Policies & Regulations in Review

Currently in Review

Policy / Regulation
Summary of Recommended Changes / Review Date
FFA-AR: Memorials New Administrative Regulation

FFA-AR provides clarity and process for establishing permanent and temporary memorials on district property as well as requests for memorials at school sponsored events.
Initial Review Date: April 2022
FKA-AR: Guidelines for Volunteer Facility Improvement Projects Updated to include reference to FFA-AR: Memorials. Review process for projects has also been updated to match current district practices.
GBJ-BP: Weapons in Schools Updated language to align with KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited.
Initial Review Date: May 2022
GCAB-AP: Social Media Use & Expectations New Administrative Policy
GCAB-AP facilitates the effective use of social media to further the educational goals of the district while ensuring proper safeguards. This policy applies to Bend-La Pine students, employees, volunteers, contractors and other personnel acting in an official capacity on behalf of BLS.
Initial Review Date: May 2022
GP-3: Board Code of Conduct Addition of social media account responsibilities and suggested guidelines of use for Board members who choose to have social media account(s). Suggested language aligns with GCAB-AP.
Initial Review Date: May 2022
GP-5: Board Member Roles Clarification of chairperson term length as well as reference to ORS 332.040 for board election of officers.
Initial Review Date: May 2022
GP-6: Governance Process Updated time frame for board election of officers and alignment with GP-5. Clarification of guidelines and process for public to share feedback while in attendance at a public meeting of the board.
Initial Review Date: May 2022
IGBHAB-AR: Choice Options Schools and Programs

Updated to align with current Choice Option application practices.

IGBHAB-AR was presented in January 2022 and continues to be in review.

JC-AR: Attendance Areas & In-District Transfers

The Attendance Area Change Request (ACR) process and priority considerations have been updated to align with the request process that will be used for the 2022-23 school year. The guidance for the 2021-22 school year has been removed.

The regulation was presented at the January 11, 2022, Board meeting and due to the large amount of public feedback received, continues to be in review.

JC-AR was presented in January 2022 and continues to be in review.





Approved & Adopted

Policy / Regulation
Summary of Adopted Changes / Date of Adoption
ACB-BP: Every Student Belongs In February 2021, amendments to (OAR) 581-022-2312 were adopted, including changing the title to Every Student Belongs. In May 2021, the Oregon Legislature adopted House Bill 2697, which placed many of the same requirements into statute. Finally, in October 2021, the OAR was amended again to more closely align with the legislative action.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Adopted: 4/12/2022
ACB-AR: Bias Incident Complaint Procedure Defines process and response efforts of the district when bias incidents are reported as defined in OAR 581-022-2312.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
DLCA-AR: Staff Travel Updated per diem meal rates for employee travel.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
Executive Limitation 3: Treatment of Students, Parents/Guardians & The Public Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 4: Treatment of Staff Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 10: Financial Planning and Administration Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 12: Legally Required Policies Clarification on the review and adoption process for policy and regulations. Naming scheme updated to include Board Policy (BP), Administrative Policy (AP) and Administrative Regulation (AR).
Adopted: 12/14/2021
GBJ-BP: Weapons in Schools (Staff) Alignment with KGBB-BP and provisions set forth in SB 554 (2021). Renamed from Administrative Policy to Board Policy.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
GCDA/GDDA-AP: Criminal Records Check/Fingerprinting Updated language provides district discretion when determining to restrict volunteer status. Policy has also been renamed from a Board Policy (BP) to Administrative Policy (AP).
Adopted: 4/12/2022
GCDA/GDDA-AR: Criminal Records Check/Fingerprinting Updates have been made to align with current district practice and processes defined by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
Adopted: 4/12/2022
GP-6: Governance Process Updates include the process for prioritizing speakers for public comment during meetings, clarifying the time allotted for public comment during meetings, and majority voting requirement.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
IIA-AR: Instructional Materials Selection Alignment of process and practices currently taking place in Bend-La Pine Schools.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
IICA-AR: Field Trips and Special Activities Clarification that all out of state travel requests that are sponsored by the school or district must be approved by the Superintendent.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
IKA-AR: Grades and Credit Includes information about conditions for alternative credit learning experiences specific to the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
INB-AP: Studying Controversial Issues New policy to provide context and purpose for studying controversial issues. The corresponding INB-AR, reviews the detail and process of material selection.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
INB-AR: Studying Controversial Issues Process Clarification of the process used when studying controversial issues and selecting supplemental materials.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
JECAC-AR: Parental Custody Clarification that Bend-La Pine Schools may seek guidance from district legal counsel when dealing with parental custody issues and that the district requires a court order to be signed or stamped by a judicial official.
Adopted: 9/14/2021
JFCA-AR: Student Code of Dress Last revised in 2004, the recommended updates include more inclusive language and clarification of the goals and values Bend-La Pine Schools seeks to uphold in regards to student dress.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
JFCJ-BP: Weapons in Schools (Students) Alignment with KGBB-BP and provisions set forth in SB 554 (2021). Renamed from Administrative Policy to Board Policy.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KCA-AP: Volunteers in Schools Reviewed to ensure policy is in alignment with current district practice. Includes reference that volunteers in schools must follow newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KCA-AR: Volunteers/Criminal History Records Check Reviewed to ensure regulation is in alignment with current district practice. Updates include COVID-19 vaccination and/or exemption requirements that volunteers must provide per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance, as well as reference to newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited Senate Bill (SB) 554 (2021) allows districts to prohibit even those with concealed carry licenses from carrying firearms by adopting a policy and posting notice at entry points.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KK-AR: Visitors to District Facilities Updated language includes reference to newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited and provides district discretion when determining to restrict visitor access to district facilities.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KL-AR: Public Complaints Timeline and process for complaints made against a board member have been included.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KL-BP: Public Complaints Timeline and process for investigation and response when a complaint is made against a board member.
Adopted: 12/14/2021