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After these regulations are adopted by a governing board, they typically have to go through multiple levels of scrutiny before being made policy or law. Local government officials review them to ensure compliance with laws. If the process is considered satisfactory, then it goes to the state governments for more evaluation. Finally, federal officials will approve them for policy-making or legalization.
Therefore, while it may take some time—depending on the complexity of what is being proposed—ideas can ultimately become policy or law if passed through all necessary levels of review with satisfactory results.