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

Policy 2 - Role of the Board
Policy 2 - Appendix A, Roles and Responsibilities for Communication
Policy 2 - Schedule A, Board Annual Work Plan

Policy 3 - Role of the Trustee
Policy 3 - Appendix A, Board Meeting Etiquette

Policy 4 - Trustee Code of Ethics
Policy 4 - Trustee Code of Ethics Appendix A

Policy 5 - Role of the Board Chair

Policy 6 - Role of the Vice Chair

Policy 7 - Board Operations
Policy 7 - Appendix A 

Policy 7 - Schedule A 
Policy 7 - Schedule B 

Policy 8 - Committees of the Board
Policy 8 - Schedule A

Policy 9 - Board Representatives
Policy 9 - Schedule A

Policy 10 - Policy Making

Policy 11 - Board Delegation of Authority

Policy 12 - Role of the Superintendent

Policy 13 - Appeals,Hearings,Student Matters

Policy 14 - Hearings on Teacher Matters

Policy 15 - School Program Closure
Policy 15 - School Program Closure Flowchart

Policy 16 - Recruitment,Selection of Personnel

Policy 17 - Student Transportation Services

Policy 18 - Attendance Areas

Policy 19 - Alternative Programs

Policy 20 - Occupational Health and Safety

Policy 21 - Healthy School Communities and Workplaces

Policy 22 - Reserves, Surpluses, and Deficits

Policy 23 - Disposition of Real Property

Policy 24 - Public Disclosure of Travel and Expenses

Policy 25 - Board Innovation Fund

Policy 26 - Safe and Caring Schools and Worksites