| Frequently Asked Questions
- How are SCCs involved in the policies and procedures of the school division?
A task that your council can continue to work on is familiarizing yourselves with the Horizon School Division #205 Board Policies and Procedures found on the Horizon School Division website. These procedures will help to explain the operations, policies of the school division.
- How long is the term of a SCC Member?
- Representative SCC members serve a two year term.
- How does a SCC change a component of their constitution?
- Any proposed changes to the constitution must be submitted to the Board of Education through the designated superintendent for SCCs.
- Can parents sit on two SCCs?
- Parents may sit on more than one council if their children attend different schools.
Community members can sit on only one council.
- What does the future hold for further SCC implementation and development?
- SCCs will be able to access various professional development modules found on the Horizon website. The bank of modules will continue to develop and expand.
- What is the difference between a representative member and an appointed member of the SCC?
- The maximum number of representative members on your council is set at nine (9). Representative members are elected at your annual meeting. However, there have been some councils who have indicated that since their annual meetings, individuals have come forward to become a member of the SCC. These members may become appointed representative members of your council until your next annual meeting where they may stand for election. If you have members who have been appointed, forward these names to me. I will then forward these names to the Board for their approval. Remember your representative membership, including elected and appointed representative members, should not be greater than nine members.
Other members, beyond the representative membership, may be appointed to your council for a particular project or period of time. These members would also need to be approved by the council and then by the Board. These appointed members may not need to serve on your council for a full two year term. In fact, they may not necessarily attend all meetings or entire meetings. For example: In the Learning Improvement Plan, a goal that has been identified by School X is to develop the playground and provide more opportunities for improved physical fitness for students. The playground improvements also include beautification enhancements with trees, shrubs and perennials. A horticulturalist within Community X would be interested in providing some expertise in this particular phase of the
playground enhancement project. For a period of time, this person could become an appointed member through the planning and implementation of this particular project.
The third category of appointed members includes those members that represent a particular organization or group within the community that the council feels would be an asset to the SCC. For example: A RCMP member, member of the Rec. Board etc.