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:

  1. Foundational statements which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the District;
  2. Directions for how the Board itself is to function as well as how Board committees 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.

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 – Foundational Statements

Policy 2 – Role of the Board

Appendix A – Board Annual Work Plan

    Policy 3 – Role of the Trustee

    Appendix – Services, Materials and Equipment provided to Trustees

      Policy 4 – Role of the Board Chair

      Policy 5 – Role of the Vice-Chair

      Policy 6 – Policy Making and Review

      Policy 7 – Board Committees

      Policy 8 – Board Representatives

      Policy 9 – Board Operations

      Policy 10 – Delegation of Authority

      Policy 11 – Indemnification

      Policy 12 – Trustee Elections

      Appendix A – Trustee Elections Bylaw

        Policy 13 – Trustee Code of Conduct

        Appendix – Trustee Code of Conduct Sanctions

        Policy 14 – Role of Superintendent

        Appendix - Superintendent Evaluation Process

        Policy 15 – Parental/Guardian Involvement

        Policy 16 – Appeals Bylaw

        Policy 17 – Public Consultation

        Policy 18 – Recruitment & Selection of Personnel

        Appendix A – Criteria for Principals

          Appendix B – Criteria for Vice-Principals

            Policy 19 – Accumulated Operating Surplus

            Policy 20 – Environmental Sustainability

            Policy 21 – Bus & Van Transportation

            Policy 22 – Disposal of Land and Improvements

            Policy 23 – School Closures

            Policy 24 - French Language Programs

            Appendix A – French Immersion Program

              Policy 25 - Programs of Choice

              Policy 26 - Specialty Academies

              Policy 27 – International Student Program

              Policy 28 – Online Learning

              Policy 29 – Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity