Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre

School Advisory Council


SAC Information

What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

SACs bring together school stakeholders and individuals from local communities who share an interest in promoting student success. They provide parents/guardians, school staff, community members and when appropriate, students, with a voice to influence decisions that have an impact on student learning and well-being. As advisory bodies, SAC’s bring partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCE’s) with advice that reflects the best interests of students from the point of view of the school community. SACs receive their authority from the Education Act (2018).

What are some of the Duties and Responsibilities of a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

The duties and responsibilities of a SAC include:

  • Participating in the creation of the SAC Agreement and by-laws
  • Collaborating to improve student achievement and well-being
  • Providing feedback on school practices and initiatives
  • Providing feedback on provincial policies
  • Oversite for SAC grant spending decisions

School Advisory Council Agreement

Provincial School Advisory Council Checklist

HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)?

Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)


Chair:  Melissa Bonnell (Parent)

Secretary:  Robin Legge (non-voting)

Community Member:  Heather MacLeod-Leslie

Staff member:  Shanda Keddy (teacher)

Staff member:  Louise Monk (non-teaching)

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries

December 7, 2020

January-February 2021

March-April 2021

Meeting Minutes - December 7, 2020

Meeting Minutes - January - February 2021

Updates - March - April 2021

  SAC Annual Report