What laws affect students involvement in education decision-making?
Across Canada, there is increasing interest in involving in education decision-making. Many provinces and district school boards use laws as a reason whether or not to involve students. This page is a province-by-province summary of laws affecting student involvement in decision-making, and was compiled for SoundOut.
The practice of relying on laws can ensure rigor and sustainability in students’ roles.
The following section identifies whether it is legal to involve students in several provinces. If a province is not listed, we do not currently have information. Please share your thoughts, ideas, information, concerns and other comments below.
The following shows there is a genuine absence of policies across Canada providing for student involvement in policy-making.
As of 1999, students had representation in policy-making at the local level on school councils in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. *
- Student Trustees
- Canadian Student Voice Directory
- SoundOut Guide to Students on School Boards 2nd Edition
Please cite this information as follows:
Fletcher, A. and Kunst, K. (2015) Students on School Boards Toolbox. Olympia, WA: SoundOut. Retrieved [xx/xx/20xx] from http://soundout.org/students-on-school-boards-toolbox.