Administrative Procedures

Northern Lights Public Schools' Administrative Procedures are documents that provide details and information regarding the direction and policies of administration throughout the school division.

One of the questions we get asked a lot is “What is the difference between a Board Policy and an Administrative Procedure?”.

Board policies have been developed to highlight and support the very important governance function of the Board. They contain statements of belief, expectations, and sometimes specific requirements. They are intended to be supplemented by Administrative Procedures; the procedures and practices established by the Superintendent to direct staff.

The development of the two separate and distinct documents is meant to reinforce the distinction between the Board's responsibility to govern and the Superintendent's executive or administrative duties.

All NLPS Administrative Procedures are accessible below. For the forms associated with a Board policy or administrative procedure, please visit our Forms section.