School Advisory Council

Amber Kerly, SAC Chair 2019 – 2020

[email protected]


SAC Meeting Dates

School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month in the media center at 3:15 p.m. Childcare will be provided for anyone attending the meetings. Meetings are open to the public and we would love for parents to attend the meetings and get involved with our School Advisory Council! Please feel free to contact Amber Kerly, SAC Chair, to join SAC or with any questions at: [email protected].

Meeting dates for the 2019-2020 year below:

September 3rd
October 1st
November 5th
December 3rd
February 4th
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th (at the Southeast Branch Library)
 Agenda  Minutes
 September 2019 WDHES Agenda 9-3-19 SAC September Minutes
 October 2019 WDHES Agenda 10-1-19 SAC October Minutes
 November 2019 WDHES Agenda 11-5-19 SAC November Minutes
 December 2019 WDHES Agenda 12-3-19 SAC December Minutes
 February 2020 WDHES Agenda 2-4-20 SAC February Minutes
 March 2020 WDHES Agenda 3-3-20 SAC March Minutes
 April 2020 WDHES Agenda 4-7-20 SAC April Minutes
 May 2020 (Southeast Library) WDHES Agenda 5-5-20 SAC May Minutes

What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)?

  • Consist of teachers, students, parents and education support personnel (elected by their peers) and other citizens representative of the ethnic, racial and economic community served by school. (A list of members may be sent to the school board on an annual basis for approval )
  • Assists the principal in the school’s annual budget….”With technical assistance from the Department of Education, each school advisory council shall assist in the preparation of the school’s annual budget and plan as required by s. 1008.385(1). A portion of funds provided in the annual General Appropriations Act for use by school advisory councils must be used for implementing the school improvement plan.
  • Assist in the preparation and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. (SIP). The plan is designed to achieve the state education goals and student performance standards. The plan must also address issues relative to budget, training, instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, and other matters of resource allocation as determined by school board policy.
  • Approves of the expenditure of school improvement funds. [see state statutes] ( lottery enhancement funds)
  • Performs functions as prescribed by regulations of the school board.
  • Advertises the final draft of the school improvement plan and conducts a public meeting for community suggestions for modifications and serves as an advocate in the community and the school for implementation and assists in public relations efforts related to the plan.
  • Supports school improvement implementation
  • Collects and analyzes information about the community and the school and receives public input regarding needs (Needs Assessment) of the school. SACs provides ongoing review of the progress being made toward implementation of the school improvement plan. SACs evaluates success by monitoring short-term and long-term outcomes.
  • Adhere to the “Sunshine Law” SAC members attend meetings SAC & the school’s staff jointly decided on how to spend A+ recognition money (“determined by the school’s staff and school advisory council…”) 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.