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. DECs use a policy governance model and as such set and monitor the policies and objectives to be carried out by the district staff and local schools. Each DEC must work within the polices and standards of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). District Education Councils develop objectives and policies to address the priorities and needs of their districts.
Members are not involved in day-to-day decision-making and do not deal with issues regarding individual students. The New Brunswick education system includes a number of partners with specific roles to play. As partners, we are working together to build the best education system. We are always aspiring to excellence and achievement for our students.