Feedback Welcome On Draft Board Policies

Posted August 24, 2017

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft policies. Currently under review are the following two policies:

Policy 209 – Distribution of Materials in Schools from External Organizations

The policy and procedures for Distribution of Materials in Schools from External Organizations have been revised to clarify and update requirements, and to distinguish between the process of distribution to the system and distribution to a single school.  The procedures for the distribution of non-curricular religious materials have been incorporated to centralize the policy directive concerning the distribution of all materials.

This policy is important to staff, students, school councils, and parents because it allows the board to support non-profit community groups in showing information about their activities and supports for students.

Policy 307 – Outdoor Play Spaces 

The policy and procedures for Outdoor Play Spaces have been revised to respond to the increasing practice of creating more naturalized playscapes on school yards, and the need to clarify the various levels of responsibility associated with playground construction, maintenance and the daily operations of outdoor play spaces.

The policy is important to staff, students, school councils, parents and community members because outdoor play spaces at UGDSB schools are used for play and learning during the school day, and after hours by the community.

You are invited to review the draft documents and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/policy.  The deadline for public input is October 12, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST.  Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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