The “School Councils” regulation under the Education Act, came into effect in December 2000, and sets out specific requirements regarding the composition of school councils and election processes. One of the requirements of the regulation is that the school council elections, if required, must take place within the first 30 days of each school year.
At St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, we invite you to consider nominating yourself, or another parent candidate, to be a member of our Catholic School Council. Nomination forms can be found in the student information packages that will be sent home with students this week. Please complete the green coloured form and forward it to the attention of Mr. Witter by September 30, 2020.
Should we receive more than 15 nominations, we will hold an election on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
If we receive 15 nominations or less, and all candidates fulfill the requirements as outlined in the new regulation, they will be acclaimed, and the school community will be informed of the membership. The date of the first meeting will be Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to working closely with the new St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School Council, to a supportive team of individuals dedicated to children of our school and the promotion of Catholic Education.