School Council

What does the school council do?

The Devonshire School Council, through the active participation of parents, strives to improve the academic experience and achievement of our children and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.

Council discusses and makes recommendations on all school matters. We also and engage in activities aimed at contributing to the quality of education and the overall experience of students at Devonshire Community Public School.

The Devonshire School Council is an advisory body to the Principal and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (“Board”).

Our main roles include:

  • Facilitating communication between the school, parents and the broader community;
  • Discussing education issues, Board policies and procedures and school practices;
  • Identifying, studying and responding to matters that require community input;
  • Determining which needs are not met by Board budgets and require fundraising efforts (e.g. Council has raised funds to purchase a new playground structure and audio visual equipment for some classes);
  • Planning activities, hosting events and raising funds;
  • Approving and overseeing the Council’s own annual budget;
  • Providing advice to the Principal on the school year calendar; school policies, practices and codes; school budget priorities; extracurricular activities; community use of school facilities


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