School Advisory Council
Florida Law Section 1001.452(1)(a) states that every school must have a School Advisory Council (SAC) composed of parents, students, business partners, community members, support staff, teachers, and the principal. SAC members work collaboratively to:
- Analyze relevant data to determine school improvement priorities.
- Assist in the development, implementation, support, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
- Contribute in the decision-making process and approval of expenditures with the annual school budget, School Recognition Funds, and funds specifically designated for SAC to support SIP initiatives.
Membership and Election
Each school’s SAC should be a balanced number of stakeholders that reflect the ethnic, racial and economic makeup of the school. Florida law also states that the majority (over 50 percent) of SAC members must not be employed by the school district.
Each group of stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, support staff) shall elected by their respective peer groups at the school.
Interested in Being a Part of SAC?
If you are interested in being a part of SAC, please complete this form. A committee will be created to start preparing for the creation of Elisa Nelson Elementary Center for Gifted Studies and Literacy Innovation's School Advisory Council.