To support this honouraria rate increase, the Government of Yukon is increasing School Council operating funds for the remainder of the current fiscal year and going forward.
The Government of Yukon has increased School Council honouraria rates for School Council members for the first time since 1991.
Recognizing the important role and responsibilities of School Councils and Boards in the governance of Yukon public schools, the Government of Yukon has increased the maximum honouraria rates for School Council members and Chairs, and for School Board trustees. School councils and boards provide a voice for students and families on developing policies, growth planning, input on the school calendar, school renovations, staffing needs and school programs.
To support this honouraria rate increase, the Government of Yukon is increasing School Council operating funds for the remainder of the current fiscal year and going forward. School Council honoraria rates come out of the School Council operating funds provided annually by the Government of Yukon.
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee said in a statement, "School Council members and School Board trustees do important work to advocate for and support students, families and school communities throughout the Yukon. This rate increase is long overdue and reflects the important contribution these valuable education partners make to all Yukon schools."
Maximum rates for School Council members were increased from $50 to $80 and for School Council Chairs from $62.50 to $100. Rates are per meeting attended, based on a 10 meeting schedule.
Maximum rates for School Board trustees of the Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon were increased by the same percentage. Rates for School Board members were increased from $100 to $160 and from $125 to $200 for the Chair. Rates are per meeting and paid at such times as determined by the Board.
School Council members have the option to receive payment or instead donate to their school and receive a tax receipt.