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Model staff handbooks

Complete, up-to-date sample staff notification language.

Designed for school building use, our staff handbook model provides the basis for your school’s handbook. Our model includes both sample language and information regarding legal notices and local district requirements.

The fully annotated Model Staff Handbook gives you:

  • Statements and notices required by law
  • Editorial notes on how to use this information
  • Suggestions on how to correlate items with Board policy

Now available for online download. This allows you and other staff access to this updated digital resource without the additional cost of a CD and shipping. After ordering, access is created online at My OSBA and is available to district staff using their given individual log in and password -- under My Purchases - My Downloads.

Model Staff Handbook sample pages (15k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - Preview a small sample of pages from OSBA's Model Staff Handbook.

OSBA also offers a money-saving Handbook Combination Pack which includes the Model Staff Handbook, Model Student Handbook and the Key Dates and Activities Calendar.

Order the complete set or the revisions.

Contents of the Model Staff Handbook

Staff Organization

General Information

  • Associations
  • Board Members
  • Board Meetings/Communications
  • Building Hours
  • Community Use of Building
  • Conference Affiliation
  • District Office Hours

Staff Operations

  • Absences
  • Admission to District Extracurricular Activities
  • Animals in District Facilities
  • Breaks
  • Care/Use of District Property
  • Cash in District Buildings
  • Checkout
  • Child Abuse Reporting
  • Classroom Security
  • Communicable Disease/Bloodborne Pathogens/Infection Control Procedures
  • Complaints
  • Computer Use
  • Contracts and Compensation
  • Conferences
  • Copyright  
  • Criminal Records Checks/Fingerprinting
  • Curriculum
  • Daily Bulletin/Announcements/Email
  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Drug-free Workplace
  • Emergency Closures
  • Emergency Procedures and Disaster Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Evaluation of Staff
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fund Raising
  • Gifts and Solicitations
  • Grievances
  • Guest Speakers/Controversial Speakers
  • Hazing/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/menacing
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • Identification Badges
  • Injury/Illness Reports
  • Inventory
  • Job Sharing
  • Keys
  • Lesson Plans
  • License Requirements
  • Mail and Delivery Services
  • Materials Distribution
  • Meetings
  • Mother Friendly Workplace
  • Parental Rights/Surveys
  • Parking/Traffic Controls
  • Participation in Political Activities
  • Personal Communication Devices and Social Media
  • Personal Property
  • Personnel Records
  • Petty Cash
  • Prep Periods/Instructional Staff Planning Time
  • Progress Reports
  • Purchase Orders
  • Release of General Staff Information
  • Research/Copyrights and Patents
  • Resignation of Staff
  • Retirement
  • Safety Committee
  • Security System
  • Sexual Conduct (Reporting Requirements)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Site Council
  • Special Interest Materials
  • Staff Conduct
  • Staff Development
  • Staff Dress and Grooming
  • Staff Ethics
  • Staff Health and Safety
  • Staff Involvement in Community Activities
  • Staff Involvement in Decision Making
  • Staff/Parent Relations
  • Staff Room
  • Sunshine/Hospitality Committee
  • Supervision of Students
  • Teaching about Religion
  • Telephones
  • Tobacco-Free Environment
  • Tutoring
  • Use of Private Vehicles for District Business
  • Vacancies/Transfers
  • Volunteers
  • Weapons

Student Operational Procedures

  • Administering Noninjectible Medicines to Students
  • Assemblies
  • Assignment of Students to Classes
  • Chaperones
  • Class Interruptions
  • Communicable Diseases/Students with HIV, HBV, AIDs
  • Contests for Students
  • Corporal Punishment
  • Dismissal of Classes
  • Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education
  • Emergency Drills
  • Feature Films/Videos
  • Field Trips and Special Events
  • Flag Salute
  • Grading
  • Human Sexuality, HIV, AIDs, HBV & HCV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education
  • Homework
  • Make-up Work
  • Media Access to Students
  • Moving Class/holding Classes Outdoors
  • Nonschool-Sponsored Study and Athletic Tours/Trips/Competitions
  • Program Exemptions
  • Release Time for Religious Instruction
  • Resuscitation
  • Retention of Students
  • Senior Trips
  • Student Activity Funds
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Detention
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Dismissal Precautions
  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Student Performances
  • Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
  • Student Withdrawal from School
  • Travel Services
  • Visitors

Special Programs

  • Alternative Education Programs
  • Assessment Programs
  • Bilingual Education (English Language Learners)
  • Breakfast/Lunch Programs
  • Counseling and Guidance Program
  • Crisis Prevention/Response Program
  • Early Childhood Education - Readiness to Learn
  • Health Services Programs
  • Homebound Instruction
  • Home Tutoring Services
  • Library/Media Support Services
  • Migrant Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Pregnant/Parenting Student Programs
  • Psychological Testing Services
  • Special Education Services
  • Speech and Language Program
  • Student Aide Program
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Student Independent Study Program
  • Student/Work Study Program
  • Talented and Gifted Programs
  • Teacher/Student Advisor Program
  • Title I Programs

Bell Schedules

Building Maps