O'Connell Drive Elementary

O'Connell Drive Elementary School SAC

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, SACs bring partners together to provide principals and regional centers of education (RCEs) 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 https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/sacagreementchecklist.pdf
HRCE SAC Documents and Communications https://www.hrce.ca/about-hrce/school-administration/school-advisory-councils
How do I contact my School Advisory Council (SAC)? hrce-sac-ocd@gnspes.ca
Members of our School Advisory Council (SAC)

Chair: TBD

Secretary: Ashley Halloran

Parent: Mark Burnard

Parent: Nicole Theriault

Administrator (Principal): David Emin

Administrator (VP): Wade MacDonald

Staff Member (Teacher): Ashley Halloran

Staff Member (Teacher): Jill Poirier

Staff Member (EPA): Jennifer MacKinnon

Community Member: Maryann Ritcey

Community Member: Pam Johnston

Meeting Dates & Times



(Click on meeting date for minutes from each meeting.)

Meetings on Tuesdays at 6pm in October, November, January, February, April, May

(see dates below)

September 20, 2022 (minutes posted)

October 18, 2022

November 15, 2022

January 17, 2023

February 21, 2023

April 25, 2023

May 23, 2023

Meeting Minutes from previous years: