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Article 1: Community Relations

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Series 1000 Policies

1000 Concepts and Roles
1020 Youth Services

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1100 Communication with Public
1112 Media Relations
1113 District and School Web and Social Media Sites
1120 Governing Board Meetings
1130 Responsibilities of School Personnel
1150 Commendation and Awards
1160 Political Process
1170 Customer Service
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1220 Citizen Advisory Committees
1221 CFD Citizens' Oversight and Advisory Commission
1230 School-Connected Organizations
1240 Volunteer Assistance
1250 Visitors/Outsiders
1260 Educational Foundation
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1311 Charitable Contributions - Soliciting from School Personnel

Complaint Procedures (English)

Procedimientos Sobre Quejas 1312.1 (Spanish)

1312.2 Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials

For addressing issues related to specific Federal and State Categorical Programs:

Uniform Complaint Procedures (English) 

Procedimiento Uniforme Para Resolver Quejas 1312.3 (Spanish)


Williams Settlement Uniform Complaint Procedure:

Board Policy BP 1312.4

Explanation to Parents About Using Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure

Complaint Form

1313 Civility Policy
1321 Solicitation of Funds From and By Students
1322 Public Performances by Students
1323 Contests for Students
1325 Advertising and Promotion
1326 Posting and Distributing Flyers
1330 Use of School Facilities
1340 Access to District Records
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1400 Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies the Schools
1431 Waivers
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1700 Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools

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Article 4: Personnel

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Series 4000 Policies

4000 Concepts and Roles
4010 Employee/Student Non-Fraternization
4020 Drug-Free Workplace
4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment
4031 Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment
4032 Reasonable Accommodation
4033 Lactation Accommodation
4040 Employee Use of Technology
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4111-4211-4311 Recruitment and Selection
4111.1 Affirmative Action
4111.2 Legal Status Requirement
4112 Appointment and Conditions of Employment
4112.2 Certification
4112.23 Special Education Staff
4112.3 Oath or Affirmation
4112.4 Health Examinations
4112.5 Security Check
4112.6 Personnel Records
4112.61 Employment References
4112.8, 4212.8, 4312.8 Employment of Relatives
4113 Assignment
4113.4 Early Return to Work Program
4115 Evaluation and Accountability
4116 Probationary/Permanent Status
4117.2 Resignation
4117.3 Personnel Reduction
4118 Suspension/Disciplinary Action
4119 Rights, Responsibilities, and Duties
4119.11-4219.11-4319.11 Sexual Harassment (English)
4119.11 Sexual Harassment (Spanish)
4119.21-4219.21-4319.21 Codes Of Ethics
4119.23 Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information
4119.25 Political Activities of Employees
4119.3 Duties of Personnel
4119.41 Employees with Infectious Disease
4119.42 Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
4119.43 Universal Precautions
4120 Temporary Contracts
4121 Substitute Teachers
4122 Student Teachers
4123 Part-Time Teachers
4124 Hourly Teachers
4125 Community Education Teachers
4126 Consultants
4127 Temporary Athletic Team Coaches
4131 Staff Development
4131.5 Professional Growth
4132 Publication or Creation of Materials
4133 Travel Expenses
4135 Soliciting Selling
4136 Non-School Employment
4137 Tutoring
4141.6 Concerted Action/Work Stoppage
4143.1 Public Notice - Issues of Meetings and Negotiations
4154 Health Welfare Benefits
4155.1 Tax Sheltered Annuities/Deferred Compensation Plans
4156.2 Awards to Employees
4156.3 Personal Property Reimbursement Allowances
4158 Employee Safety
4161.8 Family Care Medical Leave
4161.9 Catastrophic Leave Program
4162.1 Holidays
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4200 Classified Personnel
4212 Appointment Conditions of Employment
4212.5 Criminal Record
4213 Assignment/Classification
4213.2 Vacancies, Promotions Demotions
4214 Transfer/Reassignment/Reclassification
4215 Evaluation
4216 Probationary/Permanent Status
4217.3 Layoff/Rehire
4218 Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action
4219 Rights, Responsibilities Duties
4219.1 Drug and Alcohol Testing for Employees in Safety-Sensitive Positions
4222 Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals
4251 Salary and Wage Guides
4251.1 Minimum Wage
4253 Overtime Pay/Compensatory Time Off
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4300 Management, Supervisory, and Confidential Personnel
4305 Teaching Assistant Principals
4312.1 Contracted Administrators
4313 Management/Supervisory/Confidential Service Days
4313.2 Promotion/Demotion/Reassignment
4314 Transfers
4315 Evaluation/Accountability
4315.1 Competence in Evaluation of Teachers
4317.3 Personnel Reduction
4318 Professional Administrative Standards
4331 Staff Development
4351 Management Compensation
4361 Leaves
4361.1 Personal Illness
4361.2 Absences and Leaves
4362 Vacations


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Article 5: Students

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Series 5000 Policies

5000 Concepts and Roles
5020 Parent Rights and Responsibilities


Student and Family Privacy Rights
5030 Student Wellness
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5111 Admission
5111.1 District Residency
5111.11 Residency of Students in Foster Care
5111.5 Language Immersion and International Baccalaureate Admissions
5112 Attendance/Absences and Excuses  (SARB)
5112.1 Exemptions and Exclusions from Attendance
5112.2 Open and Closed Campus
5112.3 Student Observance of Religious Holidays
5113 Work Permits
5116 School Attendance Boundaries
5117 Transfers
5117.1 Open Enrollment Act - Romero Bill Transfer
5118 Interdistrict Transfer Agreements
5119 School of Choice
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5120 Communication with Parents/Guardians
5121 Academic Honesty
5121.1 Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement
5122 Promotion/Acceleration/Retention
5123 Awards for Achievement
5124 Graduation Ceremonies Activities
5125.3 Challenging Student Records
5126 Seal of Biliteracy
5130 Student Records
5131 Noncustodial Parents
5131.1 Use of Individual Pupil Record Information for Academic Data Disaggregation
5132 Release of Directory Information
5133 Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts
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5140 Positive School Climate
5141 Conduct
5141.1 Bus Conduct
5141.2 Electronic Signaling Devices
5141.27 Food Allergies
5141.33 Head Lice
5142 Dress and Grooming
5143 Controlled Substances
5143.1 Tobacco
5143.2 Alcohol and Other Drugs
5143.3 Anabolic Steroids
5143.4 Voluntary Drug Testing
5144 Gangs
5145 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
5146 Campus Disturbances
5147 Dropout Prevention
5148 Child Care and Development
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5150 Discipline
5151 Student Responsibility/Liability for Property Damage, Theft, or Injury
5151.1 Vandalism Policy
5152 Expulsion, Suspension, Involuntary Transfers, Exclusions and Due Process
5152.1 Suspension and Expulsion Process: Individuals with Exceptional Needs
5152.2 Students Expelled from Other Districts
5153 Questioning and Apprehension
5154 Search and Seizure
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5160 Health Care and Emergencies
5160.1 Release of Special Education Pupils by Bus Driver
5161 Accidents
5162 Administering Medication
5163 Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
5164 Specialized Physical Health Services
5165 Health Examinations
5165.1 Immunization Requirements for School Entry
5165.2 Tuberculosis Testing
5165.3 Child Health Disability Prevention Program
5166 Automated External Defibrillators
5169 Free and Reduced Price Meals for Needy Pupils
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5171 Child Abuse Reporting Procedures
5171.1 Child Abuse Prevention
5172 At-Risk Students
5173 Suicide Prevention
5174 Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students
5175 Child Care
5175.1 Preschool Programs
5176 Safety
5176.1 Crossing Guards
5176.2 Bicycle Safety/Helmet Use
5177 Insurance
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5180 Nondiscrimination
5181 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Nondiscrimination for Students with Disabilities
5182 Identification of Individuals with Disabilities

Sexual Harassment (English)

Sexual Harassment (Spanish)

5184 Freedom of Speech/Expression: Publications Code
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Notifications Required by Law




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Article 6: Instruction

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Index Series 6000 Policies
6000 Concepts and Roles in Instruction
6020 Parent/Guardian Involvement
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6111 School Calendar
6114 Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan
6114.1 Fire Drills and Fires
6114.2 Bomb Threats
6114.3 Earthquake Emergency Procedure System
6115 Ceremonies and Observances
6116 Classroom Interruptions
6118 Weather-Related Schedules
6132 Drug Education
6134 Student Safety
6135 Curriculum Guides
6136 Challenging Instructional Topics and Practices
6137.3 Public Performances and Exhibitions
6138 School Improvement Program Guidelines
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6140 Establishment, Discontinuance, and Reporting of Instructional Programs
6141 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
6141.2 Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs
6141.3 Student Readiness and School Success
6141.4 Career Preparation
6141.5 Advanced Placement
6141.6 Multicultural Education
6142.1 Family Life/Sex Education
6142.2 AIDS Prevention Instruction
6142.3 Science Education
6142.4 Community Service
6142.5 Environmental Education
6142.6 Visual and Performing Arts Education
6142.7 Physical Education
6142.8 Foreign Language Instruction
6142.91 Reading/Language Arts Instruction
6142.92 Mathematics Instruction
6143 Courses of Study
6144 Controversial Issues
6145 Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities
6145.2 Interscholastic Competition
6145.21 Sportsmanship
6145.3 Publications
6145.5 Student Organizations and Equal Access
6145.6 International Exchange
6145.7 Class Parties
6146.1 High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency
6146.2 Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency
6146.3 Reciprocity on Standards of Proficiency/Graduation Requirements
6146.4 Differential Graduation Competency Standards for Individual with Exceptional Needs
6146.5 Elementary School Promotion/Standards of Proficiency
6146.6 Middle School Promotion/Standards Of Proficiency
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6151 Class Size
6153 School-Sponsored Trips
6154 Homework/Make-Up Work
6155 Challenging Courses by Examinations
6158 Independent Study
6159 Individualized Education Program
6159.1 Procedural Safeguards and Complaints
6159.2 Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education
6159.3 Appointment of Surrogate Parent
6159.4 Behavioral Interventions
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6161.1 Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
6161.2 Damaged or Lost Instructional Materials
6161.3 Disposition of Old and Obsolete Textbooks
6161.4 Toxic Art Supplies
6161.11 Supplementary Instructional Materials
6162.5 Student Assessment
6162.6 Use of Copyright Materials
6162.7 Use of Technology in Instruction
6162.52 High School Exit Examination
6162.54 Academic Integrity
6163 Audiovisual Materials
6163.1 Libraries
6163.2 Animals At School
6163.4 Computer Literacy
6163.5 Student Use of Technology and Internet Safety
6164 Curriculum Consultants
6164.2 Guidance Services
6164.4 Special Education for Individuals with Disabilities
6164.5 Student Study Teams
6166 Vehicle Repair in Auto Shops
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6170.1 Transitional Kindergarten
6171 Title I Programs
6172 Accelerated Academic Achievement Program (AAA)
6173 Advanced Academics and Critical Thinking
6174 Education for Students of Limited English Proficiency
6175 Education of Migrant Students
6176 Education of Homeless Children and Youth
6177 Summer School
6179 Supplemental Instruction
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6181 Alternative Schools
6182 Opportunity School/Class/Program
6183 Home and Hospital Instruction
6184 Continuation Education
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6190 Evaluation of the Instructional Program
6191 Criteria for Evaluation of Consolidated Programs
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6200 Adult Education


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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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