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G-110-BR: Educational Partnerships and Sponsorships
- “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.
- “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.
- The board supports educational partnerships and sponsorships between schools and business, and community organizations that:
- enhance the quality and relevance of education for learners;
- mutually benefit all partners;
- ensure that all those involved in the partnership are treated fairly and equitably;
- clearly define expectations, roles, and responsibilities for all partners;
- are based on shared or aligned objectives that support the goals of both parties;
- allocate resources and volunteer services to complement – not replace – public funding for education;
- ensure that corporate image or business practices are not in conflict with division policies or beliefs;
- provide opportunities for all partners to share in the development of responsible citizens;
- do not require an exclusive endorsement of products or services;
- ensure that the board’s obligations with respect to its students are safeguarded; and
- are designed and operated at a level consistent with community expectations for public education.
- Principals shall consult with the school council, parents, staff, and students (when appropriate) in the identification, development, and implementation of educational partnerships and sponsorships.
- When a school or the division enters into a partnership or sponsorship arrangement, the following may be considered.
- The partnership is developed and structured in consultation with all partners.
- There is agreement to measure and evaluate partnership performance on a regular basis to make informed decisions.
- Partner organizations are Canadian owned, whenever possible.
- 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.
- All partnership agreements require the approval of the Superintendent of Schools.