At Grand Erie, we believe parent involvement is one of the keys to success for our students. The purpose of GEPIC (Grand Erie’s Parent Involvement Committee) is to support, encourage and enhance meaningful parent involvement at the Board level and to improve student achievement and well-being.
GEPIC acts as an advisory body, providing an important link between parents and the Board of Trustees as well as the Director of Education. GEPIC helps build parent engagement by providing information and advice to the Board on parent engagement as well as communication with parents.
GEPIC develops strategies and initiatives the Board can use to engage more parents to support their child’s learning at home and at school. GEPIC shares information with, and supports the work of, all school councils.
In 2017-18, 22 Grand Erie schools were awarded GEPIC Grants, helping 32 schools in total for an investment of $10,000. Additionally, 24 Grand Erie schools were awarded Parent Reaching Out Grants from the Ministry of Education, totalling $23,001.