About the Principal Handbook

The ideas contained in this handbook are not the sole responsibility of principals. However, principals through their leadership, commitment and support of staff play an integral role in creating a school culture that supports privacy and information management.

The principal is front line on the issue of privacy and information management (PIM) and relies mainly upon the Education Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) to do so. Many questions and decisions must be executed with correct knowledge, understanding and insight into these matters. This handbook has been created to serve as a reference for principals.