Parent Committee

The purpose of the BIA Parent Committee is to serve the school’s best interests by supporting the school’s mission, programs, and activities.  The BIA Parent Committee should mirror the goals of the Board of Directors, operating like task units rather than bureaucracies, with the end goal of creating significant contributions to the school for the benefit of all students.

Participation in the BIA Parent Committee is open to all BIA families.  There are no costs to participate.  The Parent Committee General Meetings are held once per month, in a designated classroom on campus.  Extended care is available at no charge for families who wish to attend Parent Committee meetings.

Parent Committee Officers

An excellent school is made up of the efforts of many individuals: teachers, administrators, board members, and families are what make our community thrive.  The following are the Parent Committee Officer descriptions.  If you feel you would like to serve in one of these capacities, please contact the Head of School to discuss how you can make make a significant contribution to BIA.

President

The Parent Committee President plays a lead role in fostering an environment where parent involvement is encouraged and respected.  The president organises meetings, fosters and welcomes inclusiveness and diversity of volunteers and their contributions, and supports the growth and retention of the group.  Main responsibilities include:

  • Organising and presiding over all meetings
  • General Supervision and leadership of the Parent Committee
  • Be versed in the Parent Committee Guidelines
  • Work with Secretary to set the meeting agenda
  • Serve as liaison between parents, school community, and the Board of Directors
  • Report on Parent Committee activities at monthly Board of Director meetings
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Support various school functions

Vice-President

The Parent Committee Vice-President acts as an aide to the president in fostering an environment where parent involvement is encouraged and respected.  The vice-president will perform the duties in the absence of the president.   Other main responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at Parent Committee meetings
  • Be versed in the Parent Committee Guidelines
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Support various school functions

Treasurer

The Parent Committee Treasurer is responsible for ensuring fundraising activity goals match money available to spend, and budgets accordingly.  The treasurer ensures the safe-keeping of the monies raised by the Parent Committee on behalf of British Islamic Academy.   Other main responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at Parent Committee meetings
  • Verifies, along with event chair, all monies received
  • Keeps accurate record of receipts and expenditures
  • Works with President to create budgets
  • Prepares financial statements each month, distributing copies to officers and Head of School
  • Be versed in the Parent Committee Guidelines
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Support various school functions

Secretary

The Parent Committee Secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of all Parent Committee meetings.  Main responsibilities include:

  • Attendance at all Parent Committee meetings
  • Work with President to set the agenda
  • Send out announcement of the meeting (date and time)
  • Sends out agenda and any pertinent documents necessary prior to the meeting
  • Distribute attendance sheet at meetings
  • Type minutes shortly after meeting and email to President for approval
  • Upon approval of minutes, distribute to other officers and Head of School
  • Be versed in the Parent Committee Guidelines
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Support various school functions

All Parent Committee Officers should be able to commit a reasonable amount of personal volunteer time to attend regular monthly meetings, conduct follow-up business, and attend various school functions.

Parent Committee Guidelines (coming soon)

Read a few of the details on how our committee operates within the overall scope of the school.

 

Parents committee Application form can be downloaded from here.