School Advisory Council
The purpose of SAC is to serve in an advisory capacity to the school with respect to the operations of the school’s curricula and instructional programs as well as ensure the goals of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) are met.
Once a month the SAC team meets to review and discuss expenditures of the School Improvement Funds which are dollars distributed to schools from the state based on a per student formula. The team is also made aware of changes to the school’s culture and operating budget throughout the year. Based on data and needs, SAC will support the schools programs and operations or, based on input from the administration, teachers, staff and parents, brainstorm possible solutions for making improvements. At the beginning and end of each school term, the SAC will review and evaluate the ongoing status of the School Improvement Plan to ensure that all requirements are successfully completed.
The major focus of SAC is to observe the ongoing progress of the school and work alongside the administrator to ensure that changes implemented to increase the yearly progress in academics for students are a reality. The SAC of Holiday Hill Elementary is currently recruiting new members for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Contact our SAC Chair, Gregg Keefer (firstname.lastname@example.org), if interested in joining this year’s SAC.
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The majority of the SAC members are not employed by the school district. The SAC is composed of the principal and an appropriately balanced number of teachers, education support employees, students (for middle and high school only), parents and other business and community citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school.
Wow. Sounds boring huh? It’s actually a great venue for conversation and gaining in depth information about the school’s operations in a casual setting. It also provides an opportunity for this team to remain in close contact with the Principal and get a much deeper look at and understanding of the culture of our school. Our meetings are held the second Monday each month at Panera Bread located at 9301 Atlantic Blvd. Most folks attending enjoy a nice supper, cup of coffee or tasty pastry. Meetings begin promptly at 6:30 and last on average 30-45 minutes. All members of the school community are invited and encouraged to attend. The Meeting Schedule for this year is as follows.
There is also a Mid-Year review meeting to update the school community on measured academic progress. This meeting sometimes replaces the scheduled SAC Meeting for that month.