School councils were established in 1995, to increase parent and community involvement in the education of children in Alberta. Public schools, including charter schools, are required to attempt to establish school councils. (ref. Alberta Education, School Councils page)
Your school council is a way that you can get involved in being an advocate for your child/ren’s education at Derek Taylor. The School Council serves as another vital link in the connection of students, schools, families and the community. Being able to hear, discuss and clarify what is happening within the school provides parents another way to nurture and support the education being offered at the school.
To learn more about effective school councils in action, click the presentation below provided by the Alberta School Council Association.
More resources to assist parents in understanding how school council’s work and what their purpose is, can be found under the Resources link to the left.