Sun West Board of Education Policies

Sun West School Division Board Policies have 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 policy-development and school closures; and
  5. Specific matters which the Board has chosen not to delegate to the Director.

Board Policies are intended to be supplemented by Administrative Procedures; the primary written document by which the Director directs staff.

The development of Board Policies and Administrative Procedures is meant to reinforce the distinction in this Division between the Board's responsibility to govern and the Director's executive or administrative duties.