"What We Heard"

The Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) has a School Council Engagement Task Force comprised of member school council parents who act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors.

The Board sees tremendous value in a group of “on-the-ground” connected parents, engaged in education through their school council, to assist the ASCA with advocacy efforts. Access to a group of “readily available” members enable the Board to assess new directions for the Association, seek advice on advocacy approaches, and gather views on emerging education issues or trends.

This section shares the perspectives, or a summary of "What we Heard" back from members in response to topics or questions posed by the Board on a variety of matters.

2019 ASCA Annual Conference - Member Conversation Exchange Results on Inclusion and Diversity

 

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force (April 2019) Request for input: Planning and Decision-making involvement. Download PDF survey results.

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force (March 2019) Request for input: Respectful and Inclusive Learning Environments. Download PDF survey results.

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force (January 2019) Request for input: School Council and Society in Schools. Download PDF survey results.

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force (December 2018) Request for input: Access to items/supplies (equipment/tools/materials) in Schools. Download PDF survey results.

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force (October 2018) Request for input about Isolation Rooms in Schools. Download PDF survey results.
Isolation room feedback was also requested in a general survey. Thank you for the valuable responses that totaled 377. The overarching message from the general surveys were comparable to the SCETF feedback.

ASCA Directors had concern regarding the April 1, 2018 decision of the Nova Scotia provincial government to dissolve all seven of its English-language school boards.

At the 2018 AGM, the issue was presented in an engagement discussion format for member school councils to share thoughts and capture the input to appropriately prepare for action should the issue arise in Alberta.

The engagement discussion results are captured from member school council group responses (not individuals), sorted into themes and summarized, as outlined in this report.

ASCA Member Perspectives on Locally Elected School Boards REPORT 2018

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force Survey on School Council and School Board Relationships – What We Heard  Download PDF Survey Results

ASCA School Council Engagement Task Force Survey on School Council Communications Strategies – What We Heard  Download PDF Survey Results