Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

First Advisor

David E. Bartz


The development of a faculty handbook for the Argenta-Oreana School District grades K-8 was the subject of this field study. A faculty handbook had been issued previously, but it was outdated, lacking in detail, and had not been distributed for almost ten years. The high school had a recently revised faculty handbook, but the distinct differences between the high school and the lower grades would not permit the use of the same handbook by all teachers in the district.

The creation of this handbook was brought about mainly to answer the numerous questions the faculty had about board policies, grading, discipline, sick leave, and many other areas. The main objective was to provide the faculty with a handbook that would be current, easy to use, and informative.

Several basic sources of information were used. All faculty handbooks previously issued in the district were examined for format and content. Faculty handbooks from thirty school districts were requested; eighteen were received and examined. The Argenta-Oreana Board Policy Handbook was examined for items to be included in the handbook. Lastly, input from the faculty was requested. This input was on an individual as well as departmental basis.

This handbook was designed to be a ready reference for teachers, substitutes, administrators, and support personnel. Hopefully this handbook will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated as necessary. Only then will this continue to be a useful instrument for the district.


Dept. of School Service Personnel

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