School Advisory Council (SAC)
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.