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What is SAC ?

School Advisory Councils are...

  • A group intended to represent the broad school community and those persons closest to the students who will share responsibility for guiding the school toward continuous improvement.
  • Referred to as SAC’s
  • Required by all schools

Role of the SAC

  • Assists in preparation and evaluation of School Improvement Plan
  • Decides how school improvement funds are spent
  • Conducts the annual School Climate survey
  • Decides jointly with school faculty how A+ recognition funds are spent
  • Assists principal with the school budget
  • Performs functions as prescribed by school board

SAC Meetings

  • Meetings will be held monthly
  • SAC meetings are open to the public, however only SAC Members can vote
  • Requires a quorum of at least 51%

SAC Members

· Made up of the  principal, appropriate balanced number of teachers, staff, parents and community members,
· Must represent ethnic, racial, economic community (may require appointment by School Board)
· Free and reduced lunch percentages determines low-socio-economic make-up
· Student race/ethnicity percentages must be represented by SAC (within 5%)
· Majority (over 51%) must not be employed by the Lake County School Board
· Elected by peer groups

SAC Member Roles

  • Attend meetings and training
  • Use district and state goals as guide
  • Assess school data and surveys
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan
  • Identify and prioritize school needs
  • Develop improvement strategies
  • Measure results
  • Assist with preparation of school budget