School Advisory Council (SAC)
School Advisory Councils (SAC) sets up priorities and student performance standards that serve as guiding principles for schools.
A School Advisory Council looks at aspects of their school as suggested by the priorities and develops a written School Improvement Plan as part of the school and District's continuous growth model.
SBBC POLICY 1403 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY AND IMPROVEMENT
Each school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) to facilitate the development and monitor the progress of the annual School Improvement Plan (SIP). Agendas and minutes reflect an annual needs assessment, SIP monitoring allocation of Accountability Funds.
Florida Sunshine Law
The three basic requirements of the Sunshine Law are: (1) meetings of public boards or commissions must be open to the public; (2) reasonable notice of such meetings must be given; and (3) minutes of the meetings must be taken.
Bylaws are the ground rules that SAC members agree to follow. They give structure to the meeting process which should be focused on the school improvement plan, student achievement and budget items.
Each school is required to establish a School Advisory Council (SAC) that is representative of the ethnic diversity of the school's student population. Per State statute (S 1001.452), a majority of the SAC members cannot be employees of the Broward County Public Schools.
SAC meetings are to be scheduled when parents, students, teachers, business persons, and members of the community are able to attend. Location and time of day are important considerations for promoting attendance and participation. Schools must publish the 23-24 SAC meeting schedule by September 2023 on school websites, flyers, newsletters, social media, etc.