March 2 School Board Rules Development Workshop

Public Notice


The Alachua County, Florida School Board is advising of the development of new and amended rules and that it will be hosting a public workshop to which all individuals are invited.

Date and time: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, District Administration Building, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL


5000 students: 5780.01 – Parents’ Bill of Rights


Regulations: 0100 Definitions; 0124 – Standards of ethical conduct; 0131 – Legislative/policy development; 0164 – Notice of meeting; 0165 Meetings; 0165.1 Diaries; 0169.1 – Public participation in council meetings

1000 Administration: 1020 – Employment of the Superintendent; 1120 Employment of administrators; 1121.01 – Verification of professional background and criminal background; 1590 – Personal file

Program 2000: 2111 – Participation of parents and family in the school program; 2215 – Training program; 2280 Physical education; 2410 – School Health Services; 2417 – Comprehensive health education; 2430 – District Sponsored Clubs and Activities; 2431.03 – Concussions and head injuries; 2520 – Selection and adoption of didactic material; 2605 – Research; 2800 – Educational services for students of Department of Juvenile Justice education programs

3000 Teaching staff: 3120 – Employment of teaching staff; 3121.01 – Employment and criminal background check; 3590 – Personal file

4000 Support staff: 4120 – Employment of support staff; 4121.01 – Employment and criminal background check; 4590 – Personal file

5000 students: 5410.01 – Promotion, Acceleration, Placement and Retention; 5460 – Conditions for obtaining the diploma; 5630.01 – Isolation and Restraint of Students with Disabilities

7000 Assets: 7230 – Donations, grants and legacies; 7540.05 – District Issued Electronic Mail (email) Account

8000 Operations: 8141 – Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct; 8310 – Public Records; 8330 – Student Records; 8420 – Emergency closure and emergency management, emergency preparedness and emergency response agencies; 8450 Control of diseases transmissible by casual contact; 8452 – Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs); 8510 Welfare; 8660 Transportation of pupils by private vehicles; 8800 – Religious observances

9000 Community Relations: 9211 – Parent Organizations, Booster Clubs and Other Outside Support Organizations; 9800.01 – Charter School Applications; 9800.02 – Charter School Contracts; 9800.04 Operation of charter schools; 9800.05 Charter School Appeals

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose is to discuss, review and receive feedback on changes and the adoption of new policies to comply with legislative changes; eliminate redundant and obsolete language. Proposed changes and/or proposed new policies include, but are not limited to, the following: requirements and prohibitions regarding board meeting notices, meetings and public participation; safety and security of staff, students, and visitors and agency and district responsibilities; charter school applications, contracts and operations; accepting gifts/grants/donations to the district; employment requirements and prohibitions of discrimination; training requirements program; safety and security and responsibility of each agency and the District. The effect is that the policies will be current, consistent and easier to find, understand and use.

Authority: FS 381.0056; 1000.05; 1001.32; 1001.33; 1001.41; 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51; 1003.02; 1003.453; 1006.07; 1006.08; 1006.09; 1014. The text of the preliminary drafts can be consulted on the District’s website,, pursuant to Board Agenda March 2, 2022, or obtained free of charge from the Office of the Superintendent, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880. In order to maintain social distancing, the number of people allowed in the boardroom may be limited. Citizens can offer input on these items in several ways: 1) submit their comments via email to [email protected] by noon on the day of the board meeting/workshop (include phrase Policies 3-2-22 in the subject line); or 2) come to the boardroom to offer in-person feedback during the meeting. The meeting may also be streamed on a video screen outside the meeting room, on the district website, and/or on the Cox 12 channel. Please see the agenda for March 2 on the district’s website. district, www.sbac.edubefore the meeting for any additional viewing or remote participation options.

Any person who decides to appeal a decision regarding a matter discussed at the workshop is hereby advised that for this purpose, such person may need to ensure that a record of the meeting is made, which minutes include the testimonies and evidence on which the appeal must be based.

Anyone with a disability who requires accommodations to participate should contact the Superintendent’s Office, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601, (352) 955-7880 or 711 (TDD), at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, so that that their needs can be met.

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