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School Councils

 

An active partnership with parents and communities in the education of children is vital to the success of students in today’s society. All schools in the Avon Maitland School District have active school councils working to help student learning.

Councils are involved at the school level in such activities as:

  • Code of conduct
  • Dress codes
  • School and system calendar
  • Curriculum and program goals and priorities
  • School report cards
  • School budget priorities
  • School to community communication strategies
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • School based services related to social, health, recreational and nutrition programs
  • Community use of school facilities

The mandate of school councils is to promote the best interests of the school community while encouraging a positive and co-operative school environment. The Ministry of Education provides support and resources for school councils as parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools.

Parents Reaching Out Grants

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to parent engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement, human rights and equity, and well-being.
The grants are being offered in the 2019/2020 school year, however the process is now closed.
Avon Maitland District School Board received a lump sum that has been divided up amongst our schools. The application deadline was Friday November 22, 2019, all funds must be spent during the 2019-2020 school year, and a final report for each project must be submitted to the Board by June 30, 2020.
 
Thank you to all those who applied!