School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is SAC?
A school council is a representative school based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, and community members. School councils are required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

School councils are a means of promoting the educational benefits of site-based decision making, and supports the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan.

What are the Responsibilities of SAC?
The major responsibility is to review the School Improvement Plan. The School Improvement Plan is REQUIRED by the School Committee and is developed and designed by principal and the instructional leadership team (teachers and instructional coaches) with input from SAC members.

When are the Meetings?
SAC meetings will alternate between mornings and evenings. Childcare is available for those who would like to attend the evening meetings. The agenda is sent out at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule (All meetings are from 8 - 9AM):
November 13
December 10
January 8
February 12
March 11
April 8
May 6
June 3

Current SAC Members:
Parent Representatives:
Co-Chair: Kia Le Beau Mahouassa
Matt Smith
James Moore
Keri Randolph

Staff Representatives:
Nancy Campbell
Sue Mapel
Lissa Galluccio

Community Representatives:
Nelita DePina (Russell Youth Center)
Greg Green (Russell Youth Center)
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