Moffat County School Board to review policy changes at Thursday workshop
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing Thursday afternoon on a set of policy changes likely to impact students, professional staff and teachers.
Revisions to district policies include school dress code, work force reduction, maternity leave, students with food allergies, and grievance procedures. The policies can be reviewed by the public online at moffatsd.org.
The ‘Reduction in Work Force’ policy, last revised in 2010, details the reasons why the school board would call for a layoff and which employees would be considered during such a workforce cutback.
The proposed revised policy changes the recipients of a workforce reduction pink slip from the general pool of professional employees, the “professional work force” to “instructional staff.”
A paragraph citing powers the superintendent can wield during such a crisis, including the ability to “share information and seek input from school and community sources, teaching staff and their local association,” was removed from the final proposed policy.
Asked about the proposed changes Tuesday, Superintendent David Ulrich said most of the revisions come from a larger statewide entity.
“Generally speaking, we follow the lead of the Colorado Association of School Boards,” Ulrich said in an email. “Red language indicates proposed language from CASB. Green language is our additions. Most of the time, language is added due to change in the laws at the state or federal level.”
The district’s dress code policy, last revised in 2013, includes more than 300 words worth of additional details specifying which clothing is off limits and the discipline which could follow such minor infractions.
A new “Automatic External Defibrillator Program” policy was added in it’s entirety.
The Board of Education will discuss additional proposed revisions to the following policies: Instructional Materials, District Title I Parent Involvement, Protest of Instructional Material, Relations with Military Recruiters and Prospective Employers, and Relations with District Charter Schools.
The Moffat County School District monthly board work session will be held at 4 p.m. in the Yampa Building board room Thursday. The regular session meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.