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THE ALBERTA GAZETTE, PART II, SEPTEMBER 30, 1998

     Alberta Regulation 170/98

     Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

     FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION
     OF PRIVACY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  September 2, 1998

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 372/98) pursuant to
section 88 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


1   The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation (AR
200/95) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 6 is amended by striking out "38(c)" and substituting
"38(1)(c)".


3   Section 7 is amended by striking out "government".


4   Section 15(4) is amended by striking out "1998" and substituting
"1999".


5   Schedule 1 under the heading "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" is amended by
striking out "incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act
(Canada)".



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     Alberta Regulation 171/98

     School Act

     SCHOOL COUNCILS REGULATION

     Filed:  September 9, 1998

Made by the Minister of Education (M.O. 047/98) pursuant to section 17(9)
of the School Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Notice of establishment meeting    2
Holding of an establishment meeting     3
Chair and secretary at establishment meeting 4
Agenda at establishment meeting    5
Right to vote at establishment meeting  6
Members of a school council   7
Faith of council members 8
Remuneration of council members    9
Prohibition against incorporation  10
School council officers  11
Duty to report to the board   12
Date for first meeting of a school council   13
Suspension of a school council     14
By-laws of a school council   15
Fees prohibited     16
Exemptions     17
Repeal    18
Expiry    19


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the School Act;

     (b)  "board" has the meaning given to it in the Act;

     (c)  "school community" means

               (i)  students enrolled in the school and their parents,

               (ii) children enrolled in an Early Childhood Services
program at the school and their parents,

               (iii)     the school staff, and

               (iv) other persons who have an interest in the school.


Notice of establishment meeting
2(1)  If a school has no school council, the principal must give notice to
the following persons of a meeting to be held for the purpose of
establishing a school council for the school:

     (a)  a parent of each student enrolled in the school;

     (b)  a parent of each child enrolled in an Early Childhood Services
program at the school;

     (c)  the school staff;

     (d)  other members of the school community who, in the principal's
opinion, should be given notice.

(2)  The notice must

     (a)  describe the purpose of the meeting, and

     (b)  set out the time, date and location of the meeting.

(3)  The notice must be given at least 21 days before the date of the
meeting.

(4)  The notice to persons referred to in subsection (1)(d)

     (a)  may be posted in 5 or more locations that are accessible to the
public in the area around the school, or

     (b)  may  be advertised in a publication that is circulated to the
general public in the area around the school.


Holding of an establishment meeting
3(1)  Each school that has no school council must hold an establishment
meeting not later than 60 days after the start of the school year.

(2)  If there are fewer than 5 parents in attendance at an establishment
meeting or if an establishment meeting is not successful in establishing a
school council, the principal may establish an advisory committee for that
year.


Chair and secretary at establishment meeting
4   At an establishment meeting, the principal must decide who is to act as
the chair and who is to act as the secretary.


Agenda at establishment meeting
5   The persons attending an establishment meeting must

     (a)  decide, subject to section 7, the size of the school council,

     (b)  decide on the term of office of each member of the school
council, and

     (c)  elect the members of the school council referred to in section
7(1)(d).


Right to vote at establish-ment meeting
6   Only persons who attend the establishment meeting and are

     (a)  parents of students enrolled in the school, or

     (b)  parents of children enrolled in an Early Childhood Services
program at the school

are entitled to vote on matters raised at the meeting.


Members of a school council
7(1)  Each school council must consist of the following members:

     (a)  the principal of the school;

     (b)  at least one person who is a teacher at the school, elected by
the teachers at the school;

     (c)  if the school includes a senior high school program, at least
one person who is a student enrolled in the high school, elected by the
students enrolled in the high school;

     (d)  parents of students enrolled in the school, elected by parents
who attend the establishment meeting;

     (e)  at least one person appointed in accordance with subsection (2)
or elected in accordance with subsection (3).

(2)  The members of a school council referred to in subsection (1)(a), (b),
(c) and (d) may establish the process to appoint as members of the school
council one or more persons who are not parents of students enrolled in the
school but who have an interest in the school.

(3)  Parents who attend the establishment meeting may elect as a member of
the school council at least one person who is a parent of a child enrolled
in an Early Childhood Services program at the school.


Faith of council members
8   Unless a resolution has been passed under section 17(3) of the Act, the
members of a school council may be of any faith.


Remuneration of council members
9   No member of a school council shall receive any remuneration for acting
as a member of the council.


Prohibition against incorporation
10   No school council shall incorporate under the Societies Act or Part 9
of the Companies Act.


School council officers
11(1)  Each school council must have a chair and any other officers
required by the by-laws of the school council.

(2)  Every member of a school council is eligible to be elected as an
officer of the school council.


Duty to report to the board
12(1)   The chair of a school council must prepare and provide to the board
by September 30 of each year a report

     (a)  summarizing the activities of the school council in the school
year, and

     (b)  including a financial statement relating to money handled by
the school council in the school year, if any.

(2)  A school council must retain at the school a copy of the minutes for
each meeting of the school council and make them available to the board on
request.

(3)  A school council must retain the minutes for each meeting of the
school council for at least 7 years.


Date for first meeting of a school council
13   For any school year, the first meeting of the council must be held not
later than 30 days after the start of the school year or as specified in
the by-laws.


Suspension of a school council
14(1)  If a quorum is not available for a meeting of a school council and
the meeting has been re-scheduled on 2 or more occasions, the board may
suspend the operation of the school council until the following year.

(2)  If the operation of a school council is suspended, the principal may
establish an advisory committee to carry out the duties of the school
council until a new school council is established under subsection (3).

(3)  If the operation of a school council is suspended under subsection
(1), a new school council must be established not later than 60 days after
the start of the next school year in accordance with sections 2 to 7.


By-laws of a school council
15(1)  Each school council may make by-laws

     (a)  respecting the calling of special or other meetings of the
school council;

     (b)  prescribing other officers, in addition to the chair, required
for the school council;

     (c)  respecting the role of the chair and other officers of the
school council relating to the conduct of the school council's affairs;

     (d)  respecting the number of times the school council must meet
each year;

     (e)  respecting the location of school council meetings;

     (f)  respecting the number of school council members that
constitutes a quorum at meetings of the school council;

     (g)  respecting the election of the officers of the school council;

     (h)  respecting a conflict resolution process for internal school
council disputes.

(2)  A by-law under subsection (1) does not come into force unless it is
approved by a majority of

     (a)  parents of students enrolled in the school, and

     (b)  parents of children enrolled in an Early Childhood Services
program at the school

who vote at a special meeting of the school council called for that
purpose.

(3)  The by-laws continue in force from year to year unless

     (a)  they are amended at a special meeting of the school council
called for that purpose, and

     (b)  the amendment is approved in accordance with subsection (2).


Fees prohibited
16   No school council shall be charged a fee for the use of the school or
school facilities for the purpose of holding a meeting of the school
council.


Exemptions
17   The following are exempt from the application of section 17 of the Act
and this Regulation:

     (a)  a school for resident students of the Government as described
in section 27(6) of the Act that is provided in an institution approved by
the Minister;

     (b)  a school for students that is provided in an institution
approved by the Minister.


Repeal
18   The School Councils Regulation (AR 124/95) is repealed.


Expiry
19   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on June 30, 2003.



     Alberta Regulation 172/98

     Wildlife Act

     WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  Septeember 14, 1998

Made by the Minister of Environmental Protection (M.O. 29/98) pursuant to
the Wildlife Act.


1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 14(1) is amended by striking out "or cougars" and substituting
", cougars or eagles".


3   Schedule 15 is amended

     (a)  in section 9(1)

               (i)  in clause (a) by striking out "64" and substituting
"63";

               (ii) in clause (b)(v) by adding ", 346" after "344";

     (b)  in section 15, in footnote 7, by adding ", 346" after "344".