Resource Stewardship

The Division considers resource stewardship as an enduring priority. School divisions must increasingly meet the demands of society while remaining mindfully vigilant with limited resources. Student success and well-being depend on fiscal responsibility to ensure that success and well-being can remain the focus of our educational programming into the foreseeable future.

The Division engages the Lead Team of school administrators to determine, through consensus, the most effective and equitable formula for determining school funding. Parkland School Division implements distributed decision making. When considering planning, it is in the best interest of the Division to ensure that individuals who have critical knowledge and expertise about a certain activity are best suited to make the necessary decisions on how to achieve the goal and objectives for that activity.
In support of the Ultimate Goal of Student Success and Well-Being, each of the targeted three-year goals for education identifies enduring priority outcomes related to resource stewardship.

Planning Principles

Distributed Decision-Making Belief

  • The distribution of decision-making responsibility will create, and draw upon, leadership capacity within our organization
  • The Division’s staff has the capability to make decisions about activities within the realms of its responsibility
  • Individuals who have critical knowledge and expertise about a certain activity are best suited to make the necessary decisions on how to achieve the goal and objectives for that activity
  • Decision-making responsibility must be supported by equitable resource allocation
  • Equity is established through a process of collaboration and consensus building

Decision-Making Guiding Principles

  • Those who are closest to the activity will have the major influence in decision-making surrounding that activity
  • Informed decisions will be made with attention to balancing choice, responsibility, and accountability, while maintaining alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and principles
  • Individuals will accept responsibility for their decisions
  • Decision makers will endeavour to take into account the full scope of impact of their decisions, and will collaborate with those who may be affected by such decisions
  • Information will be shared as freely as possible throughout the organization