Sun West Board of Education policies

Sun West Board of Education policies

Sun West School Division Board policies define the role of the Board, the role of the Director of Education and the delegation of authority from the Board to the Director. It includes the following:

  1. Foundational statements, which provide guidance and direction for all activities within the Division.
  2. Directions for how the Board is to function and how individual members are to conduct themselves; including how Board committees and representatives are to function.
  3. Processes for appeals and hearings.
  4. Matters that cannot be delegated such as policy-development and school closures.
  5. Specific matters, which the Board has chosen not to delegate to the Director.

Board Policies are supplemented by Administrative procedures; which describe how the Director leads staff.

The development of Board policies and Administrative procedures reinforces the distinction between the Board's responsibility to govern and the Director's executive or administrative duties.