School Advisory Council (SAC)
What is a School Advisory Council?
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members.
Skycrest is looking for parents and stakeholders to be part of our 2019-2020 SAC Committee. The first meeting will be on September 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m..
Our goal at Skycrest is for each student to be given the equal opportunity to learn and succeed. The purpose of a SAC, is to assist in the preparation and evaluation (developing and evaluating) of the results of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and to assist the Principal with the annual school budget.
Additionally, SAC receives funds ($5.00 per FTE student) to be used at the discretion of the School Advisory Committee. A portion of the money should be used for implementing the School Improvement Plan. The improvement plan shall include performance indicators which are measurable. Funding for use by the School Advisory Council should be allocated directly to the School Advisory Council, should be clearly earmarked for their use, and is not subject to override by the Principal or interim approvals by School District Staff. These funds may be expended only on programs or projects selected by the School Advisory Council and may not be used for capital improvements.
Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC. By law (Florida Statue 1000.42), each SAC must be composed of the principal and an “appropriately balanced” number of “stakeholders.” These individuals must be representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic makeup of the community served by the school. The majority of SAC members (over 50 percent) must not be employed by the SCHOOL DISTRICT on whose SAC they serve.
The sole purpose of School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a data-driven decision making. The process is SUPPOSED to be fairly simple and straight forward: The SAC reviews relevant data (which is much more than test scores), identifies problem areas, develops improvement strategies, monitors their implementation, and then starts the whole process over when the next round of data is available.