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  Division Foundational 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 Statement 

Policy 4  Trustee Code of Conduct 
Policy 4  Appendix A 
Policy 4  Schedule 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  Appendix A School Closure Checklist 

Policy 17  Student Transportation Services Attendance Areas 

Policy 18  Attendance Areas

Policy 19  Alternative Programming 

Policy 20  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 26  Safe And Caring Schools And Worksites 

Policy 27  International Travel Study