This manual contains the governance and school district policies of the Jerome Jt. School District No. 261 Board of Trustees, and the major administrative procedures and forms intended to implement the policies. The Jerome Jt. School District No. 261 operates according to policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Board as elected representatives of the local community adopts policies after careful deliberation and the school administration implements them through specific procedures. The Board will periodically review policies and make revisions when necessary.
Policies: are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what is wanted and may include who and how much. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the Administration in meeting a number of day to day problems; they need to be narrow enough to give the Administration clear guidance.
Procedures: are detailed directions developed by the Administration to put policy into practice. They tell how, by whom, where and when things are to be done.