Basinview Drive Community School

School Advisory Council

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

  BDCS School Agreement


HRCE SAC Documents and Communications

HRCE SAC Information

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


Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)


Co-Chairs: Arlene Williams and Carla Ball

Secretary: Trish Schmeisser (Com. Member)

Parent:  Olabisi Akinkugbe

Parent: Gina Makridis

Parent: Brian Baillie (Treasurer)

Staff member: Tracey Cochrane

Staff member: Pat Vokey

Staff Member: Pam Collins-Keefe

Support Staff: Beryl Scott Dominix

Community member: Maureen Merchant

Community member: Marat Nahimana

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21

Meeting Summaries

October 5th, 2020 @ 6:30pm

November 2nd, 2020 @ 6:30pm

January 11th, 2021 @ 6:30pm

February 1st, 2021 @ 6:30pm

April 12th, 2021 @ 6:30pm

May 3rd, 2021 @ 6:30pm

June 7th, 2021 @ 6:30pm



October 5th Summary

November 2nd Summary:

January 11th Summary:

February 1st: Summary