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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Preamble

i-1 Policy - General

Date Feb 2021
Review Feb 2026

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) will establish policy in the general areas of:

  1. Board Governance and Administration
  2. Business
  3. Community Relations
  4. Educational Programs and Student Services
  5. Human Resources - General
  6. Facility Services and Operations
  7. General School Operations
  8. Support Staff
  9. Teaching Staff
  10. Transportation

All clauses of the Education Act and the Regulations of the Ministry of Education which apply to public elementary schools or secondary schools shall be considered as part of the governance of the DSBN.


    Policy may be defined as the statement of formal guidance that provides the operational framework within which the organization functions. Policy statements help focus attention and resources on high priority issues by aligning and merging efforts to achieve the organizational vision.


    1. The Policy Manual shall include all policies passed by the Board of Trustees.
    2. If there is any conflict between the collective agreements and a DSBN policy, the terms of the collective agreement(s) shall take precedence.
  3. DSBN policies are available on the external website.