We understand that no two districts are alike. Each requires personalized consultation services to address its unique policy needs. The Neola process allows our clients to receive the benefit of our team’s collective experience while providing assistance to address state-specific issues and laws on an individual district basis.
Meet Your Associate
Every client is first assigned a Neola associate to serve as the direct contact for the district. Associates are all former school administrators from the regions they represent, and are familiar with challenges you face.
Meet all the Neola associates here.
Preparing to Draft
Your associate will work with district staff to develop a new set of customized policies and guidelines/procedures based on our templates. This face-to-face consultation allows associates to form close working relationships with their clients and helps set the tone for how each district prefers to work with and communicate with Neola.
Any changes to existing district policies or Neola templates will be forwarded to the Neola Production Office to produce a working draft of a policy book, either in electronic or hard copy form. The district staff and Neola associate will continue to work together to further revise the existing draft, as necessary, until a final policy book is adopted by the Board.
Once policies are adopted by a district’s Board, Neola will then create a hard copy policy book and/or publish the materials on a district policy website. The policy site allows direct access to board bylaws, policies, administrative guidelines/procedures and forms. The materials are cross referenced and keyword searchable for easy navigation.
Keeping Board Policies Current
Neola publishes two regular updates per year that include proposed revisions to bylaws, policies, guidelines/procedures, and forms. These proposed revisions are based on changes in Federal and State law, government regulations and school practices. Following the release of each update, your associate will provide consultation to review and explain the rationale for the changes and answer questions about the proposed revisions, allowing the district to make informed decisions on policy matters.