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