What do School Councils do?
Yukon Government Dept. of Education – The duties and powers of School Councils are described in sections of the Education Act, primarily Section 113. They include:
- Reviewing and approving school growth plans
- Reviewing and developing school-based policies such as dispute resolution, attendance and discipline policies
- Participating in hiring school Principals
- Making recommendations on how school budgets are spent
- Advising on matters such as:
- Length of the school years
- Staffing needs
- School renovations
- School programming
- Discipline policies
- Student transportation
- Proposing locally developed courses
What do KDFN Guaranteed Representatives do?
The duties and powers listed above remain the same for guaranteed reps, however, as a representative of KDFN, the following additional duties apply:
- Liaison between KDFN Education and Social Development Department and the School Council including:
- Providing verbal or written report to Manager, Education or designate on issues arising at meetings
- Providing copy of meeting minutes to Manager, Education or designate
- Share cultural perspectives with the other School Council members
KDFN is currently seeking the following Guaranteed Representatives:
- 1 on F. H. Collins Secondary School Council
- 2 on Porter Creek Secondary School Council
Eligibility for a seat as a KDFN guaranteed representative:
- A current KDFN Citizen
- Be at least 18 years old
- Cannot be employed by or working in a school to be appointed to that school’s Council
How do I apply for a seat as a KDFN guaranteed representative?
If you are interested in serving as a KDFN representative on a School Council that KDFN has a guaranteed seat, please complete the application form and submit it to:
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A5
Note: If you currently hold a seat as a KDFN representative on a School Council, you must reapply to be considered if you wish to continue holding a seat.
Closing date: Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.