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Oglala Sioux Tribe: Law and Order Code

Last amended: 1996; New Ordinances Received: 2002.

CHAPTER 26

EDUCATION CODE OF THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE



Purpose & Intent:

It is the purpose and intent of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to establish a Tribal Education Code as authorized under the authority of P.L. 95-561. To provide Oglala Sioux with "quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribe's needs..." and ensure the Tribes right to "fully exercise self-determination and control in planning, priority setting, development, management, operation, staffing and evaluation in All aspects of the education process".1

This CODE is designed to establish educational guidelines for use as minimum guides for educational standards for All school systems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation .

The research and development of this CODE began in 1979 with the establishment, by Council Resolution, of an Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Task Force. This Task Force identified and prioritized educational issues and concerns of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our staff continued to collect data through direct participation, on-going research, and consultation with educators of varying degrees.

"On January 4, 1975, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, was approved. In enacting this legislation, the Congress declared its commitment to maintain the Federal Government's continuing relation with and responsibility to Indian through establishment of a meaningful Indian self-determination policy. This was to permit an orderly transition from federal domination of programs for Indians to more effective and meaningful participation by Indians in planning, conducting, and administering programs and services provided by B IA."2

The Education Commission of the States Task Force statements on Indian education stated herein recognize the federal trust responsibility established by the Congress of the United States through treaties made with Indian nations, legislation and court decisions. These precedents emphasize Indian sovereignty, Indian self-determination, and full involvement of the Indian communities at the local, state and national level in the establishment of educational policy for Indian citizens."3

"The Education Commission of the States Task Force also recognizes that the states have the primary responsibility to educate all Indian children and adults while the federal and tribal responsibility is to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of Indian students and adults."3

"It is further recognized that a cooperative effort between all groups concerned, regarding policy making and funding, must be implemented to achieve the full intent of this report - improved education for Indian people."3

1 Title XI of P.L. 95-561, the Education Amendments Act of 1979, Management Concepts Inc. 1980.

2 Report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate 1980.

3 Education Commission of the States Final Project Report No. 140 1980.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PURPOSE & INTENT

PAGE NUMBER

Section I

Declaration of Policy

1

Section II

Administration

1

Section III

Governance

7

Section IV

Personnel

13

Section V

Education Programs

19

Section VI

Students

28

Section VII

Facilities

32

Section VIII

Support Programs

34

 

Bibliography

i

 

Acknowledgements

iii

 

VOL. II
Edited duly, 1983
2nd Printing

Section I. DECLARATION OF POLICY:

The Oglala Sioux Tribe finds that more adequate education is needed on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Therefore, pursuant to the policy of the State of South Dakota and the United States Government to ensure equal education opportunities to every individual the Oglala Sioux Tribal Code of Education shall be designed to:

1. Provide positive reinforcement of the self-image of students, and to recognize and enhance their cultural heritage.

2. Develop curricular programs designed to meet the needs of all students while providing opportunities for students to become proficient in the basic skills necessary to function in a non-Indian or Indian society.

3. Encourage development of teacher training; teacher certification and preparation and awareness to improve the delivery of educational services to students

Section II. ADMINISTRATION:

200.01 Tribal Education Philosophy;
The Oglala Sioux Tribe will adopt a written Education Philosophy stating the purpose and intent of the Education Department of the Tribe.

200.02 By-Laws and Constitution;
The preparation of a document which states the overall structure of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department.

200.03 Line of Authority;
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department line of authority chart.

200.04 Code of Ethics;
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will establish a Code of Ethics for its personnel regarding professional standards.

200.05 Personnel Policies and Procedures;
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will develop a Personnel Policies and Procedures handbook.

200.06 Fiscal and Accounting Process;
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will develop and implement a Fiscal and Accounting Process.

200.07 Grievance Procedure;
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will adopt Grievance Procedures to govern all administrative personnel.

200.08 Policy Development Process;
Manner and method in which proposed policy becomes an official policy by the Tribe.

200.09 Policy Review and Evaluation;
Manner and method in which the Code of Education is reviewed and evaluated for change or enforcement; programs and other sections of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Code of Education.

200.10 Personnel Evaluation;
Manner and method in which personnel are evaluated; administrators and other personnel.

200.11 Comprehensive Education Plan;
Document developed to identify specific goals in the development of education programs and services.

200.12 Management Process;
Process to be used by Administrative personnel to coordinate and implement activities needed to meet needs of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department.

200.13 Community Involvement;
Defined policies relevant to development, evaluation and assistance to education programs by community members.

200.14 Inservice Training;
Inservice training program for administrative staff development .

200.15 Employment Contracts;
Policy governing issuance, renewal, non-renewal, salary rates and contract timelines for administrative personnel.

200.16 Disaster Plan;
Processes and procedures followed in the event of a disaster.

200.17 Department Policy Manual;
Developed by the Agency and Local School Board containing a total listing of policies for local school boards and school systems .

200.18 Accreditation;
Establishes structure for the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department to receive accrediting authority.

Section II. TRIBAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

200.0l STANDARD

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will formulate and document a written Educational Philosophy which states the overall purpose and mission of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department in their development and implementation of educational programs for Indian students on the reservation.

(a) The Philosophy will indicate the significance of education for youth.

(b) The Philosophy will indicate the expected educational outcome for students attending any school system on the reservation.

(c) The Philosophy will indicate those resources which will be provided by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department and school boards for the development and implementation of the educational programs for all school systems on the reservation.

(d) The Philosophy will indicate the significance of Tribal policy in terms of "Tribal Sovereignty" and the jurisdiction over school systems within the reservation.

Section II. BY-LAWS AND CONSTITUTION

200.02 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will adopt a By-Laws and Constitution which states the overall structure and authorities of the department, in accordance with the Oglala Sioux Tribe ordinances governing By-Laws and Constitution documents, and subject to restriction or limitations as imposed by the Constitution of the Oglala Sioux Tribe or the Constitution of the United States Government.

Section II. LINE OF AUTHORITY

200.03 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal. Education Department will establish and document a line of authority chart for purposes of identifying overall organizational responsibilities for communication, problem- solving, policy development and decision making.

Section II. CODE OF ETHICS

200.04 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will establish a Code of Ethics for personnel employed in the department, with such Code of Ethics to be viewed as policy in the performance of personnel duties within the department. This Code will provide expectations as to: support of co-workers, support of the Tribe, obligations to the community, obligations to the student, obligations to co- workers and obligations to the Education Department.

200.04-1 STANDARDS:
Professional Code of Ethics as outlined in the school policies manual should be followed. Policy for handling any type of deviance from that Code established as a breech of professional conduct shall be documented in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department Policies and Procedures Handbook. (200.05)

Section II PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

200.05 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve and disseminate a Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook to all personnel providing a function within the department as an employee, with such document to provide personnel information on established processes and procedures for effective management of the department and expectations of personnel in the performance of their duties.

Section II FISCAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCESS

200.06 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will develop, and implement a fiscal accounting process to meet the fiscal and accountability expectations of the department and any funding agencies . The fiscal and accounting processes established by the department will be in accordance with existing Tribal, State and Federal regulations and ordinances concerning fiscal accountability. Certification of fiscal and accounting process for the department by a licensed accounting agency, will be disseminated to the appropriate agencies .

Section II GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

200.07 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve personnel grievance procedures to govern personnel under the department.

Section II POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

200.08 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve and implement a policy development process for the development and approval of any policy created for the department .

Section II POLICY REVIEW AND EVALUATION

200.09 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will implement a program evaluation and review process for all department programs and schools . The programs and schools will be reviewed and evaluated a minimum of twice during the year with administrators to make changes or recommendations of enforcement.

Section II PERSONNEL EVALUATION

200.10 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve and implement a personnel evaluation process for all department employees within their department, with support personnel being evaluated a minimum of twice during the program year . Administrators being evaluated a minimum of once during the year, and other personnel to be evaluated a minimum of twice annually.

Section II COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PLAN

200.11 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve a Comprehensive Educational Plan for the department, to be reviewed, revised and evaluated annually, with such plan indicating measurable short-term and long-range goals and activities designed to provide development in (1) leadership (2) Community involvement (3) School climate (4) Staff morale (5) Curriculum Development and (6) Structure.

Section II. MANAGEMENT PROCESS

200.12 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will define a management process which will be functional within the department. The management process will identify duties and roles of administrative personnel.


Section II. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

200.13 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will review policies relating to (1) use of local resources in the schools (2) use of local facilities by the community (3) role of the community in the evaluation of the educational program (4) involvement of the local community in the development policy, programs and activities of the local schools (5) School and Community activities (6) local committees established by the department to provide input on activities and (7) other community involvement policies as determined by the schools and the community.

Section II. INSERVICE TRAINING

200.14 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will provide for an inservice training program for staff each year, with a minimum of (2) days during the regular term annually to be utilized for the purposes of staff development and inservice training. The department will implement a process that will allow staff input in determining inservice annually; the department will allocate funding annually for the delivery of inservice training from available funding.

Section II. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

200.15 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will develop, approve and enforce policy governing the issuance, renewal, non-renewal, termination, salary rates and contract timelines for Administrative, Support and other position contracts for all personnel positions in the department; the department will develop contract formats to be utilized for all personnel positions in the department; original copies of contracts to be given to individual employees.

Section II. DISASTER PLAN

200.16 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve a Disaster Plan for the Education Department building to all staff at the beginning of each year; emergency exit processes and pathways will be posted in each office and other facility areas of the building.

Section II. DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUAL

200.17 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will approve a department Policy Manual which shall incorporate all fiscal, educational, support service, personnel, facility, transportation, student and other policies provided for within the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department.

Section II. ACCREDITATION

200.18 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department shall utilize structural, administrative, program, personnel, and other departmental element recommendations and processes required by North Central or other identified nationally-recognized accrediting agency standards to insure continued Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department evaluation and development, and to receive recognition as the official accrediting agency for school systems on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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Section III. GOVERNANCE:

300.01 School Philosophy;
The local school board will formulate and document a written School Philosophy which states the overall purpose of the school system.

300.02 By-Laws and Constitution;
Document prepared by the local school system which states the overall structure for the governing body.

300.03 Line of Authority;
The school board will develop a document line of authority chart.

300.04 Code of Ethics;
The local school board will establish a Code of Ethics to provide professional standards for all personnel.

300.05 Personnel Policies and Procedures;
The local school board will develop a Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook.

300.06 Students Rights and Responsibilities;
The local school board will develop, document and implement a fiscal and accounting process.

300.07 Fiscal and Accounting Process;
Local school board will develop, document and implement a fiscal and accounting process.

300.08 School Day;
Local school board will establish and disseminate information on the school day.

300.09 School Calendar;
Local school board will develop and disseminate a School Calendar by March of the preceding school term.

300.10 Grievance Procedures;
Local school board will establish Grievance Procedures to govern all personnel.

300.11 Policy Development Process;
Manner and method in which proposed policy becomes an official policy.

300.12 Personnel Evaluation;
Manner. and method in which personnel are evaluated - instructional, administrators and other personnel.

300.13 Comprehensive Educational Plan;
Document developed to identify specific goals in the development of educational services.

300.14 Management Process;
Process to be used by school personnel to coordinate and implement activities needed to meet needs of students.

300.15 Community Involvement;
Defined policies relevant to development, valuation and assistance to educational programs by community members.

300.16 Parent Advisory Council;
Local school board will establish policies and procedures to allow parental input.

300.17 Inservice Training;
Inservice training program for staff development.

300.18 Staff Orientation;
Minimum of (2) day pre-service orientation for all staff immediately preceding each school year.

300.19 Employment Contracts;
Policy governing the issuance, renewal, non-renewal, salary rates and contract timelines for all personnel.

300.20 Disaster Plan;
Processes and procedures followed in the event of a disaster.

300.21 School Board Policy Manual;
Developed by the local school board containing a total listing of policies for the local school system.

Section III. SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

300.01 STANDARD:
The local school board will formulate and document a written School Philosophy which states the overall purpose and mission of the school system in their development and implementation of a local educational program for students in the school system.

(a) The School Philosophy will indicate the significance of education for youth.

(b) The School Philosophy will indicate the expected educational outcome for students .attending that school system.

(c) The School Philosophy will indicate those resources which will be provided by the School Board and the school system for the development and implementation of the educational program for that school system.

Section III. BY-LAWS AND CONSTITUTION

300.02 STANDARD:
The local school board will adopt a By-Laws and/or Constitution which states the overall structure and authorities of the local school board, in accordance with Oglala Sioux Tribal ordinances governing By-Laws and/or Constitution documents, and subject to restriction or limitations as imposed by the Constitution of the Oglala Sioux Tribe or the Constitution of the United States.

Section III. LINE OF AUTHORITY

300.03 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish and document a Line of Authority chart for purposes of identifying overall organizational responsibilities.

Section III. CODE OF ETHICS

300.04 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish a Code of Ethics for personnel employed in the school system, with such Code of Ethics to be viewed as policy in the performance of personnel duties within the school system; this Code of Ethics will provide expectations as to: Support of Co-Workers, Support of Students, Obligations to the community, Obligations to students, Obligations to co-workers and Obligations to the school system.

300.04-1 STANDARD:
South Dakota Codified Laws Professional Practices and Standards Commission Code of Ethics should be followed, and viewed by the local school system as policy in the performance of professional services.

Section III. PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES HANDBOOK

300.05 STANDARD:
The local school board will document and disseminate a Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook to all personnel providing a function within the school system as an employee, with such document to provide personnel information on established processes and procedures for effective management of the school system, and expectations of personnel in the performance of their duties.

Section III. STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES HANDBOOK

300.06 STANDARD:
The local school board will direct development and disseminate a local school system Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for students which meets existing federal requirements.

300.06-1 STANDARD:
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will review policies developed by the school board. (Reference 500.02-1)

Section III. FISCAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCESS

300.07 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop, document and implement a fiscal and accounting process to meet the fiscal accountability expectations of the school system, funding agencies and other resources.

300.07-1 STANDARD:
The local school system shall conduct an annual audit of all funds acquired by the local school system during each fiscal term as established by the local school system, with certified reporting of audit results to be submitted to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department following review by the local school system (to be submitted within 90 days following the end of the identified fiscal term).

Section III. SCHOOL DAY

300.08 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish and disseminate information on the school day as designated by the local school system, with each school day consisting of a minimum of five and one-half hours exclusive of intermissions for a 175-day calendar, or as required by regulations.

Section III. SCHOOL CALENDAR

300.09 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop and disseminate a proposed School Calendar by March of the preceding school term for the ensuing school term, with such calendar indicating days in session, days of legal discontinuance, and other appropriate information, with the length~of the total school term, excluding days of legal discontinuance, providing for a minimum of 175 days in session for student instruction for a 5-day/week schedule, or 962.5 total hours for student instruction.

300.09-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will declare days of legal discontinuance.

300.09-2 STANDARD:
School shall be discontinued on the following days in the event that the day occurs on a regular school day; Memorial Day, July 4, December 25, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving, New Years Day, SDIEA and SDEA.

Section III. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

300.10 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish personnel grievance procedures based on due process and in accordance with regulations established by school boards and reviewed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Education Department.

300.10-1 STANDARD:
Grievance procedures shall follow the following pattern;

Informal; Handled by immediate supervisor.

Formal; Filed in writing through established line authority of local system.

Section III. POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

300.11 STANDARD:
The local school board will direct the development and implementation of school policy and approval of any school system, in accordance with Tribal, State or Federal regulations.

Section III. PERSONNEL EVALUATION

300.12 STANDARD:
The local board will develop and disseminate a personnel evaluation process for all school employees within their school system, with instructional personnel being evaluated a minimum of twice during the regular school term, administrators being evaluated a minimum of once during the regular school term, and other personnel to be evaluated a minimum of twice annually; the local school board will develop and disseminate to personnel a philosophy and process for evaluation of all personnel in the school system.

Section III. COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PLAN

300.13 STANDARD:
The local school board will direct the development of a Comprehensive Educational Plan for their school system, to be reviewed, revised and evaluated annually, with such plan to include measurable short-term and long-range goals and activities designed to provide development in (1) Leadership (2) Community Involvement (3) School Climate (4) Staff Morale (5) Curriculum Development (6) Structure and (7) Student Achievement.

Section III. MANAGEMENT PROCESS

300.14 STANDARD:
The local school board will define a management process which will be functional within their school system. The management process will identify duties and roles of administrative personnel.

Section III. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

300.15 STANDARD:
The local school board will direct the development and disseminate policies relating to (1) use of local resources in the classroom (2) use of school facilities by the community (3) role of the community in the evaluation of the educational program (4) involvement of the local community in the development of policy, programs and activities of the local school system (5) school and community sponsored activities {6) local committees established by the school board to provide input on activities and (7) other community involvement policies as determined by the local school board and the community.

Section III. PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

300.16 STANDARD:
Local school boards may establish parent advisory councils to effectively express their views and participate in the school system.

Section III. IN-SERVICE TRAINING

300.17 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for an in-service training program for school staff each year, with a minimum of (2) days during the regular school term each year to be utilized for the purposes of staff development and in-service training. The local school board will implement a process that will allow staff input in determining in-service annually; the local school board will allocate funding annually for the delivery of in-service training from available funding.

Section III. STAFF ORIENTATION

300.18 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for a minimum of a 2-day preservice orientation for all new staff immediately preceding the beginning of each school term, with such orientation to provide staff with information on policies, procedures, expectations, roles, resources, processes and other appropriate information activities.

Section III. CONTRACTS/EXTRA-DUTY CONTRACTS

300.19 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop, disseminate and enforce policy governing the issuance, renewal, non-renewal, termination, salary rates and contract timelines for Administrative, Teacher and other personnel position contracts for all personnel positions in the local school system.

300.19-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish policies for extra-duty contracts for personnel. Such contracts shall list roles, duties and responsibilities.

Section III. DISASTER PLAN

300.20 STANDARD:
The local school board will direct development and disseminate a Disaster Plan for their school building to all staff at the beginning of each school term; emergency exit and pathways will be posted in each office, classroom and other areas of the school; fire drills will be conducted monthly under the supervision of and evaluation by the school Administrator, with a written report of each practice drill being submitted to the local school board.

Section III. SCHOOL BOARD POLICY MANUAL

300.21 STANDARD:
The local school board shall direct the development and disseminate a School Board Policy Manual which shall incorporate all fiscal, educational, support service, personnel, facility, transportation, student and other policies provided for within the school system.

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Section IV. PERSONNEL:

400.01 Administration
School administrative personnel will be required to possess certificates and professional endorsements as required by Tribal and State Law.

400.02 Teacher Certification
Local school board will employ education personnel certified by Tribal and State Law.

400.03 Limited Endorsements
Local school board shall request limited endorsement certificates.

400.04 Personnel Selection Process
Process in which the local school board provides for selection of employees.

400.05 Personnel Job Descriptions
Job descriptions and review procedures.

400.06 Personnel Records
Records must be maintained on all employees employed by the local school system.


400.07 Physical Examination
All personnel will be required to participate in a physical examination at the time of employment.

400.08 Supervision
Policies regarding personnel supervision of students.

Section IV. ADMINISTRATION

400.01 STANDARD:
The local school board shall select those administrative personnel required to provide effective direction for school staff and consistent administration of school board policies.

Administrative personnel shall meet professional qualification and endorsement requirements as established by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department for identified administrative positions as listed in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Code prior to selection by the local school board.

400.01-1 STANDARD: Superintendent:
The Superintendent endorsement will require;

(a) Elementary or Secondary Teacher Certificate.

(b) minimum of (2) years teaching experience at the elementary level, with appropriate level of teaching endorsement, with an additional (1) year of experience in working in an elementary or secondary school.

(c) completion of an approved program for Superintendents at a college. (Advanced Professional Degree - Education)

400.01-2 STANDARD: Elementary Principal:

The endorsement as Elementary Principal will require;

(a) Junior High School Teacher endorsement.

(b) minimum of (2) years teaching experience in an elementary or Secondary Teacher Certificate.

(c) completion of an approved Elementary Principal or Secondary Principal program through an approved college with a minimum of a Master's Degree completed.

400.01-3 STANDARD: Junior High/Senior High School Principal:

The endorsement as Junior High/High School Principal will require;

(a) Senior High/High School Teacher Endorsement.

(b) minimum of (2) years teaching experience in a Junior High or Senior High School, with an approved Secondary Teacher Certificate.

(c) completion of an .approved Secondary Principal program through an approved college, with a minimum of a Master's Degree completed.

400.01-4 STANDARD: Assistant Principal:

Persons assigned as an Assistant Principal shall meet those endorsement requirements as prescribed for the Principal to the grade level assigned as Assistant Principal.

Section IV. TEACHER CERTIFICATION

400.02 STANDARD:

The local school board will employ education personnel who meet certification requirements of Tribal and State Law and those additional requirements of the local school board.

Instructional staff will be assigned to areas of responsibility in which they hold a major or minor degree.

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department will review teacher qualifications and certificates for teaching.

The local school board will require the acquisition of special skills certification for instructional staff in areas of Lakota culture.

The local school board will employ coaching personnel meeting certification requirements of Tribal and State Law.

The local school board will employ teachers who have a minimum of (3) semester hours of credit in Lakota Language or Lakota Culture. This requirement may be waived upon verification of enrollment in a Lakota Language or Lakota Culture course.

Teachers must participate in Lakota Language or Lakota Culture courses on an annual basis until a minimum of (9) credit hours is acquired, with a minimum completion of (3) hours annually.

400.02-1 STANDARD: Pre-school Teacher:
Headstart and other Pre-School Program teachers will be issued a Pre-School Teacher Certificate upon submission of an application for certification, and upon completion of the following minimum requirements:

(a) Associate of Arts Degree in a field directly relating to teaching and instruction.

(b) Verification of enrollment in continuing education, with a minimum expectation of (9) credit hours of college course work.

The Pre-School Teacher Certificate shall be valid for a period of two years, with renewal of the certificate endorsement to be authorized upon verification of a minimum of (18) credit hours of college course work having direct application to teaching and instruction, or requirements for a B.S. Education program.

This requirement may be waived upon verification of enrollment in an approved Associate of Art program. A minimum of (6) credit hours of study must be completed per regular session.

400.02-2 STANDARD: Elementary Teacher:
The Elementary Teacher Certificate will be authorized and issued to those individuals having completed the following minimum requirements:

(a) Bachelor of Science in Education degree from an approved teacher preparation institution, with specific course work in Educational Psychology, Methods (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Reading), Music, Art, Speech, Arts and Crafts, Composition, Physical Science, Biological Science, American History, Indian Studies and Physical Ed.

(b) Completion of a minimum of (9) hours in Bilingual or Bicultural Education, with such requirements waived on verification of enrollment in a minimum of (6) credit hours during that time of which the certificate is valid.

(c) The Elementary Teacher Certificate will be issued for a period of 5 years, with renewal of the certificate based on meeting those expectations as listed in (b) if not previously completed, and completion of a minimum of (9) credit hours of college course work applicable to elementary education, or other degree program.

The Elementary Teacher Certificate endorsement will authorize the individual to provide instruction at the K-9 grade levels.

400.02-3 STANDARD: Junior High School Teacher:
Persons assigned as a Junior High Teacher shall meet those endorsements and educational requirements of either the Elementary teacher or Senior High teacher, providing that the structure of the Junior High includes either grades 7-8, or grades 6-8 or 7-9 in a formally-organized middle school.

400.02-4 STANDARD: Senior High School Teacher:
The Senior High School Teacher Certificate will be authorized and issued to those individuals having completed the following minimum requirements:

(a) Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree from an approved teacher preparation institution.

(b) Assignment of endorsement and identification of approved teaching areas will be based upon the following:

1. Teacher will be allowed to teach in undergraduate major field of study, providing a minimum preparation of (30) hours of coursework completed in the major field of study in verified on the undergraduate transcript.

2. Teacher will be allowed to teach in undergraduate minor field of study, provided that a minimum of (20) hours of coursework completed in the minor field of study is verified on the undergraduate transcript.

(c) Completion of a minimum of (9) hours in Bilingual of Bicultural Education, with such requirement waived upon verification of enrollment in a minimum of (6) credit hours of such coursework during the first school term for which the certificate has been issued.

(d) B.S. Degree program to include Secondary methods, Educational Psychology, Reading in the Secondary School, Indian-Studies (3), Education electives (6).

400.02-5 STANDARD: Substitute Teacher:
Authority to function as a Substitute Teacher will be granted to those individuals functioning as a substitute teacher in the absence of the regular teacher, with such certificate being valid for (30) substitute days, upon application and verification of the following:

(a) minimum of a high school diploma or GED certificate.

(b) completion of application form for Authority to function as a Substitute Teacher, and submission to the certification department.

Applicants issued any Substitute Teacher certificate following the initial (30) day application, must re-submit an application form for re-certification, and verification of:

(a) completion of a minimum of (6) credit hours of college coursework, or enrollment in courses at the time of application.

(b) no certification will be granted re-issuance should item (a) not be completed.

400.02-6 STANDARD: Special Education Teacher:
The Special Education Teacher endorsement will require; (a) minimum of a B.S. degree in elementary or secondary education.

(b) endorsement as either an elementary or secondary teacher.

(c) completion of an approved program in one or more areas of Special Education at a college.

400.02-7 STANDARD: Counselor: The Counselor endorsement shall require:

(a) minimum of B.S. degree in elementary or secondary education.

(b) Elementary, Junior High, or Senior High School certificate.

(c) completion of an approved Counselor preparation program at a college, with a minimum of a Master's Degree in Counseling completed.

400.02-8 STANDARD: Athletic Coach:
The Athletic Coach endorsement for any coaching activity K-12 will require:

(a) minimum of B.S. Elementary or Secondary Education degree.

(b) minimum undergraduate preparation of (18) hours in P.E. related coursework, to include: methods of coaching, First Aid and Injury .pa

Prevention, Anatomy and Kinesiology, Physical Conditioning, and specific methods course in activity to be coached.

400.02-9 STANDARD: School Nurse:
The School Nurse endorsement shall require licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

400.02-10 STANDARD: Teacher Aide Certificate:
Teacher Aide certificate will be applied for and authorized on an annual basis, with the following minimum requirements:

(a) completion of a minimum of (30) credit hours of college coursework.

(b) Advanced Teacher Aid Certificate will be authorized for issuance to those individuals having successfully completed an A.A. Degree through a recognized post-secondary institution.

Teacher Aide certification renewal will be applied for an authorized on an annual basis, with the following minimum requirements:

(a) verification of completion of a minimum of (12) credit hours of college coursework applicable to developing. effectiveness as a classroom aide since the most recent application for Teacher Aid Certification.

Temporary Teacher Aide certification will be applied for authorized upon meeting the following minimum requirements:

(a) completion of a minimum of (20) credit hours of college coursework, with enrollment in a minimum of (6) credit hours of college coursework during that time in which the Temporary certification is valid.

(b) Temporary certificates will be authorized for 6 months, with renewal dependent upon completion of courses participated in during the temporary certification term.

Section IV. LIMITED ENDORSEMENTS

400.03 STANDARD:
Limited endorsements shall be issued to educational personnel for a period of (1) year, upon request from the local school board, with such request requiring a minimum of:

(a) the person for whom the request is submitted will verify enrollment in a minimum of (9) credit hours of college coursework to be completed prior to the issuance of any additional limited endorsement, and with such coursework to apply directly to the position in which the person will be functioning in the school system.

Limited certificates will be issued only to those individuals needing elementary or secondary endorsements.

The local school board will verify in their respect for limited endorsement for an individual an attempt to acquire personnel meeting certification requirements for each position.

Section IV. PERSONNEL SELECTION PROCESSES

400.04 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop and implement a personnel selection process designed to acquire qualified personnel for employment within the school system.

Section IV. PERSONNEL JOB DESCRIPTIONS

400.05 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the development and dissemination of job descriptions for all personnel. The job description will be reviewed with employees at the time of employment.

Section IV. PERSONNEL RECORDS

400.06 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for a personnel records system for all employed by the school system. Policies governing access to and use of information contained in personnel folders will be developed to ensure confidentiality of all personnel records.

Section IV. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

400.07 STANDARD:
The local school board will require all personnel in the school system to participate in annual Tuberculin testing. All personnel will be required to take a physical examination annually prior to the beginning of the school term.

Section IV. SUPERVISION

400.08 STANDARD:

The school board or designated administrative personnel will develop policies regarding the duties and responsibilities of personnel providing supervision of student in on-campus and extracurricular activities. The school board or designated administrative personnel will provide an orientation as to the duties and responsibilities of those personnel providing supervision for students. '

OGLALA SIOUX TRIBAL CODE OF EDUCATION
FY 83
SECTION V

Section V. EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

500.01 Pre-School;
Bre-School program requirements for those student not eligible to participate in the KG course of study due to age entry requirements of KG.

500.02 Elementary Education Program;

Elementary curriculum.

500.03 Junior high/Middle School;
Educational programs for grades 7-8, or for grades 7-9 in a formally organized middle school.

500.04 Secondary Nigh School;
Educational program requirements for those students grades 9-12.

500.05 Special Education;
The local school board will develop special education programs which assess and insure the effectiveness of efforts to educate special education children.

500.06 Gifted and Talented Programs;
The local school board will identify and promote programs for the gifted and talented children.

500.07 Counseling Resources;
The local school board will develop a counseling program for students.

500.08 Student Evaluation;
The local school board will approve an evaluation process for student performance.

500.09 Compulsory School Attendance;
Criteria for student school attendance.

500.10 Enrollment;
Criteria fop enrollment into school.

500.11 Attendance Area;
The local school board shall establish attendance boundaries.

500.12 Unit of Credit;

500.13 Graduation Requirements;

500.14 Transfer Students;
Student transfers into a school system.

500.15 Education Support Programs;
Programs in addition to basic education programs.

500.16 Health Program;

500.17 Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program;

500.18 Free Enterprise;
Program to provide students with an increased awareness of private, commercial business and job market skills.

500.19 Curriculum Development;
Local school board will provide for identifying development, implementation and monitoring.

500.20 Library/Media Resources;
Local school board will provide for the development of a Library/Media Resource program in accordance with State and other accrediting agencies.

500.21 Instructors Area of Preparation;
Instructors must meet certification requirements of the State.

500.22 Career Awareness/Career Education;
Local school' board will provide for the implementation of Career Education/Career Awareness programs.

500.23 Pupil-Teacher Ratio;

Section V. PRE-SCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

500.01 STANDARD:

The Pre-School programs will meet all requirements established by Tribal legislation and Federal legislation as published in the Headstart Program Standards (re-printed in 1979 by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare), or as revised by future legislation and publication of standards.

500.01-1 STANDARD:
The Pre-School program hall provide children with a learning environment which will enhance development socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and level of development.

Section V. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

500.02 STANDARD:
Each elementary program will have a written curriculum in scope and sequence in all learning areas.

500.02-1 STANDARD:

Schools shall incorporate the following learning areas into their Elementary Education Program:

(a) Communication/Language Arts, reading, speaking, writing, listening, spelling, Lakota Language.

(b) Mathematics, numbers, numeration, number facts, arithmetic higher level functions, applications to problem solving, symbols and symbol literacy, language and logic.

(c) Science, life, physical, earth.

(d) Social Science, geography, history, citizenship, Tribal Government.

(e) Fine Arts, Music, art, creative dramatics, Lakota Culture.

(f) Applied Arts, crafts career awareness, consumer education.

(g) Physical Education/Health.

NOTE: ORDINANCE establishing a five (5) day school week for all elementary and secondary schools operating within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and

FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall be come effective immediately.

HISTORY: Ordinance 93-04.

Section V. JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

500.03 STANDARD:

Each Junior High/Middle School program will have a written curriculum in scope and `sequence in all learning areas.

500.03-1 STANDARD:

Schools will admit students throughout the year providing all necessary documents for grade level are in order and parent consent is provided.

(a) Necessary counseling for students with specific problems must be arranged between appropriate school officials before final acceptance. (i.e. Student Responsibilities)

500.03-2 STANDARD:
Each school shall have a written daily class schedule.

500.03-3 STANDARD:
Pupil-Teacher ratio shall not exceed those guidelines as set forth in this CODE. (SECTION V. 500.23)

500.03-4 STANDARD:
Each school shall, in consultation with administrators, develop a Lakota culture program to be integrated in each grade consistent with Oglala Sioux Tribal Education Department Guidelines.

500.03-5 STANDARD:
Schools shall incorporate the following learning areas into their Junior High curriculum:

(a) Communications/Language Arts
(b) Mathematics
(c) Sciences
(d) Social Science (including Tribal Government)
(e) Fine Arts
(f) Applied Arts
(g) Physical Education/Health
(h) Specialized courses
(i) Student activities
(j) Computer Science

500.03-6 STANDARD:
Schools must have certified counselors to work with Junior High students.

Section V. SECONDARY/SENIOR HIGH

500.04 STANDARD:
The local school board shall approve a curricular program suitable to meet the needs, goals, abilities and interests of 9-12 students.

500.04-1 STANDARD:
The local 9-12 educational program shall meet the requirements of the accrediting agency as set forth by this CODE.

500.04-2 STANDARD:
The Secondary/Senior High program will consist of a minimum of (18) units credit for graduation, with completion of the following courses of study by students (unit credit defined as minimum of 200 minutes/week for one academic year of study for each course):

(a)

English/Language Arts

3 units

(b)

Math

2 units

{c)

Science (including Biology)

2 units

(d)

Social Science(including Tribal Government)

3 units

(e)

Lakota Studies (including Language)

2 units

(f)

Physical Education

2 units

(g)

Computer Science

1/2 unit

(h)

Other (electives)

3 1/2 units

500.04-3 STANDARD:
Secondary teachers will meet minimum preparation requirements as prescribed in the CODE. (Section IX)

500.04-4 STANDARD:
The Secondary/Senior High program will provide for a process designed to assist students in identifying vocational, career and educational goals.

Section V. SPECIAL EDUCATION

500.05 STANDARD:
Local school boards shall approve Special Education programs for children of 0-21 years of age. These programs will be in keeping with P.L. 94-142 and other applicable regulations.

500.05-1 STANDARD:
Local Education programs developed will provide services for those assessed as having deaf, deaf blind, hard of hearing, orthopedically handicapped, other health impaired, seriously emotionally disturbed, specific learning disable, speech impaired, visually handicapped, mentally retardation or other learning difficulties.

Section V. GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS

500-06 STANDARD:
Gifted and Talented programs developed shall provide differentiated educational services beyond those normally provided by the regular school system. Counselors will identify such students by testing and consultation with teachers.

Section V. COUNSELING RESOURCES

500-07 STANDARD:
The local school board will employ a minimum of (1) Counselor for grade K-8 students and (1) Counselor for grade 9-12 students, for each (150) maximum students at each of the listed grade levels.

500-07-1 STANDARD:
Counseling personnel will be required to meet qualifications and preparation as prescribed by the CODE, inclusive of Lakota language and Lakota Culture academic preparation as prescribed by teaching personnel.

500.07-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve a counseling program for students in the school system designed to accommodate individual and group counseling, supportive training, specialized training, awareness activities, career awareness, problem solving and other needs of students.

Section V. STUDENT EVALUATION

500.08 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve a student evaluation program designed to provide for an effective evaluation of student performance and self-concept, with such process to include:

(a) Standardized Testing
(b) System-developed Testing (to reflect system curriculum)
(c) Other (as identified by the local school system)

500.08-1 STANDARD:

The local school board will approve an identified process of reporting and recording student progress to students and parents on a minimum of a quarterly basis.

Section V. SCHOOL AGE/COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

500.09 STANDARD:

Students are required to be enrolled in school upon the age of 6 years, providing that the age of 6 years is reached by September 1, of the ensuing school term. Students shall be enrolled in school until successful completion of a 12th grade course of study, or until reaching the age of 18 years.

500.09-1 STANDARD:
KG students shall attain the age of 5 years by September 1, of the current school term prior to enrollment in a KG program; Grade one students shall attain the age of 6 years by September 1, of the current school term prior to enrollment in primary school (grade one).

500.09-2 STANDARD:
Students must adhere to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Compulsory Attendance Ordinance. Students may not miss more than (3) days without school system follow-up, consultation and counseling.

Section V. ENROLLMENT

500.10 STANDARD:
Health requirements shall be the same for all grades and shall comply with Tribal and State Law. All entering students must have immunizations for contagious diseases completed prior to enrollment.

500.10-1 STANDARD:
Schools will admit students providing all necessary documents for grade level are in order and parent consent is provided, in accordance to local school policy.

Section V. ATTENDANCE AREA

500.11 STANDARD:
The local school board shall establish legal boundaries of attendance and enrollment in the school system, and disseminate such boundaries to residents of the attendance area.

500.11-1 STANDARD:
The local school administrators will disseminate information to students, parents and personnel concerning the legal boundaries of the school campus, specifying those areas which are under the authority of school officials.

Section V. UNIT OF CREDIT

500.12 STANDARD:
A unit of credit shall be defined as participation in a minimum of 200 minutes per week for a school term for 9-12 students nonlab courses and a minimum of 250 minutes per week for lab courses.

Section V. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

500.13 STANDARD:
Graduation requirements for secondary students shall consist of a minimum of 18 units of credit in those areas as identified in the CODE. (500.05-2)


500.13-1 STANDARD:
Graduation requirements for students in grade eight shall consist of completion of a minimum of 12 units of credit in those areas as identified in the CODE (500.04)

500.13-2 STANDARD:
Required courses for graduation from grade 8 and grade 12 shall be as identified in the CODE. (STANDARD 500.05-2)

500.13-3 STANDARD:
Local school boards .shall determine if a transfer student may graduate from the local school system.

Section V. TRANSFER STUDENTS

500.14 STANDARD:
Students transfers may be made by authorization of the parent or legal guardian.

500.14-1 STANDARD:
The local school board may make a disciplinary transfer in lieu of suspension or expulsion.

500.14-2 STANDARD:
Students transcripts must accompany student when a transfer occurs.

Section V. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS

500.15 STANDARD:
The local School Policy will provide for support service personnel who meet position requirements as established by the accrediting agency, and the local school board.

500.15-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the availability, utilization and maintenance of safe transportation equipment for student transportation services, and will develop, implement and monitor policy reflective of the inspection, maintenance, and utilization of all student transportation service vehicles.

500.15-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the development, implementation and monitoring of the school food service program for students, with such program to meet food preparation, storage serving, sanitation, nutrition and menu requirements as established by the Child and Adult Nutrition Program or other monitoring agency, and the requirements as established by the local school board, inclusive of Department of Health inspections and other monitoring entity expectations.

Section V. HEALTH PROGRAM

500.16 STANDARD:
The local School Policy will provide for a School Nurse who possesses those qualifications as prescribed by this CODE or other accrediting agency, and those qualifications as prescribed by the local school board. (SECTION IX)

500.16-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the implementation of a Health Program for the school system which is designed monitor immunizations and skin tests, provide for physical examinations, conduct daily medical care for those requiring services, and to implement learning activities in the classroom, with such activities to include personal hygiene, personal development, health care and other such activities. (South Dakota Codified Laws)

Section V. ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE

500.17 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve policies regarding the use, distribution, possession and abuse of alcohol or other drugs by students.

500.17-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve implementation of learning activities concerning alcohol/drug abuse for each grade level.

500.17-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve an alcohol/drug abuse awareness program for students in the school system.

Section V. FREE ENTERPRISE

500.18 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve policy and programs which provide for the incorporation of learning activities in the area of Free Enterprise for students.

Section V. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

500.19 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve the development, documentation implementation and monitoring of a local school system Curriculum Guide, with such guide to include:

(a) Educational activities designed to provide for the cultural, social, emotional, physical, mental, professional and creative development of students.
(b) Activities which are reflective of, integrate learning in and awareness of the Lakota society and other societies and cultures.
(c) Development which incorporates those priorities as established in the School Philosophy, and the Student Outcomes as developed by the local school system.
(d) A process for evaluating the development of students in skills, self-concept and other areas of development as prescribed by the second curriculum.

500.19-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve a process of monitoring the implementation of identified curriculum activities by teachers..

500.19-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve the development and implementation of a policy for educational personnel participation in the development of curriculum for the local school system.

500.19-3 STANDARD:
Each school board shall, in consultation with administrators, develop a Lakota culture program to be incorporated in each regular daily instruction, with a minimum of 200 minutes of instruction to be provided in the areas of Lakota Language or Lakota Culture to be provided to all students weekly.

Section V. LIBRARY/MEDIA RESOURCES

500.20 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the acquisition of a full-time Librarian, with such personnel meeting those qualifications as required by Tribal and State Regulations.

500.20-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for adequate Library/Media Center resources and equipment to enhance student learning activities.

500.20-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the development and implementation of a Library/Media Center program incorporating specific activities to meet identified learning outcomes for students in the area of Library/Media Center resources.

500.20-3 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for adequate facilities for location of the Library/Media program and material resources, with facilities to include instructional areas.

Section V. INSTRUCTOR AREA OR PREPARATION

500.21 STANDARD:
Teachers will be assigned to only those teaching areas for which they have completed adequate preparation, as specified in the CODE. (Section IX)

Section V. CAREER AWARENESS/CAREER EDUCATION

500.22 STANDARD:
The local school board will approve a K-12 Career Awareness/Career Education program to provide students with an awareness of alternative vocations, and post-secondary educational and training resources available for their pursuit of career goals.

500.22-1 STANDARD:
The local school system will utilize those educational resources available through the Oglala Sioux Community College to enhance student awareness of local educational, vocational and training resources for their pursuit of post-secondary career goals.

Section V. PUPIL-TEACHER RATIO

500.23 STANDARD: Pupil-Teacher Ratio shall not exceed 25:1(k) 30:1(all grades). Any exceeding of these ratios must be approved by the local school board on a individual class basis.

OGLALA SIOUX TRIBAL CODE OF EDUCATION
FY 83
SECTION VI

Section VI STUDENTS

600.01 Student Records
System of recording information on student achievement, accomplishment and testing scores.

600.02 Behavior Boundaries
Desired behaviors for students in the school system.

600.03 Enrollment Process
Conditions under which students are enrolled.

600.04 Referral Process
Process by which students receive extra services.

600.05 Fund Raising Activities
Activities developed to create an awareness and accountability of actual transactions.

600.06 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Policies developed and approved by the local school board and student council.

600.07 Student Transportation
Transportation program developed and approved by the local school board.

600.08 Grading Policy
Manner in which student academic performance and achievement is measured.

600.09 Student Testing
Processes to measure knowledge and awareness, performance, achievement and needs.

600.10 Activity Program
Activities provided to allow students the opportunity to develop skills and abilities in areas not considered in the regular program.

600.11 Student Attendance
Days in which students attend school to participate in learning activities.

600.12 Acknowledgement Activities
Activities sponsored and implemented by local school system to honor students.

600.13 Student Eligibility
Standards of academic performance, attendance and behavioral boundaries developed by the local school board in accordance with State criteria.

600.14 Dissemination
Information on school activities, accomplishments, policies, program development and student activities.

Section VI STUDENT RECORDS

600.01 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop, implement and monitor policies and processes designed to provide for the development and maintenance of student records for each student in the school system, with such policy listing access and review guidelines for student records, and confidentiality of student records.

Section VI BEHAVIOR BOUNDARIES

600.02 STANDARD:
The local school board will identify, develop, disseminate and provide a process for monitoring the desireable and acceptable behaviors to serve as a guide for students, with such behavioral boundaries as outlined in the student handbook.

600.02-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the implementation of a student orientation to behavioral boundaries as outlined in the student handbook.

Section VI ENROLLMENT PROCESS

600.03 STANDARD:
State health immunization requirements shall be met prior to enrollment.

Section VI REFERRAL PROCESS

600.04 STANDARD:
Referral processes shall enhance student growth in ever aspect of school life.

Section VI FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES

600.05 STANDARD:
Administrators shall have approval of all student generated funds..

600.05-1 STANDARD:
All funds generated shall be deposited into a student activity fund.

Section VI STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

600.06 STANDARD:
Student rights and responsibilities shall encompass the following:

(a) Freedom of expression
(b) Student Publications
(c) Student assembly
(d) Due Process

600.06-1 STANDARD:
All policies developed must adhere to Federal, State and Tribal regulations.

Section VI PUPIL TRANSPORTATION

600.07 STANDARD:
Employees must be of good health, morals and accept responsibility of students.

600.07-1 STANDARD:
Employees must posses legal required driver's license.

Section VI GRADING POLICY

600.08 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop, disseminate and implement a grading policy designed to communicate the level of a academic performance and achievement of students.

600.08-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop a achievement reporting policy designed to communicate levels of academic achievement of students, whether through report cards, or other appropriate and identified processes.

Section VI STUDENT TESTING

600.09 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop and implement a student testing program designed to assess student achievement, student self-concept, career goals and interests and other areas as assessed by the local school board, with such program identifying testing instruments, timelines, philosophy and reporting of results.

600.09-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop policy concerning the utilization and reporting of student testing results, and also develop a process for the utilization of student testing results as a basis for system evaluation, program development, planning and resources.

Section VI ACTIVITY PROGRAM

600.10 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop arid implement a student activity program designed to allow students the opportunity to learn new skills, provide a creative outlet, "showcase" special skills and abilities, improve self-concept, and have the opportunity for expression, with such program being developed and implemented in an equitable manner with respect to grade level, gender, interest areas and other identified elements.

600.10-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the trained, competent and qualified personnel required to provide for effective supervision of students participating in activity program activities.

600.10-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the development and implementation of a "showcasing" opportunities for students designed to allow them the opportunity to demonstrate special skills, talents or abilities, and those equipment, facility and materials resources required for the implementation of an effective activities program.

Section VI STUDENT ATTENDANCE

600.11 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish a system of the daily reporting and documentation of attendance at school for all students enrolled in the school system each year.

600.11-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish attendance policies for students in the school system, with such policies listing expectations, limitations as to non-attendance, promotion and retention based on attendance criteria, processes for reporting student attendance and non-attendance to parents on a regular and consistent basis, alternative processes and procedures for chronic non-attendance, and other appropriate policies and procedures for student attendance.

600.11-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide policy governing the implementation of motivational and acknowledgement activities to promote student attendance at school on a regular basis.

600-11-3 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop policy and provide supportive program resources designed to increase student daily attendance and provide for the active involvement of staff, students and parents to prevent student dropping out of school.

Section VI ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ACTIVITIES

600.12 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish policy providing for the regular and consistent acknowledgement of student achievement and performance during the school year.

Section VI STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

600.13 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish, implement and monitor student activity eligibility requirements of the local school system, with such standards meeting those standards as required by the SDHAA or other activity association in which the local school system participates, and those standards and requirements as established by the local school board.

600.13-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will establish, implement and monitor grievance procedures for grievances relating to student activity eligibility for the local school system and students.

Section VI. DISSEMINATION

600.14 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop policy which identifies dissemination efforts to be implemented by the local school system, with such system being established to strengthen communications between the school and community, to provide for timely dissemination of information concerning events and activities of the school and community, and to provi9e the total school community with an opportunity for involvement in the development and implementation of educational programs and activities of the local school system.

OGLALA SIOUX TRIBAL CODE OF EDUCATION
FY 83
SECTION VII

Section VII FACILITIES

700.01 The local school board will approve policies for facilities growth, facilities personnel, facilities equipment and funding required to operate a safe school system.

Section VII FACILITIES

700.01 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the acquisition of supportive personnel to maintain and develop the sanitation, operation and function of all school system facilities, campus areas and recreational equipment, with qualifications of such personnel to meet those qualifications as established by the local school board.

700.01-1 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for adequate facility and campus areas for instructional and recreational purposes of the school system, with such facility and campus areas to meet those requirements as established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or other accrediting agency, and the local school board.

700.01-2 STANDARD:
The local school board will develop policy governing the maintenance, utilization and acquisition of school facility and campus instructional and recreational areas, inclusive of support program service areas, with such policy reflecting those standards as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or other accrediting agency, and those standards as established by the local school board.

700.01-3 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the acquisition and availability of funding resources required to acquire, maintain and operate instructional, support service and recreational facilities and equipment on a consistent basis.

700.01-4 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for the timely inspection of facilities, campus areas and equipment by assigned school personnel, with implementation of a preventative maintenance program for all listed areas, and incorporating a reporting and documentation process for inspections, repairs, purchases and maintenance.

700.01-5 STANDARD:
The local school board will provide for classroom space and equipment required to provide for the implementation of effective, safe and meaningful instructional activities for students, with supportive policy to determine classroom size, teacher and student ratio, lighting, ventilation and additional considerations of providing for a positive learning environment for all students in the school system.

OGLALA SIOUX TRIBAL CODE OF EDUCATION 1983
FY 83
SECTION VIII

Section VIII Support Programs

800.01 Food Service
Program which employs personnel who are licensed or trained and which has a written program of purpose.

800.02 Transportation
Program developed by which students are safely transported.

800.03 Health Services
Program to provide for the health care needs of students during a regular school day.

800.04 Federal Programs
Approved by local school board.

800.05 State Programs
Approved by local-school board.

Section VIII FOOD SERVICE

800.01 STANDARD:
Information on health, nutrition and cultural foods will be provided for the students.

800.01-1 STANDARD:
Local school policies shall provide written program of purpose for employees and training plans for staff on how menus are planned.

800.01-2 STANDARD:
Supervisor must monitor staff and utilities to insure quality of program.

800.01-3 STANDARD:
Personnel will be required to have an annual check-up.

Section VIII TRANSPORTATION

800.02 STANDARD:
Local school board must provide a transportation program which outlines bus conduct, routes, attendance areas, vehicle inspection, licensing of vehicle operators, extra duty trips, facilities maintenance and sanitation.

Section VIII HEALTH SERVICES

800.03 STANDARD:
Local school board will develop a program to provide for health care needs of students during a regular school day.

800.03-1 STANDARD:
Local school board will provide for a school nurse who possesses qualifications prescribed by the accrediting agency.

Section VIII FEDERAL PROGRAMS

800.04 STANDARD:
Guidelines and regulations for Federal educational programs shall be followed.

800.04-1 STANDARD:
Local school board must approve the use of Federal educational programs prior to implementation of such programs.

Section VIII STATE PROGRAMS

800.05 STANDARD:
Guidelines and regulations for State programs will be followed as required.

800.05-1 STANDARD:
Local school board must approve use of State educational programs prior to implementation of such programs.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe does hereby establish five (5) day school week for all elementary and secondary schools operating within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and become effective immediately.

HISTORY: Ordinance 93-04, adopted 4-06-93.

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