Board Policies

Policy 11

The School Act allows for the Board to delegate certain of its responsibilities and powers to others.

The Board authorizes the Superintendent to do any act or thing or to exercise any power that the Board may do, or is required to do, or may exercise, except those matters which, in accordance with section 61(2) of the School Act, cannot be delegated. This delegation of authority to the Superintendent specifically:

  • Includes any authority or responsibility set out in the School Act and regulations as well as authority or responsibility set out in other legislation or regulations;
  • Includes the ability to enact administrative procedures, practices or regulations required to carry out this authority; and also
  • Includes the ability to sub-delegate this authority and responsibility as required.

Notwithstanding the above, the Board reserves to itself the authority to make decisions on specific matters requiring Board approval. This reserved authority of the Board is set out in Board policies, as amended from time to time.

Further, the Board requires that any significant new provincial, regional or local obligations be brought to the Board for information and discussion.


1. The Board reserves to itself the ability to make decisions on recommendations for the termination of a continuous contract of employment for a teacher, or of any designation held by a teacher, made pursuant to sections 19, 95 or 96 of the School Act.

2. The Superintendent is authorized to suspend a teacher from the performance of the teacher’s duties in accordance with sections 105(1) and 105(2) of the School Act. Further, the Superintendent is authorized to terminate the contract of employment for a teacher employed under a probationary, temporary or interim contract of employment, where such termination is made during the term of such contract. The power to suspend or terminate the services of a teacher may not be further delegated. The suspension and/or termination shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the School Act. The Superintendent is also authorized to suspend or terminate noncertificated staff.

3. The Superintendent is delegated the authority to develop administrative procedures that are consistent with provincial policies and procedures for the following program areas:

3.1. Special Education

3.2. Guidance and Counseling

3.3. Services for Students and Children

3.4. Student Evaluation

3.5. Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation

3.6. Home Education

3.7. Early Childhood Services

3.8. Outreach Programs

3.9. Locally Developed/Acquired and Authorized Junior and Senior High School Complementary Courses

3.10. Knowledge and Employability Courses

3.11. Off-Campus Education

3.12. English as a Second Language

3.13. French as a Second Language and French Language Immersion

3.14. Alternative Programs

4. The Superintendent is directed to develop an administrative procedure to fulfill Board obligations created by any federal legislation or provincial legislation other than the School Act.



Date Approved: September, 2010

School Act: 19, 60-61, 95-96, 98, 101-102, 105-107, 109-110, 113
Collective Agreements: ATA, CAAMSE, IUOE

Board Policy: 2, 12
Admin Procedure:

Reviewed or Revised:
March, 2017
September, 2010