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?
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.
Schools with high-school students can elect a student representative. Schools without high-school students may choose to appoint a student representative.
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.
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 FormLast updated: October 19, 2021
For more information on the Parent School Support Committees, please see the resources below.
PSSC HandbookLast updated: October 19, 2021
PSSC BrochureLast updated: October 19, 2021
Introduction to the PSSC – Training PresentationLast updated: October 19, 2021
PSSC Education Act GovernanceLast updated: October 19, 2021
PSSC Education Act Regulation 2001-48 GovernanceLast updated: October 19, 2021