Welcome From Your Riverside PAC and SAC

Parents have always been involved in the Danvers Public Schools, but in the 1970’s, the administration established a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at each school. This council was either elected or appointed to act in an advisory capacity to the Principal. In time, PAC membership opened up to any parent or guardian of a child attending that school. The PAC meets throughout the school year to provide a forum for parents, teachers, and administration on the direction of the school community.

PAC meetings are typically held monthly. Each meeting has a specific agenda to help achieve the following goals:

    • To provide communication among those concerned with the education of our children.
    • To foster an understanding of school programs and policies.
    • To support parents, teachers, and administrators.
    • To raise funds for special events, cultural enrichment, equipment, and materials which will enhance the educational process.

School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings were established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Education Reform Bill Act of 1993, this group of parents, teachers, community members and the building Principal takes an extensive look at the whole operation of the elementary school and sets yearly goals which are shared with the Danvers School Committee. Openings on the School Council are filled in the fall of each school year. You may contact the Principal with any questions or interest in serving on the Council. Meetings are posted and all are welcome to attend.


SAC Meetings will be held in person or virtually 5:00pm ~ Dates and times TBA

PAC Meetings will be held in person at Riverside 7:00-8:00pm

October 18, 2023

November 15, 2023

December 20, 2023

January 17, 2024

February – No Meeting

March 20, 2024

April – TBD

May 15, 2024

June – TBD

Jennifer Juden, PAC Co-President

Debbie Strong, PAC Co-President

Tatiana Balistreri, PAC Treasurer

Sarah Tugender, PAC Secretary

  • Contact Information


Contact Information: riversidepac01923@gmail.com

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