New Board Policy and Administrative Procedures
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. The Board Policy Handbook and Administrative Procedures Manual will be formally adopted by the Board at the next board meeting on August 21, 2018. Please use the Disposition of Policies document as needed to locate previous policies.
Board Policy Handbook - Draft
The Board Policy Handbook has been developed to highlight and support the very important governance function of the Board. It clearly defines the role of the Board, the role of the Superintendent and the delegation of authority from the Board to the Superintendent. These policies are supplemented by Administrative Procedures, the primary written document by which the Superintendent directs staff.
The draft versions of the new Board Policy Handbook is available for public review by clicking below. This handbook will be formally adopted by the Board at the next board meeting on August 21, 2018.
The Disposition of Policies to help you locate previous Westwind School Division Policies.
Administrative Procedures Manual - Draft
The Administrative Procedures Manual is the primary written source of administrative direction for the Division. The Administrative Procedures are designed to be entirely consistent with Board Policies, and are an extension of policy in the form of procedures.
Administrative Procedures may reference other detailed administrative documents that have been developed to provide specific guidelines on selected matters. Gaps in the numbering sequence facilitate the insertion of additional administrative procedures that may be developed at a future time. To view the list of NEW Administrative Procedures that have been created please click HERE.
To review the draft version of the Administrative Procedures Handbook please click below. This manual will be formally adopted by the Board at the next board meeting on August 21, 2018.