Dutch Settlement Elementary

DSES School Advisory Council



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

DSES SAC 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)


Chair: Ms. Tasha Ransome

Administration: Mr. Terry Barro                    

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Juliusson               

Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Barrett               

Support Staff: Mrs. Stacey Isenor                 

Parent: Mr. Darren LaSaga               

Parent: Mrs. Kim Currie                                               

Parent: Mrs. Stacey Noseworthy        

Community Member: Mrs. Heather Smith              


SAC Annual Report

 DSES Annual Report

Meeting Dates & Times


Meeting Summaries

October 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

November 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

March 29 at 6:00 pm

May 3 at 6:00 pm

June 14 at 6:00 pm

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