About Fisher's School Advisory Council (SAC)
Fisher’s School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of Teachers, Parents and Fisher Administration/Staff joining forces to provide leadership, support the generation of needed resources, and promote an inclusive, high achieving, and safe school community.
The SAC is effectively Fisher’s School Site Council (SSC) PLUS representative members from Fisher’s Home and School Club (HSC) and the Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) - the two main fundraising organizations for Fisher Middle School.
SAC = Fisher School Site Council + HSC representative/s + LGEF representative/s
Fisher’s School Site Council (SSC)?
A School Site Council (SSC) is a committee of teachers, parents, and school staff working with the school principal to plan for the needs of the school. A major duty of the SSC is to develop and annually update the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) or School Site Plan, a formal plan for the school that satisfies both state and federal program requirements and outlines the school’s plan to improve student educational success. At the end of the year, the approved School Site Plan is sent to the school district board for approval.
Membership on a School Site Council is determined by law and requires parity in numbers of teachers/staff vs parent or community members. Members are chosen by their peers — that is, teachers are chosen by other teachers and parents by other parents.
School site council meetings are open to the public.
Agenda items are SPSA relevant topics like student performance, school safety, strategic planning, curriculum review, resource allocation, school climate i.e. topics relevant to student progress and achievement.