DRS School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council of the FAMU Developmental Research School serves as a resource to the school’s administration. Its membership is representative of and closely proportional to the ethnic, gender, and economic community served by the school.

Members include the principal(s), parents, teachers, support personnel, and students who are nominated by the principal and approved by the Director/Superintendent for a two-year term commencing July 1 of even-numbered years.

Consideration shall be given to replacing the parents of students leaving the school with parents of students who are new to the school. The SAC shall fill vacancies on the council, after approval by the Director/Superintendent, through standard procedures of peer nomination and selection.

Among responsibilities and duties of SAC members are: review of needs assessments; annual development, implementation, and review of the School Improvement Plan; defining adequate progress on school goals; monitoring student progress; preparing and distributing the status of the School Improvement Plan to the public; advising the principal on matters pertaining to the school program; reviewing and providing input on curriculum issues; providing input on the school’s annual budget and determining the use of school improvement funds; initiating programs that generate greater cooperation between the community and the school; making recommendations on the waiver of Florida statutes, State Board of Education Rules, or FAMU DRS School Advisory Board policies which allow school personnel to establish innovative practice and methods; assist in the preparation of feedback reports; and performing other duties and functions as specified in its operation guidelines and as requested by the principal, the Director/Superintendent, or School Advisory Board.


December 18, 2014

» Upcoming Events

12/17 Middle and High School Exam Days /
Elementary Middle and High Early Release
12/19 End of Second Nine Weeks
(40 day nine weeks/83 day first semester)
12/22 Winter Holidays (Districtwide)
1/5 District Staff and Teachers Return
1/5 Teacher Planning/ Inservice Days
(Students Out)
1/6 Students Return
1/19 Martin Luther King Holiday (Districtwide)
2/13 Teacher Professional Development
(School Early Release)
3/13 End of Third Nine Weeks
(48 day nine weeks)
3/16 Spring Break
(Students & Teachers Out)

Full Calendar


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6/1 Secondary Update for June
3/17 Upcoming Change to Cell Phone Policy
12/1 Secondary Update for December
11/1 Elementary Update for November
11/1 Secondary Update for November

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