Get to know your SAC

Editor’s Note: ‘Get to know your SAC’ is a new column in The Citizen designed to explain School Advisory Committees and their roles in Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Stuttgart. In future editions, this column will highlight some of the issues that local SACs are addressing.

Within Department of Defense Dependents Schools, the mission of a School Advisory Committee is to advise the principal on educational matters, such as school policies affecting students and parents, instructional programs and educational resources within the school, pupil services and student standards of conduct and discipline.
SACs are comprised of parents of students enrolled in the school, full-time educators at the school and high school students.

SACs address school issues brought up by parents, teachers and students.
Most issues are solved at the local level. Issues unresolved at the school level may be elevated to the district superintendent.
All SAC meetings are open to the local school community.

• The Böblingen Elementary/Middle School SAC meets monthly. The next meeting will be April 18 at 3 p.m. in the principal’s office. Meetings provide a forum in which parents, school and military representatives discuss issues pertinent to the BEMS community in a relaxed, positive and professional manner. The common goal is improving the quality of education at BEMS.

• The Patch Elementary School SAC meets on the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. in the PES Information Center. The next SAC meeting is April 7. The SAC strives to ensure the safety and well-being of students, parents and teachers. All minutes are posted on the PES website at For more information, e-mail

• The Patch High School SAC is composed of four locally elected parents, four full-time professional school employees and two high school students. The PHS SAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the school Information Center at 3 p.m. Comments for the SAC can be dropped in the SAC box at the front of the school, or e-mailed to

• The Robinson Barracks Elementary/ Middle School SAC meets every six weeks to communicate recommendations, concerns, or advice on educational matters to the principal. The next meeting will be held March 31 at 3 p.m. in the school conference room.

To send an issue to the RBEMS SAC, e-mail SAC goals and meeting minutes can be found on the RBEMS website at

For more information, call the School Liaison Office at 430-7465/civ. 0711-680-7465.