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3000 Series: General School Administration

General School Administration

Policy 3000 – Religious Observances

The purpose of this policy is to set forth legal and policy provisions concerning the exercise and expression of religion by students and staff in the Howard County Public Schools.

Policy 3010 – Emergency Preparedness and Response

The purpose of this policy is to define the process and establish criteria by which the school system responds to situations that threaten the safety or health of students and staff or are disruptive to the operation of a school, multiple schools, or the school system.

Policy 3020 – Trespassing or Willful Disturbance

The purpose of this policy is to define the circumstances and conditions under which individuals are allowed access to school property, to define the circumstances and conditions under which access may be denied, to define the procedures for denying future access, and to establish the procedures for responding to an incident of trespassing or willful disturbance.

Policy 3030 – Research Involving Employees and Students

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for how research within the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is approved, conducted, and reported.

Policy 3040 – Technology Security

The purpose of this policy is to provide requirements for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability of HCPSS technology resources and data. The policy will address protection of HCPSS technology, access controls, technology equipment inventory management, network security, physical security, configuration management, and data security.

Policy 3050 – Records Management

The purpose of this records management policy is to establish systemwide standards and procedures as well as provide guidance to schools and administrative offices regarding the maintenance, retention and disposition of records.

Policy 3060 – Student Data Governance and Privacy

The purpose of this policy is to establish standards and procedures for maintaining a student data governance and privacy program that aligns with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.