The Central Manitoulin Public School Council shall endeavor to provide a forum for communication and cooperation among parents, principal, non-teaching and teaching staff, and the Board. It is the goal of the Council to promote a positive, cooperative approach in addressing mutual concerns.
Who Can Be a Member of a School Council?
The School Council should reflect the diversity of the school communities, and their different histories, traditions, and heritages. Parents and guardians will form a majority of the council, except in adult day schools, where “parent” positions will be held by students. Trustees and teachers may be elected as parent members of a council of the school their child attends.
Membership shall include but not be limited to:
- parents and guardians of students enrolled in the school
- community representatives
- a student (this is mandatory in secondary schools: in elementary schools it is at the discretion of the principal)
- the school principal
- a teacher
- a non-teaching staff member
Individual schools may exceed these requirements, but parents/guardians must form the majority of the School Council. It is recommended that the School Council membership not exceed 21. Community members are appointed by the Council.