The Program Placement Policy, C56.00, isn't particularly enforceable. It does, however, have two elements that can be enforced.
1) It requires the superintendent to make an annual report to the Board of program placement decisions. The District claims that this is that report. However, this report does not meet the requirements of the policy - not by a long shot. The policy requires:
On an annual basis, the Superintendent shall report program placement decisions to the School Board, including describing how the decisions work to achieve the above listed criteria.This report makes no reference whatsoever to how the decisions work to achieve the criteria that are supposed to guide program placement decisions.
The report is inadequate. The superintendent is in violation of the policy and the Board has a responsibility to demand compliance.
2) The Policy also requires that
the Superintendent shall establish administrative procedures that set forth the program placement process, including an annual review cycle, and distribute the same annually to the School Board, Principals, and Program Managers, and make them available to the community.There are no administrative procedures for program placement available. I can't find them anywhere on the District web site. In addition, I have been told that program placement was done differently this year than how it was done in previous years, which means that even if the old process was still posted online somewhere it is out of date.
The absence of current administrative procedures is a violation of the policy and the Board has a responsibility to demand compliance.
I have written to the Board about this, but have not received any response.