• School Advisory Council
    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
    • FPE SAC meetings are usually held at 3:45pm on the 2nd Monday of each month 
    • 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 principal, appropriate balanced number of teachers, staff, parents, community members, and students (middle and high school only)
    • 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
    Election/Voting Procedures
    • Voting can occur at meetings or by mail, secret ballot, or by show of hands
    • Ballots are counted, recorded, and retained
    • Voting records are recorded in the official SAC minutes
    • Elections must be fair and open and may be written, signed, or computerized ballots
    **SAC Guidelines and By-Laws for 2011-2012 are posted at the top of this page.