Doing What’s Best for Kids

Board Policies

Complete Board Policy Handbook REVISED, October 6, 2023(PDF Format)

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 District;
  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 policy-making and school closures; 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 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 this District between the Board’s responsibility to govern and the Superintendent’s executive or administrative duties.

It is to be noted that the electronic versions of both the Board Policy Handbook and the Administrative Procedures Manual as well as any other handbooks/manuals referenced are always the most current documents available.

Policy 1: Division Foundational Statements

Policy 2: Role of the Board

Policy 2 - Appendix A: Board Annual Work Plan

Policy 2 - Appendix B: Facilitated Board Self-Evaluation Process

Policy 3: Role of the Trustee

Policy 4: Trustee Code of Conduct

Policy 4 - Appendix A: 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

Policy 10: Policy Making

Policy 11: Board Delegation of Authority

Policy 12: Role of the Superintendent

Policy 12 - Appendix C: Interview Guide Superintendent Leadership Practices

Policy 12 - Appendix A: Superintendent Evaluation Process Criteria and Timelines

Policy 12 - Appendix B: Superintendent Performance Assessment Guide

Policy 13: Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

Policy 14: Hearings on Teacher Transfers

Policy 15: Closure Facilities and Programs

Policy 16: Recruitment and Selection of Personnel

Policy 17: Student Transportation Services

Policy 18: Alternative Programs

Policy 19: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Policy 20: Student Conduct / Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe

Policy 21: Trustees Running for Other Levels of Government