PRESENTATION OF NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Adopted: December 18, 2017
Frequency of Review: 5 Years
1.1 The Board encourages discussion around implementation of new education programs but believes existing community resources should be utilized to the full extent possible.
2.1 Education programs are programs offered by the District, outside of regular courses, which enhance the educational opportunities available in the District. Education programs include sports academies, French immersion, traditional schooling, etc.
3.1 Recommendations for new educational programs or extensions of existing programs shall be presented to the Board in time for inclusion in the Annual Operating Budget. Only extraordinary requests will be considered for presentation at the Amended Annual (Final) Budget.
3.2 Public Health, Child and Family Development programs, Municipal Recreation Programs and post-secondary services should be used where appropriate and not be replicated by the school system.
3.3 Proposals should contain sufficient pertinent information, as prescribed by Regulation 3110, to allow for decisions to be made between competing requests.
3.4 Alternative ways of adding similar opportunities should be presented and discussed. Explanations for their rejection should be fully explained.
4.1 The Board of Education is responsible to ensure compliance with the School Act.
4.2 The Superintendent is responsible to ensure that District policy is upheld and regulations are enforced.
5.1 Regulation 3110 – Presentation of New Educational Programs