We are looking for new parents to become SAC members for 2016-2017. We meet once a month for approximately an hour. If you are interested and would like more information please email Christina Talbot at the bottom of the screen.
What is a School Advisory Council?
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students. The group shares responsibility for guiding the school toward continuous improvement. The district school board is responsible, by Florida law, for establishing an advisory council for each school in the district and shall develop procedures for the election and appointment of advisory council members. Each SAC shall include in its name the words “school advisory council.” For further information, please see: Section 1001.452(1)(a), Florida Statutes.
What Is the School Advisory Council’s Job?
The School Improvement and Education Accountability system, which includes the SAC, sets up priorities and student performance standards that serve as guiding principles for everything the council does.
Simply put, a SAC’s job is to examine aspects of its school as suggested by the priorities and generate a School Improvement Plan (SIP) that addresses targeting the identified priorities and meeting the student performance standards.
The council must consider what is known about its school and decide which areas need improvement. An analysis of student achievement and school performance data should occur. Then the SAC must decide which needs are most important and pressing.
The group will then develop strategies—the “how-to” for improving the areas most important to their school—and decide how to measure the results of the strategies they plan to implement.
At the end of this process, the SAC will have created the SIP, which addresses issues relative to budget, training, instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, school safety, discipline strategies, student health and fitness, indoor environmental air quality, and matters of resource allocation.
Who serves on the School Advisory Council?
Beginning July 1, 2008, it is a requirement that the majority of the members of the School Advisory Council are persons who are not employed by the school district. A SAC should be composed of the principal and an appropriately balanced number of teachers, education support employees, students, parents, and other business and community citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school. Certain members are elected by their peers, while business and community members are appointed, and the principal automatically serves. Only students in secondary schools serve on a SAC. For further information, please see: Section 1001.452(1)(a), Florida Statutes.
If you would like to join our School Advisory Committee, please contact: