School Council Meetings and Contact Info

School councils were established in 1995, to increase parent and community involvement in the education of children in Alberta. Public schools, including charter schools, are required to attempt to establish school councils. (ref. Alberta Education, School Councils page)

Your school council is a way that you can get involved in being an advocate for your child/ren’s education at I.V. Macklin School. The School Council serves as another vital link in the connection of students, schools, families and the community. Being able to hear, discuss and clarify what is happening within the school provides parents another way to nurture and support the education being offered at the school.

To learn more about effective school councils in action, click the presentation below provided by the Alberta School Council Association.

The I.V. Macklin School Council works to improve the quality of school life at I.V. Macklin for all students.  An organizational meeting is held in September.  We strongly encourage all parents to become involved with this group. 

Our Council’s goal is to strengthen the relationship between home and school to improve children's education. 

What is the role of the School Council? 

  • Involve parents in their children's education (at the levels of the school, school board and 
  • Alberta Education). 
  • Consult with the school administration on budgeting, programs, and educational priorities. 
  • Support the school, teachers, students, and classroom. 
  • The School Council sponsors some social events in the year: 
    • Halloween Family Dance 
    • Christmas Holiday Student Dinner 
    • Year End Carnival 

School Council Contact Information

The 2023/2024 School Council:

      1. School Council Chair – Ashley Litton
      2. Vice Chair – Carolyn Burton
      3. Secretary – Jasmine Broad
      4. Treasurer – Tara Appleton


Alberta Education School Councils:

Alberta School Council Resource Manual:

Alberta School Councils Association (ASCA):

Video on Effective School Councils (ASCA):

ASCA Parents: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Information:

ASCA Manuals and Guides:

Links for Parent Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions for School Councils and School Fundraising Societies Link:

School Councils and Fundraising Societies: Similarities and Differences (Link to video on ASCA site):

Article from Alberta Teachers' Association Effective School Councils are Built on Good Communication:

Webinar Archive from Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium on School Council Best Practices link:


2023-2024 Documents