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Policies for Comment

Policies for Comment
Policies and procedures govern the operation of the Board and our schools. To ensure they remain current, the Board reviews policies and procedures regularly. Feedback from staff and community members, including parents/guardians, is an important part of the review process. 

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services.​

How do I share my comments? 

Questions about any Board policy and/or procedure should first be discussed with the principal or superintendent. 

Parents/guardians wishing to provide feedback on a policy and/or procedure should contact your school council.  Your input will be shared with the appropriate committee(s).   

Feedback should include:
  • the specific sections of the policy/procedure you would like to see addressed
  • the reason for your suggestions
  • specific, alternate wording
Feedback or questions about the review process can be sent to policy.committee@yrdsb.caDue dates for responses are outlined below.

Where can I find more information about policy and procedure review? 

Board Policy #285.0, Board Policies, Procedures and Supporting Documents outlines the Board’s policy and procedure review process.
The Guideline for Policy and Pr​ocedure review identifies questions you may wish to consider.

The policies and/or procedures listed below are currently available for comment.  

IndexTitleResponse Due By
532.0Recruitment and Promotion 
445.0School Names, School Names: New Schools, and School Names: Renaming Schools 
353.0Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Day School Students 
131.0Expenses (Working Document)3/14/2022
202.0Board Advertising (Working Document)4/12/2022
203.0Board Advocacy (Working Document)4/12/2022
530.0Staff Members Who Are Candidates for, or Elected to, Public Office (Working Document)4/12/2022
275.0Partisan Activities and Campaigning (Working Document)4/13/2022
285.0Board Policies, Procedures and Supporting Documents (Working Document)5/6/2022
642.0Field Trips, One Day Trips, Short-Term Overnight Field Trips and Extended Field Trips (Working Document)5/6/2022
676.0School Fundraising and Administration of School Generated Funds (Working Document)5/6/2022
671.0Student/School Fees (Working Document)5/6/2022
270.0Tributes (Working Document)6/20/2022
325.0Continuing Education (Working Document)6/20/2022
675.0Student Exchange Programs (Working Document)6/20/2022
635.0Student Dress Code9/30/2022
672.0Student Leadership and Student Voice (Working Document)9/30/2022
305.0Assessment, Evaluation and Communication of Student Learning and Achievement9/30/2022
545.0Intellectual Property, Copyright and Professional Services (Working Document)11/11/2022
163.0Student Registrations (Working Document)11/11/2022
196.0Misappropriation or Misuse of Board Resources (Working Document)11/11/2022
223.0Indigenous Student Trustee (Working Document)12/5/2022
668.0Caring and Safe Schools1/31/2023
665.0Safe Arrivals and Departures - Elementary and Secondary Students2/15/2023
108.0Student Accommodation - Attendance Areas and Student Transfers (Working Document)2/2/2026
238.0Parent, Family and Community Engagement, Community Advisory Committees, Supporting Community Fundraising Events3/29/2026
237.0Appointment of Community Members to Board Committees4/12/2026

Note: Working documents have been approved for circulation for six schools months in order to assess system impact and obtain input from members of the community. Working Documents replace the previous version and are the official working policy and/or procedure of the Board.​​​​​​​​​​