Welcome to School Council
As a school council member, you can help your council discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to ensure a high quality of education and an accountable education system for the children of Ontario. Your participation can make a difference!
CURRENT COUNCIL (2019-2020)
What does School Council Do?
Advisory Role: Through communications with the principal, Halton School Board representative and provincial government we are able to voice concerns and provide input for educational improvement in our school, as well as at the regional and provincial levels.
Improve Student Achievement: By encouraging a nourishing school environment through networking of its members, the council hopes to empower students to achieve their greatest potential.
Accountability: Enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.
Composition of the School Council
The composition of the school council. Council members are elected for a term that lasts from the first meeting of one school year to the first meeting of the next.
Ideally, each council will reflect the diversity of its school community. Parents and guardians must form the majority of members on the council. All members may bring before the council the issues and concerns of the groups that they represent and provide links to those groups.
Ontario Regulation 612/00 establishes that a school council will consist of the following members: a majority of parents, as specified in a bylaw of the school council or by the board if such a bylaw does not exist!
- the principal or vice-principal of the school (the principal may delegate membership responsibility to the vice-principal)
- one teacher employed in the school, other than the principal or vice-principal
- one non-teaching employee of the school
- one student, in the case of secondary schools (optional for elementary schools)
- one or more community representatives appointed by the elected council
- one person appointed by an association that is a member of the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations, the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education, or Parents Partenaires en Education, if the association is represented at the school
How To Get Involved
Please contact Acton High School directly via e-mail or phone (519)-853-2920.
Last Updated: August 26, 2019