What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?The SAC is a team of people, elected by their peers, representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members. The purpose of a SAC is to assist in the preparation and evaluation (developing and evaluating) of the results of the school improvement plan (SIP) and to assist the principal with the annual school budget.
SAC Information"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." In general, the SAC:
- Consist of teachers, students, parents and education support personnel
- Assists the principal in the school's annual budget
- Assist in the preparation and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. (SIP). The plan is designed to achieve the state education goals and student performance standards. The plan must also address issues relative to budget, training, instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, and other matters of resource allocation as determined by school board policy.Advertises the final draft of the SIP and conducts a public review
- Approves of the expenditure of school improvement funds
- Performs functions as prescribed by regulations of the school board
- Supports school improvement implementation
- Collects and analyzes information about the community and the school and receives public input regarding needs (Needs Assessment) of the school
- SAC members attend monthly meetings
- SAC and the school's staff jointly decided on how to spend A+ recognition money
- The whole point of school improvement is data-driven decision making. 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.
Meetings: The second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm. The meetings will be held VIRTUALLY until further notice. The Zoom link will be posted HERE and on our Facebook page.
School Improvement Plan
Please access Rimes' School Improvement Plan through Florida Department of Education's CIMS site, as this is a working document. The site is linked below.