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The South Woods Elementary
Student Advisory Committee

What is a School Advisory Council (SAC)? 

A SAC is a diverse group of stakeholders of a school, established through Florida Law, with shared goal of increasing student achievement in a safe learning environment. A SAC is comprised of the principal, teachers, education support staff, parents, business people and community members. The majority of the members must be non-school employees and members must be representative of the community.Accordingly, parent participation is encouraged and welcomed.  Please see below regarding contact information.

What is the role of SAC?

The SAC assists in the preparation and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and acts as a resource to the school principal. The term advisory is intended to mean: inquiring, informing, suggesting, recommending and evaluating.




What is the School Improvement Plan?

 “The whole point of school improvement is data-driven decision making. The process is SUPPOSED 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

 SAC Meeting Schedule

SAC meets the Third Tuesday of every month at 3:30pm in the Media Center. 

September     19th 

October        17th 

November     21st  

January         16th

February       20th 

March            19th

April              16th

May              21st


If you are interested in serving on our School Advisory Committee, please contact the school at (904) 547-8610 or fill out the form below and return it to the school with your student.

Membership for South Woods School Advisory Council

SAC Chair: Emma Dorschel

[email protected]