Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Difference Between Rules and Policies and Procedures

Every school has a set of school-wide rules that students are expected to follow. Many of these rules relate to safety and management issues. Rules are outlined in a school handbook. They are created by district and school personnel and are reviewed on a yearly basis.
Policies are set by the school board. Policies guide rules and procedures used in schools and classrooms.
Classroom procedures are created by classroom teachers. These specific procedures help the teacher or teaching team with organizational issues. They help keep the class under control and keep things moving in an orderly fashion.

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