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Policy Handbook
This Board Policy Handbook has been developed to highlight and support the very important governance function of the Board. In addition to clearly defining the role of the Board, the role of the Superintendent and the delegation of authority from the Board to the Superintendent, it includes the following as policies:

  1. Foundational statements which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the Division;
  2. Directions for how the Board itself is to function and how individual trustees are to conduct 
          themselves; how Board committees and representatives are to function;
  3. Statements as to how appeals and hearings will be conducted;
  4. Non-delegable matters such as school closures and policy-making; and
  5. Specific matters which the Board has chosen not to delegate to the Superintendent.

This Board Policy Handbook is intended to be supplemented by an Administrative Procedures Manual; the primary written document by which the Superintendent directs staff. The Manual must be entirely consistent with this Handbook.

The development of two separate and distinct documents is meant to reinforce the
distinction in this Division between the Board’s responsibility​​​​​
Policy 1 - Divisional Foundation Statements.pdf
Policy 2 - Role of the Board.pdf
Policy 2 - Appendix A, Roles and Responsibilities for Communication.pdf
Policy 2 - Schedule A, Board Annual Work Plan.pdf
Policy 3 - Role of the Trustee.pdf
Policy 3 - Appendix A, Board Meeting Etiquette.pdf
Policy 4 - Trustee Code of Ethics.pdf
Policy 4 - Trustee Code of Ethics Appendix A.pdf
Policy 5 - Role of the Board Chair.pdf
Policy 6 - Role of the Vice Chair.pdf
Policy 7 - Board Operations.pdf
Policy 7 - Appendix A.pdf
Policy 7 - Schedule A.pdf
Policy 7 - Schedule B.pdf
Policy 8 - Committees of the Board.pdf
Policy 8 - Schedule A.pdf
Policy 9 - Board Representatives.pdf
Policy 9 - Schedule A.pdf
Policy 10 - Policy Making.pdf
Policy 11 - Board Delegation of Authority.pdf
Policy 12 - Role of the Superintendent.pdf
Policy 13 - Appeals,Hearings,Student Matters.pdf
Policy 14 - Hearings on Teacher Matters.pdf
Policy 15 - School Program Closure.pdf
Policy 15 - School Program Closure Flowchart.pdf
Policy 16 - Recruitment,Selection of Personnel.pdf
Policy 17 - Student Transportation Services.pdf
Policy 18 - Attendance Areas.pdf
Policy 19 - Alternative Programs.pdf
Policy 20 - Occupational Health and Safety.pdf
Policy 21 - Healthy School Communities and Workplaces.pdf
Policy 22 - Reserves, Surpluses, and Deficits.pdf
Policy 23 - Disposition of Real Property.pdf
Policy 24 - Public Disclosure of Travel and Expenses.pdf
Policy 25 - Board Innovation Fund.pdf
Policy 26 - Safe and Caring Schools and Worksites.pdf