Through the Alberta School Council Engagement Grant, each school council receives $500 to better support individual school councils and strengthen engagement with parents. More
Please Note - unused funds from the 2021-2022 school year can be carried forward, and combined, with the 2022-2023 funds.
Funding of $500 to individual school councils is provided through the Funding Manual for School Authorities. Alberta Education provides the funding to School Divisions who provide each of their school councils with the $500.
Funding Manual for School Authorities 2022/23 School Year
Section G2 – Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant
This grant provides funding to school authorities (divisions) for each school in order to support school councils fulfilling their legislated responsibilities in the education system and enhancing parent involvement and engagement.
1.Only schools required by the Education Act to have a school council will be eligible for this grant (i.e. public, separate, Francophone and charter schools). Note: A school council must be established for each school operated by the board as per the Education Act, section 55(1).
2. Of the eligible schools, only those with an active school council will receive the grant.
A new submission form (for School Divisions) has been created (see section L). Section G2 page 105 and 106 .
Activities that grant funds can be used for include ASCA learning opportunities such as workshops and customized services for parents to increase capacity for school council members.
ASCA Workshops are offered online, scheduled weekly throughout the year (September 2022 to June 2023) for school councils’ registration. BOOK NOW.
Workshops are delivered to school councils (regardless of ASCA Membership status) in a fee structure aligned with the Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant. ASCA learning opportunities and workshops are designed to help school councils understand their legislated role, and enhance parent engagement in the school community.
Alberta Education (webpage link) provides school councils with guidelines regarding grant eligibility, access, uses, and reporting requirements.