In an education system, few decisions can be made by one person or group alone. Parents should be involved in their children's education. Other members of society also have a role to play in education. Parents, students, teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees, government, business, and other community members are all participants in education and have a responsibility to work together. Section 22 of the School Act reaffirms the right of parents and the school community to be involved in the education of their children through school councils.
School councils are intended to be an association of parents, teachers, principals, staff, students and community representatives that provide advice on planning, community relations and school programming.
For information on participating in your school council please contact your school principal. For more information on school councils see the Division Policies AP 380 or Alberta Education Website.