KA-R: School-Community Relations Goals

K: School-Community Relations

Community Education

The Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) approved the following regulations for the establishment and operation of a community school.

  • The establishment of a community school, including the official designation, shall be a Board response to a formal request jointly made by a representative group of parents and/or community members, principal, and school staff.
  • Approval shall be dependent on such factors as:
    • a community in which the residents have expressed a desire to have greater contact with, and become more involved in, total school-community life;
    • a principal who expresses an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, community education;
    • a staff that is interested in community education and is committed to the philosophy that community education expresses;
    • existing programs already operating in which community personnel are actively engaged;
    • new comprehensive community schools will be established provided that sufficient operating funds are available.
  • The principal and school staff of a comprehensive community school should be committed to the concept of community education. Specific comprehensive community school in-service training will be provided during their assignment to a particular comprehensive community school.
  • Decisions in the comprehensive community school on issues deemed important by members of the community, administration, or staff should be made after consultation.
  • Each comprehensive community school will have assigned to its staff a community school co-ordinator who is an additional staff member beyond the normal school entitlement. This individual will be responsible for co-ordinating the comprehensive community school program under the supervision of the school principal and in consultation with parents and teachers.
  • Space, office staff, and supplies will be provided to enable the comprehensive community school to carry out its programs.
  • The Director of Community Education Services should be involved in the selection of the administrative staff in a comprehensive community school.
  • Evaluation of a designated comprehensive community school will be carried out by a committee composed of community members, co-ordinator, administration, teachers, staff, Board representatives, and an outside-established community education authority as part of the regular school self-assessment program.
  • Before construction, renovation, or closure of any school facility, the Board     should consider the appropriateness of the comprehensive community school model.
  • The Board should seek adequate funding for comprehensive community schools from the Ministries of Education, Health, Children and Families, Environment, and other government agencies.

DMT Responsibility: D-CES


Adopted Date: 
Monday November 08, 1982
Revision Date: 
Aug 1990
Sep 1994
Jan 1999