Let us hear your voice!

One of the most important groups within a school community is the School Advisory Committee. “It is the chief vehicle for parents and teachers to have a voice in the decision-making and operations of a school,” explained the Superinten-dent of the Kaiserslautern District Dr. Archie W. Bates.
Newly elected SAC members will join returning SAC members for annual training which will be scheduled soon.
The Defense Dependents’ Educa-tion Act of 1978 established SAC for each school, composed of an equal number of locally elected parents of students enrolled in the school and full-time professional employees of the school.
Representatives from the District Superintendents Offices provide SAC members with on going training and orientation programs. The training covers such topics as group dynamics, parliamentary procedures, goal setting, needs assessments and problem-solving techniques.
Each school principal is responsible for providing SAC members with data regarding the school and its programs.
“SAC training is held annually to assist elected officials in effectively using the advisory process to bring about school improvement and to provide a voice for all stakeholders in school decision-making and operations,” said Jody Black, curriculum liaison and SAC trainer from the Kaiserslautern District Office.
For more information, contact the local school office or the Kaisers-lautern District Office. (Courtesy DODDS)