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School Advisory Council Working Group

School Advisory Council Working Group

The School Reform Commission recognizes that active and engaged organized parent advisory groups strengthen both schools and communities, improve school climate, provide opportunities for effective family involvement in school decision-making, and improve student achievement. 

The SRC is interested in adopting a policy which establishes an active and engaged School Advisory Council (SAC) in each of our District schools without an existing advisory group. However, the SRC also recognizes that the SAC is not the only type of group that fits the requirements set by this policy and that some schools may have already established other groups that may fit the requirements set by this policy. 

On March 2, 2016, the SRC held a Strategy, Policy, and Priorities Meeting on family and community school advisory groups. There were more than 200 participants and 67 schools represented at the meeting. Subsequently, the SRC received more than 65 nomination forms from those interested in participating on the SRC working group to develop a policy recommendation. The working group consists of 24 members. Members include Commissioners, an Assistant Superintendent, principals, student, teachers, District staff, school based staff, parents, and community members. The group is representative of each of our Neighborhood Networks along with the Autonomy and Turnaround Networks. The goal is to have a policy recommendation in front of the SRC at their June Action Meeting. The working group will be meeting over in April to develop this recommendation. 

Below are meeting materials and minutes from the SRC Working Group Meetings.

Meeting 1:
Agenda
DRAFT 1 Policy (04.06.16)
SPP Summary Notes 
Minutes

Meeting 2:
Agenda
DRAFT 2 Policy (04.14.16)
SAC Self Assessment Tool
Minutes 

Meeting 3:
Agenda
DRAFT FINAL Policy (05.11.16)
Summary of Survey Responses
Minutes 

Survey

This survey is now closed. Thank you to all participants for your feedback on the drafted policy recommendation. The survey was open from April 28th to May 8th. We received more than 100 responses of valuable input from various stakeholders. Your feedback was reviewed by the SRC and the SAC working group in their conversations to finalize the SAC Policy. Once again, thank you for your participation!