Parent Engagement

Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnerships with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments. The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal and school board to further student achievement and well-being. Every school in the DDSB has an SCC. The SCC is made up of parents, school staff and community members and should represent the diversity of the school community.

2020-2021 School Community Council Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Sabrina Niebank & Maya Rourke

Secretary: Rosalynd Ronson

Treasurer: Angela Chambers

Join our School Community Council

To join the SCC as a voting member at your school, contact the school Principal. You will need to fill out a nomination form in September. All members of the SCC are elected within the first 30 days of the school year.

School Community Council Handbook

Read the Durham District School Board School Community Council Handbook for more information about SCC organizational guidelines, tools and resources. You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information about school councils.

SCC brochure

Frequently Asked Questions brochures are available in several translations. Find translated brochures below. 

SCC Brochure Translations


SCC meetings are open to the public, but only those who are elected members will have a vote. 

Our SCC meetings are scheduled throughout the year, beginning at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held in the school library. This year’s meetings are: September 18, 2019, October 22, 2019, November 20, 2019, January 21, 2020, February 19, 2020, April 21, 2020 and May 20, 2020.

In addition to our SCC Meetings, we have 3 sub committees that support our school.

  • Fundraising
  • Parent/Family Engagement
  • Safe & Heathy Schools
Meeting Minutes

Welcome Back - Fall 2020 - Election & Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2020

February 19, 2020

January 21, 2020

October 22, 2019

September 18, 2019

Regional SCC meetings

Regional SCC meetings take place throughout the year and provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas with SCC members from other schools in the DDSB. The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) plans and executes the Regional SCC meetings with input from school community councils.

SCC guidelines, policies, and regulations

School Community Councils follow these guidelines and regulations:

Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

Apply for the Parent Reaching Out Grant through the Ministry of Education. This funding supports initiatives that get parents involved in student learning.