This Administrative Procedures Manual is designed to be the primary written source of administrative direction for the district. It is designed to be entirely consistent with the Board Policy Handbook, and is an extension of policy in the form of procedures. This manual may make further reference to other detailed administrative documents that have been developed to provide specific guidelines on selected matters.
There are six categories in which administrative procedures are placed in the manual. The categories are:
200 – Instructional Programs and Materials
400 – Personnel and Employee Relations
600 – Child Care Services (Out of School Care)
Procedures placed in the 100 section are those of a general administrative nature or those which have applicability to at least two other categories in the manual. The procedures in 200, 300, and 400 are specific to each of the titles. The Business Administration procedures include finance, facilities, and student transportation matters.
A logical flow of procedures is attempted in the categories. For example, criteria for student admission is followed by attendance area requirements, by various safety considerations, by the maintenance of records, by daily attendance, by supervision and discipline, and lastly, by evaluation procedures.
Gaps in the numbering sequence facilitate the insertion of additional administrative procedures that may be developed at a future time.
It is to be noted that the electronic versions of both the Board Policy Handbook and the Administrative Procedures Manual as well as any handbooks/manuals referenced are always the most current documents available.
Some of the procedures are still called “Operating Policies and Procedures”. Most School Jurisdictions in Alberta are now using the term “Administrative Procedures” and we are currently in the process of converting our existing Operating Policies and Procedures (OP) into “Administrative Procedures” (AP).