School Advisory Council (SAC)

The South Woods Elementary Student Advisory Committee

The SWES SAC Team eagerly welcomes input and collaboration with all who are interested in increasing student achievement at South Woods! We are a very active team of individuals interested in the well being of South Woods students.

By Florida law, SAC is constructed to represent all segments of a school’s community – parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, business people, and other interested community members. All members are elected by their respective group before the first meeting

The purpose of a SAC is to assist the Principal in the preparation of the annual School Improvement Plan and to subsequently evaluate the results of that plan.

SAC may also assist the principal with the annual school budget. Additionally, SAC maintains its own budget. Our SAC is proud to have funded many worthwhile endeavors here at SWES! We also have a voice in how our school disburses monies received from the Florida A+ School Recognition Program. Read information from the Florida Department of Education about this program.

The root of effective school improvement is data-driven decision making. The process is fairly simple and straight forward: The SAC reviews relevant data, which includes but is not limited to: state assessment data, progress monitoring, locally developed test scores, climate surveys, attendance records, discipline records, and other feedback as appropriate.

From this information, SAC identifies problem areas, develops improvement strategies, monitors their implementation, reflects on progress, and then starts the whole process over when the next round of data is available. View the most recent School Public Accountability Report for our school. This document provides relevant data about our school’s performance, demographics, and staff credentials.

If you have a question, concern, or suggestion for the continued improvement of our excellent school, please contact one of your SAC representatives. We are here to serve as your voice.


Our School Advisory Council is conducting the annual South Woods SAC Parent Needs Assessment survey.  The feedback you provide in this survey will be used to help guide our school’s improvement practices.  Please click on the link below to complete the survey.  The survey closes on March 31, 2019.  Thank you.     

2018-19 South Woods SAC Parent Needs Assessment