School Council - another way to be involved in your child's education!
Children do better in school when their parents play an active role in their education. This can be as simple as reading each evening with your child, attending school events and functions, or participating on the School Council.
Each year, a School Council is formed by election at your child's school. This council has the opportunity to meet regularly with the Principal and to liaise between the school community and school administration.
Who can be a member of the School Council?
The School Council consists mainly of parents of students in the school. The principal, one teacher, one other staff member, and a community representative are also members of the School Council.
How can I become a member of my School Council?
Contact your school principal to find out more information about becoming a School Council member.
What resources are available to school councils?
Parent Reaching Out (PRO) grants are your school council's opportunity to receive the additional support for resources you need to help support student learning.
There are two types of PRO grants:
Grants for schools are available to school councils only. They can apply for grants to support initiatives that focus on reaching parents who may not be involved in their child's school because of language barriers, unfamiliarity with the Ontario school system or other factors.
Grants for regional/provincial projects are available to parent organizations and to school boards, non-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions working in partnership with parents.
For more information on the program, please call 416-325-2929 or toll free 1-800-387-5514. For persons with a hearing disability, call 1-800-263-2892.
Where can I find more information about school councils?
The School Councils Procedure can be found at the following link:
There is also a guide for School Councils on the Ministry of Education website.