School Community Councils

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The Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnership with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments to ensure student achievement and well-being. 

The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal to further student achievement and well-being and also support ongoing parent engagement between the school and families.

In this video SCC members share information on why they got involved, what the SCC does and why should you get involved.

Join your 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 meetings are open to the public, but only those who are elected members will have a vote. Meetings are held at least 4 times each year. Please contact your local school to find out the times and locations of SCC meetings.

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.