What is School Advisory Council?
The School Advisory Council is a group of caring parents, teachers, administrators and community members. The SAC’s primary responsibility is to develop, implement and monitor the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for Eagle Ridge. Voting members are elected by their peers, to one year terms. However all community members are invited to participate in SAC activities. Meetings are once a month.
School Advisory Council Membership
GUIDELINES FOR POLICY 1403: SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY AND IMPROVEMENT
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP:
Each school is required to establish a School Advisory Council (SAC) that is representative of the population served by the school. Per State statute (S 1001.452) a majority of the SAC members cannot be employees of the Broward County Public Schools. SAC members must include: Principal Teachers BTU steward (or designee) Parents Innovation Zone representative (must be a parent) SAF Chairperson (or designee – must be a parent) ESOL representative (must be a parent of a student an ELL student at the school) ESE representative (must be a parent of an ESE student at the school) Gifted representative (must be a parent of a Gifted student at the school) Pre-K (if applicable - parent or certified teacher) Non-Instructional Support Employees Community / Business Representatives Students (required on high school & adult/technical centers -- optional at the middle school) Community School representative (if applicable) SAC members must be elected by their peer groups (teachers by teachers, parents by parents, etc.). The business and community representatives are selected by the principal and approved by the SAC. Once the SAC is established, its members elect their officers. Each SAC must have a SAC Chair and a parent member designated as I-Zone representative. Other officers are elected according to each SAC’s bylaws.
MANDATORY SAC POSITIONS FOR PARENTS ON EVERY SAC
- Parents representatives
- Innovation Zone representative (must be a parent elected after SAC is formed)
- SAF Chairperson (or designee – must be a parent)
- ESOL representative (must be a parent of a student an ELL student)
- ESE representative (must be a parent of an ESE student)
- Gifted representative (must be a parent of a Gifted student at the school)
- Pre-K (if applicable - parent or certified teacher)
What is the SIP?
The School Improvement Plan is a set of goals, objectives and action steps, that drive Eagle Ridge's educational activities relating to school improvement and education accountability. Parents, teachers and administrators all have a roll in developing these goals. Each plan shall address issues relative to budget, training, instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, specific school safety and discipline strategies, and other matters of resource allocation, as determined by district school board policy, and shall be based on an analysis of student achievement and other school performance data.
SAC is an excellent opportunity for all parents to learn about Eagle Ridge's curriculum and programs and faculty -- and to participate in their development and their child’s educational system. The School Advisory Council and the School Improvement Plan is directed by State Statute 1001.452 and Broward County School Board Policy 1403
What is SAF?
Broward County and the State of Florida offer numerous avenues for parental involvement and input into their children’s education. One avenue is the School Advisory Forum (SAF).
SAF is your opportunity to interact with school staff, faculty and other parents to learn about school curriculum, policy, procedures and just about anything else going on at Eagle Ridge. It’s a great way to have your voice heard. Parents and the school community are automatically members. Join us along with our Principal Mrs. Rashid, and Assistant Principal Ms. Ringler each month.
- Field Trips
- Discipline Policy
- School Boundaries
- Campus Safety
- Budget Cuts