Lloydminister Public School Division

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5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 153

Elections

Background

Where federal, provincial, or local election campaigns are in progress, the following general procedures apply to ensure that schools are not identified with a specific political stance.

Procedures

  1. No class time shall be made available for uninvited political speakers.
  2. Discretion shall be used in inviting speakers who have political positions to present.  If any are
        presented, then all parties must be given equal opportunity.  Teachers shall clear the matter
        with the Principal or Director of Education before extending invitations or
        granting approval.
  3. Where election issues are dealt with by the staff in current events or other areas, steps must be
        taken to ensure that each party’s position is fairly stated.
  4. No political advertising will be posted, distributed, and/or published in schools except that it
        may be used by teachers to illustrate, in an objective fashion, the workings of the political
        process.
  5. From the date an election is called until after election day, candidates for political office may
        be given the opportunity to address students, but only if taking part in a panel debate wherein
        all parties contesting the seat are represented.


Reference
Section 85, 87, 175, 231 Education Act, 1995
Section 38 The School Division Administration Regulations

Created      
April 14, 2009

Revised     
June 2009
November 2013
December 2017
August 2023