VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS
THE POLICY MANUAL, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF,
MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE PRIOR
WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL
THE VSBA POLICY MANUAL IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REGISTERED WITH THE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Amherst County Public Schools
AMHERST COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL BOARD POLICY MANUAL
This manual contains the policies of the Amherst County School Board.
Policy development in a modern, forward-looking school system is a dynamic,
ongoing process. New problems, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to
develop new policies or to revise existing ones. This is why the Board employs the
loose-leaf format for this manual. It is easy to keep up to date.
Each person holding a copy of this manual is to make a diligent effort to keep it
up to date as new policies are distributed by the superintendent's office of the Amherst
County Schools. The clerk of the Board will provide up-to-date policies to each person,
office, or library holding a copy of this manual.
How to Use This Manual
The Amherst County Schools operate according to policies established by the
Amherst County School Board. The Board, which represents the state and local
community, develops policies after careful deliberation, and the school administration
implements these policies through specific regulations and procedures. The Board then
evaluates the effects of its policies and makes revisions as necessary.
In the interests of harmony, efficiency, uniformity of interpretation, coordination
of effort, and in fairness to all concerned, the Board makes this manual available to all
who are affected by its policies. Copies will be maintained in the school libraries,