School councils were created in 1995 so as to allow parents and community members at large to participate in the children’s education in Alberta. Public schools, including charter schools, must all have a school council.
A school council is composed of a majority of parents whose children attend the school and
- the school’s principal;
- at least one representative of the community who does not have a child enrolled at the school;
- students (secondary school, graduate level).
School councils allow Albertans to be involved in an advisory capacity in topics such as programs, budgets or school policies.
- School Council Resource Manual
The School Council Resource Manual gives multiple pieces of information about school councils, including their operation, composition, links to the “School Act” and rules.
The website for the Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta (FPFA) contains many interesting resources. Please follow this link to find answers to 40 questions about Francophone education in a minority setting.
School council members
During the Annual General Meeting on September 19th, 2019, the following parents were elected to be part of the parent council for the 2019-2020 school year:
Lianne Germain (President)
Miguel Poulin (Vice President)
Mark Beland (Secretary)
Christine Foisy (Treasurer)
Jennifer Leroux (Councillor)
Joanne Windsor (Councillor)
Ron Dechaine (Councillor)
Gilbert Blain (Councillor)
The School Representatives will be:
Alain Mahé (Principal)
Sylvie Dumont (Teacher)