Board Approves Four Policies

For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2020

Contact: Janson Silvers (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Board Approves Four Policies
The policies include Confidential Information, Focus on Students, Service Animals in Schools and Domestic and Workplace Violence

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved four new policies following a 30-day public comment period.

The policies are:

* 2125/7315 – Confidential Information<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2019%20Board%20Meetings/December%2017%202019/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%20Confidential%20Information.pdf> – This policy reiterates the importance of employees and board members maintaining confidentiality as required by law. It outlines steps to be taken if one needs to clarify whether something is confidential.

* 4000 – Focus on Students<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2019%20Board%20Meetings/December%2017%202019/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%20Focus%20on%20Students.pdf> – “Policy 4000 – Focus on Students” recognizes that providing students with the opportunity to receive a sound basic education is the primary goal of each school, the district and the board.

* 4202/5024/7272 – Service Animals in Schools<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2019%20Board%20Meetings/December%2017%202019/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%20Service%20Animals%20in%20Schools.pdf> – This policy defines service animals and governs the use of them on school property by students, employees and school visitors.

* 7273 – Domestic and Workplace Violence<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/234/2019%20Board%20Meetings/December%2017%202019/CONSENT%20Proposed%20Policies%20for%20First%20Reading%20-%20Domestic%20and%20Workplace%20Violence…> – “Policy 7273 – Domestic and Workplace Violence” encourages employees to make their supervisors aware in a timely manner of when a civil no-contact or domestic violence order has been issued. Supervisors will take reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of the information.

No public comments were received on any of the policies.

GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all policies.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 125 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<www.gcsnc.com>.

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