School Advisory Council By-Laws

SAC

Philosophy:

R. B. Hunt wants all children to be life long learners. The school believes that all children can learn and that as a community we must work together to further these goals. In sharing these responsibilities, we can educate our children to the highest level. It will be our varied experiences and contributions from all community members that will allow every child to learn individually what they need and want to learn. It is both the right and the responsibility for all the school community members to communicate information to help the educational needs of all children and the School Advisory Council is dedicated to this end.

FL Statue 229.58 requires that all school districts establish School Advisory Councils to increase communication between schools and their communities and, to enable parents and students to assume “a more responsible and active role” in education programs.

St. Johns County School District has authorized the establishment of individual school improvement teams in district schools to serve in an advisory capacity to the principal and to assist in the development of the educational program and in the preparation and evaluation of the school improvement plan (policy #2.04).

Reasons for Participation:

The School Advisory Council perpetuates communication between our school, its faculty, staff, administration, parents, students and community members. This communication allows all members of the overall school community to take an active and effective role in maintaining and improving our school. It is important that we form a partnership between school, students, parents and the community that supports it.

Council Role:

The School Advisory Council is a body of volunteers that meets to give     input, suggestions and to provide new ideas to support the school and the administration. This council represents the diverse population of the school community which includes parents, guardians of students and other people that live and work in the immediate school community. The council provides the community the means to give input for educational issues and the school the means to receive information and assistance from its community members. The council serves as a bridge between school and community. This connection establishes better communication and encourages school and community members to actively participate in the educational process.

Composition of School Advisory Council

The council must include, but not be limited to:

•   parents and guardians of students enrolled in school

•   community representatives

•   the school principal

•   instructional staff members

•   non-instructional staff members

Non-school employees shall form at least 50% + 1 of the membership.

School Improvement Plan:

https://www.flsiponline.com/districts/st-johns/schools/0161