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School Council Roles and Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities School Council Structure
Chair/Co-Chair/Vice-Chair
  • Voting members
  • Attend four meetings minimum per year as per School Council Regulation. Or as determined by bylaws.
  • Organize meetings; assist with preparing agendas; facilitate council meeting with a positive outcome
  • Consult with parents/guardians about activities (fundraisers, parent engagement, etc.)
  • Communicate with the school Principal, Vice-Principal and other TDSB staff on behalf of the council.
  • Act as a bridge between parents, TDSB and community. Facilitate the resolution of conflict
  • Adhere to the voices of the parents and encourage parents to bring their voices forward.
  • Communicate with the school Principal on behalf of the Council
  • Ensure that minutes of Council meetings are recorded and maintained
  • Participate as ex-officio members of all committees established by the School Council
 
 
 
· Leads the School Council Executive Committee
· Co-ordinates Executive Meetings
 
Secretary
  • Voting members
  • Attend four meetings minimum per year as per School Council Regulation. Or as determined by collective group.
  • Take minutes during meetings, edit and distribute to parents two weeks before next meeting, after approval.
  • After council approval, share minutes with parents, post minutes on bulletin board/ email and place in School Council binder. Make copies for council monthly meeting.
  • Ensure CASL guidelines are followed
  • Manage all internal and external e-lists/social media etc.
 
 
 
· Member of the School Council Executive Committee
Treasurer
  • Voting member
· Attend four meetings minimum per year as per School Council Regulation. Or as determined by collective group.
  • Keep the council members informed on budgetary matters.
  • Generate monthly report and updates parents, Principal and Vice-Principal at monthly meetings.
  • Work cooperatively with the school Administrators regarding program accounts.
  • Be available to accurately count School Council funds raised and prepare deposit slips to school account. All money handling must be done during school hours and at school.
 
 
 
· Member of the School Council Executive Committee
Principal
  • The school principal is a non-voting member of the school council. They are an important link between the council and the school. (In fact, a meeting cannot be considered a meeting of the school council unless the Principal, or delegated Vice-Principal, is in attendance).
 
 
 
· Propose member of the School Council Executive Committee
Parent Representatives
  • Voting members
  • Participate on any committees established by the School Council
  • Contribute to the discussions of the School Council
  • Solicit the view of other parents and members of the community to share with the School Council
  • Observe the Council’s code of ethics and established by laws
 
 
Student Representatives
  • Voting members
  • Contributes to the discussions of the School Council
  • Solicits the views of other students to share with the School Council
  • May participate on any committees established by the School Council
  • Communicates information from the Council to other students
 
 
School Staff Representative
(One each from the teaching and non-teaching staff)
  • Voting members
  • School staff representatives are voting members who
  • Contributes to the discussions of the School Council
  • Solicit views from their staff groups to share with the School Council
  • May participate on any committees established by the School Council
  • Communicate information back to their staff groups
  • Observe the Council’s code of ethics and established bylaws
 
 
Community Representative
  • Is a voting member
  • Contributes to the discussions of the School Council
  • Represents the community perspective
  • May participates on any committees established by the School Council
  • Helps build partnerships and links between the school and the community
  • Observes the councils code of ethics and established bylaws
 
 
NOTE: Council may add any other executive role (e.g. French Immersion Rep, Ward Rep, PIAC Rep etc.) as outlined in its Bylaws.
 
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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