District Policies

Keene School District Policies Overview

The Keene School District is continually updating policies through its Policy Committee. The committee's web page contains information about committee membership, meeting agendas, minutes and contact information.

Keene School District policies are divided into twelve (12) thematic sections - A through L - which are listed below. To access a particular policy just click on the underlines section, which describes what policies are contained in that section. Once you have clicked on the section you will see all the policies that are listed individually in that section.

To read or download the policy, click on it. If you are unable to download a policy, please contact Cathy Dieter in the SAU 29 Superintendent's Office:

Cathy Dieter (603) 357-9002 ex.221 Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent


Section A contains policies on the District’s legal role in providing public education and the basic principles underlying School Board governance. These policies provide a setting for all of the School Board’s other policies and regulations.


Section B contains policies, on the School Board – how it appointed or elected: how it is organized; how it conducts meetings, and how the board operates. This section includes bylaws and policies establishing the board’s internal operating procedures.

Section C: General School Administration

Section C contains policies on school management, administrative organization, and school building and department administration – including the administrative aspect of special programs and system wide reforms such as school- or site-based management. It also houses personnel policies on the superintendent, senior administrators – (management team), and school principals. All phases of policy implementation – procedures or regulations – are properly referenced and found in the appendix.

Section D: Fiscal Management

Section D contains policies on school finances and the management of funds. Policies on the financing of school construction and renovation, however, are filed in Section F, Facilities Development.

Section E: Support Services

Section E contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on non-instructional services and programs, particularly those on business management such as safety, building and grounds management, office services, transportation, and food services.

Section F: Facilities, Planning and Development

Section F contains policies and regulations, on facility planning, financing, construction, and renovation.

Section G: Personnel

Section G contains policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent (policies on the school chief are located in Section C, General Administration). The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; and GD refers to support or classified staff.

Section H: Negotiations

Section H contains policies, on the process of negotiating with Bargaining units recognized by the School Board and authorized under state law

Section I: Instruction

Section I contains policies on the instructional program: basic curricular subjects, special programs, instructional resources, and academic achievement.

Section J: Students

Section J contains policies on students – admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

Section K: School, Community, Home Relations

Section K contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on parent and community involvement in schools. Except for policies concerning education agencies, statements on public sector relations with the school district are located in this section, too.

Section L: Education Agency Relations

Section L contains policies, regulations, and exhibits on the school district’s relationship with other education agencies – including other school systems, regional or service districts, private schools, colleges and universities, education research organizations, and state and national education agencies