Board Policy Review December 2019

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Board Policy Review December 2019

The Board of Directors has approved First Reading of the following board polices at their regular meeting on November 25, 2019. If you would like to provide input regarding the new board policy, please complete the comment form and return to Jennifer Dalton, Superintendent's assistant, at the District Office. You can e-mail the form to jldalton@be.wednet.edu or mail the form to the District Office. The Board of Directors will consider Second Reading (formal approval) at their December regular meeting. When you click on the title of the policy it will open up the policy with markups.

1. No. 4210 (A) - Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises

The revisions eliminate exceptions that previously applied to employees and tenants. This means, for example, that employees and tenants will not be allowed to leave firearms in vehicles parked on district property. Further, the revisions add clarity to, and in some areas, add stricter requirements than state and federal criminal prohibitions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the First Reading of Amended Board Policy No. 4210 (A) - Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises.

2. No. 4215 – Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products, and Delivery Devices

WSSDA has revised this policy to reflect that the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products will rise from 18 years of age to 21, effective January 1, 2020.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first reading of amended Board No. 4215 – Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products, and Delivery Devices

3. No. 5404 – Family, Medical, and Maternity Leave (New Title)

WSSDA has revised this Essential policy to reflect additional paid family and medical benefits for workers. Starting in 2020, Washington will be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers. The program will be funded by premiums paid by both employees and many employers and will allow workers to take necessary time off when they welcome a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, or need to take care of an ill or ailing relative. As directed by the Legislature, premium payments began on January 1, 2019 and benefits can be taken starting January 1, 2020. Importantly, the program is administered by the Employment Security Department, not the district.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first reading of amended Policy No. 5404 – Family, Medical, and Maternity Leave (New Title)

4. No. 6112 – Rental or Lease of District Real Property

The revisions eliminate exceptions that previously applied to employees and tenants. This means, for example, that employees and tenants will not be allowed to leave firearms in vehicles parked on district property. Further, the revisions add clarity to, and in some areas, add stricter requirements than state and federal criminal prohibitions.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first reading of amended Board Policy No. 6112 – Rental or Lease of District Real Property