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, 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 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)
2020-21

Chair: Pam Johnstone

Secretary: Ashley Halloran

Parent: Mark Burnard

Parent: Nicole Theriault

Staff member: Wade MacDonald

Staff member: Tina Waterhouse-Campbell

Staff member: Ashley Halloran

Staff member: Kaitlyn Roberts

Staff Member: Jenn MacKinnon

Community member: Marcyann Ritcey

Community member:Clasina MacKinnon

Meeting Dates & Times 2020-21  

September  23,  2020

October 21, 2020

November 18, 2020

January 20, 2021

February 17, 2021

April 21, 2021

May 19, 2021