School Advisory Committee
Purpose of School Advisory Committee (SAC)
The purpose of the School Advisory Committee (SAC) is to assist the principal and staff in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) required in accountability legislation.
- SAC Members are teachers, parents, and business partners.
- SACs must represent the racial and ethnic makeup of the community served by the school.
- The majority of the SAC members, 51% or more, must not be employed by the school district.
SAC Member Responsibilities:
- Working in partnership with the principal and staff:
- Assist in the development of the School Improvement Plan.
- Assist in the monitoring of the School Improvement Plan.
- Assist in making updates to the SIP throughout the school year to reflect current strategy practices, strategy fidelity checks, strategy data checks, student evaluation data, professional development delivered to date and budget updates.
- Follow the school board’s approved Guidelines for School Improvement, as this document acts as the SAC’s bylaws.
- Attend SAC meetings. We must have 80% attendance for 8 monthly meetings to apply to be a 5 Star school.
- Ensure that during SAC meetings all topics of discussion relate directly to the School Improvement Plan.
Purpose of the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
It is the intent of the school board that all schools in the district have an approved School Improvement Plan (SIP) to be implemented during the school year. This plan will guide the school’s action toward improving student achievement and will focus on both long and short-term school decisions throughout the school year.
How is the School Advisory Council (SAC) involved in the development of the SIP?
The development of the School Improvement Plan is a joint effort between the school and SAC. The school leadership team should keep the SAC informed about school data, curriculum, and research- based strategies so they can contribute to the development and monitoring of the SIP throughout the school year.