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 that shares the responsibility for supporting the school's continuous improvement.

The SAC is responsible for final decision-making at the school relating to the annual implementation of a Schoolwide Improvement Plan (SIP). The SAC assists in the annual preparation of both the SIP and the school's annual budget, as well as the evaluation of the SIP.

The 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.

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School Advisory Council Bylaws
  • A regular meeting time and place for the SAC meetings will be established and published.

  • The SAC Chair and Vice Chair will be parent members of the committee not employed by the school.

  • The SAC Secretary can be a person who is employed by the school.

  • The SAC Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary are elected by the SAC.

  • The SAC Chair and principal will prepare an agenda for each meeting. The agenda will be distributed at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to all members.

  • The SAC Secretary will keep minutes of each meeting and distribute them to all members and participants of each meeting.

  • All meetings are opened to the public.

  • Decisions made by consensus will be encouraged. A majority of members and the 51% parent majority will constitute a valid action.

  • Committees may be established for the year or to complete a specific task.

  • The council will comply with all requirements of Florida’s Education Reform and Accountability Law.

  • Robert’s Rules of Order will be the accepted means of conducting each meeting.