GBPA School Based Decision Making General
Adopted: February 9, 1998
The Board of Education supports the belief that appropriate delegation of decision making to the school level will enable the principal, in collaboration with school staff and the school community, to make high quality decisions responsive to the local educational needs of students. Therefore the Board assigns the following responsibilities through the superintendent to the school principal:
- The duties assigned in section 15 of the School Act, Statutes of Alberta, 1988 Chapter S-3.1 with amendments in force as of June 18, 1997, which address;
- instructional leadership, curriculum alignment, program evaluation, staff and student evaluation, student advancement, quality outcomes for students, school management, school order and safety, co-operation with the community and school council.
- Development, expenditure and stewardship of an annual school budget funded from revenues assigned by the Board.
- Development of an annual school improvement plan that focuses on high quality teaching and learning and is aligned with goals, objectives and outcomes set by Alberta Education and the Board.
Annually the Board shall approve a set of educational and management guidelines and a budget allocation model applicable to all schools. The guidelines and the allocation model will form the basis for school based decision making during the school term and will address:
- a focus on teaching and learning
- staff, parent, and community participation
- school goals, objectives, and expected outcomes
- the scope and latitude of decision making responsibilities assigned to schools
- fair distribution of resources among schools and programs
- roles, responsibilities and distribution of authority within the organization
- evaluation of the outcomes and the efficacy of school based decision making
- information sharing with stakeholders
- in-service and professional development opportunities for staff