School Council

A School Council is a forum where parents, the school principal and other members
of the school community discuss school issues and plan ways to improve the school.

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School Councils can do a LOT to set the tone and feel of a school and contribute the extra support needed to help a school SHINE.

WHY JOIN?

In joining the School Council, you can:

  • Stay up to date on events within the school and issues that affect the school and opportunities for the students
  • Participate in discussions about these issues and give feedback to the school and the board
  • Communicate with and engage other parents
  • Share in the fun and rich experience of ESA

WHO CAN JOIN?

Any parent or member of the school community can come to a School Council meeting.

ROLES

  • Chair (co-Chairs)
    • Speaks for the Council at the Grade 9 Parent night
    • Sets and publishes the agenda
    • Chairs the Council meetings
    • Reviews the minutes prior to their being presented at the meetings
    • Prepares and presents the School Council Report
    • Responsible for effective communication to the parent community on School Council activities
  • Recording Secretary
    • Captures and drafts the minutes for the School Council meetings
    • Communicates agenda and minutes with the members of the School Council
  • Treasurer
    • Monitors and reports on the funding granted to the Council by the school board
    • Monitors and reports on the funding granted to the Council through the PRO grant (if given)
  • Political Liaison
    • Attends the Ward meetings organized by the Trustee
    • Reports back to the Council on those meetings
    • Keeps up to date on other events and situations that may impact the school
  • Parent Members
    • Participate in the School Council meetings and subcommittees formed to address issues and concerns recognized by the Council providing input on behalf of the parents
  • Community member
    • Participates in the School Council meetings and subcommittees formed to address issues and concerns recognized by the Council providing input on behalf of the local community

MEETINGS

•  2nd Tuesday of every month in the Library – some exceptions – please see dates below:

  • Oct. 13, 2015
  • Nov. 10, 2015
  • Dec. 8, 2015
  • Jan. 12, 2016
  • Feb. 9, 2016 (tentative)
  • April 12, 2016
  • May 10, 2016

LINKS

Minutes for meetings and other School Council documents

ESA Parents & Guardians

Write to the School Council – [email protected]

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