DCES School Advisory Council Home Page
– Our first SAC meeting will be Tuesday, August 21, at 4:00, in the DCES Media Center Classroom.
– All subsequent meetings will take place at 4:00, in the DCES Media Center Classroom on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (January’s meeting will fall on the 3rd Tuesday.)
The dates are as follows:
August 21, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 15, 2019, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14.
What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?
A SAC is a diverse group of stakeholders of a school, established through Florida Law, with shared goal of increasing student achievement in a safe learning environment. A SAC is comprised of the principal, teachers, education support staff, parents, business people and community members. The majority of the members must be non school employees and members must be representative of the community. Accordingly, parent participation is encouraged and welcomed. Please see below regarding contact information.
What is the role of SAC?
The SAC assists in the preparation and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and acts as a resource to the school principal. The term advisory is intended to mean: inquiring, informing, suggesting, recommending and evaluating.
What is the School Improvement Plan? “The whole point of school improvement is 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.” — KM, DOE