About Policies and Regulations
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees governs through the creation and implementation of Board policies. The Superintendent implements those policies by adopting administrative regulations and procedures that promote and enable informed decision making by the Superintendent, Leadership Team, administrators, faculty and staff of the District. Good governance requires well-written procedures that are easily accessible to staff, parents/guardians and their students, and the community.
WCSD Policy Online
Visit the District's Board Policy Online System by clicking on the icon below:
Interested individuals may access all Board policies, administrative regulations, administrative procedures, forms and manuals electronically through a user-friendly system known as Board Policy Online. Simply click on the link to access the search engine, which allows you to search by word, phrase, document title, or number. You can also sort all documents by policy, regulation, procedure, manual or form.
Board polices may also be accessed using the tool bar to the right. Each policy contains links to the implementing documents.
The following are descriptions of the types of documents found in Board Policy Online.
Board policies establish the direction and structure of the District through the authority granted the Board of Trustees. They reflect the ideology and values of the Board of Trustees and the District by setting goals, assigning authority, and establishing controls.
Administrative regulations are detailed directions developed by the Superintendent to implement Board policy. They tell how, by whom, where and when by assigning details to staff. These documents provide detailed requirements, procedures, and prohibitions under which the District will operate.
Administrative Procedures and Manuals
Administrative procedures and manuals standardize the practices used by staff. They assure consistency of task performance and help make staff accountable for reliable results. These documents reflect a combination of past practice, preferred practice, and practical procedures.
Public Review Process
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent, Board policies and administrative regulations are reviewed periodically to ensure they align with the goals and initiatives of the Washoe County School District; and to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.Documents which are proposed for revision, adoption or deletion are posted here for review and comment by the public. To submit comments, contact the District's Department of Board Services: Lisa Scurry, Policy Coordinator; in writing via fax at 775-348-0304; or by mail at PO Box 30425, Reno, NV 89520.
Board Policy Committee
The Board Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For additional information about the committee, to include meeting agendas, visit the committee's webpage. Meetings are open to the public and public comment is appreciated.
Every effort is made to keep the policies and regulations updated. However, there may be delays in posting updated documents to the website. If you have questions concerning the latest version of any of these documents, please contact the Policy Coordinator at the number or email listed below.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.