What is the RHS SAC?
Riverdale High School's School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of "stakeholders" who are: people representing various segments of the community that included parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/industry people; and other interested community members. The purpose of the RHS SAC is to assist in the preparation, development, and evaluation of the results of the School Improvement Plan and to assist the administration with the annual school budget. Additionally, SAC receives funds "to be used at the discretion of the School Advisory Committee.
Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC. By law, each SAC must be composed of the principal and an “appropriately balanced” number of stakeholders. These individuals must be representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic makeup of the community served by the school. High schools and vocational technical centers must have students on the SACs. The majority of SAC members (over 50 percent) must not be employed by the SCHOOL DISTRICT on whose SAC they serve.
"The whole point of school improvement is data-driven decision making. The process is intended to be fairly simple and straight forward: The SAC reviews relevant data (which is much more than test scores), identifies problem areas, develops improvement strategies, monitors their implementation, and then starts the whole process over when the next round of data is available." -- KM, DOE and the webmaster of this school site.