Catalan School Council

From Inklupedia

The Catalan School Council is the superior body for consultation and participation of the sectors affected in the general programming of non-university education within the scope of the Administration of the Generalitat, in accordance with article 171.1 of the Law 12/2009, of July 10, of Education of Catalonia (LEC).

The Parliament of Catalonia approved Law 25/1985, of 10 December, on school councils, which structured this participation in Catalonia in three levels of representation: the Catalan School Council (CEC), the territorial school councils ( CET) and the municipal school councils (CEM). From the entry into force of the LEC, Law 25/1985 on school councils is repealed.

The LEC also provides that the current composition of the School Council of Catalonia is maintained until the end of the implementation period of this law at most.

Territorial school councils and municipal school councils are bodies for participation and consultation in the area of ​​the territorial areas in which the Educational Administration is structured and in the area of ​​the municipalities.

The CEC must be consulted on (article 171.3 of the LEC):

  • draft laws and draft general provisions in the educational field that must be approved by the Government or the Minister of the Department;
  • the programming of the educational offer of the Catalan Education Service;
  • the general rules on school buildings and equipment;
  • the general actions aimed at improving the quality of education and improving its adequacy to the social reality of Catalonia, and those aimed at compensating inequalities and social and individual deficiencies;
  • the funding criteria for the provision of the Catalan Education Service;
  • the general bases of the scholarship and study aid policy.

Its opinions are prescriptive, but not binding, when legislating on the general aspects of the education system in Catalonia.

The Council can, on its own initiative, make proposals to the Department of Education on issues related to the quality of education. On a continuous basis, reflection is proposed on topical issues or issues of concern to the educational community. The resulting studies or work, carried out through specific subcommittees, are Council documents, which are widely disseminated. In the same sense, the Council organizes an annual Day of Reflection and also participates every year in the Meeting of School Councils of the Autonomous Communities and the State.