Kansas City Public Schools has a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that meets regularly. Meetings prior to the 2020-2021 school year were held in the KCPS District School Board Room at the Board of Education Building (2901 Troost Ave.)
For the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, District Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually.
Every school is asked to send a representative, and parents and community members are also welcome to attend. The DAC addresses school issues and concerns and allows parents to network, share ideas and solve problems cooperatively. In addition, the DAC serves in an advisory role to the District’s Board of Education.
Interested in serving as a DAC delegate for your school or joining the DAC executive board? Click here to submit your interest form.
What is the School Advisory Committee?
NEHS School Advisory Committee (SAC) is a collaborative team that works to improve student achievement, effective teaching in the classroom, and family and community engagement in the educational process. SAC is a school-based volunteer group made up of students’ family members, school staff and community members. It is not solely a parent group, but it brings families, school staff, and community partners together to help our administrators and staff ensure that students have the resources and support they need to succeed.
SAC will help our students by:
- Getting the word out about our successes
- Discussing our challenges
- Volunteering to support success and address challenges
- Organizing and/or helping with activities and events
- Staying updated on KCPS news and activities
What is the role of the School Advisory Committee?
SAC will be responsible for final decision making at the school relating to the implementation of the provisions of the annual School Improvement Plan (SIP). It assists in the annual preparation and evaluation of both the SIP and the school’s annual budget.
Among the functions of SAC are:
- Support Academic Achievement
- Improve School Climate
- Strengthen Family and Community Engagement
What topics are typically covered in SAC?
Topics generally covered in SAC include, but are not limited to:
- Structure, Purpose, and Roles
- Family Involvement
- Needs Assessments
- Data collection and analysis
- School Climate Surveys
- Review of the Improvement/Accountability Plan
- School Events
When are SAC meetings held?
SAC meetings will be held beginning February 2022. More details will follow.
How can SAC be contacted?
Contact Mr. Melvin L. Brown, Parent and Community Involvement Liaison, at (816) 418-3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.