Superintendent's Advisory Council on Sustainability

Purpose

The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (SACS) will provide high-level recommendations relative to reducing the Division’s overall carbon footprint, protecting the environment, and realizing cost savings with emerging energy technologies. SACS shall advocate, examine, evaluate, recommend, and prioritize a long-term strategic plan to address Division-wide sustainability in standards for design and construction of facilities, expansion of environmental literacy in K-12 curriculum, and exploration of clean energy technologies that improve equipment and building efficiencies, as well as contribute to a more sustainable environment for future generations.

Schedule

The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Sustainability is comprised of community members, staff, and students. Meetings are held at the Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101 A/B, at 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays. The public is welcome to attend. Time will be allotted at the beginning of each meeting for citizen comments. Those wishing to speak at the meeting during Citizen Comment time should email SustainabilityCouncil@pwcs.edu no later than 2 p.m. the day of the meeting.

School Year 2022-23 Meeting Dates

Meeting Date Documents
September 27, 2022 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
November 29, 2022 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
January 24, 2023 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
March 28, 2023 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
May 23, 2023 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)

Please visit the Past SACS Meeting Resources page for agendas and meeting minutes from past school years.

Bylaws

Approved Bylaws – November 17, 2020 (PDF)

Council Members

Chair

Don Richardson – Community

Facilitators

PWCS Energy & Sustainability Staff

Members

  • Tony Bright – Student
  • Karen Carney – Gainesville District
  • Vacant – Utility
  • Dr. Jessica Doiron – Staff
  • Meredith Holland – Woodbridge District
  • Leyla Hopkins – Potomac District
  • Dr. Sheila Huckestein – Staff
  • Aurora Hurtado – Occoquan District
  • Kristine Johnson – Community
  • Rob Johnson – Community
  • Dr. Earnie Porta – Community
  • Vacant – Staff
  • Vacant – Student
  • Vacant – Brentsville District
  • Angela Stouffer – Coles District
  • John Wheeler – At-Large