2000 Legislative Session: 4th Session, 36th Parliament

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BILL M 202 -- 2000


HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

1. Section 7 (1) of the School Act, S.B.C. 1996 , c. 412 , is amended by adding the following:

(d) to provide volunteer services at schools, provided that volunteer service will not result in the displacement of existing staff services.


This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.


Explanatory Notes

New Section 7 (1) (d) of the School Act will protect the rights of parents to volunteer in schools.

Section 7 of the School Act [RSBC 1996] Ch. 412, reads as follows:

Parents' entitlements and responsibilities

7 (1) A parent of a student of school age attending a school is entitled

(a) to be informed, in accordance with the orders of the minister, of the student's attendance, behavior and progress in school,

(b) on request, to annual reports respecting general effectiveness of educational programs in the school district, and

(c) to belong to a parents' advisory council established under section 8.

(2) A parent of a student of school age attending a school may, and at the request of a teacher or administrative officer must, consult with the teacher or administrative officer with respect to the student's educational program.

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