What is a policy?
Policies are clear, simple statements of how the school intends to conduct its services, actions or business. Policies are created then adopted by a committee, administrator or school board.
Why have a policy?
The school must take practical steps to minimize risks, promote safety, and comply with legal requirements. A policy also provides a set of guiding principles to help with decision making.
What is a procedure?
A procedure is an established or official manner of proceeding in a task or process. They describe how each policy will be put into action in the school. Each procedure outlines - Who will do what; what steps they need to take; and which documents or forms to use.
Why have a procedure?
A procedure ensures that a task or process is performed efficiently, safely, legally, and completely.