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School Advisory Councils

School Advisory Councils play an important role in supporting student success at the school community level.

A School Advisory Council is an advisory body to the school principal, Regional Centre for Education, and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial on a range of issues related to the school and the school system.

Membership can vary, but generally consists of the school principal, parents, teachers, and other community members.

Click here to learn more about School Advisory Councils, including how the role is changing in 2018.

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. Click here to review a summary of what was learned.

For more information, visit the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website at:

Policy Consultation

SACs are responsible for advising principals and RCEs or the CSAP on various matters such as the development of policies that promote student achievement and safe and inclusive schools, communication with parents and the school community, and any other matters referred to the SAC by the principal, RCE, CSAP, or the Minister.

Supervision of Extracurricular Activities Policy

(Deadline extended until January 31, 2019)

Assessment Policy

(Deadline February 1, 2019)

Questions & Answers

Click here to view a document of commonly asked questions and answers related to SACs



  • January 2019 - Link (Message re: Consultations, handbook, CTICC)
  • December 2018 - Link (Message re: Assessment Policy Consultation)
  • December 2018 - Link (Message re: SAC Grants)
  • November 2018 - Link (Message from Deputy Minister re: Launch of School Bus Survey)
  • September 2018 - Link (Message re: Upcoming professional development for SAC members)