Attachment 2:

SkyView Academy Waiver Request and

Replacement Rationale for District Policies

Note:  All DCSD Administrative Policies are listed below.  SkyView Academy is requesting waiver from those specific policies that are marked as Waived” and followed by a short rationale in support of the waiver request specific to that policy.

A – Foundations & Basic Commitment

AC – Non Discrimination/Equal Opportunity 

ADC – Tobacco Free Schools 

ADD – Safe Schools 

Waived: ADF – Student Wellness 

Rationale: SkyView Academy will not participate in the federal school lunch program, but will continue to ensure that all students who qualify for FRL will receive those benefits (paid for by SkyView Academy). The lunch program continues to be ran by the District’s Nutrition Services department.

(Charter Follows District Policy)

Waived: ADF-R – Student Wellness 

Rationale: SkyView Academy will not participate in the federal school lunch program, but will continue to ensure that all students who qualify for FRL will receive those benefits (paid for by SkyView Academy). The lunch program continues to be ran by the District’s Nutrition Services department.

AE – District Advisory Committee (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

B-Board Governance and Operations

Waived:BC – Board Member Conduct and Ethics 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws. SkyView Academy has its own policy regarding conduct and ethics.

Waived:BCB – Board Member Conflicts of Interest 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws. SkyView Academy has a Code of Conduct that all GB Members sign as they are elected and seated.

Waived: BE/BEA/BEB – Board Operations 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws.

Waived:BEDH – Public Participation at Board Meetings

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws. SkyView Academy has its own policy on public participation at Board Meetings.

Waived:BF - Board Vacancies

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws. SkyView Academy has its own policy on Board vacancies.

Waived: BGB – Policy Adoption 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board has its own set of Bylaws. SkyView Academy has its own policy on policy adoption.

C-General School Administration

 

Omitted:  A-CBC Qualifications- Powers and Responsibilities of Superintendent (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

Waived: CFA-R – Department Chairpersons

Rationale: Department Chairpersons are selected by the principal and compensation is determined by the principal. SkyView Academy does not follow DCSD negotiated agreement regarding compensation.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

D-Fiscal Management

Waived: DB - Annual Budget

Rationale:SkyView Academy has its own guidelines for Budget, including those from the Board and those from the Bond holders through our financing. State regulations such as Tabor are still met. Expenditures are not incurred over the Board appropriated amount each year.

Waived: DB-R - Annual Budget Regulation

Rationale: SkyView Academy has its own guidelines for Budget, including those from the Board and those from the Bond holders through our financing. State regulations such as Tabor are still met. Expenditures are not incurred over the Board appropriated amount each year.

Waived: DFA - Cash Management and Investment Policy

Rationale:  SkyView Academy Board of Directors has the authority to determine investments of school funds, within in the guidelines of CDE.

Waived: DFA-R - Cash Management and Investment Regulation

Rationale:  SkyView Academy Board of Directors has the authority to determine investments of school funds, within in the guidelines of CDE.

Waived: DFB - Reserving Policy Medical Fund

Rationale:  SkyView Academy does not operate with a Medical Fund. Our insurance program is independent of the District’s.

Waived: DFB-R - Reserving Policy Medical Fund Regulation

Rationale:  SkyView Academy does not operate with a Medical Fund. Our insurance program is independent of the District’s. (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

Waived: DFC - Certificates of Participation

Rationale:  SkyView Academy does not operate with a COP plan. (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

DFE - Gate Receipts and Admissions (Royalties)

Waived: DG - Banking Services, Deposit of Funds, Authorized Signatures, and Check Writing

Rationale:  SkyView Academy has adopted its own financial control policy.

Waived: DG-R - Banking Services (and Deposit of Funds) Regulation

Rationale:  SkyView Academy has adopted its own financial control policy.

Waived: DH - Bonded Employees and Officers

Rationale:  SkyView Academy has adopted its own insurance policy for Risk Management. Guidelines of the law are covered in this policy. (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

DID - Capital Asset Reporting and Policies

DIE - Audits

Waived: DJ - District Purchasing

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains the responsibility to award and reject all competitive bids for materials, services, and /or services.

Waived: DJ-R - Purchasing Procedures

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains the responsibility to award and reject all competitive bids for materials, services, and /or services.

Waived: DJA - Purchasing Authority

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains the responsibility and authority to arrange for and manage all purchasing for the operations of the school.

Waived: DJC - Petty Cash

Rationale:  SkyView Academy has the authority to manage cash and petty cash funds.

Waived: DJE - Bidding Procedures

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board  will retain the role of establishing bid/proposal terms and conditions that govern all procurement transactions.

Waived: DJG/DJGA - Vendor Relations, Sales Calls, and Demonstrations

Rationale: Monitoring and accepting any vendor relations will be the sole responsibility of SkyView Academy

Waived: DK - Payment Procedures

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments.

Waived: DKA - Payroll Procedures/Schedules

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments.

Waived: DKC - Employee Expense Authorization

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments. 

Waived: DKC-R-1 - Mileage Tolls and Parking

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments.

Waived: DKC-R-2 - Travel Without Students

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments.

Waived: DKC-R-3 - Travel With Students

Rationale: SkyView Academy does not purchase DCSD Business Services for this process and thereby retains all responsibilities for payments.

Waived: DN - School Properties Disposal Procedure

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains responsibility to establish procedures for disposal of the school’s real property.

 Waived: DN-R - Property Disposal Procedure Regulation

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains responsibility to establish procedures for disposal of the school’s real property.

E-Support Services

EBAB – Hazardous Materials

EBAB-R – Hazardous Materials 

EBB/EBBB – Accident Prevention and Procedures/First Aid/Accident Reports 

EBBA – Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission 

EBBA-R – Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission 

EBCA – Disaster Plans

EBCB – Fire Drills

EBCB-R – Fire Drills 

Waived:  EBCE – School Closings and Cancellations

Rationale: SkyView Academy will generally follow the closing and delay schedules announced for the Douglas County School District (DCSD) but due to our school being an all commuter school, we may be on a closed or delayed schedule that is different than DCSD. While it is our intention to have classes for every scheduled school day, sometimes that is not possible. SkyView Academy may close, or be closed, for different scenarios. This includes, but is not limited to weather related issues or emergencies, system failures within the school, local or national emergencies, as well as other situations as determined by the Governing Board.

Waived: EBCE-R – School Closings and Cancellations

Rationale: SkyView Academy will generally follow the closing and delay schedules announced for the Douglas County School District (DCSD) but due to our school being an all commuter school, we may be on a closed or delayed schedule that is different than DCSD. While it is our intention to have classes for every scheduled school day, sometimes that is not possible. SkyView Academy may close, or be closed, for different scenarios. This includes, but is not limited to weather related issues or emergencies, system failures within the school, local or national emergencies, as well as other situations as determined by the   and/or Governing Board.

ECA/ECAB – Security/Access to Buildings 

ECA-R – Video Surveillance Equipment

ECAC – Vandalism 

ECD - Custodial Services  (District Policy May be Superseded by a Charter Policy)

ECE – Traffic and Parking Controls 

ECF – Energy Policy 

EDB – Maintenance and Control of Materials and Equipment 

EDB-R – Maintenance and Control of Materials and Equipment 

Waived: EEAA – Transportation Eligible Students

Rationale: Not applicable as school bus transportation is not provided to SkyView Academy students.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

Waived: EEAC – School Bus Scheduling and Routing

Rationale: Not applicable as school bus transportation is not provided to SkyView Academy students.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)  

Waived: EEAC-R – School Bus Scheduling and Routing

Rationale: Not applicable as school bus transportation is not provided to SkyView Academy students.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

EEAE – School Bus Safety Program 

Waived: EEAEA – Bus Driver Requirements, Training and Responsibilities 

Rationale: Not applicable as school bus transportation is not provided to SkyView Academy students.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters) 

Waived: EEAEAA – Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing 

Rationale: Not applicable as SkyView Academy has does not have any employees driving vehicles for school purposes.

Waived: EEAEAA-R – Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing

Rationale: Not applicable as SkyView Academy has does not have any employees driving vehicles for school purposes.

EEAEAB – Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing for Employees Without Commercial     Driver’s License

EEAF – Special Use of School Buses 

EEAFB – Use of School Buses by Community Groups 

EEAFB-R – Use of School Buses by Community Groups 

EEAG – Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

Omitted:  EF-Food Services (Charter Follows District Policy) 

EGAD – Copyright Compliance 

EGAD-R – Copyright Compliance 

EGAEA - Public Electronic Mail Records

EGD - Use of Electronic Signatures

EI – Insurance Management 

F-Facilities Development

Waived:– FAAA – Facilities Development Priority Objectives: Airports 

Rationale: Not applicable to SkyView Academy.  

Waived: FAAA-E – Facilities Development Priority Objectives: Airports

Rationale: Not applicable to SkyView Academy.

Waived: FAAA-R – Facilities Development Priority Objectives: Airports

Rationale: Not applicable to SkyView Academy.

Waived: FBC-R – Facility Capacity Standards

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board retain authority to determine SkyView Academy’s capacity within general CDE standards for building capacity.

Waived: FEG – Construction Contracts Bidding and Awards 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board retain the authority regarding any contract/bidding/ awards necessary for construction inside or outside of the SkyView Academy facility.  (District-Level Policy/Not Applicable to Charters)

Waived: FEH – Supervision of Construction 

Rationale: The SkyView Academy Governing Board retain the authority regarding any contract/bidding/ awards necessary for construction inside or outside of the SkyView Academy facility.  

Waived: FF – Naming New Facilities

Rationale: Not applicable to SkyView Academy

Waived: FF-R – Naming New Facilities

Rationale: Not applicable to SkyView Academy. 

FFA - Memorials for Deceased Students and Staff

G-Personnel

GBA-R – Equal Employment Opportunity and Unlawful Harassment 

GBEA – Staff Conflicts of Interest and Ethics

GBEA-R – Staff Conflicts of Interest and Ethics 

GBEB – Staff Conduct 

GBEBA – Staff Dress Code 

GBEC – Drug-Free Workplace 

GBEE – Employee Computer, Internet and Electronic Mail Use Rules 

GBEE-R – Employee Computer and Internet Use Rules 

GBGA – Staff Health 

GBGB – Staff Security and Safety 

GBGF – Leaves of Absence 

GBI - Electronic Mail

Waived: GBJ - Personnel Records and Files

Rationale: SkyView Academy retains the responsibility of developing a comprehensive and efficient system of maintaining and retaining personnel records. SkyView Academy will comply with all public records and privacy act requirements.

GCEA/GCFA - Professional Staff Background Checks

Waived: GCN-R - Integrity and Inter-Rater Reliability in Evaluation of Licensed Staff

Rationale: SkyView Academy operates under its own evaluation system.

Waived: GCN-R-1 Integrity and Inter-Rater Reliability in Evaluation of Licensed Staff Process

Rationale: SkyView Academy operates under its own evaluation system.

Omitted:  GCN - Integrity and Inter-Rater Reliability in Evaluation of Licensed

GDEA - Support Staff Background Checks 

H-Negotiations

Waived: H - Negotiations

Rationale: SkyView Academy is not a party to these negotiations. SkyView Academy employees employees have no contractual bargaining rights with DCSD or with the SkyView Academy Governing Board.

Waived: HB - Relationship with Labor Unions

Rationale: SkyView Academy is not a party to these negotiations. SkyView Academy employees have no contractual bargaining rights with DCSD or with the SkyView Academy Governing Board.

I-Instruction

Waived: IGA - Curriculum Development

Rationale: SkyView Academy will retain the authority to determine the educational program, learning resources, and textbooks to be used in the school. SkyView Academy will implement an educational program that includes as its basic core of instruction the Core Knowledge Scope & Sequence.

Waived: IGA-R – Curriculum Development 

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IGA-E - District Course Proposal Form

Rationale: See IGA.

IHBA – Programs for Students with Disabilities 

Waived: IHBD – Compensatory Education (Title I)

Rationale: Not applicable. SkyView Academy does not receive Title I funds.

Waived: IJ - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJ-R - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJ-E - Textbook and Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJ-E1 - Proposal to Adopt a Textbook

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJ-E2 - Proposal to Adopt a Novel/Book-length Work (Fiction, Non-fiction, Drama)

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJA - Selection Of Controversial Learning Resources 

Rationale: See IGA.

Waived: IJA-R - Selection Of Controversial Learning Resources 

Rationale: See IGA.

IJA-E3 - Guest Speaker Permission Form 

IJB - Instructional Use of Media Resources 

IJB-R - Instructional Use of Media Resources 

IJL - Library Materials Selection and Adoption

IJOA - Field Trips and Excursions

IKA - District Assessment Policy

IKAB - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students

IKAB-R-1 - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students 

IKAB-R-2 - Student Progress Reports to Parents/Guardians and Students

IKE - Promotion and Retention of Students 

Waived: IKF - Graduation Requirements

Rationale: SkyView exceeds district graduation requirements.

Waived: IKF-R-1 - Diploma and Graduation Requirements

Rationale: See IKF.

Waived: IKF-R-2 - MS HS Credit Policy

Rationale: See IKF.

IKF-R-3 - Graduation Competencies (beginning with the Class of 2021)

Waived: IKF-R-4 - High School Grading and Transcripts

Rationale: SkyView does not rank its students and will determine how/if to weight AP and/or honors courses.

Waived: IKFA - Early Graduation

Rationale: SkyView does not allow for early graduation.

Waived: IKFB - Community Service

Rationale: SkyView Academy exceeds district community service requirements.

Waived: IKFC - Physical Education Waiver

Rationale: SkyView will determine how/if students are eligible to earn a waiver for physical education.

IKFC-E - Physical Education Waiver Form

IMBB - Exemptions from Required Instruction

Waived: IMBB-R - Exemptions from Required Instruction

Rationale: SkyView Academy has its own school board to hear any appeals set forth by parents.

IMDB – Flag Displays

J-Students

JBA – Nondiscrimination/Non-Harassment of Students 

JBB – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

JBB-R – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability 

JBB-R-1 – Section 504 Due Process Hearing Procedure 

JBB-E-1 – Section 504/ADA Form A 

JBB-E-2 – Section 504/ADA Form B 

JBB-E-3 – Section 504/ADA Form C 

Waived:  JC - School Attendance Areas 

Rationale: Not applicable to a charter school.

JCA/JFB - Assignment of Students to Schools (And Open School Enrollment) 

JCA/JFB-R - Assignment of Students to Schools (And Open School Enrollment) 

JEB - Entrance Age 

JECBA - Admission of Foreign Students 

JF - Student Admissions and Denial Of Admissions 

JF-R-1 - Procedures For Denial Of Admission  

JF-R-2 - Admission and Denial of Admission (Procedures for Students in Out-of-home Placements)

JFAB - Admission of Nonresident and Homeless Students 

JFAB-R - Student Residency 

Waived:  JH - Student Attendance

Rationale: SkyView Academy has its own Student Attendance Policy which is in compliance with State regulations. 

JH-R - Student Count Documentation for Online Schools

JHA - Student Withdrawal From School/Dropouts

JHCE – Medical Emergencies 

JHCE-R – Responding to Receipt of a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Directive 

JHD – Exemptions from School Attendance: School Release Permits 

JI/JIA – Student Rights and Responsibilities/Due Process Rights 

JIC/JICDA – Student Conduct 

Waived: JICA - Student Dress

Rationale: SkyView Academy has its own Student Dress Code as approved by the SkyView Academy Governing Board.

JICB - Prevention of Bullying 

JICC - Student Conduct on School Buses 

JICC-R-1 - Student Conduct on School Buses (Procedural Guidelines)

JICC-R-2 - Student Conduct on School Buses (Student Safety and Rules of Conduct)

JICC-R-3 - Student Conduct On School Buses (Bus Passes) 

JICEA - Student Publications Code 

JICF - Gang-Related Behaviors and Dress 

JICG - Smoking and Other Uses of Tobacco by Students 

JICH - Student Involvement Regarding Drugs and Alcohol 

JICH-R - Student Involvement Regarding Drugs and Alcohol 

JICI - Weapons in School 

JICJ - Student Use of District Information Technology 

JICJ-R - Student Use of District Information Technology

JIH - Searches 

JIHA - Student Possession and Use of Portable Electronic Devices (Including Cellular Phones)

JJA - Student Organizations (Secondary Schools) 

JJF - Student Activities Funds Management

JJI - Interscholastic Athletics 

JK - Student Discipline 

JKA - Corporal Punishment/Use of Reasonable Restraint by Employees 

JKA-R - Use of Physical Intervention and Restraint

JKA-E - Student Restraint Incident Report

JKC - Discipline of Habitually Disruptive Students 

JKC-R - Discipline of Habitually Disruptive Students 

JKD/JKE - Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Classroom Removal 

JKD/JKE-R - Student Suspension, Expulsion, and Classroom Removal 

JLCC - Communicable Diseases and Long-Term Illnesses 

JLCD - Administering Medicines to Students

JLCD-E-1 - Student Medication Request and Release Agreement 

JLCD-E-2 - School Medication Record 

JLCD-E-3 - Permission to Carry/Self-Administer Medication

JLCD-E-4 - Contract to Carry/Self-Administer Medication 

JLCDA - Students With Severe Allergies

JLCDA-R - Stock Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions

JLCDA-E - Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

JLCDB - Administering Medical Marijuana, Hemp Oils and/or Cannabinoid Products

JLDA - Student Psychological Services 

JLDA-R - Student Psychological Services 

JLDAC - Screening/Testing of Students 

JLF - Reporting Child Abuse 

JLF-R - Reporting Child Abuse 

Waived: JQ - Student Fees

Rationale: SkyView Academy Governing Board retains the right to create its own Student Fees.

Waived: JQ-E - Student Fees, Appendix A

Rationale: See JQ.

Waived: JQ-E - Student Fees, Appendix B 

Rationale: See JQ.

Waived: JQ-R - Student Fees

Rationale: See JQ.

JRA/JRC - Student Education Records 

JRA-R/JRC-R - Student Education Records 

JRA/JRC-E-1 - Authorization to Release Student Records

JRA/JRC-E-2 - Request to Inspect and Review Student Ed Records

JRA/JRC-E-3 - Request to Other Educational Agencies for Release

K-School and Community Relations

Waived: KBA - District Title I Parent Involvement Policy

Rationale: SkyView Academy is not a Title I school. 

KDE - Crisis Management

Waived: KE - Public Complaints

Rationale: SkyView Academy will follow this same internal process but has its own leadership and school board to serve as the final authority on complaints.

Waived: KEC - Public Complaints About Learning Resources

Rationale: See KE.

Waived: KEC-E - Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of Learning Resources

Rationale: See KE.

Waived: KEC-R - Public Complaints About Learning Resources 

Rationale: See KE.

KEE – Nondiscrimination of the Public on the Basis of Disability 

KEE-R - Nondiscrimination of the Public on the Basis of Disability

KEE-E-1 – Section 504/ADA Form A 

KEE-E-2 – Section 504/ADA Form B 

KEE-E-3 – Section 504/ADA Form C 

Waived: KF - Community Use of School Facilities

Rationale: SkyView Academy will create its own Community Use Policy.

Waived: KF-R-1 - Community Use of School Facilities Administrative Procedures and Regulations 

Rationale: SkyView Academy will create its own Community Use Policy including fee structure for use.

Waived: KF-E - Agreement for Non-School Use of School Facilities

Rationale: SkyView Academy will create its own Facility Use Agreement and fee structure..

KFA - Use of School Facilities for Telecommunications Equipment

KFAA - Public Conduct On School Property 

KHB - Advertising in the School District/Revenue Enhancement 

KHB-R - Advertising in the School District/Revenue Enhancement

KHC - Distribution/Posting of School-Related Materials

KI - Visitors to the Schools

KI-R - Visitors and Volunteers in the Schools

L-Education Agency Relations

LBD - Charter Schools

LBD-R-1 - Charter School Application Process

LBD-R-2 - Charter School Application Contents