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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.
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Meeting Notices
Thursday, December 01, 2022
SAC Meeting Notice for December 01, 2022
FAMU DRS School Advisory Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: DRS School Advisory Council Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 25, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 914 4473 9122
Interest Flyer - Fall 2022
SAC September 2022 Meeting Notice
August 30, 2022 SAC Notice
School Advisory Council Membership

Greetings Baby Rattler Community,


Thank you all for your commitment and involvement in excellence in the lives of our Scholars. We are honored and privileged introduce the 2021-2022 DRS SAC Membership and Executive Board. The following persons expressed interest and have joined the DRS SAC during our recent interest survey period:


Ms. Regina Randolph-Hollis, Parent

Ms. Tishelia Thompson, Parent

Ms. Shakia Sawyer, Parent

Dr. Lantejuna S. Cooper, Parent/University Faculty Member

Ms. Sarenna George, Parent

Ms. Lakeisha Kirby-Sapp, Parent

Dr. Kenisha Monique Thomas, PhD., MSW, Parent/University Faculty Member

Mr. Anthony Thompson, DRS Faculty Member 

Mr. Quentin Cooper, Parent

Mr. Stephen A. Moore, DRS Elementary Faculty Member

Mrs. Cassandra Donaldson Warner, Parent/University Faculty Member

Mr. Kendall Harris, DRS Support Staff Member

Mr. Kenneth Thomas, DRS Community Supporter

Dr. Gail Randolph, Parent/University Faculty Member

Mrs. Genleah “Star” Swain, DRS Elementary Principal

Dr. Pink Hightower, DRS Secondary Principal

Mr. Roger L Walker, DRS Secondary Administrator/SAC Liaison



o    Chair: Quentin Cooper

o    Vice/Co-Chair: Cassandra Warner

o    Treasurer: Keisha Kirby

o    Secretary: Kenneth Thomas

o    Corr. Secretary: Shakia Sawyer

o    Parliamentarian: Tishelia Thompson


Congratulations as We Look Forward in Baby Rattler Excellence