At-Risk and Title I

2/16/10

 

6171.40 Special Education

11/19/14

 

6171.41 IDEA Part B Addendum

11/19/14

 

6172 Alternative Instructional Programs

11/19/14

 

6173 Home Instruction

9/21/10

 

6300 Evaluation of the Instructional Program

1/19/10

 

 

 

Series 7000 - FACILITIES

 

 

 

7110 Long-Range Facilities Planning

12/15/09

 

7115 Developing Educational Specifications

12/15/09

 

 

 

Series 9000 - BYLAWS OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

9000 Role of the Board

1/19/10

 

9010 Role of the Member

1/19/10

 

9011 Requirements of Board of Trustees Members

11/19/14

 

9015 Board Composition and Election

4/20/16

 

9020 Public Statements

1/19/10

 

9120 Officers

1/19/10

 

9121 Election and Duties of President

1/19/10

 

9130 Committees

1/19/10

 

9200 Orientation and Training of Board Members

6/21/11

 

9250 Expenses

1/19/10

 

9270 Conflict of Interest

9/11/12

 

9271 Code of Ethics

1/19/10

 

9311 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Policies

1/19/10

 

9312 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Bylaws

1/19/10

 

9313 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Administrative Regulation

1/19/10

 

9314 Suspension of Policies, Bylaws and Regulations

1/19/10

 

9320 Meetings

1/19/10

 

9321 Time, Place, Notification of Meetings

1/19/10

 

9322 Public and Executive Sessions

6/21/11

 

9323/9324 Agenda Preparation/Advance Delivery of Meeting Material

1/19/10

 

9325.4 Voting Method

1/19/10

 

9326 Minutes

11/19/14

 

9400 Board Self-Evaluation

1/19/10