The Our Lady of Lourdes School Site Advisory Council (SAC) serves as an important parent and parish member body for feedback and consultation with the School Principal, the GRACE President and the GRACE Board of Trustees. The Site Advisory Council will advise the School in accordance with the mission statement of GRACE by fostering Catholic leadership and witnessing the Gospel message, embracing a stewardship way of life and striving for moral and academic excellence.
The role of the SAC is to educate parents and students on school and GRACE matters, support efforts for marketing, enrollment and retention of school families and oversee site-based fundraising – including the GRACE Budget Contribution (Third Source Funding).
The SAC will also make recommendations and support the Principal on matters related to policy, operation, budgets and programming at the school. The SAC serves in an advisory role.
A Site Advisory Council consists of 4-15 members and includes parent representation, staff, as well the pastor and members of affiliated parish(es).
2019-2020 Site Advisory Council Members:
Allisa Turriff – Chairman
Nicci Zwiefelhofer – Vice Chairman
Patrick Batey – Secretary
Lori McNerney – Treasurer
Jeff O’Connor – Catholic Identity, Recognition & Student Enrichment
Melissa Barry – Community Enrichment
OPEN – Fundraising
Dustin Thill – Marketing
Mr. Jeffrey Young, Principal
Site Advisory Council Mission Statement: The mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Site Advisory Council is to provide leadership and direction to the staff and students of our school. We are guided in our task by the message and mission of Jesus Christ. The Council’s role is one of initiation, support, and the promotion of Catholic Education. Our Pledge is to:
Encourage a firm commitment to Catholic education among families and the larger faith community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Collaborate with other parish and community groups by communicating and actively participating in the development, evaluation and promotion of all programs under the Council’s jurisdiction.