New Brunswick's District Education Councils (DEC) are committed to guiding and moving forward the education of all students. This site will explain the role and responsibilities of DEC, provide links to the DEC in your school district and provide more information on how you can get involved in local governance.
What is a District Education Council (DEC)?
District Education Councils were first established in 2001 to provide local governance and community input in the education system. The Education Act currently provides for 11 to 13 elected education councillors for each of the school districts. There are 4 anglophone and 3 francophone districts with 7 -13 elected members on each council.
DECs use a policy governance model. They set and monitor the policies and objectives to be carried out by the district staff and local schools. Each DEC must work within the policies and standards of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. DECs develop objectives and policies to address the priorities and needs of their district.
Members are not involved in day-to-day decision-making and do not deal with issues regarding individual students.
About this Site
The information on this site is presented by the Council of DEC Chairs. The Council of DEC Chairs represents the District Education Councils of the Anglophone sector. Information on the councils of the Francophone sector can be found on the website of the Fédération des conseils d'éducation du Nouveau-Brunswick (FCÉNB).
Information on this site is divided into the following sections:
- Partners in New Brunswick's Education System
- Being a Member of the District Education Council
- Get Involved - Elections and Appointments
- More Information on DEC in your District and Education in New Brunswick