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1 Welcome to the DoDDS Mediterranean District School/Installation Advisory Committee Training School Year 2012 – 2013 Office of the Superintendent Vicenza, Italy DSN

2 Become knowledgeable about DoDDS and the SAC/IAC and DAC process Understand the channels of communication for resolving issues Explore connections between the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan, continuous school improvement process, and SAC/IAC Examine the role of advisory members in school public relations, customer service, and image building Examine techniques for grooming effective SACs/IACs Share successes to learn from one another Why Are We Here? 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

3 The Challenge Families will not volunteer for overseas assignments if they perceive the quality of education is less than the alternative assignment in CONUS. – SACEUR 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

4 Our Challenge and Commitment People assigned to Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Commands need to know right away that they did the right thing in bringing their families with them to Europe. 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

5 Whos Here: Whats your role? Whats your position? Elected? Appointed? Voting? Non Voting? 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

6 Why You Are Here Every parent, teacher, sponsor, student, DoDDS administrator, and military commander shall share the responsibility to work collectively in supporting the schools, in enhancing programs, and improving not only the delivery of educational programs and support services to DoDDS students but also the overall quality of life shared by all personnel in the American overseas communities, of which the schools are an integral part. Source: DoDI Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

7 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

8 Our Commitment… Students attending schools in the Mediterranean District will receive a comprehensive educational experience paralleling or exceeding that of stateside schools. Mr. Kent R. Worford Superintendent Mediterranean District 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

9 Vision and Mission DoDEA envisions a School system… Vision Communities investing in success for ALL students! Mission The Department of Defense Education Activity provides, in military communities worldwide, exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare all students for success in a global environment. 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

10 Educational Advisory Committees School Advisory Committee (SAC) Parents/professionals to advise principal Meets quarterly Installation Advisory Committee (IAC) Committee to advise the installation commander Meets quarterly District Advisory Committee (DAC) Advises district supervisors and works to resolve issues at lowest level possible Component Advisory Council (CAC) Reviews IAC recommendations Meets twice yearly Area Advisory Committee (AAC) Facilitates resolution of area issues Meets twice yearly European Schools Council (ESC) Assists commanders in evaluating/resolving issues Meets twice yearly Advisory Council on Dependent Education (ACDE) Makes educational recommendations to ASD and DoDEA Director - Meets twice yearly Defense Education Council (DEC) Makes policy recommendations to ASD Meets twice yearly ASST SEC DEF FMP Assistant Secretary of Defense, Force Management Policy

11 What Constitutes Advice? DoDDS interprets advice as suggestions and recommendations to the principal and/or installation commander for the improvement of educational programs and general quality of education and school programs. –Advice is welcomed –Advice is perceived as an essential resource to the school and its principal –Open channels of communication are to be maintained 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

12 What Committees Do Not Deal With Personnel practices or policies Compensation Grievances of school employees Advisory Committees have no authority to: –Raise money –Grant student scholarships –Financially support school events –Engage in any monetary projects traditionally associated with PTSAs, Boosters, or any other support group. 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

13 Have a Good Meeting Set an agenda in advance Stick to it Have a good Chairperson 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

14 Ten Tips from the People on how to be a Winning Advisory Member Know your role. Be a team player. Be a good listener – really hear what people are saying. Ask questions to learn. Understand the big things (so you dont get bogged down with the little things). Hold opinions about issues, not people. Swear off hidden agendas. Look and act like a professional. Dont do business in the parking lot. Explain your point of view. 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

15 What Did your End-of-Year Report Say……? What do you need to focus on………by……….? 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

16 Pop Quiz As a member of the SAC, what is your salary? How much money are you allowed to raise for scholarships? True or False. The SAC is an integral player in the hiring of new faculty members. True or False. A SAC has the final say on the adoption of new text books. 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity

17 Pop Quiz How many years do you typically serve on a SAC? How do you get to serve on a SAC? Why do we have a SAC? What is an IAC? Is there an IAC here? What is the major role of SAC (hint: it starts with an A) What is the major role of the DAC? AAC? 3 Ds Data, Differentiation, and Diversity


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