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Governance Policy Vetting and Tracking

In keeping with Niagara Catholic’s commitment to openness and transparency, the Board has established an extensive vetting process for its Governance Policies.

As part of the vetting process, Niagara Catholic students, parents, guardians, staff, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (NCPIC), Diocese of St. Catharines and members of the Niagara Catholic community are invited to submit their feedback.

Once the vetting process is completed, the feedback received is taken into consideration by Senior Administrative Council. A summary of the vetting and any revisions to the Governance Policy are presented to the Committee of the Whole for consideration and recommendation. Once approved by the Committee of the Whole, the Governance Policy is then forwarded to the Board for consideration and final approval.

Governance Policy Vetting

The following Governance Policies are currently being reviewed as part of the Establishment and Cyclical Review of Policies Policy (100.5)  review process.

To be considered, all submissions must identify the specific Governance Policy and include your name, phone number, address and affiliation with Niagara Catholic.

Anonymous or pseudonymous submissions will not be considered

Please submit your feedback to Anna Pisano by 

Governance Policies

Policy NamePolicy NumberAdopted/Revised/Reviewed
Board By-Laws Policy100.12023/10/24
Equity and Inclusive Education Policy100.102024/06/18
Religious Accommodation Policy100.10.12022/05/25
Trustee Honorarium Policy100.112022/01/25
Trustee Code of Conduct Policy100.122023/04/25
Trustee Expense and Reimbursement Policy100.132021/11/23
Naming/Renaming of a Board Facility Designated Area or Chapel Policy100.152022/01/25
Student Trustees Policy100.42023/01/31
Establishment and Cyclical Review of Board Governance Policies Policy100.52022/01/25
Student Senate – Secondary Policy100.6.12023/03/28
Student Senate – Elementary Policy100.6.22023/03/28
Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction Policy100.72024/06/18
Trustee Electronic Meetings (Board and Committees) Policy100.82023/10/24
Advocacy Policy100.92024/04/23
Employee Workplace Violence Policy201.112024/05/29
Electronic Communications Systems (Employees) Policy201.122023/04/25
Employee Hospitality Policy201.142024/02/27
Attendance Support Program Policy201.162022/05/25
Employee Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy201.172023/05/23
Retirement and Service Recognition Celebration Policy201.22022/12/20
Occupational Health and Safety Policy201.62024/05/29
Employee Workplace Harassment Policy201.72024/05/29
Leadership Pathways Policy203.42024/06/18
Disconnect From Work Policy203.52022/09/27
Admission of Elementary and Secondary Students Policy301.12023/11/28
Attendance Area Policy301.32024/06/18
Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions Policy302.12022/01/25
Safe and Accepting Schools Policy 302.62024/01/30
Code of Conduct Policy302.6.22024/03/19
Student Expulsion Policy302.6.52021/04/27
Dress Code – Secondary Uniform (Safe Schools) Policy302.6.62024/01/30
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy302.6.82022/05/25
Elementary Standardized Dress Code (Safe Schools) Policy302.6.102024/04/23
Student Exclusion From School or Class Policy302.6.112021/05/25
School Operations for Inclement Weather and Workplace Closure Policy500.12023/03/28
Student Transportation Policy500.22024/03/19
Purchasing/Supply Chain Management Policy600.12024/06/18
Records and Information Management Policy600.22022/12/20
Corporate Cards, Purchasing Cards and Petty Cash Policy600.42024/01/30
Privacy Policy600.62022/12/20
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Policy701.12023/03/28
Pupil Accommodation Review Policy 701.22023/02/28
Community Use of Facilities800.22023/11/28
Complaint Resolution Policy800.32021/04/27
Volunteer Recognition Policy 800.42022/12/20
Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Policy 800.72024/03/19
Accessibility Standards Policy800.82022/03/22
Accessibility Customer Service Policy800.8.12021/02/23
Policy NamePolicy NumberAdopted/Revised/Reviewed

Administrative Operational Procedures

Administrative Operational Procedure NameAdministrative Operational Procedure NameAdopted/Revised/Reviewed
Equity and Inclusive Education Policy AOP100.102024/06/18
Religious Accommodation Policy AOP100.10.12022/05/25
Use of Corporate Logo AOP100.142020/04/28
Naming/Renaming of a Board Facility, Designated Area or Chapel Policy AOP100.152022/01/25
Student Trustees Policy AOP100.42023/01/31
Establishment and Cyclical Review of Board Governance Policies Policy AOP100.52022/06/22
Student Senate – Secondary Policy AOP100.6.12023/04/03
Student Senate – Elementary Policy AOP100.6.22023/04/03
Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction Policy AOP100.72024/06/18
Trustee Electronic Meetings (Board and Committees) Policy AOP100.82020/02/25
Advocacy Policy AOP100.92024/04/23
Deferred Salary Plan (X/Y) AOP201.102024/04/18
Employee Leaves of Absence AOP201.12024/04/18
Employee Workplace Violence Policy AOP201.112024/05/29
Electronic Communications Systems (Employees) Policy AOP201.122024/05/29
Sexual Misconduct AOP201.132020/03/24
Employee Hospitality Policy AOP201.142024/02/27
Employee Conferences, Workshops and Meetings AOP201.152024/05/21
Attendance Support Program Policy AOP201.162022/05/25
Employee Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy AOP201.172023/05/23
Retirement and Service Recognition Celebration Policy AOP201.22022/12/20
Reimbursement of Travel Expenses AOP201.42023/06/20
Death Benefit AOP201.52024/04/18
Occupational Health and Safety Policy AOP201.62024/05/29
Employee Workplace Harassment Policy AOP201.72024/05/29
Employee Attendance During Inclement Weather and Workplace Closure AOP201.92022/11/18
Assignment of Principals and Vice-Principals AOP202.12023/12/19
Catholic Leadership: Principal and Vice-Principal Selection AOP202.22024/06/27
Catholic Leadership: Supervisory Officer and Controller of Facilities Services Selection AOP202.32024/01/22
Employee Hiring and Selection (Teachers) AOP203.12021/05/25
Emergency Instructors AOP203.22024/04/04
Disconnect From Work Policy AOP203.52022/09/27
Assessent, Evaluation, Reporting and Homework AOP301.102022/04/11
Admission of Elementary and Secondary Students Policy AOP301.12023/11/28
Student Fees AOP301.112022/02/08
Attendance Area Policy AOP301.32020/04/28
Fundraising AOP301.42024/05/21
Electronic Communications Systems (Students) AOP301.52024/05/29
School Generated Funds AOP301.62020/04/28
Ontario Student Record (OSR) AOP301.72023/02/06
Supporting Physical Intervention With Students AOP301.82021/04/19
Voluntary and Confidential Indigenous Students First Nation, Métis and Inuit Self-Identification AOP301.92023/09/19
Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions Policy AOP302.12022/01/25
Anaphylaxis AOP302.1.12024/02/12
Asthma AOP302.1.22024/02/12
Student Diabetes Management AOP302.1.32022/01/25
Student Epilepsy Management AOP302.1.42022/12/20
Administration of Oral Medication to Students AOP302.22020/12/17
Safe Arrival AOP302.32021/04/19
Volunteer Drivers AOP302.42021/03/08
Student Parenting AOP302.52023/09/18
Opening or Closing Exercises AOP302.6.12021/04/28
Code of Conduct Policy AOP302.6.22024/05/29
Access to Board Premises AOP302.6.32021/04/19
Student Suspension AOP302.6.42024/05/29
Student Expulsion Policy AOP302.6.52021/05/04
Dress Code - Secondary Uniform Policy AOP302.6.62024/06/17
Criminal Background Check OAP302.6.72020/04/28
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy AOP302.6.82022/05/25
Progressive Student Discipline AOP302.6.92021/04/19
Elementary Standardized Dress Code Policy AOP302.6.102024/04/23
Student Exclusion From School or Class AOP302.6.112021/09/17
Food and Beverage AOP302.72023/09/11
Concussion AOP303.12020/04/28
Student Use of Guide Dogs and Service Animals AOP303.22020/03/24
Student Accidents and Illness303.32024/05/29
Continuing Education AOP400.12023/02/06
Educational Field Trips AOP400.22023/09/11
Christian Community Service AOP400.32023/03/20
Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) AOP400.42024/04/16
Acceleration Retention AOP400.52023/12/06
School Operations for Inclement Weather and Workplace Closure Policy AOP500.12023/03/28
Student Transportation Policy AOP500.22024/03/19
Purchasing Supply Chain Management Policy AOP600.12024/06/18
Records and Information Management Policy AOP600.22022/12/20
Internal Financial Management Reporting AOP600.32022/02/08
Corporate Cards, Purchasing Cards and Petty Cash Policy OAP600.42024/01/30
Advertising AOP600.52020/04/28
Privacy Policy AOP600.62022/12/20
Financial Investment AOP600.72024/05/21
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Policy AOP701.12023/03/28
Pupil Accommodation Review Policy AOP701.22023/02/28
Video Security Surveillance AOP701.32020/04/28
Playground Equipment AOP702.12023/07/06
Catholic School Councils AOP800.12024/03/19
Community Use of Facilities Policy AOP800.22019/06/18
Complaint Resolution Policy AOP800.32021/05/04
Education Research AOP800.52022/03/22
Community Planning & Partnerships AOP800.62022/03/22
Niagara Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Policy AOP800.72024/03/19
Accessibility Standards Policy AOP800.82023/06/20
Accessibility Customer Service Policy AOP800.8.12021/02/23
Volunteering in Catholic Schools AOP800.92022/10/18
Administrative Operational Procedures NameAOP NumberAdopted/Revised/Reviewed

Protocols and Procedures

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The policies and procedures created by Niagara Catholic staff, vetted by our stakeholders, and approved by the Board of Trustees ensure good governance for the students, staff and families we serve.
Within the context of the global pandemic, Niagara Catholic makes every effort to ensure that these policies are adhered to daily. However, there are times when strict adherence may not be possible in order to comply with instructions from an outside agency, such as Niagara Region Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Health Canada or the Public Safety Agency of Canada.
In the event that we do have to deviate from our policies, we will advise our staff and families so you are aware of any changes at the time.
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work through this pandemic together.