The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making. The SAC is not responsible for the daily operation of the school, directing the professional staff, nor does it participate in personnel matters. If parents have issues, concerns or questions they should address them with teachers and school administrators.
The SAC consists of parents (3), school staff (3), community members (3), junior high students (1 rep for each grade level), and school administration (principal and vice principals). Parents are elected for a three-year term. School staff, community members, and students are appointed.
The Park West SAC is required to meet at least six times per school year, usually on the third Wednesday of the following months: September, November, January, March, May, and June. All meetings are at 6:00 pm in the library (*due to COVID-19 restrictions meetings are now being held virtually). Meetings are open to the public as observers only. Presentations may be made to the School Advisory Council with prior notice, pending approval from the Principal and Chair.
Our current SAC members are:
Parents: Karen Saweczko (chairperson), Sheetal Ajay, Jeff Rogers
School Staff: Ms. Fuscek, Ms. MacIntyre, Ms. Riddell
Community: Waseema Nazim, Glenn Anderson, Janet Lee
Junior High students: 1 representative for each grade (7, 8 and 9)
School Administration : Mr. Carter, Mr. Melanson, Ms. Olsen (non-voting)
Contact: you may contact our SAC chairperson, Karen Saweczko at email@example.com