For Public Review: Draft Board Policy Handbook and Administrative Procedures Manuals

Earlier this year, the new school board began a comprehensive review of all existing Westwind policies.  Through this process, the board made the decision to adopt the G-TEC (Governing Through Engagement and Collaboration) policy model. This model was developed by Dr. Leroy Sloan and Terry Gunderson and is used in the majority of school divisions across the province. The G-TEC model focuses on four dominant themes: engagement, collaboration, role clarity and assurance/accountability. 

Terry Gunderson has worked closely with the Board over the last several months to define the Role of the Board, the Role of the Superintendent, and Delegation of Authority to the Superintendent, including the identification of those areas of authority which the Board wishes to retain.

Through this process, Westwind's existing policy manual has been separated into two sets of documents have been developed to reinforce the distinction between the Board’s responsibility (Board Policies) and the Superintendent’s executive or administrative duties (Administrative Procedures).

We invite the public to review these documents.  Please CLICK HERE to view the draft versions of The Board Policy Handbook and Administrative Procedures Manual. These will be formally adopted by the Board of Trustees at the next board meeting on August 21, 2018. 

Please reach out to inquiries@westwind.ab.ca with questions.