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Central Okanagan Public Schools
SD No. 23
Together We Learn
Role of School Boards

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;
teaching performance;
accountability to parents, taxpayers, the community and to the Province.
School Act
Excerpt: Statement of Education Policy Order