(Article 21 of the General Rules of the European Schools, Ref.: 2014-03-D-14-en-7)
1.In each school two Education Councils shall be formed, one for the primary and nursery cycles, the other for the secondary cycle. Each of the Education Councils shall normally meet twice per term. The two Education Councils may hold joint meetings on issues affecting the whole school.
2.The task of the Education Councils shall be to seek optimum conditions for effective teaching and to promote positive and stimulating human relations. In particular, they shall seek to introduce all measures likely to highlight the school’s European character. They may set up working groups. They may adopt resolutions for submission to the competent authorities of the European Schools. If the Director takes a decision which does not conform to a proposal made by the Education Council, he/she shall give his/her grounds for doing so. Discussions of individual cases must be excluded.
a) The Education Council for the nursery and primary cycles shall be composed of the Director and Deputy Director, of elected representatives of the teaching staff and of elected representatives of the Parents’ Association. The Director may invite other persons whose presence he/she deems necessary.
b) The Education Council for the secondary cycle shall be composed of the Director and Deputy Director, of elected representatives of the teaching staff, of elected representatives of the Parents’ Association and of elected representatives of the pupils. The Director may invite other persons whose presence he/she deems necessary.
c) The school’s Administrative Board shall determine the number of representatives in each school; this number must be the same for each of the groups represented.
a) The Education Councils shall draw up their own rules of procedure.
b) The secretary, designated by the Director, shall produce a summary report of Council meetings. The text shall be approved by the Director. The report shall be submitted to the Council for approval at the next meeting.
5. The members of the Education Councils shall be authorised and invited to communicate the content of the reports of meetings to their constituents.