Parent School Support Committee
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What is a Parent School Support Committee?
A Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) is a committee of 6-12 elected parent and community members who work in an advisory capacity with the principal and staff. The purpose of the PSSC is for all members to work with the principal to enhance student learning and development, and to enrich the educational experience of all children by increasing family and community involvement. The committee will provide the means to facilitate cooperation among, and to articulate the needs and aspirations of, the school community. This collaboration will be instrumental in achieving the school’s primary goal - ensuring the best possible learning opportunities for students.
 
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What does my PSSC do?
Your Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) focuses on the education priorities facing your school, while the administrators take care of the day-to-day operations.
Your PSSC members:
  • advise the principal on education quality issues
  • work with the principal to develop and monitor a school improvement plan
  • review the results of the school performance report
  • advise the principal on development of school policies
  • communicate with the District Education Council (DEC) on PSSC matters
  • have input into the hiring of vice-principals and the principal, at the request of the Superintendent, be involved in performance evaluations of vice-principals, principals.
 
Where does my PSSC fit into the Education System?
Your PSSC will focus on the improvement of your school. It is a vital communication link between your school and your community.
The District Education Council (DEC) ensures that schools in your district operate effectively and efficiently, and reflect the desires/needs of the community.
The Department of Education will set out provincial standards and expectations for achievement.
New Brunswick School Governance Chart

Who is on the PSSC?
  • Most members are parents of students enrolled in the school, elected for a 3-year term.
  • One or two community members can be appointed.
  • One Home & School representative will be appointed.
  • Each PSSC has a teacher member, elected by other teachers.
  • Principals participate in all PSSC Meetings.
 
Hampton Middle School PSSC Members







 
 
When does the PSSC meet?
The Hampton Middle School PSSC will meet from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM in the Parent Meeting Room once a month. 


PSSC Meeting Dates (pending)
 
 
 
 
How can I get Involved?
Parents of students in your school will elect PSSC members at an open meeting organized by your School Principal in September.
To run for election, you must be a parent of a student enrolled in the school. To serve as a community member, you must be nominated by a parent. Department of Education, school system, and school-based employees are eligible to run, except in the schools where they work