Good Spirit School Division 204
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  • Aug 22, 2018
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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 BBoard Self-Evaluation Process
    Policy 3Role of the Board Member
    Appendix AServices, Materials and Equipment Provided to Trustees
    Appendix BBoard Member Visits to Schools
    Policy 4Board 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
    ​Policy 17School Review
    Policy 18Community Partnerships