The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education is in the process of revising its policy manual to incorporate the Policies to Lead the Schools (PLS) system published by the North Carolina School Boards Association. It is anticipated that this revision process will take several years to complete. During the revision process, the Board will maintain two policy manuals. The Old Policy Manual will contain policies adopted prior to November 2016. The New Policy Manual contains policies adopted in November 2016 or later. As new policies are adopted and added to the New Policy Manual, the policies that are being replaced will be removed from the Old Policy Manual.

Please note the following in searching Board policies:

  1. The search function only searches one manual at a time. If you select the link for the New Policy Manual and search for a keyword or phrase, only results found in the New Policy Manual will be returned. If you are having difficulty finding a policy, please ensure that you conduct the search in both manuals.
  2. Existing Hickory Public Schools Board of Education policies remain in effect until such time as each policy is superseded by the new PLS-based policy on the same topic or is repealed by the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education.

Hickory Public Schools Board of Education OLD Policy Manual

Hickory Public Schools Board of Education NEW Policy Manual