The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is always recruiting interested parents who are willing to make a commitment to the Committee. If you have School Council experience (a bit, some or a lot), PIC wants you! If not, this could be a great Committee to gain hands-on experience and valuable skills.
Call for Members 2018-19
Parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in an AMDSB school OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in an AMDSB school are invited to apply for positions on our Parent Involvement Committee.
The committee’s mandate is to:
- Support, encourage and enhance meaningful parent engagement at the Board level to improve student achievement and well-being
- Provide information and advice to the Board on parent engagement
- Communicate with and support school councils
- Undertake activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home and at school
The committee meets at least four times per year to advise the Director of Education on policies and issues of concern to parents and to make suggestions to schools, School Councils and the Board regarding parent engagement that supports student achievement.
The committee is established according to Ministry legislation. Members may also be asked to review materials for the PIC or the Board and provide feedback.
PIC meetings are generally held on Wednesdays at the Education Centre from 5-7 p.m. The first meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2o18. Subsequent meetings will be held in January, March, and May 2019.
The committee can include at least one parent representative from each of the 8 regions of the School Board, the Director of Education or designate, one Board of Trustees member, up to three community members, and up to three Board Employee Group Members. PIC parent members will serve a two-year term.
The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed to engaging all parents in supporting their children’s learning, enthusiastic about education and representative of our region. Strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team are also valued. You do not have to be a member of a school council to be a member of the Parent Involvement Committee.
For more information about PIC, please review the AMDSB PIC By-Laws and the FAQ page. If you have a barrier to participation on the committee, such as child care, transportation or language, PIC can work with you to find a solution.
How to Apply
Click here to complete the application form: PIC Membership Application Form
To submit the application, request an alternate format, or if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Communications and Public Relations Manager Dani Rathwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2018.