Accountability

O'Connor ESC School Council

The O'Connor ESC School Council meets once each term.

This meeting consists of :

  • Principal (Chair Person)
  • Manager Corporate Services
  • A teacher
  • An Education Assistant
  • A parent representative
  • Community representatives

Members are nominated to the Council each year. This meeting has been historically chaired by the Principal, but the parent representative signs off on the Finance Report.

The O'Connor ESC School Council has the following duties:

  • To accept/ratify the OESC Business Plan
  • To accept/ratify the OESC Annual Report in Term 1 or 2
  • To accept /ratify the Student Contributions and Charges in early Term 4 so they can be distributed to students two months before the student returns to school in February for Term 1
  • To accept /ratify the school priorities for the new year in Term 4
  • To ratify the OESC Finance Meeting One-Line Budget decisions each term and sign off on the decisions.
  • To be kept up to date regarding new programs, events, student enrolments in the ESC

O'Connor ESC Finance Committee

This meeting is held at least once each term (depending on the completion of the tasks needed).

This meeting is composed of:

  • Principal
  • Manager Corporate Services (Chairperson)
  • A teacher
  • An Education Assistant

The O'Connor ESC School Finance Committee has the following duties:

  • To manage the financial decisions of the Manager Corporate Services and Principal, including the Principal signing off each month on the One-Line Budget.
  • Viewing/discussing documents like “Operational One Line Budget Statement”, “Cash Report” and “Comparative Budget” as needed.
  • Acceptance of School Comparative Budget each year in Term 1
  • Ratifying the Contributions and Charges in Term 4 before the OESC School Council meets.
  • Authorising budget top ups at meeting