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Creating Vibrant School Communities

At this time, in-person meetings cannot be held. If School Council and or Parent/School Societies have business that they NEED to attend to, please conduct these meetings using technology such as Skype, email or telephone calls. For the safety of everyone, please follow the guidelines and direction set by AHS and the government. If School Councils are holding a meeting via an alternate format, as per usual, the school principal or delegate must be present. We have also notified Trustees of this direction.

One of the most important ways you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of CBE students is by participating on school councils. By connecting students, schools and your community, school councils help nurture and inspire students to achieve their full potential.

The Role of School Council


Parents and community members are important partners in public education. Through school councils, our partners can make significant and meaningful contributions to the learning opportunities provided to CBE students. 

Through the Education Act Alberta Education defines school councils as a collective association of parents, secondary students, the principal, teachers, and community representative(s) whose purpose is to advise the principal and the Board of Trustees respecting matters related to the school. School councils have legislated advisory and decision-making authority defined within the Education Act and the School Councils Regulation 94/2019. ​

Every CBE school community is required to establish a school council. Working in collaboration with the principal and school community, school councils can help foster a supportive learning environment and create valuable opportunities for students to meet the standards of education set by the minister. ​

Meetings - Council of School Councils (COSC)

The Council of School Councils (COSC) is comprised of school council chairs (or an appropriate designate), members of the Board of Trustees and other CBE leaders. Its purpose is for CBE leaders and parents to have an opportunity to work together, to share information, discuss concerns and plan for the future.

We value the contribution of parent leadership and have formalized a program to keep the lines of communication open between the CBE as a public education system and parent leadership in individual school communities.

View the meeting schedules and information in Meetings.

​ASCA Memberships for CBE School Councils

The Board of Trustees will pay the cost of Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) memberships for any CBE school councils who are interested in this opportunity. Memberships need to be renewed on an annual basis. Membership terms run from July 1 to June 30.
ASCA provides valuable support and services to school councils across the province. To learn more about ASCA, please visit their website.
To obtain a membership for the current school year, just fill out this form. Once the form has been filled out, you are able to take advantage of ASCA's resources and services for the rest of the school year.

System News for School Councils

The Key Communiqué e-newsletter is e-mailed to school council contacts throughout the year. Find out what they include and how to subscribe in Key Communiqués.


Sometimes there is news and information about the CBE that cannot wait. The best way for school councils to stay up to date with the most current system news and information is to subscribe to the CBE's twitter feed. Follow us at @yyCB​Edu.​

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 2019-20 Contacts

​School council members change from year to year. To make sure we're emailing the right people, we update​ our circulation list each year.


Please e-mail to confirm your 2019-20 school council contacts (chair, key communicator and any other council members).


We would like their position on council, first and last name, email address and phone(optional).​

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