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G-110-BR: Educational Partnerships and Sponsorships


  • G-110

  1. Definitions
    1. “Educational Partnerships” are mutually beneficial, co-operative relationships in which partners share values, objectives; human, material or financial resources; and responsibilities to enhance learning for students.
    2. “Educational Sponsorships” are defined as the provision of money, price reductions, equipment, materials or services in exchange for product or company recognition for a specified period of time.
  2. The board supports educational partnerships and sponsorships between schools and business, and community organizations that:
    1. enhance the quality and relevance of education for learners;
    2. mutually benefit all partners;
    3. ensure that all those involved in the partnership are treated fairly and equitably;
    4. clearly define expectations, roles, and responsibilities for all partners;
    5. are based on shared or aligned objectives that support the goals of both parties;
    6. allocate resources and volunteer services to complement – not replace – public funding for education;
    7. ensure that corporate image or business practices are not in conflict with division policies or beliefs;
    8. provide opportunities for all partners to share in the development of responsible citizens;
    9. do not require an exclusive endorsement of products or services;
    10. ensure that the board’s obligations with respect to its students are safeguarded; and
    11. are designed and operated at a level consistent with community expectations for public education.
  3. Principals shall consult with the school council, parents/guardians, staff, and students (when appropriate) in the identification, development, and implementation of educational partnerships and sponsorships.
  4. The outcomes of all partnerships agreements and subsequent activities must serve to enhance the delivery of a quality experience for students, based on the principles of public education.
  5. When a school or the division enters into a partnership or sponsorship arrangement, the following may be considered.
    1. The partnership is developed and structured in consultation with all partners.
    2. There is agreement to measure and evaluate partnership performance on a regular basis to make informed decisions.
    3. Partner organizations are Canadian owned, whenever possible.
  6. All sponsorship agreements require both the approval of the school principal or site-based administrator as well as the approval of the superintendent or designate.
  7. All partnership agreements require the approval of the superintendent or designate.
  8. The documented results of the partnership are to be shared with the superintendent or designate.