To provide a framework that guides a comprehensive human resource strategy to attract, develop, engage, and retain qualified staff to support the District Vision, Mission, Values, and Priorities.
To reflect the Board of Trustees’ (the Board) mandated responsibility and expectation for providing a welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environment throughout the District.
A human resources framework supports the Board in meeting its responsibility to establish and maintain governance and organizational capability that promotes student and staff well-being and success, and effectively addresses potential legal, operational, or financial risk.
Definitions for the following terms and for terminology for all other policies related to AE.BP Welcoming, Inclusive, Safe and Healthy Learning and Working Environments are found in a Glossary of Terms (linked in References).
Student success is achieved through high quality learning opportunities supported by meaningfully engaged students, staff, and communities. The Board recognizes that human resources are critical in meeting the diverse needs of students and supporting the District Vision, Mission, Values, and Priorities. The Board values the dedication, professional contributions, achievements, and performance of District staff that are committed and engaged in supporting and advancing student learning and achievement, the District’s reputation, and public support for education.
The Board affirms the rights, as provided for in the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, of each staff member employed by the Board and each student enrolled in a school operated by the Board. Staff members employed by the Board and students enrolled in a school operated by the Board will not be discriminated against as provided for in the Alberta Human Rights Act or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Board is committed to transparent and clearly communicated human resource management practices that:
The Board believes that District management practices that promote and support a culture of staff wellness, continuous growth, engagement, accountability, and innovation are critical to building staff capacity and organizational capability. Further, the Board believes that:
The Board believes it is important to create and maintain a culture of integrity through clearly defined and communicated expectations for the conduct and accountability of all staff and exemplary leadership. The Board maintains high standards for ethical conduct and expects all staff to:
In addition to the School Act, other federal and provincial legislation places obligations on the Board with respect to human resource management practices. Subject to the limitations laid out in this policy, the Board delegates authority for all human resource management decisions to the Superintendent of Schools, or designate, as required in accordance with:
Specifically, this delegation of authority includes authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to:
The Board retains authority to approve:
The Superintendent of Schools shall provide the Board with information on implementation of the policy through the annual budget and results review process, and in the annual Alberta Education Results Report.
(Please see Section 45.1(1)(3))