Parent Engagement

Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnerships with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments. The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal and school board to further student achievement and well-being. Every school in the DDSB has an SCC. The SCC is made up of parents, school staff and community members and should represent the diversity of the school community.

Join Our School Community Council

To join the SCC as a voting member at your school, contact the school Principal. You will need to fill out a nomination form in September. All members of the SCC are elected within the first 30 days of the school year.

DDSB School Community Council Handbook

Read the Durham District School Board School Community Council Handbook for more information about SCC organizational guidelines, tools and resources. You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information about school councils.

SCC Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions brochures are available in the following languages:

 For a list of available languages, click the '+' sign to the right --->


SCC meetings are open to the public, but only those who are elected members will have a vote. Meetings are held at least 4 times each year. All meeting will be done virtually and links will be shared through email. 

Our meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year are:

October 1 2020, 7:00 pm, additional dates to be determined. If you are a parent of a child at BVPS and would like to be a part of our meeting, please email Principal Hefford at for a meeting link. 

BVPS SCC Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 September 2020
 October 2020
 December 2020
 February 2021
 April 2021
 May 2021

Regional SCC Meetings

Regional SCC meetings take place throughout the year and provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas with SCC members from other schools in the DDSB. The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) plans and executes the Regional SCC meetings with input from school community councils.

SCC Guidelines, Policies, and Regulations

School Community Councils follow these guidelines and regulations:

Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

Apply for the Parent Reaching Out Grant through the Ministry of Education. This funding supports initiatives that get parents involved in student learning.