On May 28, the Board will hold an Action meeting at 5 p.m. Find materials here. Register to speak here.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
NEW: Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Office Menu:

School Advisory Councils

Help Your School. Let Your Voice Be Heard.

School Advisory Councils (SACs)

What Are SACs?

SACs are peer-elected, collaborative teams composed of family members, the school principal, teachers or other school-based staff, students (for schools with grades 7 – 12), and community members. SACs champion the work for improved student achievement, effective teaching in the classroom, parent and community engagement in the educational process, and communication and support between home and school. SAC meetings must be held at least every other month, and SACs must have data-driven, strategic conversations that center on the three primary focus areas for SACs.

Why SACs Work

The philosophy behind School Advisory Councils is that when parents/family members are engaged in their student’s school, academic achievement improves. SACs provide a structure for partnerships between the school and community to be built and then implemented in an intentional, action-oriented, and genuinely accountable manner. Principals, teachers, and school staff share information pertinent to students’ academic success, and parents and community members provide critical feedback informed by their parental perspectives and unique expertise. With all voices and viewpoints at the table, the SACs are well-informed, site-specific, and innovative vehicles for academic transformation in all schools.

Last modified: May 29, 2019