What is School Council?
“The purpose of school councils is, through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.” – Ontario Regulation 612/00 of the Education Act
Because parental involvement is a valued and necessary part of the success of our council and our school, there are a number of different ways for parents to become involved:
- By being elected to council as a representative.
- By participating on one of council’s committees. These include the
- Artist in Residence committee
- Healthy Active committee
- Rebuild Broadview committee
- By raising issues and asking questions either directly or through your representative on council.
- By attending council meetings (held the second Tuesday of each month).
- By using this website.
For more detailed information about school councils, their roles and how they run, please refer to Ontario Regulation 612/00 (http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_000612_e.htm).
At Broadview every parent is a voting member of council. You simply have to be present at the meeting in order for your vote to count. Details for how council operates, and it’s various roles can be found in the constitution.
For an idea of what dedicated parents helped achieve last year, please read the 2012-2013 annual report from the Co-Chairs of the Broadview School Council.