INTRODUCTION TO STATE BOARD POLICIES
AND DEFINITIONS OF POLICIES
The Nebraska State Board of Education Policy Reference Manual is a collection of three different types of policies. Each page is identified in the upper right-hand corner by type of policy in the following manner:
B - Procedural Policies of the State Board regarding its own operations and meetings
D - Internal Policy Directives of the State Board regarding department operations, which
provide direction and/or authority to the Commissioner
G - General Policy Statements regarding education in Nebraska that are not included in state regulations or state plans or agreements filed with the federal government An index page is included for each section.
The State Board of Education has authority to adopt policies governing its own Board meetings and the internal operations of the Department. B and D pages include these types of procedural policies and policy directives, which are binding upon the Board, Commissioner, and Department staff until changed by the Board.
The Board may also issue general statements of policy regarding education issues in Nebraska. G pages contain such general educational policy statements and are purely advisory, since they are not state rules or regulations.