11/19/2020: City of Baker School Board Policies Under Review

Greetings City of Baker School System Students, Parents & Caregivers, Community Entities, and Employees:
One of the responsibilities of the City of Baker School Board is to establish new and modifying already existing policies that cover the day-to-day operations of a school district.  Periodically, the Board adopts changes in policy to reflect  new and modified laws of the Louisiana Legislature from the yearly legislative sessions. 
We are requesting that all stakeholders review the attached DRAFT policies that may be considered for adoption at an upcoming meeting. Our Board Attorney has reviewed the potential policy changes suggested by our contracted policy-writing consulting company-Forethought Consulting. However, we value the input of our educational stakeholders! Please review the attached file 1) for your information only, 2) so that you can propose SUGGESTED changes/direction that the Board should go in prior to final adoption, AND/OR 3) for spelling, grammatical, and cosmetic corrections/suggestions. Caveat: Any suggestion in content that you make must be align with mandated law i.e. suggestions cannot violate federal & state law or Louisiana Board of Elementary & Secondary Education (BESE) policies. Any suggestions, by January 25, 2021, can be emailed to eparker@bakerschools.org. Please include your contact phone number if there are any clarifications that may be needed in your suggestion(s).
These suggestions will be submitted to the Acting Superintendent and to the Board Attorney for sincere consideration, and if possible, they will be submitted to the City of Baker School Board for consideration of adoption at its regular meeting.  Reminder: Red font means a proposed deletion in existing policy  Blue font means a proposed addition to an existing policy or a brand new policy.   Green means a movement from one place within an existing policy to another place within an existing policy or different existing policy.

a)  File:  School Board Policy  B-13, Cf: B-11
b)  File:  Discipline           H-3.5, Cf: B-13, G-2.4c, and G-11.4, and Cf: H-2.5, H-3.5c, and H-3.5d  
c)  File:   Suspension    H-3.5c, Cf:  H-2.3, H-3.3, and H-3.3c, and Cf:  H-3.5, H-3.5d, and H.3.5e
d)  File:  Expulsion             H-3.5d, Cf:  G-11.4, H-2.3, and H-3.3, and Cf:  H-3.3c, H-3.5, and H-3.5c