Parent Engagement

Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnerships with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments. The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal and school board to further student achievement and well-being. Every school in the DDSB has an SCC. The SCC is made up of parents, school staff and community members and should represent the diversity of the school community.

Join our School Community Council

To join the SCC as a voting member at your school, contact the school Principal. You will need to fill out a nomination form in September. All members of the SCC are elected within the first 30 days of the school year.

Contact Your SCC

Our SCC is comprised of the following Voting Members:


Voting Member

Co-Chair Irina Roudenko
Co-Chair Josh Melnychuk
Secretary Sharda Coros
Treasurer Shannon Lesch
Voting Members Sarah Moffatt
Candace Allixendir
Jen McCann
Tracey Short
Erin Ferguson
Non-Teaching Representative Marilyn Brown
Teaching Representative Michelle Booth
Principal Representative John McLeod
Community Representative Currently Unfilled

Send an EMAIL to your SCC at


SCC meetings are open to the public, but only those who are elected members will have a vote. Meetings are held at least 4 times each year.

Tentative Meeting Dates:

Monday, October 5
Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 7
Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 4
Meeting Minutes

*All meetings begin at 6:00 in the Learning Commons

Meeting minutes will be uploaded once approved by voting members of the SCC.

School Community Council Handbook

Read the Durham District School Board School Community Council Handbook for more information about SCC organizational guidelines, tools and resources. You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information about school councils.

SCC brochure

Frequently Asked Questions brochures are available in the following languages:

Regional SCC meetings

Regional SCC meetings take place throughout the year and provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas with SCC members from other schools in the DDSB. The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) plans and executes the Regional SCC meetings with input from school community councils.

SCC guidelines, policies, and regulations

School Community Councils follow these guidelines and regulations:

Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

Apply for the Parent Reaching Out Grant through the Ministry of Education. This funding supports initiatives that get parents involved in student learning.