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Western School Division
Governance

Western School Division follows a Policy Governance structure. 

Western School Division is committed to following a governance model that:

  • Focuses its energy and dedication on effective governance
  • Focuses on high level decisions, rather than the details of daily activities and operations of the school division
  • Delegates administrative authority to the Superintendent, excluding those exemptions defined in Board policy
  • Establishes procedures for evaluating Board policy compliance, and tie this to the performance evaluation of the Board and Superintendent
  • Has the Board annually approve a divisional operating budget consistent with the priorities and goals defined in Board policies and the Board’s Priority Plan
  • In response to community engagement and input, and advice acquired from educational and pedagogical experts, the Board will reassess on a regular basis, its defined vision of the future and realign Board policies as necessary
  • Provides for continuous progress and improvement through a program of professional development, evaluation and assessment