Revised Partnerships Policies

On Field Trips and Excursions

  • POLICY, POINT #1:

OLD POLICY:
"The Board shall endorse and encourage field trips of an educational nature."

REVISED POLICY:
"The Board recognizes the educational value for students and staff to participate in field trip experiences and encourages field trips and excursions as part of an enriching Catholic educational program for all students."  
 
POLICY, Point #2
NEW (this point does not exist in the current policy):
"Field trips and excursions will be linked to the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (CGE's) and the distinctive culture of Catholic curriculum."   
  • OLD ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, 1. General for All Trips, l)    

         OLD POLICY:

        "Opportunities will be provided for Sunday worship on all weekend field trips."

 

   REVISED POLCIY: 
   "Attendance at Sunday Mass on all weekend field trips is required."

 

On Partnerships, Sponsorships, and Donations

  • POLICY #3    
  OLD POLICY:
  "Partnerships and sponsorships with individuals, parish and community groups, business, industry and government shall be consistent with  
  the Board's philosophy, Vision Statement and Catholic Social Teaching. The principles of Catholic Social Teaching include reference to the  
  dignity of the human person, human rights and responsibilities, common good, solidarity, the preferential option for the poor, and the value and
  dignity of human work. The international image and dealings of a corporation shall be just as important as local concerns in the decision to 
  form partnerships."

REVISED POLICY: 

"Partnerships and sponsorships with individuals, parish and community groups, business, industry and government shall be forged to ensure respect for the distinctive nature of Catholic education and adherence to the Roman Catholic tradition.  The Board's philosophy, vision statement, as well as Catholic Social and Moral Teaching, will also direct partnerships and sponsorships."

  
  • ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, Point #2    
OLD:

"Any business sponsoring activities within the Board or its schools will be accepted as environmentally safe, and be consistent with a healthy lifestyle. Controversial products and services are to be avoided (e.g., alcoholic beverages and tobacco products)."

REVISED PROCEDURE:
"Any business sponsoring activities within the Board or its schools will be accepted as environmentally safe, and be consistent with a healthy lifestyle and aligned with Catholic Graduate Expectations.  Controversial products and services are to be avoided (e.g., alcoholic beverages and tobacco products), as well as influences contrary to Catholic social and moral teaching."

 

  • ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, Point #3   

 OLD:

"Sponsorships will be a part of a school-business partnership and could include activities such as the subsidization of programs and events, and/or provision of equipment, supplies and services. The goal of any partnership will be to enhance the quality and relevance of education for learners and it should de-emphasize the financial and/or acquisition aspects."

REVISED PROCEDURE:
"Sponsorships will be a part of a school-business partnership and could include activities such as the subsidization of programs and events, and/or provision of equipment, supplies and services.  The goal of any partnership will be to enhance the quality and relevance of education for learners and it should de-emphasize the financial and/or acquisition aspects, while promoting a commitment to the Catholic Graduate Expectations."
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