Parent Council News
ÉDMS Parent Council Executive
Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce the release of the NEW School Council Resource Guide. This Guide replaces the Alberta School Council Resource Manual released in 2006, revised 2007. More than an updated version, the new Guide is 20 pages (not 104 as in the old manual), and is designed as a digital document containing (over 40) electronic links to relevant resources. It encompasses all elements relating to school council as indicated in the original manual, and serves as a compact, concise handbook when printed in (economical greyscale) hardcopy as well. As the current School Act and corresponding Regulations are still in effect, little has changed in the content prescribing school councils in Alberta. Integrity of the original resource has been maintained and is meant to be updated annually going forward.
What has changed are the relevant resources available that align with Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) materials utilized in workshops, webinars and the website. Although the Guide is not about the Association (ASCA), consistency of language, definition and direction will encourage common practice and enhance school council effectiveness in the province. A valuable resource for the entire education and school(s) community, it will be distributed province-wide and available on the ASCA website. The Guide can be found on our website.