Bel Ayr Elementary

School Advisory Council information

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

SAC Agreement for Bel Ayr (2023-24)



HRCE SAC Documents and Communications 

HRCE SAC Information


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


Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC) 2023-24

Melissa Mbeba: SAC Chair and Parent/Guardian

Shawn Marsh: Principal

Karin Hendren: Vice Principal

Nakita Strowbridge-Ford: Parent/Guardian

David Nash: Parent/Guardian 

Jason Schlegel: Teacher

Vacant Seat: Teacher

Vacant Seat: Support Staff

Edy Guy-Francois: Community Member

Alyse Casey: Community Member

Vacant Seat: Community Member

There are currently two vacant seats, one for a community member and one for a support staff.


Meeting Dates & Summaries 2023-24

Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, January 17
Wednesday, February 21
Wednesday, April 24
Wednesday, May 22

(All at 6PM)