School councils work to support parental involvement in the school community and enhance student learning. All parents with children attending school are members of their local school council and are encouraged to participate in council activities. Councils usually meet on a monthly basis.
- are a bridge between the school and community
- focus on what is best for all students in the school
- consider the interests of all school stakeholders
- develop, maintain and reflect the culture of the school
- represent the parent voice in the school community
School councils are legislated under the Education Act and are mandatory for all schools in the public education system, including charter schools.
Resources for School Councils
School Councils Regulation
Education Act Regulations
The regulations take their authority from specific sections of the Education Act and describe additional legal requirements that must be met by the Government of Alberta, school boards, charter schools, private schools, teachers and parents.
To expand the existing channels of communication, school council members have the opportunity to be part of the larger association referred to as Parent Association. This Association was formed to create more opportunity for mutual influence, to build knowledge, and to enhance direct communication between parents, administration and the Board of Trustees. The Association consists of Parent Representatives, two members from each of our nine schools, a representative from the Board of Trustees, and Superintendent of Schools.
Contact Chelsey Lybbert, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent 403-502-8347 or email email@example.com to learn more.