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Parent Involvement Committee

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a parent's way to get involved in their child’s education.
 
The Mandate of the PIC 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.
 
Responsibilities:
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.
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. 

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.

Follow this link for ADSB's Policy for Parent Involvement Committee. 

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.

 
Follow this link for information about School Councils.  
Follow this link for ADSB's Policy for School Council.