EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOL COUNCILS
School councils play an important role in student success. They
encourage a strong partnership between the school and the family and help
parents become actively involved in the education of their children. School
councils help good schools become better.
What is the role of school
School councils advise principals, superintendents and school trustees
on educational topics and issues, including:
- School calendar
- Code of behaviour and dress codes
- School program priorities and curriculum delivery
- Budget priorities
- Selection criteria for principals and vice
- Extracurricular activities
- School-based services
- Fundraising policies
- Conflict resolution policies
- Planning for improvement
- Board policies, guidelines and new education initiatives that affect
student achievement or board accountability to
Further information regarding the roles and responsibilities of a
member of the school council can be found on the Peel board website.
parent members elected?
Members are elected to school council by nomination and membership
vote. The parents or guardians of a student enrolled in the school can vote in a
school election and run as parent representatives. Parents can nominate
themselves by completing the nomination ballot and returning it to the school.
Candidates for election should be prepared to summarize their reasons for
running to the school community.
School Council Meeting Dates
20178 Dates TBD at our October 16 meeting
School Council Agendas and Minutes
School Council Minutes - October 16, 2017.pdf
October 16 - School Council Agenda.pdf