The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for a position on the committee. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation.
The mandate for the committee is to:
- Provide information and advice on parent engagement to WRDSB
- Communicate with and support school councils of the Board through the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC)
- Undertake activities to help families support their child’s learning at home and at school
The committee is established according to Ministry legislation. PIC meets six times per year and members must be prepared to attend each meeting and participate on a minimum of one PIC subcommittee. The approximate time commitment for a PIC parent member is 2-5 hours per week, which includes meetings as well as email correspondence, and review and feedback of other materials for PIC and the Board. Current subcommittees include Outreach, Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Event, Membership, and Governance.
PIC meetings are generally held on Tuesdays, at the Education Centre from 6:30-9:00 pm.
The committee is comprised of 14 parents, the director of education, one trustee, one elementary and one secondary administrator, one teacher and one to three community representatives. PIC parent members have an option to apply for a 1-year or 2-year term.
The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed to engaging all parents in supporting their children’s learning, enthusiastic about education and representative of our region. Strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team are also valued. You do not have to be a member of a school council to be a member of PIC.
All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Applications can be submitted through the web form below or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants. Successful applicants will be informed following interviews and should be prepared to attend the first PIC meeting of the 2019-20 school year in September 2019.