By avoiding the following missteps you can help your parent council volunteers have a more positive experience. Here are a couple of main reasons why volunteers will not come back. Not feeling appreciated Show parent volunteers your appreciation on a regular basis. Don’t make the mistake of making it a once-a-year/end of the year event.
Fundraising is a hot topic. Whether the school is in charge or the school council runs the projects fundraising can come with its set of rewards and challenges. There is much debate about the schools in more affluent neighbourhoods being able to raise thousands of dollars and those in financially challenged neighbourhoods not being in the same position. While
A good school council handbook is a valuable tool for all members of the council. It is a living document for current members and a great resource for new members coming onto school council each year. When compiling your school council handbook you may wish to include the following information: An overview of the school. This is
The school council secretary’s role is more than just taking minutes and posting the meeting agenda. At first glance, the role of school council secretary seems straightforward: You type up the meeting agendas and prepare minutes from each meeting. But school council secretaries are often assigned additional responsibilities that make the job more interesting, more
A lot of people have asked if you need to be an accountant to be a school council treasurer. The simple answer is no. Having an accounting background can be helpful, but it is not necessary. Here is everything you need to know and more about how to be an effective school council treasurer. Qualities: