Catholic School Council

Catholic School Councils have been created to enhance student learning through the cooperative efforts of parents, students, staff members, and others in the community. As a parent/guardian, please consider joining us for our monthly meetings as we volunteer to make our school a safe and exciting Catholic learning environment.

Who forms the Catholic School Council (CSC)?

CSCs are composed of:

Catholic School Councils cannot include:

What are the elected positions?

Elected positions on Catholic School Council and their responsibilities include:

When do nominations occur?

The election is held within the first 30 days of the school year. Interested parents should complete the nomination form provided by the school 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 Catholic School Council 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 Catholic School Council meet?

The first meeting of the Catholic School Council must be held within the first 35 days of the school year after the election. The date is set by the school Principal. A Catholic School Council 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 Catholic School Council members present must be parent members.

What is the Code of Ethics for a Catholic School Council member?

A member of the Catholic School Council will:

Where can I find additional resources?

If you have any questions regarding our Catholic School Council, you can contact the Principal at 705-745-6777. You also visit the Catholic School Councils page on the Board website.

2023-2024 Agenda &  Meeting Minutes