School Policies

Otis School Committee Policies are organized in the sections outlined below.  Once you identify the section you are looking for, scroll down to open the folder for that section. You may either "View" the policy or "Download" under the title of the policy you wish to review. 

Section A - Foundations and Basic Commitments

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the district's legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying school board governance.

Section B - School Board Governance and Operations

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.

Section C - General School Administration

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 or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators (management team), and school principals. 

Section D - Fiscal Management

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on school finances and the management of funds.

Section E - Support Services

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, buildings and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

Section F - Facilities Planning and Development

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation. It also includes the topics of temporary facilities and school closings.

Section G - Personnel

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on all school employees except for the superintendent. This section includes instructional and administrative staff and support staff.

Section H - Negotiations 

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the process of negotiating with bargaining units recognized by the school board and authorized under state law. 

Section I - Instruction 

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

Section J - Students

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on students - admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

Section K - School, Community, Home Relations

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Policies include those on public concerns and complaints, community use of school facilities, visitors to the schools, and public information and communications.

Section L - Education Agency Relations 

Contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district's relationship with other education agencies. 

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NSBA Policy Codes: AD, ADA Adopted: 1/15/14  28k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ADAA Adopted: 1/15/14  31k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: AC Adopted: 1/15/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ACAA Adopted: 1/15/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: ACAA-R Adopted: 1/15/14  33k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ADF Adopted: 5/21/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ACAB Adopted: 1/15/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:21 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: ACAB-R Approved: 1/15/14  34k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ACAD Adopted: 1/15/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: ADC-R Adopted: 1/15/14  30k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ADC Adopted: 1/15/14  23k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: BBA Adopted: 2/26/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: BDA Approved: 10/14/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: BE Approved: 10/14/14  49k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: BG Approved: 10/14/14  36k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:04 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: DN Adopted: 2/26/14  28k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: DJ/DJF Approved: 1/13/15 Revised 12/2/15  123k v. 2 Dec 4, 2015, 6:43 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: EBCA Adopted: 2/26/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: EBCC Adopted: 2/26/14  39k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ECB Adopted: 2/26/14  34k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: EFE Adopted: 2/26/14  31k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: EFDA Adopted: 2/27/13  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:08 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GBEC Adopted: 2/26/14  27k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCI Adopted: 2/26/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCSA Approved: 11/4/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCSA-R Adopted: 11/4/14  37k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCFB Adopted: 2/26/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: GCFB-P Adopted: 2/26/14  32k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCF Adopted: 11/4/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GDF Adopted: 11/4/14  23k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCGA Adopted: 11/4/14  27k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:21 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCOC Adopted: 2/26/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GCOA Approved: 9/18/2013  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: GCOA-R Approved: 9/18/2013  Revisions Proposed and Approved: 4/13/15   103k v. 2 Oct 6, 2016, 5:33 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: GDN,GDO Approved: 11/4/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedures Code: Approved: 11/4/14  30k v. 4 Oct 4, 2015, 6:31 PM Nichole Pothier
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NSBA Policy Code: GBGAA Approved: 12/18/13  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedures GBGAA Approved: 12/18/13  44k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IKE Adopted: 5/21/14  33k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:20 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IMBB Adopted: 5/21/14  29k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBG Adopted: 3/19/14  34k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBGA Adopted: 3/19/14  40k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IJNDB Approved: 5/21/14  28k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IGA Adopted: 3/19/14  26k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: ILA Adopted: 5/21/14  23k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBA Adopted: 3/19/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: IHBAA-P Adopted: 3/19/14  38k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBAA Adopted: 3/19/14  25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBAC Adopted: 3/19/14  29k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBAL Adopted: 3/19/14  28k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code IHBB Adopted: 1/13/15  28k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:20 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IJJ-F   25k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IJJ Adopted: 5/21/14  38k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:20 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IHBEA-R Adopted: 6/25/14  30k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IJOA Approved: 1/13/15  39k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:05 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: IJOC Adopted: 11/4/14  29k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:20 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JEA Adopted: 6/25/14  35k v. 5 Sep 18, 2015, 7:21 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JFC Adopted: 6/25/14  28k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JFABD Adopted: 6/25/14  35k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:21 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JFAA, JFAB Approved: 8/12/14  28k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JLDBG Adopted: 8/12/14  29k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JIC Adopted: 10/14/14  40k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:21 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JK Adopted: 6/25/14  29k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JICIA Adopted: 6/25/14  38k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: JKF-R Adopted: 6/25/14  36k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JKF Adopted: 6/25/14  23k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JICK Adopted: 10/14/14  44k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JICK-R Adopted: 10/14/14  39k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:06 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JLF Adopted: 8/12/14  33k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JHB Adopted: 11/4/14  37k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Procedure Code: JRA-P Adopted: 8/12/14  47k v. 5 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Notice Code: JRA-N Adopted: 8/12/14  38k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JRA Adopted: 8/12/14  29k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JLCB Adopted: 8/12/14  25k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JLCC Adopted: 8/12/14  23k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JLCD Adopted: 8/12/14  45k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: JL Adopted: 8/12/14  37k v. 6 Sep 2, 2015, 7:23 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NEPN/NSBA Code: JKAA-R Adopted: 2/3/16   227k v. 2 Feb 12, 2016, 7:13 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NEPN/NSBA Code: JKAA Adopted: 2/3/16  206k v. 2 Feb 12, 2016, 7:13 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NSBA Policy Code: KBF Adopted: 6/25/14  33k v. 4 Sep 2, 2015, 7:07 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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NEPN/NSBA Code: KF Adopted: 1/6/2016  110k v. 2 Jan 25, 2016, 6:54 AM Mary Ann Parkes
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