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  Electoral Subdivisions And Ward Boundaries 

Policy 3  Role Of The Board 
Policy 3  Appendix A, Roles And Responsibilities For Communication 
Policy 3  Schedule A, Board Annual Work Plan  

Policy 4  Role Of The Trustee 
Policy 4  Appendix A, Board Meeting Etiquette 
Policy 5  Trustee Code Of Conduct 
Policy 5  Appendix A, Trustee Code Of Conduct Sanctions 
Policy 5  Appendix B, Trustee Code Of Conduct Complaints  

Policy 6  Role Of The Board Chair 

Policy 7  Role Of The Vice Chair  

Policy 8  Board Operations 
Policy 8  Appendix A, Trustee Computers 
Policy 8  Schedule A, Trustee Remuneration 
Policy 8  Schedule B, Trustee Honoraria 

Policy 9  Committees Of The Board 
Policy 9  Schedule A, Committees Of The Board Memberships  


Policy 10  Board Representatives 
Policy 10  Schedule A, Board Representatives 

Policy 11  Policy Making 

Policy 12  Board Delegation Of Authority 

Policy 13  Role Of The Superintendent

Policy 14  Appeals,Hearings,Student Matters 

Policy 15  Hearings On Teacher Matters 

Policy 16  School Program Closure 
Policy 16  Appendix A School Closure Checklist 

Policy 17  Student Transportation Services & Attendance Areas 

Policy 18  Alternative Programs 

Policy 19  Occupational Health And Safety 

Policy 20  Healthy School Communities And Workplaces

Policy 21  Disposition Of Real Property 

Policy 22  Reserves, Surpluses, And Deficits 

Policy 23  Public Disclosure Of Travel And Expenses 

Policy 24  Safe And Caring Schools And Worksites 

Policy 25  International Travel Study