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  • The Purpose of Council:

    The purpose of Council is to improve student achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. Council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to the principal of the school and the School Board. The objectives of Council are:

    • To develop a strong relationship between home, school, and the wider community served by the school, and to enhance educational opportunities for all students within the school;
    • To seek views and opinions of the school community on the operation of the school and the programs and services provided;
    • To provide advice to the principal and, as appropriate, to the Board and/or its senior staff, on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and services affecting the school;
    • To be an effective voice for promoting the interests of the school, and to actively support the school in meeting the educational, social, and recreational needs of students

    School Council Manual

    Educational Issues and Policies Committee

    The Educational Issues and Policies Committee is responsible for identifying, tracking and fostering continuing discussions on issues and policies that affect and shape the overall educational system for Hopewell's children.

    The committee:

    * Participates in the Ottawa Carleton Association of School Councils (OCASC) and other such forums, to gather information and opinions to share with stakeholders in the Hopewell community;

    * Hosts regular interactions with members of the Hopewell community, to gather viewpoints on identified issues of concern to them; and

    * Advocates the expressed positions of the Hopewell community to and through OCASC, the School Board and the Ministry of Education, as appropriate.

    Members of the committee are not required to be elected members of Council.