Parent Involvement Committee

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is very proud of its active Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). In accordance with the Ministry of Education, the PIC:

  • Empowers and supports parent involvement and engagement in our schools;

  • Represents a parent voice in the Ministry of Education and RCDSB consultations;

  • Seeks parent input on the Ministry of Education and RCDSB consultations;

  • Increases, facilitates and supports communication between parents and the RCDSB;

  • Provides opportunities for parents to develop useful skills to support their child;

  • Provides and supports professional development opportunities for school councils; and

  • Acts as a resource for parents and school councils on parent engagement and involvement.


The Parent Involvement Committee strives to bridge communication links between parents, the RCDSB and the Ministry of Education, as well as offers leadership, support and professional development for parents and school councils, with the goal of increasing parent engagement in our schools leading to increased student success.


Empowering parents to become engaged and valued partners in their children's education.

Committee Representatives

The PIC is composed primarily of parents with students in the RCDSB, the Director of Education and principal who act as liaisons between the committee and the RCDSB. Any parent with a child in the RCDSB may join our meetings and become a committee member. 

2021/2022 School Year Representatives

Below are the RCDSB PIC representatives for the 2020/2021 school year.

Staff Members

Pino Buffone (Director of Education)

Jonathan Laderoute (Communication Manager)

Principal Representatives

Debbie Taylor (Elementary)

Samantha Noack (Secondary)

PIC Chair


Trustee Members

David Kaiser

Nic Edge 

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule*

*All meetings will be held virtually through Google Meet.

October 4 6:00 p.m.
December  6 6:00 p.m.
April  4 6:00 p.m.
June  6 6:00 p.m.