Policies and Bylaws

The Board of Education of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) develops and amends policies to ensure the best use of resources and educational practices to deliver public education in our community. The Board of Education recognizes that it operates under the auspices of the School Act and its authority flows from that legislation. The Board also recognizes that the resources to fully fund public education in the K - 12 sector are the responsibility of the provincial government through the Ministry of Education. No policy herein changes those responsibilities and authorities.

The Board structures its policies around clear roles for the board and administration, clear delegation of responsibilities to administration, and strong, community-based vision, mission, values and strategic planning set by the elected Board.

In support of considered, ethical and strategic stewardship of all aspects of School District 46, the Board is ultimately responsible for all district policy, which is divided into three areas:

1. Governance policies are general in nature and are set by the Board of Trustees to articulate and define important objectives, principles or values; and to define roles, responsibilities and authority.

2. Bylaws are passed by the Board of Trustees to clearly set out the specific rules, not covered by legislation, by which the Board will be governed. Bylaws are also legally required for budgets, capital projects, disposal of lands and school closures, but these specific bylaws are not presented as part of district policy.

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3. Administrative regulations are operational in nature and allow for consistent and effective operations in an organization or a department. The Board delegates administrative regulations to the Superintendent of Schools to develop in a transparent process that includes community input.

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The following Board Policies and Bylaws govern School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast).

Governance Policies    
1. Foundational Statements
2. Role of the Board
3. Role of the Trustee
4. Role of the Chair
5. Role of Board Committees
6. Trustee Orientation and Professional Development
7. Trustee Donations
8. Conflict of Interest
10. District Administration
11. Role of the Superintendent
12. Role of Secretary Treasurer
13. Annual Budget Development
14. Evaluation of District Administration
15. Decentralized Decision-Making   
16. Neighbourhood Schools
17. Environmental Sustainability
18. Local Purchasing
19. Partnerships and/or Corporate Sponsorships
20. Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  Brochure
21. District Email
22. Whistle Blower Protection

Bylaws    
50-62. Procedural Bylaw
70. Appeals Bylaw
71. Access to Information Bylaw
72. Indemnification Bylaw
73. Electoral Areas Bylaw
74. Trustee Elections Bylaw
75. School Calendar Bylaw

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