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Board Policies and Administrative Regulations

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San Rafael City Schools board policies and administrative regulations can be viewed and printed from the California Schools Boards Association's (CSBA) GAMUT Online web site service. Policies and regulations are continuously updated based on changes in legislation and the law. 

There is a lag of approximately 1-3 months from when new or revised policies/regulations are approved by the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education and when they are posted in the GAMUT online manual. Until they are posted on GAMUT, they can be viewed below under "Policies Not Yet Posted in Online Manual."


To access the San Rafael City Schools online Board Policy Manual, please use the link below:



user name:  sanrafael

password:   policy

admissions and transfer policies and regulations

BP / AR 5111 - Admission 
5111.1 District Residency     BP     AR      E
5116.1 Intradistrict Open Enrollment     BP     AR
5117 Interdistrict Attendance - Elementary Schools     BP     AR
5117.1 Interdistrict Attendance - High Schools     BP     AR

Policies not yet posted in the online manual

It takes approximately 1-3 months from the time new or revised policies/regulations are approved by the Board of Education and when CSBA updates the online manual.

Recently approved Policies and Regulations that are not yet appearing in the Online Manual are posted here in the interim: 

1325 Advertising and Promotion     BP
1330 E(1) Use of Facilities     Addendum - San Rafael High School Stadium
3290 Gifts, Grants and Bequests     BP

5131.2 Bullying     BP     AR 
7310 Naming of Facility     BP




What is a Board Policy (BP)?


Board policies are statements which set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system. They create a framework within which the superintendent and staff can discharge their assigned duties with positive direction. They tell what is wanted.


Policy is:

  • A guideline adopted by the board to chart a course of action
  • What is wanted or not wanted
  • May also include "why" and "how much"
  • Broad enough to allow administrative discretion/specific enough to give clear guidance


Policy is not:

  • Detailed direction
  • Restatements or paraphrases of state or federal law
  • Forms, job descriptions, etc.

What is an Administrative Regulation (AR)?


Administrative regulations are detailed directions developed by the superintendent and administrative staff to put policy into practice.  They tell how, by whom, where and when things are to be done.


An Administrative Regulation:

  • Provides the details for carrying out policy and enforcing it
  • Sets forth specific requirements
  • May list do's and don'ts
  • May include step by step procedures
  • May assign specific responsibility

An administrative regulation is sometimes accompanied by an Exhibit (E) which provides more specific detail as either a form or specific procedure.