LVS School Advisory Council

What is the the School Advisory Council?

The School Advisory Council (or "SAC") is a team of people representing various segments of the community: parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people, and other interested community members. Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC.

LVS School Advisory Council upcoming meetings

Access SAC meetings online via Zoom

Register on our "LVS Help and Info Meetings" page


Lee County School District's Advisory Council

When are the meetings of the School Advisory Council?

Lee Virtual School's monthly meetings will incorporate and begin with our School Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings. Following the SAC meeting topics-of-interest, there is the "Informational Night" portion of the meeting (for those who are interested in joining LVS). The meetings will also present our "LVS Parent Night" portion (for current LVS parents and students who may need help or have questions). Attendees may choose to stay for any and all parts of these meetings as there are always many topics of interest covered.
These meetings will always begin with the SAC meeting that includes a planned agenda for all school support with community stakeholders' interactions and information for the operations within the school. Once the formal SAC meeting business has concluded, then the meeting will then progress to informational and parent help topics for those attendees who wish to stay. Finally, there will be a community Q & A (Question and Answer) session and then any "good of the order" topics to conclude the meetings.

All meetings will be held online via Zoom and are planned to occur once per month. Again, the meetings' agendas will cover all topics related with SAC, Information for those interested in LVS, and current parent help meetings. Please register to attend one or more of the meetings and we will send you an automatic confirmation.

We want to encourage parents, students and community members to participate at each of our meetings.  For additional information, contact the LVS office at 239-337-8178.

What is the Purpose of the School Advisory Council?

The purpose of the SAC is to assist in the preparation and evaluation (developing and evaluating) of the results of the school improvement plan and to assist the principal with the annual school budget. Additionally, SAC receives funds "to be used at the discretion of the School Advisory Committee [whereas] a portion of the money should be used for implementing the school improvement plan." Furthermore, "the improvement plan shall include performance indicators which are measurable."  To continue, "funding for use by the School Advisory Council(s) should be allocated directly to the School Advisory Council(s), should be clearly earmarked for their use and is not subject to override by the principal nor interim approvals by school district staff. These sums of money may be expended only on programs or projects selected by the School Advisory Council. These sums of money may not be used for capital improvements." 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. Middle and junior high schools may include students on their SAC.   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 SUPPOSED to be fairly simple and straightforward: 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

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