School Advisory Council - SAC

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students that shares responsibility for supporting the school's continuous improvement.
The district school board is responsible, by Florida law, for establishing an advisory council for each school in the district and developing procedures for the election and appointment of advisory council members. Each SAC must include in its name the words "school advisory council."

The SAC is responsible for final decision-making at the school relating to the annual implementation of a school improvement plan (SIP). The SAC assists in the annual preparation of both the SIP and the school's annual budget, as well as the evaluation of the SIP.

A SAC should 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. Certain members are elected by their peers, business and community members are appointed by the SAC, and the principal automatically serves. Only students in secondary schools serve on a SAC. It is also a requirement that the majority of the members of the SAC are not employed by the school district.

In alignment with Best Practices in Inclusive Education (BPIE), BSI encourages the inclusion of parents of children with disabilities on SAC, as well as teachers or support employees whose primary role involves working with students with disabilities, in an effort to achieve representation of an entire school community.


Officers for the 2023-2024 School Year:

  • Stephanie Hicks – Chairperson

  • Liz Havard - Co-Chairperson

  • Jessica Ragsdale – Secretary

  • Kayla Fulford- Treasurer

 Scheduled Meetings:

 3:00pm in the Southside Cafeteria