School Advisory Councils

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School Advisory Councils (SACs) play an important role in supporting student success at the community-level.
In 2018, focus groups were conducted with School Advisory Council Chairs and principals about the enhanced role of SACs. A scan of what other provinces are doing and what the research tells us about School Advisory Councils was also conducted.
A summary of what we learned is available at https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/engsacfocusgroupwhatweheard.pdf.
A School Advisory Council is an advisory body to the school principal, regional centre for education, and the Conseil scolaire provincial on a range of issues related to the school and the school system.
School Advisory Council membership can vary, but generally consists of the school principal, parents, teachers and other school staff, and community members. School Advisory Councils will now have an enhanced role in providing advice on regional and provincial education policy development and manage a budget that supports student achievement.