At each GRACE school the Site Advisory Council (SAC) acts as an advisory body to the principal or headmaster and works in collaboration with GRACE to set the strategy and direction for the school.
The Council’s Responsibilities include:
- Communicating school and GRACE matters to parents and students
- Support for marketing, enrollment, and school family retention efforts
- Promoting the formation of School and GRACE family community
- Site based fundraising requirements, including raising the GRACE Budget Contribution as the Site Advisory Council’s top fundraising priority
- Make recommendations to and/or support the principal or headmaster on matters related to policy, operations, budgets, and programming of the school fundraising
The Site Advisory Council is not responsible for direct day-to-day school operations or the final decisions on school or GRACE policy.
The council will be made up of five members of the parent community and two from the Founders Committee.
The Chairperson implements and leads all initiatives of the SAC, presides over all meetings, and serves as a liaison for the Headmaster. The term for this position is one year.
The Vice Chair also serves a one year term and assumes the duties of the Chairperson when Chairperson is unavailable. The VC serves as the liaison to the school’s parish council and to tuition assistance and stewardship/fundraising committees.
The Secretary records the minutes of the meetings, emails minutes for approval to the committee and then sends approved minutes to GRACE President, SAC and school website.
The Treasurer oversees all deposits into and withdrawals from the school’s GRACE fundraising accounts, ensures all payments to GRACE are made on a timely basis, presents at each SAC meeting in writing all monthly and year to date summaries of the school’s GRACE restricted and unrestricted funds. The fiscal year will run from July 1- June 30.
All SAC members will serve a three year term unless noted. Vacancies will be announced in March to the community. Any SAC member can be nominated for a position within the Executive Council unless their term has been complete. Pervious SAC experience is recommended for the Chairperson and Treasurer Officer positions. New placements will be decided in April at the SAC meeting. New members will attend the May & June SAC meetings before taking office in July.
Interested in serving on the SAC for the next school year? Once vacancies are announced in March of 2018, please email your name and a short narrative of your interest and qualifications. to Headmaster, Frank Nicely who will confer with Father Girotti and make a recommendation to the SAC.
The SJPII Site Advisory Council for the 17-18’ school year is as follows:
Chairperson: Paul Lubinski (Parent Community)
Vice Chair: Danielle Bartolazzi (Parent Community)
Secretary: JoAnn Hennigan (Founders committee)
Treasurer: Heather Weininger (Parent Community)
Members at Large:
Rachel Ullmer (Parent Community)
Jeffry Young (Parent community)
John Cavil (Founders community)
Frank Nicely (Headmaster)
Fr. John Girotti (serving as priest advisor)
Teacher representation: One of the 4 full time teachers will attend the monthly meeting on a rotating schedule to represent and report on classroom culture.
To find out more, read the SAC meeting minutes from this academic year of 2017-2018.