School committees are comprised of parents and residents from the local community who meet monthly to discuss school matters.
The principal and the school committee form the leadership team for their school. The principal is the educational leader responsible for management, staff organization, student instruction and discipline. The school committee provides guidance, direction and support to the school. Committee members review and make recommendations on matters such as: the hiring of principals, teachers and other school staff, personnel performance evaluations, proposed annual budget and monthly expenditures, proposed capital construction projects, changes in policies, procedures, programs and activities, transportation of students, and the short and long term priorities for each school in their ward.
Local school committees operate under an approved constitution and terms of reference.
Further information on the roles, responsibilities, and election of school committees can be found under Section 17 of the Public Schools Act of Manitoba and in the Resource section
of this website.