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School Committee - Policy Manual


The Brookline School Committee is currently undertaking a comprehensive review and revision of the written policies contained in the Policy Manual of the Public Schools of Brookline. At present, there may be instances where district practice differs in some respects from existing written policy. In those instances, district practice shall ordinarily prevail. Should there be any conflict between existing written policy and state or federal law, the relevant law shall prevail.

The official version of Brookline's Policy Manual is maintained at the Office of the School Committee. In the event of a conflict between an electronic text and the official verison, the official version shall prevail.

If you have any questions concerning the accuracy of any existing written policy, please contact Robin Coyne, Executive Assistant to the School Committee, at 617-730-2430.

Public Comment and Proposed Drafts for School Policies Under Review

Frequently Requested Policies

Student Admissions (including Policy on Dwelling Units Intersected by the Town Line)

Assignment of Students to Schools

Bullying Prevention Policy

Flag Protocol and Pledge of Allegiance

Homework Guidelines

Kindergarten Entrance Age

Student Attendance

Student Grouping, Inclusion and Placement Practices

Use of Revenues from Non-Tax Sources (Individual Donations, Grants, Private & PTO Fundraising)

Policy Manual

A. Foundations And Basic Commitments
B. Board Governance And Operations
C. General School Administration
D. Fiscal Management
E. Support Services
F. Facilities Development
G. Personnel
H. Negotiations
I. Instruction
J. Students
K. School/Community Relations

NOTE: The dollar amounts in this manual will be reviewed and adjusted periodically for inflation. Any policy in the policy manual of the Public Schools of Brookline will be superseded by state law, where applicable.