Administrative Procedure 105
A resilient, effective organization achieves optimal results by employing all expertise, knowledge, and resources available. The Division is committed to a distributed decision-making model.
- The Superintendent will determine the distribution of decision-making responsibility throughout the organization based on the following principles:
- The distribution of decision-making responsibility will create, and draw upon, leadership capacity within the Division.
- Staff will have the responsibility to make decisions about activities within the scope of their authority.
- Individuals who have critical knowledge and expertise about a specific activity are best suited to make the necessary decisions regarding how to achieve the goals and objectives for that activity.
- Decision-making responsibility must be supported by equitable resource allocation.
- Equity is established through a process of collaboration and consensus building.
- External and internal conditions affecting an organization must be shared with all parties engaged in decision-making.
- Distribution of decision-making responsibility will encompass the following guiding principles:
- Those who are closest to the activity will have the major influence in decision-making surrounding that activity.
- Informed decisions will be made with attention to balancing choice, responsibility, and accountability, while maintaining alignment with the Division’s vision, mission, and belief statements.
- Individuals will accept responsibility for their decisions.
- Decision makers will endeavour to take into account the full scope of impact of their decisions and collaborate with those who may be affected by such decisions.
- Information will be shared as freely as possible throughout the organization.
Section 20, 22, 60, 61, 96, 113, 116, 117 School Act
School Councils Regulation AR 113/2007
Last updated: February 2016