Board Policies & Administrative Procedures
Date of Approval: 2017 August 1
Last Reviewed: 2019 November 29
FOUNDATIONAL PILLAR - Operational Expectations
It is the will of the Board that schools and programs effectively meet the student’s needs.
School or program viability study – a process to engage stakeholders to explore ways of increasing a school or program’s effectiveness. Viability studies are not a prerequisite for school closure.
REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITS
- The Superintendent shall monitor the effectiveness and viability of schools and programs in the Division.
- The Superintendent shall report to the Board at its October Board meeting when the Superintendent determines that circumstances exist which support the consideration of a viability study for a school or program. The report should describe the following
- student access to a quality basic education program
- the economic viability of the operation of the school or program
- the existence of a safe physical environment for students
- utilization of the school building(s)
- enrolment trends and projections.
- If, upon receipt of the report, the Board, by motion decides to initiate a viability study of the school or program, the Superintendent shall present a plan, for Board approval, that includes
- membership of the committee that will be designated to study the school or program viability
- the timelines for the study, including when the final report is to be presented to the Board
- plans to engage the community in order to receive the community’s input, suggestions, and advice and to explore alternatives that could increase viability.
- The Superintendent shall present the findings of the Committee to the Board as soon as is practically possible.
2017 Aug 1 Approved
2018 Feb 2 Reviewed
2019 April 10 Reviewed
2019 Nov 29 Reviewed