School community Councils are advisory bodies focused on enhancing student learning and well-being. Membership includes elected and representative members, and appointed members.
Elected and representative members:
- Five to nine elected parents/guardians and community members
- First Nations representative(s) if there are students who live on reserve and attend a school
within the school division
- One or two secondary students who attend the school if the school offers 10-, 20- or 30-level credits.
- Other individuals in consultation with members of the Council and approved by the Board of Directors; for example, community school coordinator, school nurse, nutrition coordinator.
Responsibilities of Members
- Understand the learning and well-being needs of students and the needs of thecommunity, and become knowledgeable about resources and supports for the school, parents and community
- In cooperation with the principal and school staff, develop a School Strategic Plan
- Provide advice to the Board of Education on policies, programs and educational service delivery
- Provide advice about school programs, as well as advice to other organizations, agencies and governments on the learning and well-being needs of students
- Report to the parents and community on the School Community Council's plans, initiatives and outcomes and on the expenditure of funds related to the operation of the Council
- Participate in orientation, training and networking opportunities in order to enhance the School Community Council's capacity to fulfill its responsibilities.