School Advisory Council

The purpose of a School Advisory Council (SAC) is to act as an advisory body to the school principal and to the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education on a wide range of issues, including policies, curriculum and programs, school practices, student-support services, fund-raising, parent-school communication and school improvement. Most importantly, an SAC participates in the ongoing efforts of the school to continuously improve student achievement and school performance.

School advisory councils are volunteer organizations that were established by the Nova Scotia Education Act, and are made up of parents, community members, the school principal, teachers and school support staff. Each school within the CCRCE has a School Advisory Council. To learn more about the SAC at CEC contact the SAC Chair.

SAC Guiding Principles

  • Education is a shared responsibility.
  • Students must be the first consideration for all decisions.
  • People at the local school level have important perspectives to advise on and contribute to decisions that will meet the needs of all students.
  • Increasing the quality of education means the continuous improvement of schools.
  • Change must take into account the unique characteristics of each community.
  • Partners need to use teamwork skills and strategies to effectively manage change.
  • Involving the community in school improvement will enhance the learning for all students.

For more information about the role of a School Advisory Council:


by mail

CEC School Advisory Council
c/o Cobequid Educational Centre
34 Lorne Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 3K3

by email

[email protected]

by phone

Call the CEC school office at 896-5700 and leave a message for the SAC chairperson

Contact us for more information.

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