East St. Margaret's Consolidated School

School Advisory Council

What is the School Advisory Council (SAC)?

Many parents want to know what's happening in their children's schools, and take a hands-on approach to education. School Advisory Councils (SAC) are intended to give parents a say in what's going on at school, from policies to extra-curricular programs, fundraising and more.

School Advisory Councils (SAC) bring partners together to make decisions and solve problems in the best interest of student learning. All partners on the SAC have a voice so that the needs of students are represented and the school is responsive to the community it serves.

The fundamental purpose of the SAC is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging partners in an ongoing process of problem-solving and shared decision-making.

 

A school advisory council is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making. Establishing School Advisory Councils (NS Department of Education, December 1996)

 

SAC Chair: Lesley Publicover

Secretary/ Teacher Reps:  Trish Cuvelier

Parent Reps:  Samantha Ryer,  Lorie Mills, Cynthia Carter

Community Rep:  Vacant Position

Principal:  Susan Casey