As per my understanding, a policy is a rule or a requirement that assists businesses and organization while carrying out their work on a daily basis. It is a strict instruction that certain things are to be done keeping in mind the policy set for that particular duty/job.
So true; and the definition suits the school, and by extension, the open schools as well.
Yes you are correct it is just like a guideline
Indeed…a policy is a guideline which provides general direction for you to follow…