School Advisory Council

School Advisory Councils or SACs are peer-elected, collaborative teams composed of family members (largest group), the school principal,  teachers or other school-based staff, students (for schools with grades 7 – 12), and community members.  SACs champion the work for improved student achievement, effective teaching in the classroom, parent and community engagement in the educational process, and communication and support between home and school. SAC meetings must be held at least every other month, and SACs must have data-driven, strategic conversations that center on the three primary focus areas for SACs. Those three focus areas are: supporting academic achievement, improving school climate, and strengthening family engagement.

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SAC Leadership Roles

School District of Philadelphia Family Engagement Policy