Empowering students to embrace learning by promoting excellence and independence to become responsible citizens.
Through a supportive culture, we will engage every learner in academically challenging activities and build strong relationships that inspire responsible citizenship and foster readiness for college and careers.
Bayside is looking for a few dedicated parents/guardians/community members for our 2023-2024 SAC team!
What is a School Advisory Council?
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of individuals from various segments of the community-parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/industry people, and other interested community members. The purpose of the SAC is to assist the principal in developing and evaluating the results of the school improvement plan and the annual school budget.
It is the responsibility of the School Advisory Council to help increase student success. In the process of developing the school improvement plan, the SAC conducts a needs assessment that identifies internal and external factors that affect student learning. Then, working with the information revealed by the needs analysis, the SAC assists in clarifying the vision for the school and establishing indicators of student success. Another primary task of the SAC is to regularly communicate with other parents, educators, students, and the community about the school improvement plan. Other key responsibilities of the School Advisory Council include:
*working as a team
*holding well publicized, open meetings:
*involving other members of the school community in the school improvement process.
Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC. While Brevard Public Schools has always encouraged parent and teacher participation in the strategic planning process at both the district and school levels, Florida law requires it. Also, by law, each School Advisory Council must be composed of the principal and an 'appropriately balanced' number of stakeholders. These individuals must be representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic makeup of the community served by the school. Elementary schools cannot have students on their official SAC roster. In any event, the majority of SAC members (over 50%) must be non-district employees.
To comply with Florida Statute 1001.452, schools must establish a School Advisory Council that is comprised of a majority of members who are not district employees. "each advisory council shall be composed of the principal and an appropriately balanced number of teachers, education support employees, students, parents, and other business and community citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school."
If you are interested in attending a SAC meeting or have questions, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Laham at Laham.Jennifer@brevardschools.org.
Bayside High School