What is the difference between rules, policies and procedure?

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Some examples of rules might be: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat, Follow directions quickly, Keep hands and feet to yourself, Show best effort.

Some examples of Procedures might be:  Sharpen 3 pencils before the bell rings.  Turn in homework in the blue bin upon entering the classroom.  Tables line up quietly as called by table numbers.  Wipe desktops, stack chairs, and meet on the rug for dismissal.

Some examples of Policies might be:  Turn in all monies-collected forms in a dated envelope the day the money is recieved.  Students are not permitted to walk unaccompanied in the hallways.  Students must have a written note signed by a guardian if they are planning on going home a different way.

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