Good Spirit School Division 204
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  • Oct 16, 2021
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    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 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 ​1Foundational Statements
    Policy 2Role of the Board
    ​Appendix AAnnual Work Plan
    ​Appendix B​Board Self-Evaluation Process
    Policy 3Role of the Board Member
    ​Appendix A​Services, Materials and Equipment Provided to Trustees
    ​Appendix B​Board Member Visits to Schools
    ​Policy 4​Board Member Code of Ethics
    ​AppendixTrustee Code of Conduct Sanctions
    ​Policy 5Role of the Board Chair
    ​Policy 6Role of the Vice Chair
    ​Policy 7Board Operations
    ​Policy 8Committees of the Board

    Executive Committee Terms of Reference

    Finance Committee Terms of Reference

    Transportation Committee Terms of Reference
    ​Policy 9Board Representatives
    ​Policy 10Policy Making
    ​Policy 11Delegation of Authority
    ​Policy 12Director/CEO Roles and Responsibilities
    ​Appendix ADirector Evaluation Process, Criteria and Timelines
    ​Appendix BDirector/CEO Role Expectations and Performance Assessment Guide
    ​Appendix CLeadership Practices Interview Guide
    ​Policy 13Appeals and Hearings Regarding Student Matters
    ​Policy 14Hearings on Teacher Matters
    ​Policy 15Recruitment and Selection of Personnel
    ​Policy 16Student Transportation
    ​Appendix A​​Good Neighbour
    ​Policy 17School Review
    ​Policy 18Good Neighbour