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The AVPS School Council is an advisory body made up of parent volunteers who work together with the principal and a teacher representative to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. This may include promoting open debate on issues, or supporting and helping to fund school programs and events (e.g. literacy, revitalizing the schoolyard, pizza program, the Welcome Back BBQ and Book and Spring Fairs). 

Our Members

The AVPS School Council includes parents, the ACPS principal, and teachers. The executive is comprised of four parents (who may not be employed by AVPS).

The Current Executive

Chair: Alison Millard

Vice-Chair: Leanna Belluz

Treasurer: Megan Leah

Secretary: Janine Cocker

The responsibilities of the executives include:

1. Chair: plans, organizes, and chairs Council meetings; communicates with the school principal and community members; and ensures that parents/guardians of students are consulted on matters under consideration.

2. Vice-Chair (or Co-Chair): takes on the responsibilities of the Chair if she/he is absent or unable to fulfil her/his duties.

3. Secretary: prepares and distributes Council meeting minutes; drafts Council correspondence; and keeps files of Council's official documents. This position may be shared among 3 people.

4. Treasurer: receives, pays out, and keeps accounts of all Council funding and approved expenses; prepares regular financial statements subject to annual audits; and holds joint signing authority for Council expenditures along with one other Council member.


Parents who would like to become School Council members can nominate themselves prior to the first annual meeting of Council, which is usually held within the first 30 days of the new school year. Parent members are elected at the meeting by the parents present. Terms are for one year, although members may seek additional terms of office.

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