800 Policies: Support Services

The policies in this section outline procedures used to best manage and utilize School District property and operations.

801: Equal Access To Facilities By Secondary Students

The purpose of this policy is to implement the Equal Access Act by granting equal access to secondary school facilities for students who wish to conduct a meeting for religious, political, or philosophical purposes during noninstructional time.

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802: Disposition Of Equipment And Materials

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the superintendent to assist in timely disposition of obsolete equipment and material.

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805: Waste Reduction And Recycling

The purpose of this policy is to establish a resource recovery program to promote the reduction of waste, the separation and recovery of recyclable and reusable commodities, the procurement of recyclable commodities and commodities containing recycled materials, the disposition of waste materials and surplus property and the establishment of a program of education to develop an awareness of environmentally sound waste management.

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806: Crisis Management Plan

The School District will develop and maintain a Crisis Management Plan to act as a guide for School District Board members, administration staff, students, parents, and community members to address potential crises in the School District.

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807: Health and Safety

It is the policy of Hopkins Area Schools to provide a safe and healthy environment for its staff and students.  Safety and health protection will be an integral part of all operations.

808: Face Coverings

The purpose of this policy is to establish requirements for employees, student, and other persons (including visitors, guests, contractors, etc.) present on school property to wear face coverings in classrooms, preschool child care settings and other indoor areas, as well as outdoor areas where a physical distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained between persons, in order to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

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850: Pest Management

Hopkins School District 270 is committed to providing a safe and properly maintained environment for all staff, students and visitors. In this regard, the Board directs the administration to develop and implement Integrated Pest Management procedures for its buildings and grounds.

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851: Closing Of District Facilities Due To Inclement Weather Or Other Emergency Conditions

The superintendent or designee is empowered to close any or all district facilities or to dismiss students and staff early in the event of hazardous weather or conditions that threaten the health and safety of students and District personnel. The superintendent or designee is responsible for the development of District procedures and guidelines to be used in the event of facilities closing.

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852: Buildings/Grounds/Property Management

The Board recognizes that the education of children is dependent upon many factors, including a proper physical environment that is safe, clean, attractive, pleasant, and functions smoothly.

853: Security

Hopkins School District 270 is committed to providing a safe, secure and properly maintained environment for all staff, students and visitors. In this regard, the Board directs the administration to develop and implement security procedures at each District facility and to address security concerns on an ongoing basis.

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854: Energy Utilization Management

The Hopkins School Board recognizes the necessity of using energy resources efficiently and wisely and acknowledges that the successful implementation of this policy is the joint responsibility of board members, administrators, teachers, and staff, and requires the cooperation of students, parents and community members who use our facilities. Toward that end, we will schedule the review of the procedures and regulations accompanying the Energy Utilization Management Policy on an annual basis and consider potential energy savings strategies available to us. Such measures may include investments with paybacks in the form of energy utilization savings, using alternative sources of energy, examining the energy efficiency of district equipment and fuel/energy usage (water, gas, electric, technology). We will not compromise the safety or air quality of our students and staff while exercising sound environmental and financial judgment.

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855: Materials Management: Authorized Use of School-Owned Equipment

The use of District equipment by students and employees for personal purposes is prohibited. In addition, the District does not encourage employees to take District equipment home for professional use. However, there may be situations necessitated by District needs when it seems appropriate to allow employees to do so. In such instances, employees will be required to receive prior written approval from the employee’s immediate supervisor. A signed copy of the written approval must be on file prior to removing any equipment from District property.

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856: Student Nutrition Operations

The Hopkins School Nutrition program shall be a nonprofit, self-supporting program.  It is to follow the state and federal guidelines for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and utilize maximum reimbursements provided through the various federal/state programs in which it participates.

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857: Food And Beverage

Our intention is to give great consideration and sensitivity when utilizing resources to provide refreshments, food and beverages at District meetings

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858: Concessions

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the rules and regulations under which community groups may sell food or beverages, i.e. run a concession, in Hopkins School District facilities.

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859: Electronic Data Security Measures

The purpose of this policy is to authorize and direct the superintendent to establish, implement, and maintain data security measures.

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