Community Schools Program designation process is based upon school
division demographic information from Census Canada. The four
demographic factors are:
these four factors, a school division’s risk factor is determined. The
risk factor is then weighed against the number of students enrolled in a
school to gauge the school’s need for Community School designation.
Other factors, such as Social Assistance program rates, are sometimes
also considered.1.3 As
resources are allocated, the Division then allocates the enhanced
funding to the Community Schools Program(s) at the designated sites.
2.1 Each community school will have a School Community Council as described in Procedures AP-110 School Community Councils and AP-111 Operation of School Community Councils
exception to Procedures AP 110 and AP 111, is that in the case of such
councils for community schools, they will report to their respective
First Nation, in most cases to the Chief and Council.
for both the Community School and the Pre-Kindergarten programs comes
from the Provincial Government. This funding is conditional and based on
the schools receiving the designation as Community Schools.
level of funding is designated annually and received annually by the
school division through the foundations operating grant. The program
amounts could vary from year to year.
levels will be communicated by the Chief Financial Officer to the
School Community Council at the time that the annual budget is prepared.
year after receiving their allocation, the School Community Council
will prepare a budget outlining the spending levels in a number of
categories specifically relating to community school and
pre-kindergarten programs being offered.
the School Community Council has approved the budget, it will be
forwarded to the Superintendent of Finance, the principal(s) and the
appropriate reporting mechanism will be established and the Council
will be kept abreast of revenue and expenditure during the fiscal year.
4.1 As in all schools, the School Community Council will annually review and evaluate its Learning Improvement Plan (LIP).
addition to #1 above, the Ministry requires a variety of reports from
community schools. Principals of community schools will keep up-to-date
on such requirements.