Public School Policies

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

 Title  Date  Status
Accountability Framework

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

Adult Funding August 1, 2008. 
Last Revised Jan, 2015.
Adult Graduation Program Revised July 2018. Current
Alternate Education Program 2009 Current
Alternative Delivery in the Physical and Health Education and Planning 10 Curricula July 1, 2018 Revised
Allocation of Proceeds from the Disposition of Capital Assets February 18, 2004. Under Review
Anaphylaxis Protection September 2007.
Last Revised 2009.
Annual Facility Grant May 31, 2002.
Last Revised December 7, 2012
Under Review
B.C. Teacher Education Program Standards January 9, 2012 Current

Board/Authority Authorized Courses

Issued and in effect January 2004
Revised June 2018, and in effect July 1st, 2018

Career Development N/A Current
CommunityLINK July 1, 2006 Current
Compliance Program September 1, 2002 Current
Daily Physical Activity

September 2008
Last Revised July 2018

Distributed Learning – Active Last Revised September 1, 2017. Revised
Distributed Learning - B.C. Residency Revised January 29, 2014 Current
Distributed Learning – Funding Last Revised September, 2017. Revised
Distributed Learning – General Last Revised Sept 16, 2017.  Revised
Distributed Learning – Policy for homeschoolers Revised July 24, 2012 Current
Distributed Learning – Requirements and Guidelines for Students with Special Needs Last Revised May 2017  Revised
Diversity in BC Schools May 2001.
Last Revised May 2017.
Earning Credit through Equivalency, Challenge, External Credentials, Post Secondary Credit and Independent Directed Studies

Revised June 2018; in effect July 1, 2018

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

March 3, 1999. 
Last Revised, May 2017.

Equipment Allowances May 9, 1994.
Last Revised December 7, 2012.
Under Review
Fine Arts and Applied Skills Requirements in the Graduation Program January 1, 2004.
Deleted July 1, 2018
Five Year Capital Plan May 4, 1994.
Last Revised December 7, 2012.
Under Review
French Immersion Program 1996 Current
Graduation Credentials for Francophone and French Immersion Students 2004 Current
Graduation Requirements

July 2018

Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in B.C. Schools 2005.
Last Revised in 2013.
Homeschooling N/A Current
International Student Graduation Credit July 1, 2018 Current
K-12 Funding – Indigenous Education September 1, 2002. 
Last Revised September 1, 2010.
K-12 Funding – English Language Learning (ELL) September 1, 2002. 
Last Revised July 1, 2011.
K-12 Funding - General March 1, 2002.
Last Revised July 1, 2011.
K-12 Funding – Newcomer Refugees January 2011. Current
K-12 Funding - Special Needs March 1, 2002. Current
Language Education

Last Revised 2004.

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

July 1, 2016
Revised June 2018; in effect July 1, 2018

Provision of Menstrual Products April, 2019 New
Recognition of Post-Secondary Transition Programs for Funding Purposes July 1, 2005. Current
Safe and Caring School Communities 2004.
Last Revised May 2017.
School Building Closure and Disposal N/A Under Review
School Trustee Election Procedures July 2014  Current
Special Education Last Revised 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.
Student Credentials July 1, 2017 Revised
Student Reporting N/A Current
Students Who are Refugees Last Revised May 2017. Current
Summer Learning July 1st, 2013 Current
Teacher Certification 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


  • 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.