Pictured above: School Community Council (SCC) Chairs who gathered in Rosetown on February 7. Back row (l-r) Debbie Peterson (Kyle), Niki Laturnus (NWCS vice-chair), Barb Glubis (Loreburn), Melinda Ells (Rossville School), Cheryl Glass (Kindersley Comp.) Elice Fuhr (Elizabeth), Aynsley Williams (OES), Tina Leverton(OHS), Lyndsay Lyric (D’Arcy), Michelle McKillop (Westcliffe), Zdena Mutlow (RCHS). Front row (l-r) Jaleesa MacDonald (Elrose), Amber Wickett(WAS), Melissa Haugen (Beechy), Rhonda Heather (BCS2000), Danielle Renaud (Westberry), Tanya Ellis (Dinsmore), Kim Becker (Eaton)
This informative guidebook (above) is now available to School Community Councils and you can click here to view and download a PDF version.
The Guidebook includes information on:
Over 250 parents, community members, secondary students, teachers and school-based administrators are members of School Community Councils (SCCs) in 23 Sun West schools.
SCCs play a crucial leadership role in advancing education in the Division and across Saskatchewan.
Through an advisory and practical manner, SCCs assist school administrators and the Board of Education in the following key areas:
School Community Councils are an essential feature of educational planning and decision- making.
They are part of the school system and are a primary link between the home, community and school.
SCC members are involved in:
The central purpose of School Community Councils is to encourage and support the involvement of parents and community as partners to improve student learning and well- being.
Each fall, SCC members are invited to join the school staff in the development of the school’s learning improvement plan. They contribute a parent and community perspective into areas for improvement. Planning results in actions that the staff takes with students and parents. These actions involve the staff and SCC working together. When schools and SCCs work together good things happen for students.
School Community Councils encourage and facilitate parent and community engagement in all aspects of school life. When parents are involved in their child’s learning, students do better in school and everyone benefits. Parents find it easier to help their children learn. Teachers and principals are better supported and enjoy positive relationships with parents.
Research shows that children with involved parents:
(Henderson, Anne T. & Mapp, K. . A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Students)
Sun West School Division SCCs:
Sun West SCCs are committed to:
If you are interested in becoming an SCC member talk to your school principal about how you can get involved or call the Sun West School Division office and ask to speak to the Division SCC Representative. The partnership among families, schools and communities creates the best opportunities for students to reach their potential as students and people. We welcome you to our team.
1. Administrative Procedures
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 130 School Community Council Duties
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 131 School Community Council Meeting and Election Processes
Form 131-1 SCC Sample Ballot
Form 131-2 SCC Contact Information
Form 131-3 School Community Council Year-End Evaluation
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 132 School Community Council Finances
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 133 School Community Council Communication
2. School Community Councils: A Handbook for SCCs and Principals (Saskatchewan School Board Association)
3. Sun West SCC Handbook and Orientation Guide.