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.
 
  • 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.