The Carlisle School Advisory Council is an advisory group to our public school Principals as mandated by the State Education Reform Act of 1993. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C, a school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members, and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school.
The SAC is charged with supporting District Goals through writing and implementing the School Improvement Plan, reviewing the school district budget, and providing general enhancement for the school community. Members serve a three-year term, and meetings are held throughout the year. The SAC requires an equal representation of school personnel and parents and must contain at least one community member.
About School Advisory Councils
The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist administrators in:
- Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards.
- Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school.
- Reviewing the annual school building budget.
- Formulating a school improvement plan.