Section G2 – Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant
This grant provides funding to school authorities for each school in order to support school councilsfulfilling their legislated responsibilities in the education system and enhancing parent involvementand engagement.
Allocation Formula $500/school council
Allocation Criteria 1.Only schools required by theEducation Actto have a school council will be eligible for thisgrant (i.e. public, separate, Francophone and charter schools). Note: A school council mustbe established for each school operated by the board as per theEducation Act, section 55(1). 2.Of the eligible schools, only those with an active school council will receive the grant.
Alberta Education webpage provides school councils with guidelines regarding grant eligibility, access, uses, and reporting requirements.
Active school councils in public, separate, Francophone and charter schools are eligible for this grant.
By the end of October, school authorities will provide the ministry with the number of active school councils in their jurisdiction and any other relevant information requested. Grant funds will be allocated to school authorities through the usual funding processes.
School authorities are responsible for ensuring that the funds are disbursed to their schools and made available to the school councils. Funds must not be directed to registered fundraising societies. The decisions for the use of the funds must be made by the school council.
Examples of parent engagement activities and projects that funds can be used for include:
workshops for parents to increase capacity for school council members
information sessions on how parents can support student learning at home and at school
parent resources and workshops on important topics such as, mental health and well-being, cyber bullying, healthy living, etc.
programs to support multi-cultural and Indigenous families including, English language learners and First Nations, Metis and Inuit learners;
parent resources and tools in multiple languages
events to engage parents on important local issues
parent engagement in promoting the value of arts
trainer or facilitator costs for the professional development, workshops or sessions associated with the above