Policies and Procedures

School Board Policies

One of the ongoing responsibilities of the Board of Directors is to establish policies that guide the operation of the School District. Learn more about the current policy work underway.

Phase I Policy Grid: comparison between former Section Policies and new Series Policies.

Policy Book Preamble

Series 0000 – Philosophy and Goals

Series 1000 – Board of Directors

  • Legal Status, Responsibilities & Authority of the Board
  • Election
  • Board Organization
  • Methods of Governance
  • Meetings
  • Principles of Operation
  • Board Member Benefits
  • Board Development

Series 2000 – Instruction

  • Program Development and Resources 
  • Learning Programs and Supports 
  • School Organization 
  • Program Supplements
  • Requirements and Assessments 

Series 3000 – Students

  • Admission and Attendance
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Student Welfare
  • Student Activities

Series 4000 – Community Relations

  • Communications with the Public
  • Public Participation in the Schools
  • Public Access to Schools, Staff and Students
  • Relations with Other Agencies and Schools 

Series 5000 – Personnel

  • Recruitment and Personnel Selection
  • Employment Practices
  • Compensation
  • Leaves
  • Benefits
  • Auxiliary Personnel

Series 6000 - Management Support

  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Revenues
  • Purchasing
  • Risk Management
  • Transportation
  • Food Service
  • School Property
  • Capital Projects

Policy Work Underway

The District's governance team is committed to updating and streamlining the current set of policies. Learn more about the current policy work underway.

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Contact Us

Seattle School District
Board of Directors
MS 11-010
PO Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165

(For contacting the 7 School Board Directors, Superintendent, and senior staff)

(If you would like to contact only the 7 School Board Directors, and do not seek District staff assistance in responding to questions or concerns)

Directions to John Stanford Center

Annya Ritchie
Administrator, Board Office

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