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Getting Involved in the Parent School Support Committee ‘An overview’. Working together Improving our school. PSSC Members and Participants. Parents Teacher Home & School Student Representatives Community Principal DEC Member. Parent Member Elections. Parent Member Elections.

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pssc members and participants
PSSC Members and Participants
  • Parents
  • Teacher
  • Home & School
  • Student Representatives
  • Community
  • Principal
  • DEC Member
parent member elections
Parent Member Elections

Parent Member Elections

Parent positions are filled during elections

held in the school in September.

Parent members are elected for a three-year


Only parents of students enrolled in the school are eligible to nominate candidates and vote for ‘parent members’.

parent member eligibility
Parent Member Eligibility

A ‘parent member’ is usually a parent of a student at the school but the Act does allows for others to be nominated.

To be an eligible candidate for PSSC elections you must be:

    • An eligible parent (has at least one student enrolled in the school).


    • At least 18 years of age, a resident of NB, and not a student at the school and nominated by parents of students in the school.
  • Parents or others who work at the school in any capacity cannot serve on the PSSC.
pssc contributions
PSSC Contributions
  • Advise the Principal on education and policy issues
  • Work with the Principal to develop and monitor the School Improvement Plan
  • Review the School Report Card results
  • Participate in hiring and performance evaluations of Principal and Vice-Principal, at the request of the Superintendent
  • Communicate with the DEC on PSSC matters
commitment and conduct
Commitment and Conduct

The PSSC will:

  • Focus on collective needs of the students
  • Promote open and effective communications
  • Commit to collaboration and partnerships
  • Encourage parental involvement
  • Establish and follow a conflict resolution mechanism
  • Be guided by the School Mission Statement
  • Use democratic principles
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Commitment and Conduct

PSSC Members commit to:

  • Prioritize the education and best interest of all students
  • Limit discussions to matters of concern to the whole school community
  • Promote high standards of ethical practice
  • Respect other PSSC members’ roles
  • Are honest and discreet in discussions
  • Never disclose confidential information
  • Declare any conflict of interest
  • Encourage a positive atmosphere
  • Use appropriate communication channels when questions/concerns arise
pssc officers
PSSC Officers

In October of each year:

  • CHAIR: appointed by the PSSC and must be a parent member
  • VICE CHAIR: may also be appointed, to assume the duties of the Chair should s/he be unable to perform duties
for more information
For More Information:
  • School Principal
  • Superintendent / District Office
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • District Education Councils (DEC)