Mandate and Legal Status

 Policy 1 – Mandate and Legal Status
Date Adopted:  June 23, 2010
Reviewed: September 16, 2020


The Border Land School Division is a corporate body established by the government of Manitoba, authorized to deliver appropriate public education for all students who reside in, or are otherwise the responsibility of, Border Land School Division.

  1. The members of the school board form a corporation called the Border Land School Division Board of Trustees (herein referred to as the Board).
  2. The Border Land School Division and Board operate under the terms of the Manitoba Public Schools Act and any other Provincial, Municipal or Federal legislation or regulations that may apply, and is bound by its own policy manual.
  3. School trustees as elected under the conditions and regulations of the Public Schools Act to represent the public ownership of the school division as the voting members of the Board.
  4. The number of elected school trustees (see Border Land School Division Procedural Bylaw, section 2.1 a)), their term of office, and parameters for conduct shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Manitoba Public Schools Act, its Preamble and attendant regulations, and this Board Policy Manual.
  5. Board By-Laws not contained within this policy manual are binding upon the operations of the Border Land School Division Board. They are available for viewing at the Border Land School Division Office in Altona, Manitoba.
  6. Documentation of this policy manual and any attendant legislation and regulations are located at or through the Border Land School Division Office in Altona, Manitoba.

Border Land School Division

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.