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Overview

School councils consist of:

  • parents
  • principals
  • teachers
  • secondary students
  • community representatives

Council members work together to support and enhance student learning. They provide a way for members of the community to consult with and offer advice to principals and school boards.

School councils:

  • focus on what is best for all students in the school
  • consider the interests of all school stakeholders
  • develop, maintain and reflect the culture of the school
  • represent the parent voice in the school community

Each school board should have a school council. School councils are legislated under the Education Act.

Role of parents

Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents actively contribute to the success of the school community.

Parents of students enrolled in the school must make up the majority of the school council. School councils may also decide to include one or more parents of children enrolled in an Early Childhood Services (ECS) program at the school or other individuals who have an interest in the school.

How to join a school council

Contact your school’s principal or your school authority to learn how to join a school council.

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