The Peel District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is currently seeking parent applications to fill available positions, beginning September 2019 and ending August 2021. The committee, consisting primarily of parent members, meets with board trustees and staff a minimum of four times per school year to review the board's plans for parent involvement as they relate to parent, family and community engagement. The committee also makes suggestions to schools, councils and the board regarding additional parent outreach.
Peel parents interested in this volunteer opportunity can apply using the online form. The online application closes May 28, 2019. For more information about PIC, please visit www.peelschools.org/PIC.
Parent Involvement Committees, a requirement of all school boards in Ontario, are an important advisory body to the school board. Whereas school councils focus on parent involvement at individual schools, PIC provides advice at the board level. As mandated by the Ministry of Education, the purpose of the Peel board's PIC is to:
• support, encourage, and enhance meaningful parental involvement within schools and across the district, including, outreach to parents who find involvement more challenging
• work collaboratively with the school board to support student success
• seek out the advice and ideas of school councils, and other parents and partners as they plan and implement strategies to involve more parents at the regional level develop strategies for enhancing parental engagement and outreach