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:
Foundational statements which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the Division;
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 school closures and policy-making; and
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