Policy Manual


Welcome to the Melrose Public Schools’ Policy Manual. Consistent with the National School Boards Association, the School Committee believes that policies are statements of intent. They set forth purposes, describing in general terms the organization and programs of the district. Policies create a framework within which the Superintendent can discharge assigned duties appropriately. They are broad enough to allow administrative discretion but specific enough to give clear guidance.

Should you have questions, feedback, or suggestions regarding district policies, please contact the School Committee Chair.


Section A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

Section B: Board Governance

Section C: General School Administration

Section D: Fiscal Management

Section E: Support Services

Section F: Facilities Development

Section G: Personnel

Section H: Negotiations

Section I: Instruction

Section J: Students

Section K: Community Relations

Section L: Education Agency Relations