Policy Development and Amendment

Policy 11 – Policy Development and Amendment

Date Adopted:  June 23, 2010
Reviewed: January 13, 2021


The development, amendment and monitoring of policy is one of the primary roles of the Board.

Any consideration of policy will first involve the careful consideration of core values, which are the foundation of policy development. The Board will then consider how the proposed policy or policy amendments and wording will impact or reflect these values.


The Board will identify issues that might require policy development or amendment and specify the issue(s) to be addressed. Recommendations for consideration of policy development or amendment may come to the Board from the Superintendent, any Board committee, Trustees, division personnel, or from the public. Often the need for policy amendments will emerge through the policy monitoring processes of the Board.

Process for Policy Amendment or Development:

At any point in the policy process, the Board may request from the Superintendent/CEO, additional information in order to develop more complete knowledge and a better understanding of specific policy issues, to support effective Board monitoring, and to develop better policy.


  1. The Board will, by Board motion, determine when policy development or amendment should be considered.
  2. If the Board determines that policy development or amendment is required, Trustees may identify their own anticipated outcomes, values and rationale for the proposed policy development or amendment.
  3. The Board will, by Board motion, identify the outcomes and values that the governance policy development or amendment will address and the proposed timelines for the work involved.


The Board resolutions will inform the work of the Superintendent/CEO in making recommendations to the Board for policy action.

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.