Welcome to the PLE School Advisory Council (SAC) page!
What is SAC? SAC stands for School Accountability Committee.The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education. The SAC also makes recommendations to the principal for prioritizing spending of school monies. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee (“DAC”) or Board of Education).
Who is involved? The SAC board consists of the Principal, a Teacher Representative, at least 4 Parent Representatives, and a Community Representative. Of the seven positions noted on the board, 4 of those mentioned take on the role of Chair, Vice Chair, Recorder, and DAC (District Accountability Committee) Liaison by a vote of the 7-member board. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.
What do attendees do at SAC meetings? The parents who attend the meetings will have an opportunity to just sit and listen to the discussions between the Principal and the rest of the SAC board members and any guest speakers. Parent guests at the SAC meeting have no expectations placed upon them, other than to understand the material presented at the meetings and be a positive voice in the community while sharing the information with others. If desired, there is an open forum at the end of each meeting where parents can bring any appropriate concerns in front of the SAC board.
Why should you participate in SAC? Do you want to get involved in your child’s school? Do you want to know more about Pine Lane’s educational practices and how they apply to your student(s)? Do you have questions, thoughts, ideas about Pine Lane’s curriculum, instruction and assessment practices? Do you have ideas, suggestions and thoughts about how to improve our school? This is the group for you!
When are our SAC meetings? The Pine Lane Elementary SAC typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month , from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted on our 'Meeting Calendar' tab), in our North Campus Innovation Lab.