School Advisory Council (SAC)

  • Each school has a School Advisory Council (SAC) comprised of parents, teachers, community members, school administrators, non-instructional support staff and other stakeholders who meet regularly to establish priorities, set annual objectives, and monitor action steps for school improvement. 

     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.

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    • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • SAC Bylaws

    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.

  • Membership

    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.

  • Meetings

      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.

    Contact Information

    • School Improvement

      600 SE Third Avenue

      Fort Lauderdale , Florida 33301

      Phone: 754-321-2500

      Fax: --

      TTL: --

      Phone: --

      Kelli S. Blackburn

      Coordinator, School Improvement