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Council chairs are encouraged to set their September election and first council meeting date (in consultation with the principal) in May/June of the previous school year. This will allow the school to advertise these days in any package sent to parents before the start of school in September. Other meeting dates should be set at the first meeting. Councils must meet at least four times a year. However, to be truly effective, councils should meet at least six times.
Steps to creating an agenda:
- A “Call for agenda items” should go out to all council members. These may include updates from sub-committees, reports on questions raised at previous meetings, and new business suggestions;
- The chair meets with the principal to review agenda items and decide on the final agenda format;
- The agenda is sent out to council members at least one week prior to the meeting. At the same time, a copy is posted in the school for parents to consult.
Please remember that personal items cannot be addressed at Council meetings. Therefore, if Bob Smith has a peanut allergy and products are being brought into his classroom, his parents cannot ask that the problem be addressed by the Council. However, they may raise the issue for anaphylactic students in the school and ask for Council assistance in helping to create school policy and practice.
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