Title: Staff Involvement in Decision Making
Adopted: February 6, 1984
Last Revised: August 26, 1992
STAFF INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING
It shall be the policy of the School Committee to encourage employee participation in decision making within the School Department. The Superintendent is authorized to establish such committees, as necessary, to recommend policies and rules for the proper functioning of the Department.
The professional staff shall be given opportunity and encouragement to contribute in curriculum development and in the development of polices and regulations pertaining to the instructional program.
In the development of rules, regulations, and arrangements for the operation of the school system, the Superintendent shall include at the planning stage, whenever feasible, those employees who will be affected by such provisions.
The Superintendent shall develop, with both professional and nonprofessional employees, changes for the ready inter-communication of ideas and feelings regarding the operation of the schools. He/she shall weigh with care the counsel given by employees, especially that given by groups designated to represent large segments of the staff. He/she shall inform the Committee of all such counsel, as appropriate, in presenting reports of administrative action and in presenting recommendations for Committee action.
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