Make A Difference At Your School
All schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board should have an advisory school council to help increase communication between schools and their communities and to serve the needs of students. A school council liaises through the school principal and is an important link between parents and the school community. Find out more about school councils by reading our factsheet.
You can also hear more about the District by reading the Director's page.
Some of the key duties of a school council include:
Organizing extra-curricular activities in the school Coordinating school-based services and community partnerships related to social, health, recreational, and nutrition programs Advising on community use of school facilities The local coordination of services for children and youth
Establishing school-community communication strategies Developing methods of reporting to parents/guardians and the community
The school-year calendar The school code of student conduct Curriculum and program goals and priorities The responses of the school or Board to achievement in provincial and Board assessment programs The preparation of the school profile The principal profile – provision of input as to the qualities, skills, attitudes, and training/education for the Board and administration to consider in the selection of school principals The school budget priorities, including local capital improvement plans The development, implementation, and review of Board policies at the local level
Providing existing non-confidential information