School Advisory Council (SAC)




About our School Advisory Council (SAC)

A School Advisory Council (SAC) is a volunteer organization established by the Nova Scotia Education Act ( As a legislated body they receive their authority under the Act. The specific roles and responsibilities of an SAC are set out in sections 20 through 23 of the Education Act.

At LMSTS we work collaboratively with the school administration to continuously improve our school and represent the best interests of parents and students. We do this by:

      • Providing feedback on the Continuous School Improvement process;
      • Forming the Discipline Committee;
      • Voicing our school’s needs, wants and concerns – examples from our current and recent years include:
        • Improved communication with parents;
        • Having input on the hiring of a new Principal; and
        • Advising the Principal in the adoption of a Restorative Approach at LMSTS.
      • Helping the Principal with important decisions and policy changes – in the past we’ve had input on:
      • We usually meet once per month, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday at 4:30pm (subject to change).  Our meetings are open and all are welcome, however, only those on the committee may vote.


2016-17 School SAC Members 

Moira Cavanaugh, Principal LMST
(non-voting member)

Monica Stoilov, Vice-Principal LMST
(non-voting member)


Kim Gallivan, Teacher LMST

Karine Babineau, Teacher LMST

Emily Thompson, Teacher LMST

Parent Representatives

Andrew Boyne, Parent Representative

David Jakeman, Parent Representative

Judy Obersi, Parent Representative

Laura White, Parent Representative

Community Representatives

Claire McParland, Community Representative

Nancy Beck, Community Representative

One position vacant


2017-2018 SAC Meeting Minutes (PDF) 

SAC Unapproved Minutes Oct 2017 *NEW*

SAC Minutes Sep 2017

2016-2017 SAC Meeting Minutes (PDF) 

SAC Minutes May 2017
SAC Minutes Apr 2017
SAC Minutes Mar 2017
SAC Minutes Nov 2016
SAC Minutes Oct 2016
SAC Minutes Sep 2016


2015-2016 SAC Meeting Minutes (PDF) 

SAC Minutes June 2016
SAC minutes May 2016
SAC Minutes Apr 2016
SAC Minutes Feb 2016
SAC Minutes Jan 2016
SAC Minutes Nov 2015
SAC Minutes Oct 2015


2014-2015 SAC Meeting Minutes (.doc)

SAC Minutes Feb 2015
SAC Minutes Jan 2015
SAC Minutes Nov 2014
SAC Minutes Oct 2014
SAC Minutes Sep 2014


2013-2014 SAC Meeting Minutes (.doc)

SAC Minutes May 2014
SAC Minutes Apr 2014
SAC Minutes Feb 2014
SAC Minutes Dec 2013
SAC Minutes Nov 2013


Letter of Agreement and Bylaws

Our SAC is governed by a letter of agreement which is a signed document that sets out the member composition and responsibilities of the SAC, school board and Department of Education. Our letter of agreement is reviewed annually at our first meeting of the year.

SAC Letter of Agreement 2017-18

By-laws are written rules, definitions and procedures that guide the election of SAC members, the conduct of SAC meetings, and the operation of the SAC. The by-laws are reviewed annually at our first meeting of the year.

LMST SAC Bylaws Oct 2017


New School Information



  • Community Meeting for Design Input re: New SchoolOn Wednesday, February 10th (2016), SAC Members David Jakeman, Judy Obersi and Jeanne Boudreau (Principal), will convene a community meeting to gather input about the exterior design and potential interior enhancements of the new south end elementary school that will replace LMST.The information gathered will be submitted to the School Steering Team (SST) for consideration at the next SST meeting later in February.Related documents (PDF):


N.B.: information and minutes from the SST meetings may be found on this website by following:
Parents & Students=> School Steering Team (SST)
or on the HRSB website at: New Halifax South Peninsula P-6