Public School Policies

Policies for the public Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system are organized by policy title, topic and status.

 Title  Date  Status
Accountability Framework

July 1, 2002.
Revised, July 1, 2015.

Current
Adult Funding Issued and in effect May 1, 2015. 
Revised Jan, 2015.
Current
Adult Graduation Program Revised December 4, 2014. Current
Alternate Education Program 2009 Current
Alternative Delivery in the Physical and Health Education and Planning 10 Curricula July 1, 2016 Current
Allocation of Proceeds from the Disposition of Capital Assets Issued February 18, 2004. Current
Anaphylaxis Protection Issued September 2007.
Updated in 2009.
Current
Annual Facility Grant Issued May 31, 2002.
Revised December 7, 2012
Current
BC Teacher Education Program Standards January 9, 2012 Current

Board/Authority Authorized Courses

January 28, 2004 Under Review
Career Development N/A Current
CommunityLINK July 1, 2006 Current
Compliance Program September 1, 2002 Current
Daily Physical Activity

Revised July 1, 2017

Revised
Distributed Learning – Active Revised May, 19, 2016.
Revised September 1, 2017.
Current
Distributed Learning - B.C. Residency Revised January 29, 2014 Current
Distributed Learning – Funding

Revised May 19, 2016.
Revised September 1, 2016.

Revised September, 2017.

Current
Distributed Learning – General Revised Sept 16, 2017. Revised May 2017 Current
Distributed Learning – Policy for homeschoolers Revised July 24, 2012 Current
Distributed Learning – Requirements and Guidelines for Students with Special Needs Revised July 20, 2012.
Revised May 2017 
Current
Diversity in BC Schools In effect May 2001.
Revised March 2004.
Revised May 2017.
Current
Earning Credit through Equivalency, Challenge, External Credentials, Post Secondary Credit and Independent Directed Studies

Issued February 2004.
In effect July 1, 2004.

Under Review
Elective Work Experience Courses and Workplace Safety January 2004.
Revised May 2017
Current
Eligibility of Students for Operating Grant Funding May 25, 2011 Current
English Language Learning Students

March 3, 1999. 
Revised, November 2011.
Updated July 1, 2012. 
Updated May 2017.

Current
Equipment Allowances Issued May 9, 1994.
Revised December 7, 2012.
Current
Fine Arts and Applied Skills Requirements in the Graduation Program Issued January 2004.
In effect July 1, 2004.
Current
Five Year Capital Plan Issued May 4, 1994,
Revised December 7, 2012
Current
French Immersion Program 1996 Current
Graduation Credentials for Francophone and French Immersion Students 2004 Current
Graduation Requirements

Issued January 2004.
In effect July 2004

Current
Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in B.C. Schools In effect 2005.
Revised revised in 2013
Current
Homeschooling N/A Current
International Student Graduation Credit July 1, 2004 Current
K-12 Funding – Aboriginal Education Issued September 1, 2002. 
Revised and in effect September 1, 2010.
Current
K-12 Funding – English Language Learning (ELL) Issued September 1, 2002. 
Revised and in effect July 1, 2011.
Current
K-12 Funding - General Issued September 1, 2002. 
In effect March 1, 2002.
Revised July 1, 2011.
Current
K-12 Funding – Newcomer Refugees Issued January 2011. Current
K-12 Funding - Special Needs Issued September 1, 2002.
In effect March 1, 2002.
Current
 
Language Education

In effect 1997.
Revised 2004.

Current
Large-Scale Assessment September 29, 2017 Revised
Learning Resources July 1, 2017 New
Learning Resources: Challenges to the Use of Recommended Learning Resources Issued and in effect August, 2002. Deleted
Learning Resources: Provincial Approval Process Issued and in effect August, 2002. Deleted
Learning Resources: Withdrawal of Recommended Learning Resources Issued and in effect June 1, 2000. Deleted
Professional Conduct In effect January 9, 2012. Current
Protection of Personal Information when Reporting on Small Populations In effect July 1, 2004.
Revised 2009.
Current
Provincial Scholarships Program

August 26, 2015

Current
Recognition of Post-Secondary Transition Programs for Funding Purposes Issued July 1, 2005. Current
Safe and Caring School Communities In effect, 2004.
Revised and expanded, 2007 and 2012.
Revised May 2017.
Current
School Building Closure and Disposal N/A Current
School Trustee Election Procedures July 2014  Current
Special Education Revised and in effect July 1, 2006. Current
Standards for Educators January, 2012 Current
StrongsStart BC Early Learning Centre May 1, 2009 Current
Strong Start BC Early Learning Outreach Programs May 13, 2009.
Revised May 2017.
Current
Student Credentials July 1, 2017 Current
Student Reporting N/A Current
Students Who are Refugees Revised November 2011.
Updated July 1, 2012.
Updated May 2017.
Current
Summer Learning July 1st, 2013 Current
Teacher Certification In effect January 9, 2012. Current
Testing Lead Content in Drinking Water of School Facilities September 26, 2016 New
Work Experience or Community Service Requirement for Graduation  July 1, 2004  Current

Status

  • Current Policy: Policy that is no longer considered new or revised, or that is not deleted or under review.
  • Deleted Policy: Policy that is no longer in effect or sanctioned by the Ministry of Education. A deleted policy will remain posted until the end of the school year in which it is deleted.
  • New Policy: Policy that has never before been formally stated or communicated as policy. A policy is considered "new" for the duration of the school year in which the policy takes effect.
  • Revised Policy: Policy incorporating changes to a previous policy. A policy is considered "revised" for the duration of the school year in which the revised policy takes effect.
  • Under Review Policy: Policy that is under active review for revision or deletion. The policy is still in effect while it is under review.