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 2020-2021 SAC Committee.
Next meeting - TBA.
President: Ms. Janaiza Rodriguez - email@example.com
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.
Skycrest Elementary School
2020-2021 School Advisory Council
If you are interested in serving on our School Advisory Council, please let us know! Click here to join: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=BZM8c9c5GkaGb_3ye_PH_yBJwJ8y9k1PsHxv9gxRwP9UMlM2MFU1V0lDTlBXN01GRlZHVVVESFA4TS4u
Currently our plan is to meet virtually (via Zoom) monthly. The dates and times will be determined by the consensus of the group.
If you are interested, please call the school or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 18th so we can compile our ballot.
Also, if you know of any businesses or community organizations that would be interested, encourage them to contact us.
Mrs. Defant, Principal
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.
What is the role of the School Advisory Council?
The School Advisory Council is responsible for final decision making at the school relating to the implementation of the provisions of the annual School Improvement Plan (SIP). The SAC assists in the annual preparation and evaluation of both the SIP and the school’s annual budget.
Who serves on the School Advisory Council?
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, 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.
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.