School Advisory Councils (SAC) including 2018-19 minutes
About the SAC
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. The SAC brings 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. These councils are formed of parent representatives, community members, school staff and teachers in response to a hands on approach with education.
In accordance with the Education Act, each school within the Halifax Regional Centre for Educatino has a School Advisory Council. Under the Act, the SAC has certain legislated responsibilities.
More information can be found on the HRCE https://www.hrce.ca/about-hrce/school-administration/school-advisory-councils
At BSS the SAC meets monthly, a minimum 6 times/year. We currently have 6 elected members who serve for various lengths of terms.
2020/2021 SAC at Bedford South School
Anna Neumann, Chair
Helen Healy, Principal
Suzanne Hawkes, Vice Principal
Maureen Okonkwo, Parent
Prehan Shousha, Parent
Ali Abidali, Community Member
Kathy Walters, School Counsellor
Heather Sullivan, Teacher
A new SAC is formed every September/October of a school year. If interested in learning more or if you have questions around this opportunity for school involvement and/or wish to provide input into our education systemm, contact the Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.