Education is a partnership involving students, parents, teachers, principals, staff, trustees, school boards, government, and the community. The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) is committed to strengthening this partnership and is committed to assisting parents, and school councils.
Supporting parents as partners in education.
To aid access to information and resources for parents, especially that of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Ontario Ministry of Education, in support of more effective parent engagement in their child’s learning to improve student achievement and well-being, and enhance accountability of the education system.
In 2010, Parent Involvement Committees (PICs) within school boards such as the TDSB were formally established under the Ontario Education Act R.S.O 1990 “to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement in order to improve student achievement and well-being” [R.330/10, s.27 (1)]. Ontario Regulation 612/00 outlines how PICs are to be structured and operated.
PIAC is governed by a series of bylaws based on guidelines set out in the Ontario Education Act R.S.O 1990, Regulation 612/00 .
Roles and Responsibilities
PIAC’s mission as described above is fulfilled through the following roles and responsibilities: