CROOKSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL POLICY MEETING WILL REVIEW MINOR CHANGES TO POLICIES

The Crookston Public Schools Policy Review committee met on Friday to review minor language changes and tweaks to school policy suggested by the Minnesota School Board Association. Superintendent Jeremy Olson said the board also established a review cycle for all policies, which the district had previously been lacking. “First of all, we went through our review cycle,” said Olson. “The committee wanted to develop a review cycle that allowed us to review our policy every three years which is what we have to do according to policy and to review those policies that need to be reviewed every year.  Then we headed into the 300s and 400s, which are our policies on administration and staff.  Most of those were just reviewing minor language tweaks from the MSBA.”

Olson added that a major component to policy review is ensuring that the practice within the district meshes with the policy. “As we went through this a majority was just learning time,” said Olson.  “Obviously, policy gets very lengthy, so it was more or less reviewing the policy so that our policy and practice are together.  That was the major thrust of the meeting.”