The Needham Public Schools are governed by federal, state, and local laws and policies. The Needham School Committee is responsible for ensuring that the School Department complies with state and federal statutes and for developing and maintaining policies. The official version of the school district's policies is maintained in the office of the Superintendent of Schools. In the event of a conflict between an electronic text and the official version, the official version will prevail. All policies (paper copies) are available for viewing at the following locations:
The Needham Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, and ensure that all students and employees have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges and courses of study.