SGC Overview

  • The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

    • Approve the school strategic plan and updates
    • Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
    • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
    • Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
    • Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

Meeting Dates

SGC Council Members

Name (Term Ends) Position - Committee Email Address
Kelly Parker Principal - Budget/Finance Committee (Chair)
Gail Crust - Chairperson (June 30, 2024) Teacher - Communication/Outreach Committee; Principal Selection Committee
Heidi Russell - Vice-Chairperson (June 30, 2024) School Member - Budget/Finance Committee
Linda Bryant-Butler (June 30, 2023) Teacher - Principal Selection Committee
Michael Sinco (June 30, 2023) Parent/Guardian - Budget/Finance Committee
Cathy Burwell - Parliamentarian (June 30, 2023) School Member - Communication/Outreach Committee (Chair)
Olugemi Akinboro (June 30, 2023) Community Member - Communication/Outreach Committee
Franca Marsh (June 20, 2024) Parent/Guardian- Principal Selection Committee (Chair)
Emily Lavaretta (June 30, 2024) Parent Member- Outreach/Communication Committee; Superintendent's Advisory Council
Payal Chhabria (June 30, 2024) Community Member - Communication/Outreach Committee; Superintendent's Advisory Council