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School Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 412

Contents
Part 1 — Interpretation
  Definitions and interpretation
Part 2 — Students and Parents
  Division 1 — Students
  Access to educational program
  Entry to educational program
  3.1  Students in grades 10 to 12
  Consultation
  Language of instruction
  Duties of students
  Division 2 — Parents
  Parents' entitlements and responsibilities
  7.1  Parent volunteers
  Parents' advisory council
  8.1  School planning council
  8.2  Role of a school planning council
  8.3  School plan
  8.4  District parents' advisory council
  8.5  Purpose and operation of district parents' advisory council
  Division 3 — Joint Rights and Duties
  Examination of student records
  10  Liability for damage to property
  11  Appeals
  11.1  Appeals to superintendent of achievement
  11.2  Powers and duties of superintendent of achievement on appeal
  11.3  Board decision may be suspended
  11.4  Adjudication of appeals
  11.5  Reconsideration by board
  11.6  Decision final
  11.7  Application of the Administrative Tribunals Act
  11.8  Immunity protection for superintendent of achievement, mediator or adjudicator
  Division 4 — Home Education
  12  Home education
  13  Registration
  14  Power to report
Part 3 — School Personnel
  Division 1 — General
  15  Employees
  16  Report of dismissal, suspension and discipline regarding applicable persons
  16.1  Report of dismissal, suspension and discipline regarding superintendents
  17  Teachers' responsibilities
  18  Teachers' assistants
  19  Employee  qualifications
  20  Principal, vice principal and director of instruction
  21  Offer of teaching position and seniority
  22  Superintendent of schools
  23  Secretary treasurer
  24  Notification of appointment
  25  Act prevails
  26  Powers to suspend
  26.1  Board use of volunteers
  Division 2 — Teachers' Collective Agreements
  27  Terms and conditions of teachers' employment and restricted scope of bargaining
  27.1  Repealed
  28  Scope of bargaining
  29  Application of the Labour Relations Code
Part 4 — School Trustees
  Division 1 — Establishment of Boards of Education
  30  Composition of board
  31  First members of board
  Division 2 — Trustee Qualifications
  32  Who may hold office
  33  Disqualifications
  34  Disqualification of board employees
  Division 3 — Elections
  35  General school election
  36  By-elections
  37  Responsibility for conducting elections
  38  Costs of trustee election conducted by municipality
  Division 4 — Electors
  39  Who may vote at an election
  40  Resident electors
  41  Non-resident property electors
  42  Rules for determining residence
  43  Registration as an elector
  44  Repealed
  Division 5 — Election Proceedings
  45  Elections conducted by board
  46  Elections conducted by municipality
  47  Counting of the vote
  48  Election offences
  Division 6 — Holding Office
  49  General term of office
  50  Oath of office
  51  Resignation from office
  52  Disqualification for failure to make oath or attend meetings
  53  Removal of trustee following conviction for offence
  54  Questions as to trustee qualifications
Part 5 — Conflict of Interest
  55  Definitions
  56  Indirect pecuniary interest
  57  Deemed pecuniary interest
  58  Duty of trustee
  59  Exceptions
  60  Record of disclosure
  61  Remedy for lack of quorum
  62  Application to court
  63  Remedy
  64  Proceedings voidable
Part 6 — Boards of Education
  Division 1 — Corporate Status and Meetings
  65  Board is a corporation
  66  Quorum
  67  Meetings and chair
  68  Passage of bylaws
  69  Attendance of public and secretary treasurer at meeting
  70  Improper conduct at meetings
  71  Remuneration and expense allowance
  72  Minutes
  Division 2 — Powers and Duties
  73  Establishment and closure of schools
  74  Management of schools and property
  74.01  Video surveillance cameras
  74.1  Enrollment in an educational program
  75  Provision of educational program
  75.1  Catchment areas
  76  Conduct
  76.1  Class size
  76.2  Organization of classes — consultation at the beginning of the school year
  76.3  Organization of classes — report
  76.4  Organization of classes — changes after date on report
  76.5  Special administrator — class size compliance
  76.6  Special administrator — compliance with consultation and reporting requirements
  76.7  Special administrator — general
  76.8  Authority of vice principal under sections 76.1 to 76.6
  77  School calendar
  78  Standard school calendar
  78.1  Extended day and year-round schooling
  79  Student records
  79.1  Transmitting records
  79.2  Achievement contracts
  79.3  Report on student achievement
  79.4  Administrative directives
  80  Repealed
  81  Reports
  81.1  District literacy plans
  82  Fees and deposits
  82.1  Specialty academies
  82.2  Trades programs
  82.3  Musical instruments
  82.4  Requirement for financial hardship policy
  83  Financial assistance
  84  Insurance
  85  Power and capacity
  86  Agreements
  87  Training of student teachers
  Division 3 — Health and Other Support Services
  87.1  Definitions for this Division
  88  Support services for schools
  89  School medical officer
  90  Inspection and closure of school
  91  Examinations and reports by school medical officer
  92  Board may require employee to undergo examination
  Division 4 — Limitation of Actions and Indemnification
  93  Interpretation
  94  Actions against board
  95  Indemnification against proceedings
Part 6.1 — Companies
  Division 1 — Interpretation
  95.1  Definitions
  95.11  Definitions — application of Business Corporations Act
  95.12  Repealed
  Division 2 — Incorporation
  95.2  Formation of company
  95.21  Formation of companies — signature on articles
  95.22  Effect of incorporation
  95.23  Formation of companies — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.231  Company without a member
  95.24  Corporate name
  95.25  Share capital
  95.26  Member of one company
  95.27  Capacity and powers — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.28  Repealed
  95.29  Company offices — application of the Business Corporations Act
  Division 3 — Finance
  95.3  Share transfer
  95.31  Guarantees and indemnities
  95.32  Shares and liabilities of members — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.33  Loans and transfers to a company
  95.34  Borrowings — application of the Business Corporations Act
  Division 4 — Management
  95.4  Number of directors
  95.41  Management — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.411  Residence of majority of directors
  95.412  Financial assistance restricted
  95.413  When loans and guarantees prohibited
  95.414  Contract enforceable
  95.42  Annual general meetings
  95.43  Attendance of public and secretary treasurer at meetings
  95.44  Improper conduct at meetings
  95.45  Minutes of proceedings
  Division 5 — Records
  95.5  Examination of records
  95.51  Inspection of accounting records
  95.52  Records — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.53  Annual report
  Division 6 — Audits
  95.6  Audit committee
  95.61  Audits — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.62  Appointment of auditors
  95.63  Duties and rights of auditor
  Division 7 — Company Alterations
  95.7  Conversion of a company
  95.71  Liabilities unaffected by conversion
  95.72  Company alterations — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.73  Special resolution must be approved by bylaw
  Division 8 — Proceedings, Dissolution and Restoration and Administration
  95.8  Proceedings — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.81  Member of more than one company
  95.82  Dissolution and restoration — application of the Business Corporations Act
  95.83  Administration — application of the Business Corporations Act
  Division 9 — Regulations
  95.9  Regulations — application of Business Corporations Act
  95.91  Transition
Part 7 — School Property
  Division 1 — Acquisition and Disposal of Land and Improvements
  96  Acquisition and disposal of land
  97  Assets in board's name
  98  Sites
  99  Grants of Crown land
  100  Disposition of proceeds on alienation
  100.1  Disposition of proceeds from a lease
  101  School sites under the Local Government Act
  Division 2 — School District Housing
  102  Authority to provide housing
  103  Repealed
  104  Financing
  105  Rent
  106  Application of Division
Part 8 — Finance
  Division 1 — Provincial Funding
  106.1  Definitions
  106.2  Provincial funding for boards
  106.3  Operating grants to boards
  106.4  Targeted grant
  107-108  Repealed
  109  Repealed
  Division 2 — Establishment of Board Budgets
  110  Financial information
  111  Preparation of annual budget
  112  Referendum
  112.1  Referendum bylaw
  113  Adoption of budget
  Division 3 — Grants
  114  Payment of grants
  115  Special purpose grants
  115.1  Annual facility grant
  116  Support of Provincial schools
  117  Conditions of grant payment
  Division 4 — Taxation
  118  Grants in place of taxes
  119  Provincial levy of tax on land and improvements
  120  Variable tax rate system for taxation
  121  Adjustments
  122  Liability for taxation
  123  Application of other Acts for rural areas
  124  Collection of school taxes by municipality
  125  Interest on unpaid taxes
  126  Inspection
  127  Application of other Acts for municipalities
  128  General provisions on collection of school taxes
  129  Taxation of school property
  130  Agricultural land reserve exemption
  131  Other exemptions
  131.1  School tax exemptions and refunds for approved and eligible alternative energy power projects
  131.2  Provincial industrial property tax credit
  132  Corporations
  133  Assessor may require information in rural area
  134  Collector to apply Taxation (Rural Area) Act
  135  Appeal
  136  Assessment to repay borrowed money
  137  School referendum taxes
  Division 5 — General
  138  Regulations
  139  Short term borrowing
  140  First charges
  Division 6 — Capital Plans and Money Bylaws
  141  Capital projects
  142  Capital plan
  143  Capital bylaws
  144  Borrowing for capital expenditures
  145  Sinking fund debentures
  146  Issue of debentures to certain special purchasers
  Division 7 — Debentures
  147  Issue of debentures
  148  Signature and corporate seal
  149  Debentures guaranteed
  150  Registration of debentures and transfers
  151  Validity of debentures
  152  Issue of duplicate debenture
  153  Provincial repayments to board
  154  Repayment of debentures
  Division 8 — Accounts and Audits
  155  Repealed
  156  Accounting practices
  157  Financial statements
  157.1  Financial information
  158  Appointment of auditor
  159  Rescission of auditor's appointment
  160  Minister may remove auditor
  161  Duties of auditor
  162  Auditor to report irregularities
  163  Unauthorized expenditures
  164  Duty to assist auditor
  165  Auditor's power to obtain records
  166  Elector may object
Part 8.1 — Francophone Education Authorities
  Division 1 — Interpretation
  166.1  Definitions
  166.11  Interpretation
  Division 2 — Establishment and Membership
  166.12  Establishment of francophone education authorities
  166.13  Membership in a francophone education authority
  166.14  Members' right to vote
  166.15–166.16  Repealed
  Division 3 — Regional Trustees
  166.17  Appointment of first regional trustees
  166.18  General election of regional trustees
  166.19  Oath of office
  166.2  Vacancy in office of regional trustee
  166.21  Powers, functions and duties of board of regional trustees
  166.211  Francophone literacy plan
  166.22  Meetings of the board of regional trustees
  166.23  Conflict of interest
  Division 4 — Francophone Educational Programs
  166.24  Enrollment in a francophone educational program
  166.241  Priority of enrollment
  166.25  Provision of francophone educational programs
  166.251  Francophone catchment areas
  166.26  Rights and duties of enrolled children and their parents
  Division 5 — Personnel
  166.27  Directeur général and secrétaire trésorier
  166.28  Francophone school personnel
  Division 6 — School Property
  166.29  Acquisition and disposal of land and improvements
  166.3  Housing accommodation
  Division 7 — Finance
  166.31  Establishment of budgets for francophone education authorities
  166.32  Grants
  166.33  Taxation of francophone school property
  166.34  Short term borrowing and first charges
  166.35  Capital plans and money bylaws
  166.36  Debentures
  166.37  Accounts and audits
  166.38  Member may object
  166.39  Right of action preserved
  Division 8 — General
  166.4  Additional powers and duties of a francophone education authority
  166.41  Health and other support services
  166.42  Limitation of actions against francophone education authority
  166.43  Indemnification against proceedings
  166.431  Appointment of special advisor to a francophone school district
  166.432  Powers of special advisor to a francophone school district
  166.433  Responsibilities of the francophone education authority
  166.44  Appointment of official trustee
  166.45  Powers of official trustee
  166.46  Maintenance of order
Part 9 — General
  Division 1 — Ministry of Education
  167  Ministry of Education
  168  Jurisdiction of minister
  168.1  Reimbursement of expenses for designated educational activities
  169  Annual report and ministerial statement
  170  Non-disclosure of student records
  170.1  Personal education numbers
  170.2  Public post-secondary students
  170.3  Not in force
  170.4  Student financial assistance
  170.5  Removal or destruction of individual identifiers
  Division 2 — Education Advisory Council
  171  Education advisory council
  Division 2.1 — Special Advisor
  171.1  Appointment of special advisor
  171.2  Powers of special advisor
  171.3  Responsibilities of the board
  Division 2.2 — Superintendents of Achievement
  171.4  Appointment and duties of superintendent of achievement
  171.5  Powers of inspection
  171.6  Responsibilities of board or francophone education authority
  Division 3 — Official Trustee
  172  Appointment of official trustee
  173  Powers of official trustee
  Division 4 — Examiners
  174  Appointment of boards of examiners
  Division 5 — Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulations and Orders
  175  Power to make regulations and orders
  176  Creation and alteration of school districts
  Division 6 — Offences
  177  Maintenance of order
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