School Boards have a duty to govern districts and their schools in accordance with specified powers in a fiscally responsible and cost effective manner.
They have a responsibility to:
* ensure that schools provide students with opportunities for a quality education; to set education policies that reflect the aspirations of the community and that are consistent with overall provincial guidelines;
* provide leadership and encouragement to schools and the community; to cooperate with the community and social service agencies in the delivery of non-educational support services to students;
* focus on the following areas of district concern:
implementation of provincial and local education programs;
school finance and facilities;
student access and achievement;
accountability to parents, taxpayers, the community and to the Province.
Excerpt: Statement of Education Policy Order