The fourth section of the Handbook deals with relationship through culture: your responsibility to gain reasonable confidence (assurance) in the people of the School Board, particularly the Director of Education, and the board itself.
The first half of this section deals with your human resources relationships and responsibilities; in the second half, we turn to effective board functioning and culture.
You have two main human resources responsibilities:
- The Director of Education is appointed by, and accountable to, the board; because this is a direct employment relationship, it is sometimes called your “parent” role.
- The other staff, whether teachers or administrative, effectively report through the Director of Education; and so you have an indirect employment relationship – this is your “grandparent” role. You will approach each of these quite differently, and we will deal with them separately.