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NSD launches campaign focused on school council and student attendance improvement

Posted on September 16

Community support is essential for the success of students. That's one of many messages NSD parents and community members will hear on the radio or see on Facebook. 

The focus of this campaign is to encourage parents and community members to join their local school council or attendance improvement committee. 

We believe support from school councils and attendance improvement committees help NSD reinforce the message attendance in school is critical to student success.  

Increasing student attendance is one of the top priorities in the jurisdiction. On February 23, 2018, the Board of Trustees approved NSD’s 'Every Day Counts' Attendance Improvement Operational Plan. The plan fits the guidelines set out by the Auditor General of Alberta to include actions, outputs/deliverables, completion dates/checkpoints, responsibility and resource requirements. Click here to view the operational plan. 

What is a School Council?

School councils are structured groups of parents, principals, teachers, secondary students and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning. They provide a means for members of the school community to consult with and provide advice to the principal and the school board.

Click here for more information. 

Attendance Improvement Committees 

Schools will be establishing an Attendance Improvement Committee. Please contact your local school for more information. 

Advertisements will air during "Radio Bingo" on CFWE Radio this month. Scroll down to view some of the messages that will appear on Facebook. 

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Fred N Auger said on September 23, 2019

I am very interested to be part of the Attendance Improvement committee for Calling Lake school I would like more information how much volunteer time is required every month or week?