School Advisory Council - (SAC)
School Advisory Council Overview
A School Advisory Council (SAC) is a peer elected, collaborative team composed of family members, the school principal, teachers or other school based staff, students (in schools with grades 6-12), and community members, which champions the work for improved student achievement, effective teaching in the classroom, and parent and community engagement in the educational process.OVERALL GOALS OF THE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL SACs have three primary focus areas at the school:
1. Support academic achievement -“Academic achievement” refers to both improved test scores and improved engagement with classroom instruction. The SAC provides a unique opportunity for conversations on academics —both families and school staff can offer their perspectives and combine their expertise so that learning is strengthened both at school and at home.
2. Improve school climate and culture - “School climate and culture” refers to the safety of the school as well as the social-emotional and physical well-being and competency of students in the school. Students learn better if they feel safe, healthy,and emotionally supported.
3. Strengthen family engagement - Studies show that when parents/family members are more engaged in their student’s school, the student’s academic achievement improves. “Family engagement” involves treating parents/family members as equal partners in education and providing meaningful opportunities for parents/family members to contribute to improving the school and improving their own capacity for supporting learning in the home.
Our SAC will meet every 1-2 months , usually from 8-9 am. If you are interested in serving on this year's SAC please answer the following questions. If we have more parents interested than available space, then an election will be held.