Student Advisory Committee
These meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm.
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
- Required by all schools
- Role of the SAC
- Assists in preparation/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 are open to the public, however only SAC Members can vote
- Requires a quorum of at least 51%
- 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
- 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