School boards are direction setters. Our trustees set the overall direction for our division through an annual strategic planning process. Through its vision, mission, values and beliefs, our Board of Trustees identifies strategic priorities and goals for our schools and division. The Board sets the annual budget which determines how resources are allocated to schools and programs.
The Board also provides direction through its policies. This includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policy.
The three-year plan defines the priorities and strategic direction of our school division. It brings to life our vision, mission and values and guides our efforts and investments. It ensures we're in line with the priorities and curriculum set by the provincial government, as well as the values and desires of our community.
The development of this instrumental “living” document is lead by the Board of Trustees in partnership with parents, students, staff and residents. The Three Year Education Plan for 2016-19 was drafted after extensive community consultation, using technology to gain as many different voices, ideas and insights as possible. We also harnessed the power and passion of our students as researchers.
The top three priorities for 2016-2019 are:
Our board sets the overall annual budget, which determines how resources are allocated to schools and programs. This budget is set to correspond with the strategic priorities and goals set by division schools and administration.
The Board of Trustees and Sturgeon Public School Division are guided by a specific set of policies, which are set in place by our board. This includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policy.
A policy is an instrument of governance that sets out the board’s philosophy and provides the framework and overarching guidelines for the operation of the school system and the actions of the board’s employees.
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