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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:

  • Foundational statements which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the District;
  • 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;
  • Statements as to how appeals and hearings will be conducted;
  • Non-delegable matters such as policy-making and school closures; and
  • 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 Administrative Procedures Manual must be entirely consistent with this Board Policy Handbook. The development of two separate and distinct documents is meant to reinforce the distinction in the District between the Board’s responsibility to govern and the Superintendent’s executive or administrative duties.

Policy 1 - Foundational Statements

Policy 2 - Role Of The Board

Appendix A - Board Annual Work Plan (Typical – Subject To Change)

Appendix B - Detailed Board Work Plan

Appendix C - Facilitated Board Self-Evaluation Process

Policy 3 - Role Of The Trustee

Appendix - Services, Materials And Equipment Provided To Trustees

Policy 4 - Trustee Code Of Conduct 

Appendix - Trustee Code Of Conduct Sanctions

Policy 5 - Role Of The Board Chair 

Policy 6 - Role Of The Vice-Chair

Policy 7 - Board Operations

Policy 8 - Board Committees

Policy 9 - Board Representatives

Appendix A - Trustee Representatives To Civic Committees

Appendix B - Administrative Committee Representation

Policy 10 - Policy Development 

Policy 11 - Board Delegation Of Authority

Policy 12 - Role Of The Superintendent

Appendix A - Superintendent Evaluation Process Criteria And Timelines

Appendix B - Superintendent Performance Assessment Guide

Appendix C - Interview Guide Superintendent Leadership Practices

Policy 13 - Appeals Procedure

Policy 14 - School Closure

Policy 15 - Recruitment And Selection Of Personnel

Policy 16 - By-Law No. 3 (I) – Indemnification

Policy 17 -Sexual Orientation And Gender Identities

Policy 18 - Student Trustee

Appendix - Student Trustee Conflict Of Interest Guidelines 

Policy 19 - Restricted And Non-Restricted Surplus Funds (under development)

Policy 20 - Disposal Of Land Or Improvements


Board 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:

  • Foundational statements which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the District;
  • 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;
  • Statements as to how appeals and hearings will be conducted;
  • Non-delegable matters such as policy-making and school closures; and
  • 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 Administrative Procedures Manual must be entirely consistent with this Board Policy Handbook. The development of two separate and distinct documents is meant to reinforce the distinction in the District between the Board’s responsibility to govern and the Superintendent’s executive or administrative duties.

Policy 1 - Foundational Statements

Policy 2 - Role Of The Board

Appendix A - Board Annual Work Plan (Typical – Subject To Change)

Appendix B - Detailed Board Work Plan

Appendix C - Facilitated Board Self-Evaluation Process

Policy 3 - Role Of The Trustee

Appendix - Services, Materials And Equipment Provided To Trustees

Policy 4 - Trustee Code Of Conduct 

Appendix - Trustee Code Of Conduct Sanctions

Policy 5 - Role Of The Board Chair 

Policy 6 - Role Of The Vice-Chair

Policy 7 - Board Operations

Policy 8 - Board Committees

Policy 9 - Board Representatives

Appendix A - Trustee Representatives To Civic Committees

Appendix B - Administrative Committee Representation

Policy 10 - Policy Development 

Policy 11 - Board Delegation Of Authority

Policy 12 - Role Of The Superintendent

Appendix A - Superintendent Evaluation Process Criteria And Timelines

Appendix B - Superintendent Performance Assessment Guide

Appendix C - Interview Guide Superintendent Leadership Practices

Policy 13 - Appeals Procedure

Policy 14 - School Closure

Policy 15 - Recruitment And Selection Of Personnel

Policy 16 - By-Law No. 3 (I) – Indemnification

Policy 17 -Sexual Orientation And Gender Identities

Policy 18 - Student Trustee

Appendix - Student Trustee Conflict Of Interest Guidelines 

Policy 19 - Restricted And Non-Restricted Surplus Funds (under development)

Policy 20 - Disposal Of Land Or Improvements


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