School Advisory Council (SAC)

  • What Is the School Advisory Council’s (SAC) Job?

    Simply put, a SAC’s job is to examine aspects of its school as suggested by the priorities and generate a School Improvement Plan (SIP) that addresses targeting the identified priorities and meeting the student performance standards.

    The council must consider what is known about its school and decide which areas it need improvement. An analysis of student achievement and school performance data should occur.  Then the School Advisory Council (SAC) must decide which needs are most important and pressing.  The group will then develop strategies—the “how-to” for improving the areas most important to their school—and decide how to measure the results of the strategies they plan to implement.

    SAC and the School Improvement Plan (SIP)

    At the end of this process, SAC will have created the SIP, which addresses issues relative to budget, training, instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, school safety, discipline strategies, student health and fitness, indoor environmental air quality, and matters of resource allocation.

    From: Florida Department of Education - School Advisory Councils - General Information for Members