The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education approved several policy changes on first reading at its meeting last week.
The policy revisions included the appointment of substitutes, assignment of pupils, automated external defibrillators, pupils smoking, smoking on school grounds, budget presentation and Board of Education budget goals.
“I took a policy from former districts I was in and I recommended that you collapse the two,” Interim Superintendent John Fitzsimons told the Board. “In my judgement, your policy is much too vague, I wanted the budget policy to be something that you could quantify with real numbers.”
“The who does what and when was a little bit vague,” he added. “This policy really lays out what's to be done, who's doing it and what the role of the board and administration is.”
Although the grading system was listed among the policy changes, there were no alterations to the grading system.
“Nothing had been changed, there had been a page that was left out inadvertently the last time we approved the policy,” said Nancy Gigante, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.