Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018.
The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for positions on the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee.
The mandate for the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee is to:
- Provide information and advice on parent engagement to the WRDSB;
- Communicate with and support school councils of the Board through the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC);
- Undertake activities to help parents support their child’s learning at home and at school.
The committee meets at least six times per year to advise the WRDSB on policies and issues of concern to parents and to make suggestions to schools, School Councils and the Board regarding parent engagement that supports student achievement.
The committee is established according to Ministry legislation and members must be prepared to attend each meeting and participate in a minimum of one PIC subcommittee. Current subcommittees include: Immigrant Engagement; Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools; Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Event; Membership; and Governance. Members may also be asked to review materials for PIC or the Board and provide feedback.
PIC meetings are generally held on Tuesdays, at the Education Centre from 6:30-9:00p.m. Scheduled meetings are: September 25, 2018; November 6, 2018; December 4, 2018; January 29, 2019; March 5, 2019 and May 21, 2019. There will be other meetings scheduled as per subcommittee requirements. These meeting dates may change.
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 the Parent Involvement Committee.
For more information about PIC, please review the PIC Terms of Reference and By-Laws. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. An information session for those interested in learning more about PIC will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Cambridge Room at the WRDSB Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener. Following the information sessions, a regular PIC meetings will be held. Those interested are welcome to stay and observe the meetings.
All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Please complete the form below. If you require a paper application form, please contact Karin Sonnenberg.
All applicants will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants between June 9 and June 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by June 22, 2018 and should be prepared to attend the first PIC meeting on September 25, 2018.