Home and School Council Elections on September 26

We elect our executive at the meeting on Wednesday. The executive is made up of a chair (or two co-chairs), a vice chair, secretary, treasurer and at large members. All positions are voted in each year for the one-year term. If you are interested in running for one of the positions either let Michelle know at mcbride.mclennan@gmail.com or stand up at the meeting.

In general, the co-chairs and vice chair are responsible for:

  • collaboration with the School Administration
  • Prepare for and preside over council and executive committee meetings (typically 6-7 council meetings a year)
  • Work with committees to deliver parent council’s core business
  • Attend school events to promote parent council
  • Work with the Treasurer to be current on all financial matters of the council and Secretary in drafting meeting agendas
  • Submit required reports to the TDSB
  • Provide a report to members at each council meeting updating them on any activities or new information that comes your way.

In general, the treasurer:

  • Work with council to prepare an annual budget
  • Process and record all financial transactions on behalf of the council
  • Prepare bi-monthly financial reports and present at subsequent meetings
  • Remind council members to adhere to the budget when considering new ideas
  • Complete any financial documents required by the council, school, board or Ministry
  • Prepare an annual financial report
  • Participate in all executive and council discussions and voting

In general, the secretary:

  • Drafts meeting agendas
  • Distribute draft minutes from previous meeting with agenda, via email
  • Record minutes for all meetings
  • Maintain a file of all approved minutes, agendas and reports/materials distributed to members at meetings
  • Forward agenda and approved minutes to school contact for posting on Howard website
  • Attend executive and council meetings and participate in discussions and voting

Published by Howard Jr PS - Home and School Council

This account is run by volunteers of the Howard Home and School Council, the parent and family council that supports the school with fundraising and other initiatives.

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