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Horizon School Division
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AP 110 - School Community Councils
Background

Parents and members of the community have a vital stake in the education of the community‚Äôs children and youth.  As outlined in The Saskatchewan Education Act 1995, section 140.1(1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), every board of education shall establish a school community council for each school in its division.

Procedures

Composition of the School Community Council

1.  School Community Councils are comprised of the following members: Representative Members, Permanent Members and Appointed Members.
1.1.  Representative Members are voting members
Five to nine parent and community members elected at the Annual General Meeting (majority shall be parents);
    • Representatives from First Nation(s) which have students who live on-reserve and are enrolled in the school;
    • Any other members approved by the Board of Education upon submission of nomination from the SCC.
1.2.  Permanent Members are non-voting members
    • The School Principal
    • A Teacher
1.3.  Appointed Members 
  • Two students at secondary level who are voting members;
  • The SCC will have one or two students from grades 10, 11 or 12 if the school offers those grades.
2.  Elections
2.1.  Public notice will be given of the date of an annual general meeting of the School Community Council.
2.2.  The School Community Council will appoint an employee (not the principal) to conduct the elections of representative members at the annual meeting. Elections will be by secret ballot.
2.3.  The term of office for elected members will be two years with no restrictions on the number of consecutive terms to be served. Each appointed member of a School Community Council holds office for two years and is eligible for reappointment. Each appointed student representative holds office for one year and is eligible for reappointment.
2.4.  Vacancies that occur shall be filled by the principal in consultation with the Deputy Director of Education. Individuals are nominated by the School Community Council.
3.  Voting

On matters requiring a formal vote, Representative members and Appointed members of the SCC may vote.

4.  Officers        

All officers shall be nominated and elected from the representative membership of the School Community Council as per their developed constitution of operation.
 

Reference: Sections 140.1, 140.2, 140.3, 140.4, 140.5, Education Act

April 6, 2011
July 20, 2017