What is PIC?
At the OCDSB, our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) seeks to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the District level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. PIC serves an integral role within the District by providing parents with the opportunity to voice their concerns, ideas and challenges while promoting further parent involvement through events such as the OCDSB Speakers’ Series.
The duties of PIC include:
To support, encourage, and enhance meaningful parental involvement within schools and across the district, including, outreach to parents who find involvement more challenging due to language, recent immigration, poverty, newness to the system, or other factors;
To work collaboratively with the school board and ensure linkages between parents, the Director of Education and trustees;
To develop strategies for enhancing parental engagement and outreach;
To hold district-wide meetings and to engage in inter-school communications; and
To participate in the promotion, application, and implementation of grant applications and projects funded under the Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out (PRO) program.
To learn more please read the PIC by-laws.