Did you know that parent involvement positively affects student success? There are many ways for you to be involved with your child’s school, or simply as a community member. You can volunteer at your child’s school, serve as a member of your school council, and learn about the Board Parent Involvement Committee. Becoming more involved has many benefits. You’ll get to know the teachers, the principal, as well as other parents at your child(ren)’s school. You’ll also develop skills and knowledge that could help you in your own career. Read from the topics below to find out how you can get involved with your child(ren)’s school and Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB)!
Children do better in school when their parents/guardians play an active role in their education. This can be as simple as reading each evening with your child, attending school events and functions, or participating on the School Council.
Each year, a School Council is formed by an election at your child’s school. This council has the opportunity to meet regularly with the principal and to liaise between the school community and school administration.
The School Council consists mainly of parents/guardians of students in the school. The principal, one teacher, one other staff member, and a community representative are also members of the School Council.
Contact your school principal to find out more information about becoming a School Council member.
Parent Reaching Out (PRO) grants program provides funding to work with parent stakeholder groups, school councils, and/or the District School Council – Parent Involvement Committee (DSC-PIC) to lead projects with a focus on the identification and removal of barriers that prevent parents/guardians and families from participating and engaging fully in their child’s learning.
The DSC-PIC will work in collaboration with school councils to determine projects and corresponding funding amounts for each project.
You can find more information through the Guide for School Councils on the Ministry of Education website.
The District School Council / Parent Involvement Committee (DSC-PIC) helps schools through School Councils to make it possible for parents/guardians to engage in their child’s education. They find ways to reduce barriers for parents who find getting involved more challenging. They also provide opportunities for parents to have a voice that will be taken into account at the Board level.
For more information, please contact the Superintendent of Learning at 1-888-526-5552 extension 21257.
The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the agenda) and take place via Google Meet. The meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
If you require the information above in an accessible format, contact Communications Services at [email protected].
All TLDSB School Council chairpersons or designates; one trustee representative from each region of the Board (all trustees are invited to attend meetings); one principal representative from each region of the Board (all principals are invited to attend meetings); the director of education or designate; the Director’s Office executive assistant.
The DSC-PIC is jointly chaired by three regional chairpersons. If you are interested in the position of Regional Chair, please contact the Director’s Office at 1-888-526-5552 extension 21373.
Every school board in Ontario is mandated to have a Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). The role of the SEAC is to make representation to the Board in respect to any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional students of the Board.
Learn more about the TLDSB Special Education Advisory Committee.
TLDSB believes and recognizes that volunteers enhance the learning experiences of our students. The Board appreciates that by engaging members of our communities, volunteers can model positive relationships and good citizenship.
There are many volunteer opportunities in our schools, these include help with:
If you are interested in volunteering at your school, please contact your school principal. For more information, view our Policies and Procedures for volunteering.