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Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

Policy and Regulations Systems

Policy Manual

The superintendent shall establish and maintain an orderly plan for preserving and making accessible the policies adopted by the Board of Education, the bylaws adopted by the Board, and the regulations of the administration.  The Board policies, the Board bylaws, and the administrative regulations shall be published in a manual, maintained in current condition, and made available to all persons concerned.


Policies are statements of intent which are adopted by the Board of Education.  They serve as guides to the administration in the development and implementation of regulations for operating the school system.

The superintendent takes the primary initiative in the policy-making process by recognizing the need for specific policies and giving the Board proposed policy statements for consideration, modification and adoption.  The superintendent shall develop a regulation specifying the procedures by which policies will be developed and presented to the Board.

The superintendent shall specify the required actions and design the detailed arrangements under which the schools are to be operated.  Those regulations and procedures which apply throughout the school system are to be designated as regulations and are to be placed in the school system's policies and regulations manual.  The regulations shall be presented to the Board before implementation in the school system, but the Board will not adopt a regulation unless required to do so by the superintendent or unless adoption is required by federal or state law.  Administrative regulations must be consistent with the policies adopted by the Board of Education.

The superintendent is responsible for development and implementation of the school system's regulations.  The superintendent should, as a matter of good administrative procedure, develop a system whereby staff members are involved in development of regulations in order to make certain that each regulation is complete, efficient, sufficient to the need, consistent with adopted Board policy, and capable of full implementation.


Bylaws are the rules governing the internal operations of the Board of Education.  When need for a new bylaw or modification of an existing bylaw is recognized, the superintendent may be directed to develop and present the Board with an effective new or modified bylaw for consideration, modification if necessary, and adoption.

Distributing Revised Pages to Manual Holders

Whenever the Board adopts, revises or deletes policies or bylaws, and whenever the administration approves, revises or deletes regulations, all holders of policy, bylaw and regulation manuals must be notified.

(cf. 9310  Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Policies)

(cf. 9320 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Bylaws)

(cf. 9330 Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Administrative Regulations)


Legal Reference:   Connecticut General Statutes

    10-157  Superintendents                                                                        

     10-240 Control of Schools      


Adopted:  November 4, 1987
Reviewed:  December 19, 2006

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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