School Advisory Council (SAC)

PBMS School Advisory Council (SAC)

Mission Statement
The Pacetti Bay Middle School Advisory Council recognizes that the education of students is a shared responsibility involving the school, students, their families, and members of this community. Parents and guardians have the right, as well as the responsibility, to participate in the education of their children, and can contribute to their children’s development in a wide variety of ways. Other members of the community also offer a wealth of experience and expertise that may be of benefit to students. Members of all of these groups should, therefore, have the opportunity to advise in educational matters. Pacetti Bay Middle School is committed to encouraging partnerships that will enhance the education of its students.

2017-2018 SAC Meeting Schedule
Every 2nd Thursday of the month (except November)
at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted

September 14, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 16, 2017 – 5:00 PM
December 14, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
April 12, 2018
May 10, 2018 – 5:00 PM

Agendas will be set on the Monday preceding the meetings.
Anyone is welcome to contribute to the agenda and may do so via email.

What is the School Advisory Council?
A SAC team by Florida law is comprised of the Principal, teachers, support staff, business/community members and parents. All members are elected by the group before the first meeting. SAC meets nine times a year as prescribed by our by laws. Members are encouraged to bring forth issues and offer solutions to help the school. SAC also makes decisions on teacher’s requests of use of funds. SAC can offer funds to teachers who want to attend training or workshops.

What is the role of SAC?
The SAC assists in the preparation, evaluation, and implementation of the School Improvement Plan. SAC assists the principal with the annual school budget. The root of SAC is data driven decision making. SAC reviews FCAT data and other assessment data, give feedback on the data, and monitors progress of the students.

What is the School Improvement Plan?
Every school in the state of Florida is required to develop a School Improvement Plan. Each year our staff and SAC review all relevant data, which includes but is not limited to: state assessment data, progress monitoring, locally developed test scores, needs assessments, attendance records, discipline records, and other feedback as appropriate. From this data, we update our comprehensive plan with strategies for improvement.