Out-of-Division Program Sponsorship
On occasion, special student needs require resident students to be enrolled in a program which is not readily accessible within the Division.
The Division may sponsor a resident student to attend an out-of-Division educational program if a program that meets the educational needs of the student is not offered in the school or Division.
- Sponsorship may include partial or complete costs associated with tuition fees, transportation and/or boarding allowances. Tuition fees may be considered, providing the program is not operated by a Board or private school being funded by Alberta Education.
- Decisions related to sponsorship of out-of-Division programs will take into account the academic needs of the child as the primary consideration.
- Programs eligible for sponsorship include but are not limited to:
- Special education programs;
- Vocational education programs; and
- Knowledge and Employability Courses.
- Programs not eligible for sponsorship include:
- Sports or athletic programs;
- Programs readily accessible within the Division; and
- International baccalaureate programs.
- Decisions made regarding sponsorship for out-of-Division sponsorships may be appealed to the Board.
- The Superintendent is responsible for approving out-of-Division sponsorships in accordance with the preceding procedures. Costs will be allocated to the appropriate school-based and Division accounts.
- The Superintendent will inform the Board of each decision.
Sections 3, 13, 30, 44, 45, 60, 61, 113 School Act
Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent
Revised July 2010