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School Advisory Council (SAC)

The SAC advises the principal and teachers in planning, implementing and evaluating the program designed to help educationally disadvantaged children to meet grade level standards in Language Arts and Math



If you want to become one of the leaders at your child’s school as an SAC member, you must first declare your candidacy for SAC membership.

Collaborating with the principal and teachers in designing effective instructional programs for students to bring about high achievement is the reward for being one of the leaders on SAC. The SAC, as a group of elected parents, advises the principal and teachers in planning, implementing and evaluating the Compensatory Education Program. The Compensatory Education Program is designed to assist educationally disadvantaged students to meet grade level standards in Language Arts and Math.

 The SAC is composed of not less than five (5) members.
 The majority of SAC members must be parents of educationally 
disadvantaged (Title I) students.
 To ensure that the SAC fulfills its function as an advisory group to the school, principal and teachers, each member has the opportunity, through an 
election, to fill one or more of the following positions with assigned duties and responsibilities

a. Chairperson - presides at all SAC meetings.
b. Vice-Chairperson - presides at all SAC meetings in the absence of the 
c. Secretary - records and disseminates minutes.
d. Two to Three (2-3) District Advisory Committee (DAC) Representatives 
- attend DAC meetings. The elected DAC representatives automatically become members at DAC meetings.  The DAC meets regularly to advise the District Superintendent in planning, implementing and evaluating the District Title I Program. 

Delegation of Responsibilities

 The SAC may elect to have the School Site Council (SSC) be its 
representative body for a period of up to two years.

Please call the Bitely office or stop by for more information.