What is SAC?

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of community members.  These may include; parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people, and other interested community members. The purpose of a SAC is to assist with developing and evaluating the School Improvement Plan (SIP.)  These funds allocated through the SIP may be expended only on programs or projects selected by the school advisory council.

The SAC is a state requirement.  The council must be representative of the community.  This means that it should mirror the ethnic, racial, and economic makeup of the community. Greater than 50% of the council must not be employed by the school district.

"The whole point of school improvement is data-driven decision making. The process is SUPPOSED to be fairly simple and straight forward: The SAC reviews relevant data (which is much more than test scores), identifies problem areas, develops improvement strategies, monitors their implementation, and then starts the whole process over when the next round of data is available." -- KM, DOE