Florida Statute 1001.42 requires that every school establish a School Advisory Council (SAC) to expand the role that parents, students, community members, and teachers have in making decisions about their schools. Council members are made up of parents, students, teachers, educational support staff, the principal, and community members that represent the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school.
Specific responsibilities of the council are as follows:
Assist in the preparation and evaluation of the School Performance Plan (SPP).
Decide how school improvement funds are spent.
Decide jointly with the school faculty how A+ recognition funds are spent.
Provide such assistance as the principal may request in preparing the school’s annual budget and plan.
Perform functions as prescribed by regulation of the school board.
Act as a liaison to the community.