Niagara Catholic District School Board
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION POLICY
Adopted: April 24, 2007
Policy No. 800.4
STATEMENT OF POLICY
The Niagara Catholic District School Board recognizes and values the positive contribution that individuals make while volunteering in our school communities. Their valued support increases learning opportunities for our students and assists staff in the wide range of activities they provide for our students.
A volunteer is an individual who, with the approval of the principal and/or board staff, agrees to undertake, without pay, a designated task which supports the learning and/or the improvement of student welfare within a classroom, a school or in a system-wide setting. The volunteer being recognized is an individual who has made a meaningful contribution at the time of his/her nomination.
Through this policy, the Board celebrates the meaningful involvement of our volunteers in the improvement of student achievement. This policy builds on the recognition which is bestowed upon the volunteers at the school level. To this end, the Niagara Catholic District Board shall recognize, on an annual basis, individuals who have made a significant contribution in support of the Board’s mission statement.
The Director of Education shall issue guidelines in support of the Volunteer Recognition Policy.
(The Volunteer recognition program takes effect, September 2007.)