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Northwest School Division

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 Director and the delegation of authority from the Board to the Director, 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 Director.

This Board Policy Handbook is intended to be supplemented by an Administrative Procedures Manual; the primary written document by which the Director 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 to govern and the Director's executive or administrative duties.

Policy 1 - Division Foundational Statements

Policy 2 - Role of the Board

Policy 2 Appendix Board Annual Work Plan

Policy 3 - Role of the Trustee

Policy 3 Appendix Services and Materials Provided to Trustees

Policy 4 - Trustee Code of Conduct

Policy 4 Appendix A Saskatchewan School Boards Association Code of Ethics

Policy 4 Appendix B Trustee Code of Conduct Sanctions

Policy 5 - Role of the Board Chair

Policy 6 - Role of the Vice-Chair

Policy 7 - Board Operations

Policy 7 Appendix Electoral Subdivision Map

Policy 8 - Committees of the Board

Policy 9 - Board Representatives

Policy 10 - Policy Making.

Policy 11 - Board Delegation fo Authority

Policy 12 - Role of the Director

Policy 12 Appendix A Director Evaluation Process Criteria Timelines

Policy 12 Appendix B Performance Assessment Guide

Policy 12 Appendix C Interivew Guide - Director Leadership Practices

Policy 13 - Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters

Policy 14 - School Reviews

Policy 14 Appendix A School Review Summary

Policy 15 - Recruitment and Selection of Personnel

Policy 16 - School Community Councils