School councils consist primarily of:
School council members work together to support and enhance student learning. They provide a way for members of the community to consult with and offer advice to principals and school boards.
- are a bridge between the school and community
- focus on what is best for all students in the school
- consider the interests of all school stakeholders
- develop, maintain and reflect the culture of the school
- represent the parent voice in the school community
School councils are legislated under the Education Act and are mandatory for all schools in the public education system, including charter schools.