Section G2 – Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant
This new grant provides funding to school authorities for each school in order to support school councils fulfilling their legislated responsibilities in the education system and enhancing parent involvement and engagement. A new submission form has been created (see section L). Section G2 page 104 and 105 .
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 school councils in their jurisdiction and any other relevant information requested. The ministry will allocate grant funds to school authorities following receipt of the information.
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 families including those of English language and of indigenous 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