- Link to Policy Manual. Contact Connee Newberry at 250-398-3833 if you have specific questions related to the Polices and Bylaws.
Policies Under Review
Policy 1164 Conflict of Interest – Trustee and Employee
The Board of Education is currently reviewing Policy 1164 Conflict of Interest: Trustee and Employee. The proposed revisions further reflect the Board’s commitment to being accountable, open and transparent. In April 2013, the Office of the Ombudsperson conducted a governance audit on the Board of Education of School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin). One of the three recommendations coming from the audit was for the Board to adopt a policy addressing Conflict of Interest. In January 2016, the Board did adopt Policy 1164 Conflict of Interest – Trustees. At that time the Board did not address a policy regarding conflict of interest and its employees. The Board wanted to test out the policy guiding trustees first.
At its meeting in January 2017, the Board of Education began the process of writing language for a policy regarding employee conflict of interest. Policies across the Province are plenty and vary greatly. Suggested language for the revised policy for SD27 may be viewed from the text box to the right.
The Board of Education has approved, in principle, the revisions and is requesting feedback from any interested parties by 24 May 2017.
- Proposed Policy: 1164 DRAFT Conflict of Interest Trustee and Employee
- Current Policy: 1164 Conflict of Interest Trustee
- Link to Survey: Policy 1164 Conflict of Interest SURVEY
Cyclic Policy Review
The Board of Education has proposed a four year cyclic review of its Policy Manual. This will assist the Board in ensuring its policies are up to date and relevant. The cycle will promote awareness amongst staff and stakeholders.
Initial input on these policies from stakeholders will assist District Staff in making recommendations to the Board as to whether the policy is relevant or is in need of revision or deletion. If the Board recommends revision or deletion, the Board will begin the policy revision process under Policy 1120.4 Policy Development.
This process does not negate the Board’s authority to make or review specific policies at any time.