More policy review on tap for Pasco County schools
Less than two months after adopting a wholly revised policy manual, the Pasco School Board will take a look at some updates to the revisions.
Many of the proposed changes reflect amendments to Florida law that were recently clarified, assistant superintendent Renalia DuBose told the Gradebook. The board will regularly rewrite the policies in this way, DuBose said, so the manual "will never become an archaic document sitting on a shelf."
Other recommendations deal with language the board remained dissatisfied with, such as the policy on employee political activity. The latest version would require staffers who declare their candidacy for elected office to notify the superintendent upon filing papers with the supervisor of elections. The note would include an "explanation of how they will conduct their campaign so that it will be in accord with the requirements of state law and this policy."
Board members have struggled to make this rule clear, so that it doesn't imply that employees must give the district their full campaign strategy.
After this round, the board will turn its attention to the procedures that bolster each policy. Those are due to be in place by July 1, DuBose said.