Board Policies

  • Policy is defined as a basic plan of action. It establishes limits within which freedom of judgment can be exercised.

    Policy is a governing principle of management. It is a statement that has an effect on the interests of those who come under its jurisdiction. A policy may originate from the constitution, from statute, from local determinations, and/or from customary patterns of formal behavior.

  • Policy should accomplish the following:

    1. State a position taken by the District;
    2. Grant the authority to act;
    3. Be sufficiently detailed to give adequate direction;
    4. Be achievable within the real environment of the school and community;
    5. Provide for impartial procedures.

    In addition to the adopted policies, the operation of the School District is governed by and subject to all applicable Laws, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Civil Service requirements, Board of Education Resolutions, School Administrative Regulations, and Contracts of Agreement.

    In any part of these policies is made invalid by judicial decision or legislative or administrative enactment, all other parts shall remain in full effect unless and until they are amended or repealed by the Board of Education. The official record of the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the by-laws and policies of the Geneva City School District shall be the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education.

  • Philosophy Statement

    It shall be the purpose of this educational system to recognize, challenge, and develop the intellect and capabilities of each student to his or her maximum capacity. The objective shall be attained through the implementation of a well-rounded program — academic, vocational, and athletic.

    The educational climate of the District shall be such that progressive and dynamic leadership can recognize, encourage and support:

    1. dedicated and inspired instruction — the foundation of high-quality education
    2. an open mind toward experimentation and innovation in instruction — the basis of progressive education
    3. a board curriculum — education itself — which is under constant reappraisal. The educational interests of the Geneva community will be served best through a public school system which is of the highest quality that is consistent with the resources of this community and this state.

    The School System expects the highest standards of deportment from all staff and students, and it has the right to expect the cooperative support of all parents and the community in maintaining these high standards of conduct.