Hood River County School DistrictEmployee Handbook
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT GOLDMANWelcome back to school! Every new school year brings a renewed sense of possibility and excitement not only for our students and their families, but for us as professional educators. Each adult in our school district is a professional educator: a leader, collaborator, curriculum specialist, mentor, role model, classroom supporter, facilitator, and resource provider. And only together will our community of educators meet our ambitious District Goal:
Every student graduates with the knowledge and courage to learn, serve, and pursue their dreams.
Meeting this District Goal requires a commitment from all of us and the engagement of our entire Hood River County community. Our collective commitments, the things we promise to work toward together, provide the framework for our students' success: we ensure safe learning environments by teaching and reinforcing positive behavior; we expect excellence for and from every student by establishing high expectations for achievement; we establish clear learning targets and provide feedback to students on their progress; we use research to guide our instructional decisions; we intervene with struggling learners with great intensity and for as long as it takes; we embrace equity and refuse to make excuses for disparities in student outcomes; and we target our available resources to meet student needs.
For all of our students to succeed all of us will need to work together, be accountable to one another, and communicate openly. Our students deserve the very best and it is up to all of us to deliver on our promise of “Excellence, Every Student, Every Day.”
Our staff handbook is designed to communicate general information about the school district, common procedures, and how we work together to meet students' needs. Thank you in advance for your dedication to each other and to students.
I’m looking forward to another great school year with you-
DanDISCLAIMER STATEMENTThis handbook has been provided as a method of communicating general district information, rules and regulations. It is not intended to either enlarge or diminish any board policy, administrative regulation or collective bargaining agreement. Material contained within may therefore be superseded by such board policy, administrative regulation, collective bargaining agreement or changes in state or federal law. Any information contained in this staff handbook is subject to unilateral revision or elimination from time to time without notice. To obtain additional information, or clarification, you are encouraged to talk with your building principal or appropriate District Office personnel. No information in this document shall be viewed as an offer, expressed or implied or as a guarantee of any employment of any duration.In addition, equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by the District regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status and/or disability if the employee, with our without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. The following have been designated to coordinate compliance with these legal requirements, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and may be contacted at the Hood River County School District office for additional information and/or compliance issues.
Topic Description Board Policy Procedure (AR) Staff Operational Procedures Associations Click here to see the register of OSEA and HREA officers Athletic Conference Affiliation Click here to learn about HRVHS athletic conference info. Board of Directors Click here to learn about the Board and its meetings BBA, BD/BDA Fee/Money Collection Click here to learn about expectations for collecting money DM, JN Checkout Click here to learn about the various types of checkouts Child Abuse Reporting Click here for an overview of reporting JHFE, JHFF JHFE-AR Classroom Security Click here for guidance on personal belongings Communicable Disease Click here for information on staff protection GBEB, GBEBD/JHCCD JHCC/GBEB-AR Community Use of Buildings and Classrooms Click here to know the expectations for facilities use KG KG-AR Complaints/Harassment GBM, GBMA, GBN/JBA, GBNA, KL, JFCF GBN/JBA-AR, KL-AR Computers/Technology Click here to learn about instructional technology GCAB, JFCEB, IIBG, IIBGA Copyright GCQBA, EGAAA EGAAA-AR Conferences Click here to learn about conferences Criminal Records Checks/Fingerprinting GCDA/GDDA Curriculum IFE, IF Daily Bulletin/Announcements Click here to learn about staff written communication Drug-free Workplace GBEC, KGG/GBK/JFCG Emergency Closures Click here to learn about closures EBCD Emergency Procedures and Disaster Plans Click here for guidance on safety EBCB, EB, GBE Feature Films/Videos IIABB IIABB-AR Fund Raising IGDF, KI IGDF-AR Gifts and Solicitations Click here for guidance on gifts GBC Guest Speakers/Controversial Topics Click here for guidance on inviting speakers INC Identification Badges ECAAA ECAAA-AR In-District Credit for Licensed Staff Click here for procedures to get in-district credit Injury/Illness Reports EBBB EBBB-AR Jury Duty Click here for information if you are selected for jury duty Keys Click here for information about district keys ECAA Leaves of Absence GCBDA/GDBDA, GCBDC/GDBDC, GCBDB/GDBDB GCBDC/GDBDC-AR Lesson Plans Click here for information about lesson plans License Requirements Click here for information about licensing Mail and Delivery Services Click here to learn about the pony and mail Materials Distribution KJA Meetings Click here to learn about meetings Parental Rights/Surveys Click here to learn about parents rights KAB Participation in Political Activities Click here to learn about participating in political activities GBG, INB Pets Click here to learn about animals in schools ING Petty Cash Click here to learn about petty cash DJ Personal Communication Devices and Social Media GCAB Personnel Records GBL Progress Reports Click here to learn about student progress reports Purchasing Click here to learn about staff purchases Release of General Staff Information Click here to learn about release of info Research/Copyrights and patents Click here to learn about research and copyright information GCQB, GCQBA, EGAAA EGAAA-AR Resignation of Staff Click here to learn about resignation Retirement Click here to learn about retirement GCPC/GDPC GCPC/GDPC-AR Safety Committee Click here to learn about safety committees Salary Placement Click here to learn about salary placement GDC-AR Sexual Harassment/Conduct GBN/JBA, JHFF GBN/JBA-AR Site Council IFCA Special Interest Materials Click here to learn about special materials Staff Absences Click here to learn about expectations for absences GCBDA/GDBDA, GCBDB/GDBDB, GCBDC/GDBDC GCBDC/GDBCD-AR Staff Conduct Click here to learn about staff conduct Ethical Educator Guide - TSPC Staff Development GCL/GDL Staff Dress and Grooming Click here to learn about expectations for dress and grooming Staff Evaluation GCN/GDN Staff Health and Safety Click here to learn about expectations for health and safety GBE, EBB Staff Involvement in Community Activities Click here to learn about being involved in community activities Staff/Parent Relations Click here to learn about interactions between staff and parents Staff Room Click here to learn about staff rooms Sunshine/Hospitality Committee Click here to learn about the sunshine committee Supervision of Students Click here to learn about student supervision JHFA Telephones Click here to learn about phone use JFCEB Tobacco-Free Environment GBK/JFCG/KGC Tuition Reimbursment - Licensed Educators Click here to learn about the process for tuition reimbursement for licensed educators Tutoring Click here to learn about tutoring Use of Private Vehicles for District Business EEBB, EEAE Vacancies GCCA Volunteers Click here to learn about volunteers IICC Weapons GBJ, JFCJ Student Operational Procedures Administering Noninjectable Medicines to Students JHCD Administering Injectable Medicines to Students JHCDA Assignment of Students to Classes Click here to learn about class assignments JECD Class Interruptions Click here to learn about class interruptions Communicable Diseases JHCC, JHCCA JHCC/GBEB-AR Contests for Students Click here to learn about contests Corporal Punishment JGA Dismissal of Classes Click here to learn about dismissing classes Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education IGAEB Emergency Drills EBCB Feature Films, Videos IIABB IIABB-AR Field Trips and Special Events Click here to learn about trips and events Flag Salute INDB Grading Click here to learn about grading IKAD, IK Homework Click here to learn about homework Media Access to Students Click here to learn about media Moving Class/Holding Classes Outdoors Click here to learn about class locations Program Exemptions IGBHD Release Time for Private or Religious Instruction JEFB Resuscitation Click here to learn about resuscitation Retention and Promotion of Students IKE IKE-AR Student Performances Click here to learn about performances Student Withdrawal from School Click here to learn about student withdrawal JFDA Visitors Click here to learn about students bringing visitors Special Programs Click here to understand the various types of special programs throughout the District