SAC & SAF

SAC/SAF

  • Jannette Thompson-Irwin, SAC Chair
    Cydney Davis, SAC Co-Chair
    Carreon Jackson, SAC Vice-Chair
    Helen Sakowski, SAC Secretary

    School Advisory Council (SAC)

    School Improvement is an absolute priority for all Broward schools. To make it happen, every school has a school Advisory Council which studies the school's track record and comes up with an annual plan to improve education in vital areas such as student achievement, curriculum, safety, and discipline. These plans are on file at every school. Click Here if you would like to be a part of this great team.

    What is the SAC Committee?

    The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people, and other interested community members.

    What do they do?

    SAC members gather to discuss the school's academic plan and progress. They discuss the School Improvement Plan which is a plan of goals and objectives established for the school determined by needs. The purpose of the School Improvement Plan is to increase student performance. The SAC committee assists the school principal with budget and recommendations on spending or allocating school monies.

    How can parents get involved and participate in the SAC committee?

    Parents are encouraged to attend the monthly meeting of the SAC committee at their child's school.

    Why is it important for parents to be active participants? 

    • The SAC committee provides a place where parents can voice their opinions and suggestions. They have an active role in making decisions that will best serve the students.
    • SAC also allows parents to actively set goals and make plans to achieve those academic goals.
    • SAC allows for parents to identify issues that need to be addressed concerning the school climate.

    All meetings will be held in the Media Center unless otherwise specified.

    Please click on the links below:

    Thank you,

    Jannette M. Thompson-Irwin, SAC Chair

    Pompano Beach Middle School

    310 NE 6th Street

    Pompano Beach, FL  33060

    754-322-4222 Phone

SAF
  • What is SAF?

    The School Advisory Forum (SAF) is open to all members of the school and community. The Forum has one member report to the School Advisory Council, which then sends a representative to the district SAC. The district SAC acts as advisors, mentors, and advocates to both the district and each school advisory council. At a School Advisory Forum, all present will:

    •   Plan, develop and implement parent/community programs and training activities.
    •   Address parent/community concerns; work with the administration to solve problems and initiate desired changes.
    •   Identify and coordinate the use of community resources to improve student achievement and school effectiveness.
    •   Participate in increasing/sustaining high levels of community support for the school.
    •   Assist SAC in identifying the educational needs and priorities of the school.
    •   Participate in the preparation of the budget, and review budget-related concerns.
    •   Advocate for positive change in the school.
    •   Remain current with school, district, state, and national issues.
    •   Jointly work with School Board Members, Superintendent, and local Government officials.

     Facilities, Safety, Legislative, ESE, ESOL, Boundaries, Curriculum, Dress code, and Transportation addressed by SAF.

    What can be accomplished if I participate in SAF?

    Over the years, parents, teachers, community members, etc., have made positive changes in schools. These changes can be at the school level, district level, state level, and within the community or city. From the school level, parents like you made the following changes:

    •   Instead of having social security numbers to identify children, the schools now use a new randomly generated number to prevent identity theft and other privacy issues.
    •   Defibrillators are now at every high school. A defibrillator is a machine used to shock the victim's heart and restore the heart's standard rhythmic patterns. When a defibrillator is used, it, in effect, kicks the heart into action again, causing it to resume sending blood throughout the body. This was explicitly needed due to incidents during athletic activities.
    •   It is now mandated that all elementary students are entitled to 15 minutes of recess.
    •   Currently, SAF brought the idea to make lunch account information available online.