Board Policies Under Review

  • The JPS Board of Trustees welcomes public comments regarding policy revisions. Please click on the policy name to review a policy. Comments may be emailed to the Board of Trustees or mailed to P.O. Box 2338, Jackson, MS 39225-2338.

    Process for Reviewing Policies

    The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees and administration will utilize the following process to review and revise our policies:

    1. Board members and staff may present policies for revision to the general counsel based on need, change in law, or a change in regulations.
    2. The general counsel notifies the board as suggested to-be-revised policies are received. The general counsel and the policy review committee will meet regularly to prioritize the policies recommended for revision based on urgency or other relevant factors. 
    3. Once received, the general counsel reviews the policy(ies) submitted for revision, examines the context for concern, suggests appropriate language to remedy the concern, and makes recommendations to the policy review committee for consideration. The review committee will make additional revisions, as necessary, prior to being placed on the board agenda.
    4. The general counsel will present the policy revisions to the board for information only.
    5. Once the full board has reviewed the recommended revisions, the general counsel will make additional revisions as directed by the board, if necessary. The revised policies will be posted on the board’s web page under the policy for review section. The policy revisions also will be sent out via email to district employees.
    6. At the next board meeting, the general counsel will share feedback received from across the district and community regarding the policies under consideration. The board will take the opportunity to revise the policy(ies) as necessary. Once revised, the general counsel will present the policies to the board for approval.
    7. Once approved by the board, the policies will be placed under the approved section of the board policies and emailed to district employees.
    8. For policies reviewed during the last school year, the full board will review those policies as changes are necessary, based on law or practices.

    NOTE: In a larger and more comprehensive effort to shift our policies from operational/administrative to governance, the board, superintendent, and general counsel will work with a consultant to review and revise policy language. The consultant will provide a timeline for completion of this project, though we expect it to last several months.

    Policies for Review

    Policies Submitted for Review Scheduled for Board Action
    GAAA–Personnel (PDF) 09/17/2019 TBD
    GAAI–Terms of Employment Classified Personnel (PDF) 09/17/2019 TBD
    BD–Policies of the Board of Trustees (PDF) 11/19/2019 12/17/2019



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Last Modified on November 21, 2019