3.A.50 Informing the Public

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Administrative Procedure: Informing the Public

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

August 24, 2005

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE:

3.A.50

AMENDED DATE:

 

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The school system recognizes the benefits from the informed support of the people of the Division.  Information shall be provided to the public by:

 

  • Declaring all regular Board meetings to be open to the public, except where legal, personnel, or negotiation matters are under discussion.
  • Issuing news releases on matters of policy, program, and fiscal concerns which it believes are important for public knowledge.
  • Distributing Board minutes to schools and posting approved minutes on the Border Land website.
  • Informing employee groups, parents, community members, and the general public on the policies, programs, and plans of the Division. 
  • Publishing a summary or a condensed version of the annual financial report, stating in the publication that a copy of the audited financial report is available for inspection by any resident elector.
  • Making available for examination and inspection in the offices of the Secretary- Treasurer a copy of:
    • The final budget for the current year or any year within the last five years in accordance with the Public Schools Act and the Personal Health and Information Act.
    • The audited financial statements of the Board for any year within the last five years.
    • The Annual Compensation Report as required under the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act.

 

  • Providing to advisory councils and local school committees any information that is reasonably necessary for their operation.
  • Preparing a divisional report on an annual basis with an outline of progress with respect to divisional planning priorities.