School Community Councils (SCCs) are comprised of elected individuals from the community; they are school-level advisory bodies that are required in every school. Members representing each SCC meet regularly in an assembly to share ideas with each other and do important work in collaboration with their respective school. One such area includes the setting of yearly Learning Improvement Plans (LIPs) to advance the educational objectives of their school and the division as a whole. Any community resident is eligible to run for an elected position on their community's SCC as long as they are an elector as defined in the
Local Government Election Act.
The Division believes that effective communication among the school, the home and the community assists in the promotion of the system's goals of education. Principals are encouraged to establish in their communities an organization of teachers, parents and others interested in educational affairs, and to develop and maintain appropriate communication channels.