Policies and Procedures
The Board of Trustees sets forth the policies that govern the operation of the District. Policies are included because they are required by law or by the Texas Education Agency; because they are recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as essential to effective District governance and management; or because the Board wishes to make a statement in a particular policy area. The Localized Policy Manual pertaining to Business and Support Services, created with the assistance of TASB Policy Service, can be found here.
The Fiscal Procedures Manual has been prepared to provide general information about several Galena Park ISD business processes and procedures.
Section Description Last Updated 1 General Information July 2019 2 Ethics, Fraud, and Compliance July 2019 3 Fiscal Management July 2019 4 Purchasing July 2019 5 Accounts Payable July 2019 6 Employee Travel July 2019 7 Student Travel July 2019 8 Money Handling July 2019 9 Budget Adoption July 2019 10 Grant Management July 2019 11 Fixed Asset and Inventory Items July 2019 12 Procurement Cards July 2019 13 Payroll July 2019 14 Warehouse Services July 2019 15 Frontline Procedures July 2019 16 Activity Funds and Booster Clubs July 2019 17 Account Codes July 2019 18 List of Exhibits (Forms, Schedules, and Other Documents) July 2019 19 Acronyms July 2019
The new Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), codified as Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR) Part 200, were incorporated into general federal regulation on Dec. 26, 2014. The new regulations also govern all federal grants awarded by the US Department of Education (USDE), USDA & TDA to the state or to a Local Education Agency (LEA) on or after that date.
When Galena Park ISD seeks to procure goods and services using funds under a federal grant or contract, specific federal laws, regulations, and requirements may apply in addition to those under state law. This includes, but is not limited to, the procurement standards of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 C.F.R. 200 (sometimes referred to as the “Uniform Guidance” or new “EDGAR”).
Federal Programs & Grants Policies and Procedures Manual September 2017