Recognized as the provincial organization representing parents on school councils in Alberta, Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) has worked alongside other education partners and stakeholders to advise the Ministry of Education on matters related to the K-12 Re-entry plan. As schools reopen, ASCA will continue to help parents on school councils fulfill their legislated roles, engage with parents and their school communities, advise their principals, and work with their school boards on education issues including, but not limited to, COVID-19.
ASCA strives for the empowerment of school councils locally and provincially, and provides support and messaging for parents on school councils related to matters such as the new funding model, the assurance model, and COVID-19 concerns. Parents are partners in education and President Brandi Rai will explore some of the ways ASCA elevates parent voice through provincial advocacy, as well as how ASCA supports school councils in their work they do in their communities.
Speaker: Brandi Rai
Brandi has a passion for public education – to ensure it prepares children to be leaders in our world. Education is a foundational pillar in society and having equitable access to public education is vital for Albertans. Married, with five children in grades 5 through 10, and many pets, Brandi lives in Edmonton. She has served as executive on multiple school councils, is involved with fundraising societies, and is a frequent school volunteer, with a lifelong goal of serving others. Brandi is drawn to ASCA’s support of school councils in the province, ensuring that all parents have the opportunity for engagement and the ability to determine their definition of effectiveness within their local communities.
Brandi attended her first ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2014, was elected as a Board Director at the 2016 AGM, elected Vice President at the 2018 AGM, and became ASCA President at the 2020 AGM. Brandi steadfastly believes parent voice in education - locally and provincially - is crucial to student success.
Date and time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10am Mountain Time
YouTube Live link: https://youtu.be/k85REGT6hH8
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