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Regulation 612/00 15 (1-3) of the Education Act indicates that a School Council may make By-Laws governing the conduct of its affairs and that every School Council shall make the following By-Laws:

  • By-Laws that govern election procedures and the filling of vacancies in the membership of the School Council;
  • By-Laws that establish rules respecting participation in School Council proceedings in cases of conflict of interest;
  • By-Laws that, in accordance with any applicable policies established by the Board that established the School Council, establishes a conflict;
  • Resolution process for internal School Council disputes.

To support this process, TDSB has updated the School Council By-Laws’ Template. The update includes:

  • Mandatory articles that must be inserted into all TDSB School Council By-Laws;
  • Optional articles that School Councils may or may not choose to insert;
  • A template system that will enable School Councils to input their information and to have the By-Laws returned within 1-2 business days.


During the week of May 16, 2022, the office will be following up with all School Councils who submitted draft By-Laws with a PDF version of the revised template for review and revision of their draft By-Laws.

Each School Council Chair will be required to:

  • review the PDF of the revised template to ensure that their draft By-Laws reflect the revised template;
  • share any changes/revisions with School Council for sign-off and approval;
  • submit By-Laws in October 2022 to the PCEO using the revised template;
  • approve School Council By-Laws by November 25, 2022.

School Councils that have not yet submitted a By-Laws draft to the PCEO or have not yet commenced a process for developing or updating their By-Laws to reflect the template are also required to:

  • review the PDF of the revised template
  • share with the School Council for review and development of By-Laws;
  • consult draft By-Laws with parents/caregivers;
  • submit the By-Laws template to the PCEO by October 22, 2022;
  • approve School Council By-Laws by November 25, 2022.
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