The concept of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council (EESAC) was first written into Florida state law in 1991 as part of the Blueprint 2000 plan for educational reform and accountability. In 1991, School Advisory Councils (SACs) were entrusted with assisting in the development of the School Improvement Plan.
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, embraced these state mandated bodies. In a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the United Teachers of Dade (UTD), adopted in 1996, the School Board renamed the School Advisory Councils and authorized them to provide all stakeholders with a role in decision making which impacts instruction and the delivery of educational programs. The Councils were renamed Educational Excellence School Advisory Councils (EESACs) in 1999 when Blueprint 2000 was revised to become Florida’s High-Quality Education System. At that time, the Councils were also charged with assisting principals in the development of school improvement plans as well as the schools’ budgets.
The EESAC is the sole body responsible for final decision making relating to school improvement and accountability. This authority is delineated in Florida Statute 1001.452, in Miami-Dade County School Board Rule Policy 2125, and in Miami-Dade County Public Schools/United Teachers of Dade Contract, Article XXVI, Section 5.
The EESAC’s additional responsibilities include the following:
If you would like additional information regarding the EESAC, please visit the state website noted below.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.- Nikos Kazantzakis -