Required, conditionally required, highly recommended or optional
Required (R), conditionally required (CR), highly recommended (HR) or optional
All policies and administrative regulations (AR) have been designated as required, conditionally required, highly recommended or optional. These designations are indicated on each OSBA model sample policy or AR in the revision reference located in the lower left-hand corner. The first letter(s) in the revision reference designates the requirement, the date that follows indicates the last date the policy or AR was revised, and the ending initials are an internal code indicating the lead author of the last revision.
R2/26/09 | SL – “R” means the policy is required. The language in a required policy is mandated by law and must be adopted by the board.
CR2/26/09 | SL – “CR” means the policy is conditionally required. These policies are typically required in particular circumstances, such as a connection to a service or program; the board must adopt policy.
HR2/26/09 | SL – “HR” means the policy is highly recommended. These policies are often written in response to legal requirements but the law does not indicate the board shall adopt policy. OSBA highly recommends adopting policy in these areas because they typically address highly controversial issues.
2/26/09 | SL - No letter preceding the number means the policy is designated as optional however the topic may still be in law or may provide guidance for administration.