All Rawlinson community members are welcome to attend Rawlinson School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings.
2018-19 SAC Representatives
Our 2018-19 SAC representatives are:
Co-Chairs: Kadian Gifford, Leila Canon-Ahern
Co-Secretaries: Marty Venalainen, Hana Anjema
Co-Treasurers: Grace Son, Lora Whyte
Parent Voting Members: TBD
TDSB Representative: TBD
Ward 9 Reps: Barbara Pascaluta, Ourania Agoritsas
Principal: Ms. Kimberly Stark
Vice Principals: Mr. Edward Vella, Ms. Linda Taillefer
Teacher Representatives: Ms. Millie Dodic, Mr. Todd McIntosh
In Ontario, School Advisory Councils are governed by provincial law. The role of Rawlinson’s School Advisory Council (the “Council”), as mandated by Ontario Regulation 612/00 (“O.R. 612/00”), is:
- to improve pupil achievement;
- to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents;
- to share information with parents and the community; and
- to ensure that parents have an active voice in their children’s education.
Council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to Rawlinson’s Principal and to the Toronto District School Board (“TDSB”), in accordance with O.R. 612/00, the TDSB’s Parent and Community Involvement Policy and Procedures (P.023 SCS and PR.558 SCS) and applicable Rawlinson policy, (together, the “Regulations”).
To ensure that Council fulfills its role, Council will:
- encourage the active participation of parents;
- establish goals at least annually;
- establish and implement a communication plan to effect open communication with and handle feedback from the Rawlinson community;
- consult with the parents of Rawlinson’s students about matters under consideration by Council, where widespread consultation is appropriate, in Council’s determination, or as mandated by the Regulations;
- make recommendations to the Principal and/or to the TDSB on all matters where such consultation is mandated by the Regulations;
- make recommendations to the Principal and/or to the TDSB on any other matter Council wishes to address;
- establish such committees as it approves, to make recommendations to Council;
- evaluate its performance from time to time;
- satisfy itself that effective communication is established between Council and the Principal and the TDSB;
- engage from time to time in such fundraising activities as it sees fit, for approved purposes, and will ensure that the funds raised are used properly, all in accordance with the applicable Regulations; and
- report annually to the Principal, the TDSB and the Rawlinson school community on Council’s activities.
Our Code Of Ethics
A Member shall:
- consider the best interests of all students;
- be guided by the school’s and the school board’s mission statements;
- act within the limits of the roles and responsibilities of a school council, as identified by the school’s operating guidelines, the school board, and the Ontario Ministry of Education;
- become familiar with the school’s policies and operating practices and act in accordance with them;
- treat all other members with respect and allow for diverse opinions to be shared without interruption;
- encourage a positive environment in which individual contributions are encouraged and valued;
- respect the confidential nature of some school business and respect limitations this may place on the operation of the school council;
- not disclose confidential information;
- limit discussions at school council meetings to matters of concern to the school community as a whole;
- promote high standards of ethical practice within the school community;
- declare any conflict of interest; and
- not accept any payment or benefit financially through school council involvement.
The Rawlinson SAC bylaws can be found here.