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NHCS Board of Education Policy Manual

The New Hanover County Board of Education Policy Manual is divided into nine series with an introduction.  Each series in the manual has been converted into an Adobe Acrobat file.  You will need  Adobe Acrobat Reader  installed on your computer in order to view these files.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is on the Web as a free download

Once you have opened a series file, the table of contents is bookmarked to the specific policy.  Just click on the number or name of the policy that you wish to view.  You can also use the arrows in the toolbar to flip through the series.  If necessary, you can use the magnifying tool to zoom in on files. 


This policy manual includes policies that represent the official position of the New Hanover County Board of Education and how the school system will be governed. The policies apply to all individuals, groups, and organizations under the jurisdiction of the New Hanover County Board of Education.

Policies included herein supersede any previously adopted policies and should not be seen as cast in concrete but as yielding to changing conditions and requirements of the overall school system. Therefore, policies will be reviewed periodically and revised when necessary.
The manual is organized into eleven sections beginning with the Table of Contents and Introduction. Nine major sections are then presented with a four-digit codification scheme from 1000 through 9000.

This manual contains all policies adopted by the New Hanover County Board of Education. The adoption date and legal references (when appropriate) are recorded on each policy. As the revisions are adopted, the last date of the revision is recorded.

The development and revision of all policies shall be coordinated by appropriate central office staff under the direction of the superintendent or designee. Generally, revised policies shall be considered by the Policy Committee of the Board prior to being considered by the full board.