The School Act

In reviewing Alberta’s education legislation to ensure it is meeting the needs of students, the Education department held consultations for potential amendments to the School Act, in the province during September 2017.

The Minister asked each School Board to invite a parent representative from an ASCA member school council to participate in the consultations.

The School Act

The School Act

The School Act sets out the goals, roles and responsibilities of Alberta’s Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 (ECS-12) education system.

School Act Regulations
The regulations take their authority from specific sections of the School Act and describe additional legal requirements that must be met by the Government of Alberta, school boards, charter schools, private schools, teachers and parents. The relevant sections of the School Act are identified after each regulation.

School Councils Regulation s.22(10)


The Education Act

Since the fall of 2015, the Education Act has been the subject of an extensive government review. No decisions regarding the proclamation of the Education Act have been made at this time. The School Act, which has served Alberta's students well for almost three decades, remains in effect.

The draft Education Act, received Royal Assent in 2012. No decisions have been made regarding its proclamation.