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Policies

New Westminster Schools Policies

Click here to view the Policies in Alphabetical Order

Policies and Regulations are ordered according to the following classifications:


See also:

  • Draft Policy Handbook – At the September 27, 2016 Regular Board Meeting, the Draft Policy Handbook was circulated for consultation and input.  The Board of Education welcomed public attendance at its final review of the policy handbook at a Special Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting scheduled for November 22, 2016, at 7:00 pm.

Note:

The above system of organization was developed by the National School Board Association, U.S. and has been widely adopted in British Columbia. Some Policies, Regulations and Administrative Procedures relate to others. Cross references are given to help find all pertinent information on a given topic.

Board Approved Policies are the principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what is wanted, they may say why, and to what extent. Policies are broad enough to give room for administrative action; but are also narrow enough to give clear guidance.
Board Approved Regulations are detailed directions, usually developed by the administration, to put policy into practice.  Regulations tell how, by whom and when things are to be done. When the Regulation requires Board action to be legal or enforceable, or if the topic is of special importance, the Board formally approves a Regulation.
Administrative Procedures are concerned with the mechanics or details of the Policy. The development is left to the administration. The Board does not specify their content, nor formally approve them as done with regulations.

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School Spirit starts here: Qayqayt lights some fireworks!

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A Rotary Gift of Literacy for Fraser River Middle School

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NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

NWSS students launch clubs for fun, justice, science, and the planet…

October 2016 - Student leaders at New Westminster Secondary School this year launched the largest number of clubs at the high school yet - a record-breaking 51 clubs that run the gamut from peace and justice, to math and STEM clubs, to jewelry making and Lego building... more