Catholic School Council

Dates & Time of Meetings : Meetings are generally held the last Monday of each month September 27, October 30, November 27, January 29, February 27 SHSM Info Evening, April 29, May 27 @ 6:45 pm in the Learning Commons

 Parent involvement is essential in education, and we believe that parents are the primary educators of children. All parents are welcome to participate in Catholic education as active members of a Catholic School Council (CSC).

CSCs improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. A CSC makes recommendations to the school Principal and the Board on many topics, including school budget priorities, the school year calendar, extra-curricular activities, dress code, fundraising, recruitment, etc. CSC also submits an annual report of its activities to the Principal and the Board.

CSCs are required in all Catholic secondary schools. The size of each CSC varies, but two-thirds of its members must be Roman Catholic.

2023-2024 Council Executive

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Who forms the CSC?

CSCs are composed of:

CSCs cannot include:

What are the elected positions?

Elected positions on School Council include Chair/Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The duties of the Chair/Co-Chair include chairing Council meetings, preparing agendas, and communication with the Principal on behalf of the Council. The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the finances of the Council and for producing financial statements for meetings as required. The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes of the meetings and the distribution of the minutes to Council members.

When do nominations occur?

The election is held within the first 30 days of the school year. Interested parents should complete the nomination form in the school newsletter and return it to the school by the end of September.

How does the election work?

An election committee, formed by the Principal, a staff member, and a parent, oversees the election process. The staff member and the parent from the election committee cannot be running for election.

The committee receives nominations for the parent seats, and nomination forms must have two other parent signatures. A list of candidates and their biographies are made available to the community. Voting is conducted by secret ballot.

No individual campaign material may be distributed in the school, and no school resources can be used to support individual candidates.

How many parent seats are available?

The number of parent seats depends on the number of community and school members. The number of available parent seats on the council must be a majority. The election committee estimates the number of community-held seats to determine a majority number of parent seats available.

What is the term of office?

Elected or appointed members of the CSC hold office from the date elected or appointed to the date of the first meeting after the next year's election.

How often does the CSC meet?

The first meeting of the CSC must be held within the first 35 days of the school year after the election. The date is set by the school Principal. A CSC meets at least four times during the school year.

To hold a meeting, a majority of the current members and the Principal or designate must be present. A majority of the council members present must be parent members.

What is the Code of Ethics for a CSC member?

A member of the CSC will:

Where can I find additional resources?

If you have any questions regarding our Catholic School Council, you can contact the school principal at 905-404-9349. You also visit the Catholic School Councils page on the Board website.

Council Meeting Minutes

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