Parent Involvement Committee
• 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 Parent Involvement Committee, or PIC, establishes a direct link between parents and the director of education and the board of trustees. Responsibilities of the PIC shall be:
• to develop strategies and initiatives that the board and the board’s director could use to communicate effectively with parents and to engage parents in support of their children’s learning at home and at school, and to advise on the use of these strategies;
• to communicate information from the ministry to school councils and parents;
• to determine, in consultation with the director of education, how ministry funding, if any, for parent engagement initiatives is to be allocated;
• to work with school councils to:
- share effective practices to help engage parents in their children’s learning, identify
and reduce barriers to parent engagement, and help to ensure that schools are
welcoming to parents;
- support initiatives that help build knowledge and skills that will assist the PIC and
school councils of the board with their work.
PIC Meeting Dates & Minutes
How is a PIC different from School Council?
As a PIC member, you participate at the Board level and focus on things that affect more than one school. In fact, the PIC is a direct link between parents and ADSB's director of education and the Board's trustees. As part of School Council, you will offer opinions and advice on matters specific to your child's schools.
Who sits on Parent Involvement Committees?
Most members are parents and the committee is chaired by a parent. But the director of education and trustee representatives also sit on the committee. This helps communication flow both ways. It helps the school board communicate with parents and makes sure that parent voices are heard by the board.
Is there a Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Policy?
Who are the current PIC members?
How can I get involved?
Contact your local school, or the Algoma District School Board at 705.945.7111. Either one can put you in contact with your local Parent Involvement Committee.
Is there an application form?
How do I find out about School Councils?
Is there a School Council Policy?