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Parent School Support Committee

PSSCs give parents the opportunity to be involved in a variety of discussions and decisions related to their school, including educational issues, school improvement plans, and school performance reports. The size of the PSSC is set by guidelines provided by the district DEC. 

Who is on the PSSC? 

Parent Members 

Parents make up the majority of PSSC members. They are elected at the beginning of the school year for a three-year term. Parents must have a student who is enrolled in the school to be a member of the school’s PSSC.  

Student Member 

Schools with high-school students can elect a student representative. Schools without high-school students may choose to appoint a student representative. 

Teacher Member 

One teacher is elected by colleagues at the school to serve for a one-year term. 

Home and School Association Member 

If there is a Home and School Association at the school, they may appoint one of their members to the PSSC. 

Community Members 

Parent members may appoint up to 2 community members to join the PSSC. However, community members can only be added if the PSSC has filled all other positions and still has less than 12 members. 


The principal participates in PSSC meetings and works collaboratively with members but is not a PSSC member and cannot vote. 

How is the PSSC formed?

Members are nominated to be on the committee. If you would like to nominate someone for the PSSC, download and complete the nomination form found below.

  • PSSC Nomination Form
    Last updated: October 19, 2021

Additional resources

For more information on the Parent School Support Committees, please see the resources below.

  • PSSC Handbook
    Last updated: October 19, 2021
  • PSSC Brochure
    Last updated: October 19, 2021
  • Introduction to the PSSC – Training Presentation
    Last updated: October 19, 2021
  • PSSC Education Act Governance
    Last updated: October 19, 2021
  • PSSC Education Act Regulation 2001-48 Governance
    Last updated: October 19, 2021