School Council

About our School Council

The Ministry of Education defines the purpose of a school council to be: ...through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. (Reg. 612/2.1) A school council may make recommendations to the principal of the school or to the Board on any matter. (Reg. 612/ 20)

The school council is an advisory body which consists of elected parents, teacher(s), principal/vice principal, support staff, community representative(s), secondary school students, (elementary where appropriate) and a representative from the Ontario Home and School Association, if such a group exists in the school. (Reg. 612/3.8)

At the TDSB, school councils are an excellent way for parents to get involved in their 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. 

Click here to read the TDSB Parent, Community, and Student Involvement Policy, which includes Operating Guidelines for School Councils