Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


Student Advisory Committee
These meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

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

  • 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