Model Policy #1 – Review and Update of District Policies
Model Policy #2 – Board-Superintendent Communications
Model Policy #3 – PARENT, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Model Policy #4 – ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS
Model Policy #5 – RIGHT TO REVIEW INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
Model Policy #6 – RIGHT TO REVIEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MATERIALS
Model Policy #7 – SURVEY NOTICE AND OPT OUT
Model Policy #8 – CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
Model Policy #9 – STUDENT GENDER IDENTITY AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND CONSENT
Model Policy #10 – EMPLOYEE EXPRESSION IN NON-SCHOOL SETTINGS
Model Policy #11 – ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONal GOALS
Model Policy #12 – STUDENT DISCIPLINE (Wisconsin)
Model Policy #13 – Human Growth and Development Instruction and Parental Notice and Opt Out
Model Policy #14 – District Personnel Evaluation and Training
Model Policy #15 – Employee Use of Student Pronouns
Model Policy #16 – Discipline
Model Policy #17 – Racial Non-Discrimination
Model Policy #18 – Contracting Audit and Transparency
Model Policy #19 – Parental Notification of acts or threats of violence
Model Policy #20 – Parental Notification of School Safety Updates
Model Policy #21 – Planning and parental notification for school trips
Model Policy #22 – Evaluation and update of district curriculum purchased from third parties
Model Policy #23 – Library Material Transparency
Model Policy #24 – Library Materials and Parental Rights
Model Policy #25 – Prayer in Schools
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PROPOSED RULES ON TITLE IX
APRIL 13, 2023 – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROPOSED RULES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROPOSED RULES ARE NOT YET IN EFFECT
While the proposed rules on Title IX have recieved a lot of media coverage, it is important for school districts to understand that these proposed rules are not in effect and are not law.
WILL’s Comment to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROPOSED RULES
WILL submitted a public comment on the U.S. Department of Education proposed changes to the regulations on Title IX.
Title IX and Gender Identity FAQ Memo
This memo is intended as a resource for public use by school board members and public school administrators navigating issues related to gender identity and Title IX. It is based on the law in Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit and is current as of January 25, 2023.
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL BOARD RESOURCES
Below are some additional publicly available school board resources from other organizations. Please contact us with suggestions for new sources, or if any of these links no longer work.
What School Boards Need to Know About Title IX
WILL’s Lead Education Attorney, Cory Brewer authored “What School Boards Need to Know About Title IX” in partnership with AEI to help school boards navigate new Title IX rules coming from the Biden Administration.
AEI | Empower School Board Members with Policy Solutions
Arizona Coalition of School Board Members
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Family policy foundation school board academy
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School Boards for Academic Excellence
School board member finance training
Today’s financial choices are complicated. Districts are flush with cash, inflation is eroding wages, enrollment is down and under-enrolled schools are costly. And yet, districts must stay focused on getting students back on track. To helping make sense of it all, Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University is offering a finance workshop just for school board members. Scholarships are available so apply early for those.
School board leaders who go through our training sessions learn to engage more on financial matters and to communicate in ways that build trust on spending decisions affecting students. We think practical, strategic financial skills will be particularly useful in the coming months, so please share this with school board members who would benefit from the opportunity. Send any questions to [email protected].