Board Policy consists of (1) legally referenced policies applicable to the District and (2) local policies reflecting the decisions of the Board regarding the educational needs of students and the priorities and values of the community.

The legally referenced policies reflect the evolving legal context for local policy and implementation. Legally referenced policies are statements of law. These policies can be identified by the word "(LEGAL)" in the upper right corner and the lower left corner of each page.

Local policies reflect board positions and are formally adopted by the Board. Any local policy will be identified in the upper right corner by the policy code and, on the second line, the word "(LOCAL)".