Policies and Procedures

Policy: it is a crucial school board role in our system of education governance. Like Congress, state legislatures, and city or county councils, school boards establish the direction and structure of their school districts by adopting policies through the authority granted by state legislatures. School board policies have the force of law equal to statutes or ordinances. Policies establish directions for the district; they set the goals, assign authority, and establish controls that make school governance and management possible. Policies are the means by which educators are accountable to the public.

Working in conjunction with the state school boards associations, NSBA's National Education Policy Network (NEPN) helps foster better communication, understanding, and management of local school districts through better policy-making by providing sample policies in use by school boards throughout the U.S.

 

Navigating through our Policies and Procedures 

 

School Board Operations

Contains those policies and procedures relating to the structure and governance of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Within this section, you will find information from charter schools to information about appearing at Board Meetings.

 

Support Services

Contains those policies and procedures relating to the support arm of MNPS. For instance, you will find information of transportation, safety, and security in this section.

 

The Personnel/Human Resources

Contains those policies and procedures relating to MNPS employees, hiring of MNPS employees, and benefits to MNPS employees.

 

Fiscal Management

Contains those policies and procedures relating to the financial management of MNPS.

 

Student Policies

Contains those policies and procedures affecting MNPS students. If you seek information about field trips or the use of cellular phones, or student records, and the like, this is the section that applies to you.

 

Instructional Management

Contains those policies and procedures relating to the curriculum and instruction within MNPS. If you seek information about how your student is taught, what your student is taught, and your involvement in that process, this is probably your section.