The Board recognizes the importance of establishing partnerships for effective learning with all sectors of the community, both public and private. Partnership programs, community use of school facilities, and the provision of co-operative education work placements by local businesses are but three examples of collaboration. While the Board attempts to provide facilities, equipment and other resources needed to support educational programs and co-curricular activities, it is not possible to provide everything that schools or communities may find desirable.
Therefore, the Board offers its support for the provision of assistance by individuals, businesses and community groups through agreements to provide human, material and financial resources, as well as encouragement and expertise. This assistance may include the provision of scholarships, bursaries, awards or prizes, the sponsorship of events, the purchase of uniforms and equipment, the donation of items, or the establishment or expansion of school facilities.
Each donation, sponsorship or partnership for learning must be compatible with the Mission and Goals, and Policies of the District School Board of Niagara, as well as the expressed purpose of the specific event, activity or program being sponsored.
Where questions arise regarding the appropriateness of the type and/or conditions of a proposed donation, sponsorship or learning partnership, the Director or other designated personnel should be consulted prior to finalizing such an agreement.
Any sponsorship or partnership whose conditions would apply to more than one school would require formal approval by theBoard.
Tax receipts, when requested and appropriate, will be authorized by the Superintendent of Business, according to established procedures.