Harrietsfield Elementary

School Advisory Council Information


SAC Website Template

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 an 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

Please link you school SAC Agreement here.

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: James Neary (Parent/Guardian)

Secretary: Teri McGinn (Principal)

Parent/Guardian:  Nicole McKeever

Parent/Guardian:  Christina Neary

Staff member: Treena Biddington

Staff member: Kathy Reinhardt

Staff Member: Holly Lake

Community member: Brendan Maguire

Community member: unfilled

Community member: unfilled

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries

Meeting1 November 12, 2020 @ 2:30pm

Meeting 2 December 10, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Meeting 3 January 7, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Meeting 4 February 11, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Meeting 5 March 4, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Meeting 6 May 6, 2021 @ 6:00pm



Approved Meeting Summaries to date for the 2020-2021


November 12, 2020 Meeting summary

December 10, 2020 Meeting summary

January 7, 2021 Meeting Summary