Policies

THE OPS/OSBA CODE FINDER INDEX

This is an alphabetical index to the terms and codes in the OPS/OSBA policy classification system.  It is for use both in locating policies and regulations in a manual coded to the OPS system and for properly coding and titling policies and regulations when compiling a policy manual.

If you are using the index to locate statements in a manual, use it along with the OPS policy classification system, which will be found, section by section, behind the tab divider pages A through L, in the manual you are using.

If you are using the index to code statements and give them the official OPS headings, use it along with the classification system.

In either case, use the index as you would any alphabetical index, keeping in mind that you are looking for a letter code or an official OPS heading-called a "descriptor"- that will lead you via another entry to the desired letter code.  Note that:

Entries in roman type...are official OPS descriptors.  The code for the descriptor appears at the left.  For example:

JFC    Student Conduct

The first letter of the code indicates the major section in which the statement will be filed.  If two codes are given at the left.  For example:

FD, KBE    Tax Issues

The same statement is filed in two locations.

Terms which do not appear as descriptors in the OPS classification system are followed by information on what OPS descriptor in the index to use or what other term in the index to see.  For example:

Sick Leave, see "Leaves"
Sinking Fund, use "Types of Funds"
Sports, use "Interscholastic Athletics" or "Intramural Programs," as appropriate

Certain instructions in the index are directed to the policy coder.  This is true of instructions which give such signals as "...break out a new descriptor in the IGA sequence" or "...break out a new descriptor under ‘Nondiscrimination’."  If you are using the index to locate statements in a manual, assume that such instructions have been followed.  Compilers of manuals should provide a listing of "break-out" terms and codes actually used on a separate sheet or sheets immediately proceeding this index.

NOTE: Although this code finder serves as an index to the OPS/OSBA Educational Policies Reference Manual and to many state and local district manuals, technically it is an index to the OPS classification system, not to any single manual.  It may contain many terms and official OPS descriptors for which there will be no statements in the manual you are using.  However, if statements have been coded and filed correctly, the index will enable you to locate any statement that is in the manual.

Alphabetical Code Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N

O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z