Dates to Remember:
SAC meeting 1/10/12 @ 5:30
Mid-Year Stakeholders' Assessment meeting 1/26/12
Stonewall Jackson Elementary
School Advisory Council [SAC]
Stonewall Jackson Elementary School SAC
6127 Cedar Hills Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Violetra C. Ward, Principal
The name of this organization shall be the Stonewall Jackson Elementary School Advisory Council (SAC).
To work cooperatively with the school and the community so as to promote and improve the communications and the understanding between the two in the interest of providing the best possible physical, social, mental, and emotional atmosphere and an environment conducive for optimal learning for the school and all stakeholders.
Section A. Definitions
For the purpose of these Bylaws, the following definitions shall apply:
A “Parent” is any person who on the date of a committee election is the parent or guardian of a student at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School
b. Local Business Representative
Business and the community members shall be selected by the principal who shall use school and community publications and other means to provide wide notice of vacancies and who shall receive input on possible members from local businesses, area chamber of commerce, community and civic organizations, and the public at large.
c. PTA Representative
A “Representative” will appointed by the PTA Executive Board.
d. Faculty and Staff Members
Faculty and Staff members are those individuals both certificated and non-certificated who are employees at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School. This includes “Educational Support Employees” who are any person employed by a school who is not defined as instructional or administrative personnel pursuant to s228.041 and whose duties require 20 or more hours in each normal working week.
Section B: Council Membership
The total council shall not exceed 20 voting members. The voting membership shall be comprised of parents, local business representatives, PTA representatives and Stonewall Jackson Elementary School employees.
Each ethnicity shall be represented proportionally, within 10 percentage points, of the student membership of the school. The council must be comprised of at least 51% non-school board employees. The principal is the only administrator from the school on the SAC and an active nonvoting member.
Section C: Voting Privileges
a. Each voting Council Member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to the council
b. A member may vote either by being present at the meeting, or by proxy in a signed and sealed envelope.
Section D: Vacancies
Vacancies which occur among officers of the Council may be filled by the council at its next regular meeting.
The officers of the Council shall consist of a chairperson, a vice- chairperson, and a secretary. They shall be elected at the first meeting of the school year and immediately assume office.
Section A: Terms
The regular term of membership for elected officers on this council shall be One  year or until their successors are elected. Officers may serve a maximum of Two  consecutive years in the same office.
Section B: Vacancies
Vacancies which occur among officers of the council may be filled by the Council at its next regular meeting providing at least two weeks’ written notification has been given to all members of the Council that the vacancy exists.
Duties of Officers
Section A: Chairperson
a. Works closely with the administrator and the Council to plan meeting and establish an agenda in time to notify the community of the purpose of each meeting.
b. Call meeting to order, maintains order, and sees that the meeting is properly adjourned.
c. Instructs the secretary and other officers in their duties.
d. Sees that business is ordered, considered, and disposed of properly.
e. Is an impartial, conscientious arbiter of discussions and debate, and insists on fairness in the actions and debate of the members.
Section B: Vice-Chairperson
Shall act as an aide to the Chairperson and shall perform the duties of the Chairperson in the absence of that officer.
Section C: Secretary
Shall keep a record of attendance and proceedings of each committee meeting, handle Council correspondence, notify members of all meetings and perform such duties as delegated.
There shall be established an Executive Committee which shall consist of the chairperson, vice-chairperson, the secretary and the principal. This committee shall be empowered to act in an emergency, with its actions subject to ratification by the Council at its next special or regular meeting.
The Council shall hold a minimum of 8 regular meetings a year. The items date and place to be decided by the Council. Notification of all regular meetings shall be published not less than three  days prior to the meeting.
Amendments to bylaws
Proposed amendments to the bylaws must be presented at a regular meeting an approved by two-thirds vote of the Council.
Ratification of bylaws
Proposed Bylaws and amendments shall be declared adopted when passed by two-thirds of the council members present.