Note to Manual Users

Statements in this manual are filed in accordance with the EPS/NSBA school board policy classification system which provides an efficient means for locating policies and regulations that pertain to school governance.

The manual is divided into 12 sections, or chapters, each bearing an alphabetical code:

- Foundations and Basic Commitments

B- School Board Governance and Operations

C- General School Administration

D- Fiscal Management

E- Support Services

F- Facilities Planning and Development

G- Personnel

H- Negotiations

I- Instructional Program

J- Students

K- School-Community-Home Relations

L- Education Agency Relations

Subclassification under each heading is based on logical sequence and alphabetical subcoding. There is an index for each section that lists the policies in that section that are in place in MSAD #74.


How to find a policy. There are multiple ways to find a policy (or regulation) in the manual:

First and easiest is to put into the search field on the top right hand side of the page:

policy <keyword that you want to search for>

The search will search all the webpages, but because you put "policy" in the search field the top finds will be the policies.


Consider where the policy would be filed among the 12 major classifications. Turn to the table of contents for that section and glance down the listing until you find the term that most closely fits the topic you are seeking. Use the code letters given for the term to locate the sheet which will appear in alphabetical order by code within the particular section. (All pages of the manual are coded in the upper right-hand corner.)


Turn to the code finder index at the end of the manual. The code finder is an alphabetical index of terms used in education. Look up your topic as in any index, find the code, and use the code to locate the sheet in the manual.

What if you can find the term and code, but there is no policy or regulation? This means that MSAD #74 has no written policy or important regulations in the particular area. All terms used in the classification system appear in the sectional tables of contents and code finder to accommodate the coding, insertion, and finding of policies or regulations that may be issued later. However, there is one other possibility. A brief statement related to the policy you are seeking may be incorporated in a "superior" policy which covers the area generally. This "superior" policy will be coded under a more general term.

Policy development is a continuing process. So from time to time, new policies, regulations, and reference documents will be developed, coded according to the classification system, and issued for insertion in the manual.






Section A of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the school board’s other policies and regulations.

AC Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

ACA Gender Neutral Language

ACAA Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students

ACAA-R Student Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

ACAB Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

ACAB-R Employee Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure

ACAD Hazing

ACG Resolution of Discrimination Complaints

AD Educational Philosophy/Mission

ADA School District Goals and Objectives

ADDA School System Commitment to Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior

ADC Tobacco  use and Possession

ADC-E Tobacco-Free School Policy -- Communication of Tobacco Policy

ADC -R Tobacco use and Possession Administrative Procedure

ADF  School District Commitment to Learning Results

AEC Accountability -- Reporting to the Public





Section B of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school board -- how it is appointed or elected; how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures.

BBA School Board Powers and Responsibilities

BBBC Board Member Resignation

BBBAA Student Representative to the School Board

BBBD Board Member Removal from Office

BCA Board Member Code of Ethics

BCB Board Member Conflict of Interest

BDEB Finance Committee

BDEC Policy Committee

BDED Buildings and Grounds Committee

BDG School Attorney

BE School Board Meetings

BEB Special Board Meetings

BEC Executive Sessions

BEC-E Executive Session Law

BEDB Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

BEDC Quorum

BEDD Rules of Order

BEDFA Abstentions

BEDG Minutes of Board Meetings

BEDH/KD Public Participation at Board Meeting

BG School Board Policy

BGB Policy Adoption

BG-R Policy Adoption Procedure

BHC/GBD Board - Staff Communications

BIA New Board Member Orientation

BIB Board Member Development Opportunities

BK Membership





Section C of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration -- including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school-based or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals. All phases of the policy implementation -- procedures or regulations -- are properly located in this section.

CBA Superintendent -- Qualifications and Duties of Superintendent

CBAA School Superintendent - Authority of the Superintendent

CBJB Resignation

CGC Adult Education Director

CGD Special Programs Administration -- School-Based Child Care Programs Administration - State and Federal Programs Administration

CGDA Special Programs Administration -- School-Based Child Care Programs Administration - State and Federal Programs Administration -- Title I Parental Involvement

CHD Administration in the Absense of Policy





Section D of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Management.

DB Annual Budget

DFF Student Activities Funds

DGA Banking Services -- Authorized Signatures

DI Fiscal Accounting and Reporting

DID Inventories

DIE Audits/Financial Monitoring

DIF Fixed Assets

DJ Bidding/Purchasing Requirements

DJ-R Federal Procurement Manual

DJH Purchasing and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct

DKB Payment Procedures -- Salary Deductions

DKC Expense Authorization and Reimbursement

DLB Management of Staff Funds -- Tax Sheltered Annuities

DN School Property Disposition





Section E of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

EBAA Chemical Hazards

EBAB Hazardous Substances Communication Policy

EBCA Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

EBCB Environmental and Safety Program - Emergencies - Drills

EBCC Bomb Threats

EBCC-R Emergency Evacuation Procedures -- Bomb Threats

EBCF Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)

ECB Pest Management in School Facilities and on School Grounds

EDC Acceptable Use of Laptops

EEAA Transportation Services -- Student Transportation - Walkers and Riders

EEAAC Conveyance Discipline Procedure

EEACB School Bus Lettering

EEAD Student Transportation Services -- Special Use of School Buses

EEAE Pay Scale for Private Conveyance Contractors

EEAE-R RSU #74 Volunteer Drivers Waiver Release and Agreement to Hold Harmless

EEAEA Student Transportation -- Employee Requirements - Training and Responsibilities

EEAEAA Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers

EEAEAA-R Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Bus Drivers -- Administrative Procedure

EF School Food Program Established

EFB Free and Reduced Price Food Services

EFE Competitive Food Sales - Sales of Foods in Competition with the School Food Service Program

EHB School Records Retention Policy






Section F of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

RSU #74 Has No Policies in This Section at This Time






Section G of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees except for the superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.

GB Family and Medical Leave

GBCA Conflict of Interest -- Staff Members

GBD/BHC Board-Staff Communications

GBEBB Staff Conduct with Students

GBEC Drug-Free Workplace

GBED/JICG/KFA Smoking By Students/Smoking at Public Functions/Smoking by Staff Members

GBGE Return to Work and Light-Duty Assignments

GBL Personnel Records

GBO Family Care Leave

GCBB Military Leave

GCEC Part-Time and Substitute Employment Nominations for Inter-Scholastic Positions

GCED Posting and Advertising of Extra-Curricular Positions

GCFB Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

GCFB-R Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff -- Administrative Procedure

GCGA Substitute Teachers

GCI Professional Staff Development Opportunities

GCK Professional Staff and Assignment and Tranfers

GCMA Instructional Planning/Preparation Time

GCOA Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff

GCOC Evaluation of Administrative Staff

GCQC Professional/Support Staff -- Professional/Support Staff Termination of Employment, Resignation of Instructional/Administrative/Support Staff

GCQAB Tutoring for Pay

GCSAA Employee Use of Social Media/Social Networking

GDO Support Staff Evaluation





Section H of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law.

MSAD #74 Has No Policies in This Section at This Time





Section I of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

IA Instructional Goals and Objectives

IC School Calendar

ID School Day

ICB Extended School Year Services

IGA Curriculum Develpoment and Adoption

IHA Basic Instructional Program

IHAE Curriculum Programs -- Physical Education

IHAMB Curriculum Programs -- Health Education - Family Life/Sex Education

IHBA Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

IHBAA Referral/Pre-Referral Procedures

IHBAA-R Referral/Pre-Referral Administrative Procedure

IHBAC Child Find

IHBAD Personnel Development

IHBAE Parent Involvement

IHBAF Individual Education Program (I.E.P.)

IHBAG Programming in the Least Restrictive Environment

IHBAG-R Programming in the Least Restrictive Environment Administrative Procedure

IHBAI Independent Educational Evaluation (IEPs)

IHBAJ Special Education Student Oversight Agreement

IHBAJ-E Progress Report Form

IHBAK Life-Sustaining Emergency Care

IHBAL Grievance Procedure for Persons with Disabilities

IHBEA Program for Limited English Proficient Students (LAU Plan)


IHBG Home Schooling

IHBGA Home Schooling -- Participation in School Programs

IHBGB Supplemental Statement of Rights for Private School/Home Schooling Students with Disabilities

IHCDA Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

IHD Adult/Community Education

IIB Instructional Arrangements -- Class Size

IJJ Instructional and Library Materials Selection

IJJ-E Public Complaint About the Curriculum or Instructional Materials

IJNDB Student Computer and Internet Use And Internet Safety

IJNDB-R - Student Computer and Internet Use Rules

IJNDD Employee Computer, Internet Use, and Services

IJND Website and District Social Media

IJOA Instructional Resources and Materials -- Field TripsvForm: MSAD #74 Waiver of Liability -- Permission, Release, Assumption of Risk and Agreement to Indemnify and Hold Harmless

IK Student Achievement/Evaluation of Student Achievement

IKAB Report Cards/Progress Reports

IKB Homework

IKE Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students

IKE-R Protocols for the Implementation of Policy IKE - Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students

IKF - Academic Achievement -- Graduation Requirements

IKFA Academic Achievement -- Graduation Requirements - Early Graduation

IKFB Academic Achievement -- Graduation Requirements - Graduation Exercises

IKFC Academic Achievement -- Graduation Requirements - Special Education Students

ILA Student Assessment

ILD Educational Research: Student Submission to Surveys, Analyses, or Evaluations

IMBB Exemption from Required Instruction

IMDA Patriotic Exercises

IMJ Miscellaneous Instructional Policies -- Collection of Money By Staff






Section J of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students -- admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

JEA Compulsory Attendance

JEE Student Attendance Accounting

JF Student Enrollment

JFAA Student Admissions To/Withdrawal From School -- Admission Procedure - Admission of Resident Students

JFAB Student Admissions To/Withdrawal From School -- Admission Procedure - Admission of Non-Resident Students

JFABB Admission of Exchange Students

JFABD Admission of Homeless Students

JFABD-R Admission of Homeless Students Dispute Resolution Process

JFC Dropout Prevention -- Student Withdrawal From School

JFCA Student Dress Code

JGAB Assignment of Students to Classes: Transfer Students and Home Schooling Students

JHA Student Insurance

JHB Truancy

JHC Student Health Services and Requirements

JHCA Physical Examination of Students

JHCB Immunization of Students

JHD Student Absences and Excuses -- Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

JICH  Drug and Alcohol Use by Students

JICIA Weapons, Violence, and School

JICK Bullying

JIH Student Interrogations, Searches, and Arrests

JIHA Student Interrogations, Searches, and Arrests -- Locker and Desk Spaces: Searches

JII/KI/GBK Staff, Student or Public Concerns, Complaints, and Grievances

JJBA Student Activities -- Student Social Events, Dance Regulations

JJE Student Fundraising Activities

JJIC Student Activities (Co-Curricular)

JJIF Management of Concussion and Other Head Injuries

JK Student Discipline

JKAA Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion

JKAA-R Procedures on Physical Restrain and Seclusion

JKD Student Suspension Procedures

JKE Expulsion of Students

JKE-R Expulsion of Students - Guidelines

JKF Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disabilities

JKF-R Disciplinary Removal of Students with Disablities Administrative Procedure

JKG Physical Restraint

JKGA Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraint

JKGA-R Time Out Rooms and Therapeutic Restraint - Administrative Procedure

JL Student Wellness

JLCB Immunization of Students

JLCC Communicable/Infectious Diseases

JLCD Medical -- Medicines/Administering Medicines to Students

JLCD-E Maine Department of Education “Policy for Medication Administration on School Field Trips”

JLDAD Student Welfare -- Model Referral/Pre-Referral Procedures

JLDBG Reintegration of Students from Juvenile Correctional Facilities

JLF Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

JLFA Child Abuse Prevention and Response

JO Employment of Students

JQ Student Fees, Fines, and Charges

JRA Student Information -- Student Records

JRA-E Annual Notice of Student Education Records and Information Rights

JRA-R Student Education Records and Information Administrative Procedure

JRB Student Information -- Posting Student Information





Section K of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section also.

KB Parent Involvement in Education

KBF -E1 Title I -- Parent Involvement  District Level

KBF-E2 Title I -- Parent Involvement School Level

KCB Community  Involvement in Decision Making

KDB Public’s Right to Know/Freedom of Access

KF Community Use of School Facilities

KHB- Advertising in Schools

KHC Solicitations in School -- Distribution/Posting of Promotional Material

KIB Visitors to Schools -- Recruitment of Students at Carrabec High School

KNAA Signature of the Treasurer






Section L of the NEPN/NSBA classification system contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies -- including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges, and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies.

MSAD #74 Has No Policies in This Section at This Time