School councils are an excellent way for you to get involved in your child’s education. Every TDSB school has an elected school council. Your school council is an important forum for involving all members of the school community in matters that affect the education of students.
The school council is made up of an elected committee of parents, staff and student representatives, appointed community members, the principal, and a general membership which includes all parent of children attending the school. The school council advises the principal and the Board on a variety of issues and activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities, and criteria for selection of new principals.
The TDSB Parent and Community Involvement Policy includes detailed information regarding Operating Guidelines for School Councils.
The Ministry of Education has produced a document entitled School Councils: A Guide For Members, to assist parents and administrators in participating in, supporting and managing school councils.
The procedures for school council funds document provides information about financial reporting for school councils. A PSAB template and Semi Annual Report Template have also been created to assist school council members in reporting their finances.
School council members should request information about the School Council Insurance Program. The school Principal will be able to obtain all the necessary information.
For more information on your school council, speak with your local school directly. You can also contact Michelle Munroe, Central Coordinator, Parent and Community Engagement at 416 397-3528.