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 TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. SCHOOL AND ITS GOALS
  2. 1.1      School Legal Status

                1.1.1    Articles of Association

                1.1.2    By-Laws

    1.2      School Mission Goals

       1.2.1    School Mission & Goals

    1.3      School Organization

                1.3.1    Superintendent's Responsibilities and Duties

                1.3.2    Delegation of Superintendent's Authority

                1.3.3    Recruitment of Superintendent

                1.3.4    School Section – Administration

                1.3.5    Formulation of Administrative Regulations

                1.3.6    School Handbooks

                1.3.7    Administrative Reports

    1.4      Schedule of Instruction

                1.4.1    School Year

                1.4.2    School Calendar

                1.4.3    School Day

    1.5      Facilities

                1.5.1    Closing of School Facilities

                1.5.2    Emergency: Indefinite or Long-term closing

                1.5.3    School Cafeteria

     

  3. THE SCHOOL BOARD
  4. 2.1           School Board

    2.1       School Board Legal Status

    2.1.1    School Board Powers and Duties

    2.1.2    Board-Superintendent Relationship

    2.1.3    Individual Board Member Authority and Liability

    2.1.4    Board Member Conflicts of Interest

    2.1.5    Related Party Transactions

    2.2     Board of Directors

    2.2.1    Election of Board Members

    2.2.2    Operational Polices and Objectives

    2.2.3    Election of Co-Opted Members

    2.2.4    Resignation of Board Members

    2.2.5    Board Member Removal from Office

    2.3    Organisation of the Board

    2.3.1    Board Officers

    2.3.2    Board Committees

    2.3.3    Board's Legal Counsel

    2.4    Board Meetings

    2.4.1    Annual Organisation Meeting

    2.4.2    Regular Board Meetings

    2.4.3    Special Board Meetings

    2.4.4    Notification of Board Meetings

    2.4.5    Agenda Preparation, Format and Dissemination

    2.4.6    Rules of Order

    2.4.7    Summary of Roberts Rules of Order

    2.4.8   Voting Method

    2.4.9    E mail communication

    2.4.10  Minutes

    2.4.11  Public and Parents' Attendance at Board Meetings

    2.4.12  Submission of Members Requests for the Annual General Meeting

    2.5    Board Policy Development

    2.5.1    Policy Adoption and Dissemination

    2.5.2    Board review of administrative procedures (Regulations)

  5. FISCAL MANAGEMENT
  6. 3.1    Budgets

              3.1.1    Annual Operating Budget

              3.1.2    Fiscal Year

              3.1.3    The Performance Plan & Budget Planning Cycle

              3.1.4    Special Reserve Funds

              3.1.5     Budget Authorisation & Revisions

    3.2    Funds and Banking

              3.2.1    Depository of Funds

              3.2.2    Investment Policy

              3.2.3    Authorized Signatures

              3.2.4    Cash in School Buildings

              3.2.5    Safe-Keeping of Documents & Data

    3.3    Income from Tuition and Fees

              3.3.1    Income from Fees

              3.3.2    Building & Capital Asset Replacement Fund

              3.3.3    Fee Payments

              3.3.4    Non-Payment of Tuition and Fees

              3.3.5    Refunds Policy

              3.3.6    Registration Fee       

    3.4   Other Income

              3.4.1    Income from other sources

              3.4.2    Aid and Grants to the School

              3.4.3    Fund Raising

              3.4.4    Gifts and Bequests (Also 9.405)

    3.5    Accounting

              3.5.1    Accounting and Reporting

              3.5.2    Inventories

              3.5.3    Audits

    3.6    Purchasing

              3.6.1    Purchasing Policy

              3.6.2    Expenditure Policy

              3.6.3    Bidding Policy

              3.6.4    Payments to Supplier’s and Contractors

              3.6.4    ABA Tender Policy

  7. PERSONNEL
  8. 4.1       General

                4.1.1    Staff Conflicts of Interest

    4.1.2    Staff Visas and Work Permits

                4.1.3    Personnel Records

                4.1.4    Community Activities Involving Staff

                4.1.5    Staff Involvement in Decision Making

    4.1.6    Employee Complaints and Grievances

                4.1.7    Staff Association

    4.2      Staff Positions

                4.2.1    Teacher Employment Agreement (Contract)

                4.2.2    Professional Staff Salaries

                4.2.3    ABA Salary Scale

                4.2.4    Professional Staff Recruitment and Selection

                4.2.5    Teacher Assignment

                4.2.6    Professional Staff Job Openings & Notice to Staff

                4.2.7    Professional Staff Orientation

                4.2.8    Professional Staff Appraisal

    4.3      Professional Staff Employment Conditions

                4.3.1    Work Load

                4.3.2    Teaching Overloads

                4.3.3    Part-time and Casual Employment

                4.3.4    Decrease in Teaching Load

                4.3.5    Leave and Absences

                4.3.6    Sick Leave

                4.3.7    Parental Leave

                4.3.8    Bereavement Leave

                4.3.9    Home Leave

                4.3.10  Personal Leave

                4.3.11  Long Term Unpaid Leave of Absence

                4.3.12  Unauthorized Absence

                4.3.13  Arrangement for Substitutes

                4.3.14  Benefits

                4.3.15  Remission of Tuition Fees

                4.3.16  Gratuity

                4.3.17  Local Travel Allowance

                4.3.18  Insurance Cover

                4.3.19  Overseas Hire Additional Benefits

                4.3.20  Termination/Resignation/Suspension of Employment

  9. SCHOOL-COMMUNITY AND INTER-ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  10. 5.1       School Community Relations

      5.1.1    Community Relations Goals

      5.1.2    Community and Parents' Information Programme

      5.1.3    Community and Parents' Involvement in School Affairs

      5.1.4    Community Involvement in Decision Making

      5.1.5    Advertising In School Precincts

    5.2       Inter Organisational Relationships

      5.2.1    Use of school facilities

      5.2.2    Inter-school relations

      5.2.3    Accreditation Agencies

  11. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
  12. 6.1     Instructional Goals and Objectives

    6.2     Schools and Levels of Instruction

    6.3     Evaluation of Instructional Programmes

    6.4     Programme Development & Evaluation

    6.5     Basic Curriculum Design

               6.5.1    Basic Curriculum Design

               6.5.2    High School Diploma Programme: Graduation Requirements

               6.5.3    External Examinations

    6.6      Extra-Curricular Programmes

    6.7      Instructional Arrangements

               6.7.1    Grouping for instruction

               6.7.2    Classes combining two or more grade levels

               6.7.3    Class Size

    6.8     Instructional Resources

               6.8.1    Instructional Resources

               6.8.2    Teacher Aides

               6.8.3    School Libraries

    6.9     Instructional programmes

               6.9.1    Academic achievement

               6.9.2    Student Evaluation

               6.9.3    Non-Retention of Students

  13. STUDENTS

  14. 7.1     Student Opportunities

    7.1.1   Responsive and Fair Educational Opportunities

    7.1.2   Student Involvement in Decision-Making

    7.2    Admissions

              7.2.1    Admission and Enrolment

    7.3    Attendance

              7.3.1   Student Attendance

    7.4    Rights & Responsibilities

              7.4.1    Student Rights and Responsibilities

              7.4.2    Student Conduct

              7.4.3    Dress Code

              7.4.4    Student Complaints and Grievances

    7.5    Student Discipline

              7.5.1    Good Discipline

              7.5.2    Disciplinary Sanctions

    7.6    Student Care

               7.6.1    Student Welfare and Safety

               7.6.2    Supervision of Students

               7.6.3    Child Protection

    7.7    Student Organizations and Clubs

              7.7.1    ABA Sponsored student dances, discos or similar social events

              7.7.2   Student Publications

    7.8    Student Records

              7.8.1 Student records

  15. HEALTH AND SAFETY
  16. 8.1    Objectives

              8.1.1     Closure of School due to emergency

              8.1.2     Making up lost days due to closure

              8.1.3     Facilities Evaluation & Planning

              8.1.4     Maintenance of School Facilities

              8.1.5     Safety of School Premises

              8.1.6     Accident Prevention & Reports

              8.1.7     Insurance Coverage

              8.1.8     Transportation of students in private vehicles and insurance

              8.1.9     School Vehicle

              8.1.10   Field trips

     

    8.2    Welfare

              8.2.1     Staff Physical examination

              8.2.2     Communicable Diseases

              8.2.3     Smoking of Tobacco

              8.2.4     Drug & Alcohol Abuse       

              8.2.5     Student Welfare and Safety           

              8.2.6     Student Health Policy


ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION


ARTICLE I

NAME OF ASSOCIATION

  ARTICLE II

LOCATION

ARTICLE III

PURPOSE

ARTICLE IV

MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE V

NON-PROFIT CHARACTER

ARTICLE VI

PERPETUITY

ARTICLE VII

GOVERNING BODY

ARTICLE VIII

MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS

ARTICLE IX

VOTING BY MEMBERS

ARTICLE X

PROPERTY & FINANCES

ARTICLE XI

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE XII

AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE XIII

DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION


ABA BY – LAWS

SECTION I

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE SCHOOL

1.202R

Strategic goals for ABA (Five Year Plan 1998 -2002)

1.301R

Administrative Organization Chart

1.3021R

Principles of Good Practice for the Superintendent

1.401R

Regulations Relating to School Year

1.4021R

National Holidays: Guidelines

SECTION II

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION III

TERM OF OFFICE-ELECTED MEMBERS

SECTION IV

NOMINATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR ELECTION

SECTION V

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS

SECTION VI

APPOINTMENT

SECTION VII

VACANCIES

SECTION VIII

POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD

SECTION IX

COMMITTEES

SECTION X

SCHOOL OPERATIONS

SECTION XI

AMENDMENT OF THE BY-LAWS

SECTION XII

INTERPRETATION OF THE BY-LAWS