School Advisory Council (SAC)

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  • A School Advisory Council looks at aspects of their school as suggested by the priorities and develops a written School Improvement Plan (SIP) in alignment with the District's Strategic Plan.

    • SAC is mandated by State Statute 1001.452 and SBBC Policy 1403.
    • All meetings are open to the public and aligned to Sunshine Law.
    • A majority (more than half) of SAC members are not employed by Broward County Public Schools.
    • SAC must be representative of the school’s population and must include similar proportionate percentages from different ethnic groups.
  • Policies and By-Laws

    ARTICLE I. NAME
    The name of this Council shall be the School Advisory Council.

    ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
    The primary objectives of the School Advisory Council (SAC) shall be to help identify needs and recommend programs of action. Through a community-wide commitment, the team will foster a positive learning environment, which sets high expectations and meets the diverse needs of the student body.

    Read the entire SAC By-Laws.

  • SAC Team Members

    Grace Alvarez, ESE Parent of a student at the school

    Alfonso Arevalo, SAC Co-Chair

    Esther Charles, Teacher

    Andres Connell, Community / Business Representative

    Terri Cuddihy, Parent

    Kim Curry, Community / Business Representative

    Cara Daniel, Principal

    Amanda Davis, Parent

    Cristina DeCespedes, SAC Secretary

    Robert Decker, Teacher

    Karen Green, Non-Instructional Support Employee

    Judy Frum, Community / Business Representative

    Erica Gray, Parent

    Jennifer Jennings, BTU Steward (or designee)

    Nicole Jones, SAF Chair (or designee) and Parent of Gifted Students

    Yvette Katz, Teacher

    Frank Licolli, Community / Business Representative

    Sapna Mallysetty, Student (required for HS & centers)

    Jadore Marion, Student (required for HS & centers)

    Florence Murphy, Non-Instructional Support Employee

    Trinity Norigae, Student (required for HS & centers)

    Tristan Saleh, Community / Business Representative

    Darren Stokes, Community / Business Representative

    Mia Rodriguez, Student (required for HS & centers)

    Jaquilline Villeda, Parent

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

  • A School Improvement Plan (SIP) containing specific objectives and action steps for achieving Florida's educational goals is required for all schools. The SAC has the primary responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the annual SIP. The SIP must be approved by the School Board.

    Components of the School Improvement Plan

    • Early Warning Indicators
    • School Report Card
    • K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan
    • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
    • Response to Intervention (MTSS/RtI) Plan
    • Social & Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)  
    • School-Wide Positive Behavior Plan (SPBP)  
    • Attendance Plan 
    • School Counseling Plan
    • Equity Plan 
    • Best Practices in Inclusive Education (BPIE)  
    • SAC Documentation - Bylaws, Membership, Meeting Dates, Minutes, Agenda, Sign-In Sheets
    • Cognia eProve Survey Results
    • Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Plan 

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